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    I was listening to a compilation disc of ZZTop today and was really impressed how Billy Gibbons made a lot of simple riffs and licks sound so damn good , he also did alot of pinch harmonics back then that sounded really cool . I`ve always thought VH had a little ZZ influence in them especially in Bottoms Up and their boogie paced tunes [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img]
    You may think I`m being mean but I`m really just being sarcastic

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    Originally posted by 51501984:
    I`ve always thought VH had a little ZZ influence in them especially in Bottoms Up and their boogie paced tunes [img]graemlins/devil.gif[/img]
    I always thought that
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    "Well, he's an intelligent, well-read guy. But it's like he can't connect the dots somehow." (EVH Guitar World, March 1998).

    GP: "Did you use a pick for "Spanish Fly"?

    EVH: "Yeah, except for the part near the end that sounds like Montoya or something."

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    Its funny you mention Bottoms Up. I've heard a boot of VH playin La Grange and I think it was the inspiration for Bottoms Up.

    Similar guitar hook / ditty. First solo, then a break, then a second outro solo. Also, Al plays the exact same drums of doom fills goin into the solos of both tunes.

    Bottoms Up rules!

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    As for Billy Gibbons, I really like the way he takes a few notes and spins them in a cool way. Think he's an awesome grass roots type player. His music may take the odd left hand turn, but his playing is always stellar!

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    This may be off topic...

    But take a look at ZZ Top's website. Talk about outdated! I wonder if all the ZZ's are over there bitching about the website the same way the VH fans do?

    Just an observation.
    Ryan


    By the way, what is Billy up to these days?

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    I read an interview with Hendrix once and he said that Billy was his favorite guitarist.

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    Originally posted by pardo:
    Its funny you mention Bottoms Up. I've heard a boot of VH playin La Grange and I think it was the inspiration for Bottoms Up.

    Similar guitar hook / ditty. First solo, then a break, then a second outro solo. Also, Al plays the exact same drums of doom fills goin into the solos of both tunes.

    Bottoms Up rules!
    VH used to play shit loads of ZZ back in the day. They had like 400 friggin' songs to pull from...

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    Also, Billy Gibbons gave EVH one of those Chiquita guitars that he plays on the Festival boot. Those guitars are actually higher in pitch.
    "Well, he's an intelligent, well-read guy. But it's like he can't connect the dots somehow." (EVH Guitar World, March 1998).

    GP: "Did you use a pick for "Spanish Fly"?

    EVH: "Yeah, except for the part near the end that sounds like Montoya or something."

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    I recall a guitarworld interview where Billy was asked to list his favorite guitar players. He said something like ut EVH in the first three spots and then nobody and then EVH. He's isn't that bad himself either. The tone on 'Rough Boy' still gtives me the chill's

 

 

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