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    Default ZZ Top's "Manic Mechanic" sounds like VH's . . . ?

    I know this is pretty random but . . . I was listening to the Top's Deguello CD, and I swear "Manic Mechanic" at 0:28-0:38 (and later repeated) has a clean guitar riff that sounds very similar to something Ed played on Fair Warning-Dirty Movies, Diver Down-Secrets or 1984-Girl Gone Bad, maybe? My ears tell me Ed incorporated this sound into his own repertoire, but I can't quite place it. Can someone help me? Thanks.
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    They did cover alot of ZZ Top in the club days. They even covered "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" on the Diver Down tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldno.7 View Post
    guitar riff that sounds very similar to something Ed played on Fair Warning-Dirty Movies, Diver Down-Secrets or 1984-Girl Gone Bad, maybe?
    Those songs sound nothing alike?! Are you referring to the tone, or the riff itself? I haven't heard Manic Mechanic in a long time and quite frankly can't remember how it goes.

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    Manic Mechanic--ZZ Top

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    Quote Originally Posted by vhrocker
    They did cover alot of ZZ Top in the club days. They even covered "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" on the Diver Down tour.
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