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    "Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers"

    When they were kings, mother-fuckers...

    ZZ Top cover song "Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers", Live in São Paulo, 1983:
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    OH HELL YEAH!!!!

    Very cool.
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    Mike's voice sounds real good on here
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    That's the fucking shit right there baby....

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    I started posting that link here about 2 years ago. Absolutely AWESOME clip.

    Love the energy, love the playing, love all of it. It's a ZZ Top tune, for those who don't know. ZZ Top were an influence in the band's songwriting. Of course, he & Billy are friends to this day.

    One thing in particular that influenced Eddie is the "left thumb over the bottom of the neck" rythm playing technique while banging on the 2nd fret. He uses this on a few of the early tunes (including this cover-tune), and then years later on OU812 during "Source of Infection".

    Although it isn't necessary on DOA, the chord shape is there as well.

    I *could* be wrong on this, but I also suspect this might be the tune where Billy used his thumb to "tap" on the string, loooooong before Edward or anyone from Genesis did. I can't back that up.

    Love the original song, love VH's version, absolutely ASTOUNDED by the raw, live energy in this clip.

 

 

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