The Moving Sidewalks The Complete Collection on 2LP
Compiled With and Completely Endorsed by Billy Gibbons!
The Moving Sidewalks was Billy Gibbons' pre-ZZ Top band which originally started in the mid-'60s under the name the Coachmen and featured Don Summers on bass, Dan Mitchell on drums and Tom Moore on keyboards. Inspired by the likes of The Rolling Stones, Roky Erickson and The 13th Floor Elevators, the band eventually changed their name to the Moving Sidewalks, and emerged from R&B into psychedelia and a more experimental sound.
Non-LP single, “99th Floor” and the Wand Records hit “Need Me" led to opening spots on tours with the likes of Jimi Hendrix and The Doors. The band came to a screaching hault shortly after, however, when Tom Moore and Don Summers were drafted. Gibbons, of course, would go on to form the legendary ZZ Top and the rest is history.
RockBeat's gatefold 2LP-set, The Complete Collection, contains The Moving Sidelwalks' original 1968 album Flash in its entirety plus a second LP featuring alternate tracks and previously unreleased songs. Compiled with and completely endorsed by Billy Gibbons.
The Moving Sidewalks The Complete Collection Track Listing:
LP1 - Flash
2. Scoun Da Be
3. You Make Me Shake
4. You Don't Know The Life
5. Pluto-Sept. 31st
6. No Good To Cry
7. Crimson Witch
8. Joe Blues
LP2 - Non LP Singles & Unreleased Tracks
1. 99th Floor
2. What Are You Going To Do
3. What Are You Going To Do
4. Need Me
5. Every Night A New Surprise (Ames)
6. Every Night A New Surprise (Ames)
7. I Want To Hold Your Hand
8. I Want To Hold Your Hand
10. I Want To Hold Your Hand
11. Stay Away
12. Stay Away
13. Headin’ Out
14. Billy Gibbons & The Fanatics
15. The Coachmen (featuring Billy Gibbons) – 99th Floor
16. The Coachmen (featuring Billy Gibbons) – Stay Away
17. The Coachmen (featuring Billy Gibbons) – 99th Floor