ZZ Top Rio Grande Mud on 180g LP from Warner Bros.
Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Studios and Pressed at RTI
ZZ Top's 1972 Sophomore Record Established Blueprint That Band Would Follow to Huge Fame in 1970s
Includes the Classics "Just Got Paid" and "Francene"
Deguello, Fandango!, and Tres Hombres Also Available on 180g LP From Warner Bros.
While some bands make a stellar debut, only to never again live up to its initial potential, most legacy acts use their opening salvo to get their feet under them and start wowing listeners with subsequent releases. ZZ Top effectively launched its now-famous career with its excellent 1972 sophomore effort Rio Grande Mud, which remains an important staple of the group's catalog.
Bowing with a strong set of songs, a harder sound, bluesier rhythms, enhanced interplay, and dirtier tones, Rio Grande Mud put ZZ Top on the map to stay. Featuring two songs sung by bassist Dusty Hill, attention-getting boogie shuffles, and a river of rousing guitar riffs by Billy Gibbons, the record swaggers and sways, and places you in the midst of the thrilling up-and-coming feeling of a group that refused to be stopped.
Mastered by Chris Bellman from the original analog master tapes, and pressed at RTI, Warner Bros.' 180g LP resolves some of the problematic production that plagued the original vinyl pressings and absolutely renders the digital formats worthless. Fans of down-and-dirty rock, bluesy persuasion, and good-time fun should add this to their collection, and be sure to pick up Warner Bros. other remastered ZZ Top titles.
ZZ Top Rio Grande Mud Track Listing:
2. Just Got Paid
3. Mushmouth Shoutin'
4. Ko Ko Blue
6. Apologies To Pearly
8. Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell
9. Whiskey'n Mama
10. Down Brownie