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  1. Registered User

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    Default ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dead at 72.

    It appears he died in his sleep.

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    We’re losing a lot of greats.
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    again

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    So unfortunate to hear.

    Ironically enough, I broke a pair of my cheap sunglasses today as well. Seems only fitting.
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    Band practice was this evening. We played "Fool For Your Stockings" as the last song, even though it's not on our list as a tribute to one of the Greats.

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    Outside the famous MTV videos I grew up with, not so much the songs, Tush is the ZZ Top song for me. Short & sweet almost punk in that way. https://youtu.be/-jB_QM73Slk

    I love him in Deadwood.

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    My introduction to the trio from Texas came in the 1980's from their album Eliminator.

    Pop radio and MTV/Friday Night Videos played "Legs" and "Sharp Dressed Man" on what seemed like an endless loop. It wasn't till a later in my life that I discovered that they had many hits before those 80's classics. One of those being "La Grange", which I think is my personal favorite as a drummer. Of course being a fan of "King Of The Hill", I thought that it was absolutely awesome that Hank Hill's cousin was Dusty Hill from ZZ Top, and that Dusty and the boys loved "pranking" Hank throughout the episode.

    Godspeed Mr. Hill, I'll raise an Alamo Beer in your honor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blk Diamond View Post
    My introduction to the trio from Texas came in the 1980's from their album Eliminator.

    Pop radio and MTV/Friday Night Videos played "Legs" and "Sharp Dressed Man" on what seemed like an endless loop. It wasn't till a later in my life that I discovered that they had many hits before those 80's classics. One of those being "La Grange", which I think is my personal favorite as a drummer. Of course being a fan of "King Of The Hill", I thought that it was absolutely awesome that Hank Hill's cousin was Dusty Hill from ZZ Top, and that Dusty and the boys loved "pranking" Hank throughout the episode.

    Godspeed Mr. Hill, I'll raise an Alamo Beer in your honor.

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    I forgot about that.

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    Great bass player and one half of a VERY underrated rhythm section. RIP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blk Diamond View Post
    My introduction to the trio from Texas came in the 1980's from their album Eliminator.

    Pop radio and MTV/Friday Night Videos played "Legs" and "Sharp Dressed Man" on what seemed like an endless loop. It wasn't till a later in my life that I discovered that they had many hits before those 80's classics. One of those being "La Grange", which I think is my personal favorite as a drummer. Of course being a fan of "King Of The Hill", I thought that it was absolutely awesome that Hank Hill's cousin was Dusty Hill from ZZ Top, and that Dusty and the boys loved "pranking" Hank throughout the episode.

    Godspeed Mr. Hill, I'll raise an Alamo Beer in your honor.

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    I had discovered ZZ Top several years before the Eliminator era with their greatest hits album. Some of the older musicians I was around would mention them and got me hooked. I loved their off-beat nature and style, and nobody was playing and writing anything close to what they were. To me they were like the indie band who made it.
    Eliminator changed things. To me they went mainstream with Eliminator and Afterburner. Nothing wrong with that, I just felt like they became popular without people knowing the whole story. They kinda left their boogie woogie roots behind. The newer fans weren't hearing stuff like Heard it on the X for example. I was happy for them getting the recognition after being in the business for so long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain View Post
    It appears he died in his sleep.
    we should all be so lucky. Quite a life he lived.
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