Z is for ZZ Top.
Had to be as I don’t really know anything by the Zutons or Frank Zappa and Zucchero only made the one famous song with Paul Young. However, luckily my one option for this letter is a band I really enjoy, another great example of the 80s rock I grew up with. And a band that showed even weird looking guys could be rock stars, and – thanks to the videos featuring numerous scantily clad and rather well endowed glamour models – gave hope to all “shy around girls and not conventionally handsome” teenage lads throughout the world! So here are my selections:
Gimme All Your Lovin ‘ – Probably their best known song, for good reason. Love the lead guitar on this one.
Viva Las Vegas – A great song whoever records or performs it, and the ZZ Top version more than does it justice.
I’m Bad I’m Nationwide – Slightly different sound to much of their material, rather reminiscent of Credeence Clearwater Revival, which for me is always a hugely positive thing.
Rough Boy – Yes, ZZ Top also did the odd ballad. And in this case, they did it extremely well.
Legs – Had to be, really! Always been a leg man. I’ll stop there.
So, first time through the alphabet is complete. The last few letters were tough – in fact I needed one or two “cheats”, so I’m looking forward to a wider choice in the next few weeks.