ZZ TOP -Tres Hombres- Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard

In this classic rock interview about their breakout third album, 1973’s Tres Hombres , guitarist/singer Billy Gibbons, bass player/singer Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard cover the topics of “Vampire Travel”; a three-legged beaver; blowing the roof off a New Orleans nightclub ; beer drinkers and hellraisers; “T” for Texas ,”T” for Tennessee ; wearing 60 pound Nudie suits while performing in summer at 3 in the afternoon in an Ohio cornfield… you know, all the rock ‘n’roll basics.


 Part two of this  interview with ZZ TOP covers pre-Viagra goat gland operations in Mexico ; Southern Select beer ; the Mexican food feast photo in the original album cover fold-out; border radio XERF; and the “squank” ….just the usual rock cliches.

In the conclusion to our  In The Studio special on the 1973 ZZ TOP album Tres Hombres, the boys discuss the infamous Chicken Ranch outside of Houston, the inspiration for their breakout hit”La Grange“; redneck roadsurfing from the back of a pickup truck in an iron cage in”Master of Sparks“; Queen Bee barbeque; and why legendary University of Texas football coach Darrell Royal was not a ZZ TOP fan. – Redbeard