ZZ TOP -Tres Hombres 40th Anniversary-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