Alright...I was PM'ed about this so I'll give it a Shot
Im picking one of their oldest tunes and one of their fialry new ones...to me there are 3 very dinstinct perios of ZZ Top...the early blues heavy stuff that turned into arena rock, the later stuff thats full of synth/sampler work and the newest stuff that people seem to either love or hate. I chose one of the old ones and one of the newer ones but for those that don;t know there is a ton of smallin materal in the middle of these 2 tunes and if you happen to like it there are atleast 2 more killer albums of the newer style ZZ after Rhythmeen...on to my pics, and this was hard!
From the 1970 ZZ Top album " ZZ Top's fist Album"
Opening track from the first ZZ Top album, and a killer...Billy's opening bit is full of depth and soul not to mention killer playing and a tone that still sets the bar for me! This song set the stage for 35+ years of killer Texas blues/rock thats still going strong...everytime I hear this song im still sucked in by it!
"My Mind is Gone"
From the 1996 ZZ Top album Rhythmeen
This album was a sort of a return for the buys in ZZ Top....they had moved away from the way they did things in the old days and with Rhythmeen then came back full force...this track is just a slammin example of that...again, killer tune, great lyrics, slammin tone and more of that ZZ Top magic!