ZZ Top - Tres Hombres - AudioSoundMusic
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres - AudioSoundMusic
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres - AudioSoundMusic
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres - AudioSoundMusic

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres

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Guitar – Billy Gibbons

Bass – Dusty Hill

Drums – Rube Beard

Written by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill (A1-3, B1-5), Rube Beard (A2-3, B2-3)


1LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : Black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Optimal Media (Germany)

Label : Warner

Original Label : London Records

Recorded at Robin Hood Studios, Tyler, Texas & Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee

Engineered by Robin Brians (Robin Hood Studios) and Terry Manning (Ardent Studios)

Produced by Bill Ham

Mastered by Sam Feldman

Photography by Galen Scott

Album cover by Bill Narum

Originally released in July 1973

Reissued in December 2023



Side A:

  1. Waitin' for the Bus
  2. Jesus Just Left Chicago
  3. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
  4. Master of Sparks
  5. Hot, Blue and Righteous

Side B:

  1. Move Me On Down the Line
  2. Precious and Grace
  3. La Grange
  4. Shiek
  5. Have You Heard?



    In 2000, the album was voted number 501 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums

    Rolling Stone magazine's 500 greatest albums of all time - Ranked number 490



    “Tres Hombres is the record that brought ZZ Top their first Top Ten record, making them stars in the process. It couldn't have happened to a better record. ZZ Top finally got their low-down, cheerfully sleazy blooze-n-boogie right on this, their third album. As their sound gelled, producer Bill Ham discovered how to record the trio so simply that they sound indestructible, and the group brought the best set of songs they'd ever have to the table. On the surface, there's nothing really special about the record, since it's just a driving blues-rock album from a Texas bar band, but that's what's special about it. It has a filthy groove and an infectious feel, thanks to Billy Gibbons' growling guitars and the steady propulsion of Dusty Hill and Frank Beard's rhythm section. They get the blend of bluesy shuffles, gut-bucket rocking, and off-beat humor just right. ZZ Top's very identity comes from this earthy sound and songs as utterly infectious as "Waitin' for the Bus," "Jesus Just Left Chicago," "Move Me on Down the Line," and the John Lee Hooker boogie "La Grange." In a sense, they kept trying to remake this record from this point on -- what is Eliminator if not Tres Hombres with sequencers and synthesizers? -- but they never got it better than they did here.” AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine


    Ratings :

    AllMusic : 4.5 / 5 ; Discogs : 4.25 / 5 ; Pitchfork : 9 / 10

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