Fandango (Expanded) Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
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One of the world's greatest rock 'n' roll bands ever to strut the 50 States, these sharp-dressed Texas titans-Billy F. Gibbons, Frank Beard, and Dusty Hill-are a righteously hell rain' power trio boasting a 30-plus year hit-making legacy, both in the studio and at concert arenas. With their revved up blues 'n' boogie, they always make the most of their Texas birthright with with a distinctive sound that shakes up rock, blues, soul, garage-funk, Americana, and more. Nowhere is their force of nature musicianship better displayed than on these two album classics, revved up wtih red-hot bonus rarities. Warner. 2006.
En 1975, les Américains réservent un accueil plus que chaleureux à ce cinquième album de ZZ Top. Réputés pour des shows incendiaires au cours desquels leur heavy blues prenait toute sa dimension, les Texans consacrent la première moitié de Fandango à des enregistrements réalisés en public. Version torride de "Jailhouse Rock" et un medley aussi salace qu'endiablé ("Backdoor Medley") précèdent une seconde partie produite en studio qui fait la part belle à l'excellent rock gras et percutant qu'affectionne ZZ Top. Les survoltés "Heard It On The X" et "Tush", futur chouchou du public, sont deux des perles d'un disque à ranger dans les classiques du genre. --Cyril Deluermoz --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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who is responsible for the slaying of fandango? step forward, ye cads. didn't your mothers tell you not to 'fix' something that ain't broke?
all they had to do was feed the original 2-track into a sony 1630 and go have lunch, but they couldn't resist screwing with everything, perhaps because those were the early days of cd's and they thought they had to have a gimmick just to get people to buy old songs on a new medium. the tunes are still great, but realize that you may not be hearing anything close to the original when you buy fandango on cd. bummer.
When it was first released, two years after ZZ Top's big breakthrough album, "Tres Hombres", the band must either not have had enough quality material for a full LP, or they couldn't decide between a live album and a regular studio release.
Thus, "Fandango" is split between three live songs (well, seven, actually, since one is a medley) and six studio cuts. The live portion is so-so, with somewhat mediocre sound, a good "Thunderbird", a pretty good "Jailhouse Rock", and a bland medley of four songs. Too bad, since ZZ Top already had enough excellent material in their catalogue to warrant a full live album.
The studio material is generally good. Vintage ZZ Top, with huge blooze-n-boogie riffs from the great Billy Gibbons, and a truly superb rhythm section.
"Nasty Dogs And Funky Kings" is good without being excactly memorable, "Blue Jean Baby" is an excellent slow blues, and "Balinese" is a sturdy mid-tempo rock number.
The groovy blues shuffle of "Mexican Blackbird", sung by bassist Dusty Hill, is highlighted by some smouldering slide guitar from Gibbons, and it is followed by the hardest rocker on the album, "Heard It On The X". This song is often metioned as one of ZZ Top's greatest. It's not one of my favorites, though...too fast and without feeling or groove, and with a hectic guitar riff and drum figure that becomes annoying after a very short while.
The album does end on a high note, though, with the classic "Tush" which has all the deep-dug groove you could wish for. Classic 70s blues-rock.
All in all, "Fandango" is a good album which could have been great, but the live cuts are a wasted opportunity, and there are only a couple of truly great songs among the studio material (although nothing is actually bad).
It doesn't live up to its predecessor, though.
A classic hell-raisin' album.
Most recent customer reviews
I bought this album for specific reasons because I am a guitar player. To be very honest, I don't think that it is a good album, not one of the better productions by ZZ Top, but... Read morePublished 15 months ago by James D. Myers
I didn't realize how much I missed all the songs on this album until I heard them all again. Great!Published on Dec 31 2012 by M. Cook
This is the Fandango! to own. Smooth & steamy sound. Better than the Rhino expanded CD (which is the best digital) & the older London vinyl I own (which is fine). Read morePublished on Dec 9 2012 by Geee!
This album is one of ZZ Top's best!!! The first half is live and the other half is studio!!! Contains the great tracks:Tush,Heard It On The X,Blue Jean Blues,Mellow Down Easy,and... Read morePublished on Jan. 15 2004 by Jason P. Pumphrey
I don't think Fandango is their best album. That said, it is probably their hardest rocking album. 'Nasty dogs adn funky kings', 'Heard it on the X' and 'Tush', how hard ot those... Read morePublished on Sept. 9 2003 by Tnahpellee
you see one side of this album is live and the other isn't
i love the live side - you just have to hear it to believe it.
the ablum cover says it all. Read more
FANDANGO is another great ZZ Top album. The live cuts, except for "Thunderbird", haven't aged well, but the studio tracks, particularly "Balinese" and "Heard It On The X", more... Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2002