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“I got into ZZ Top because they were really in the mix in those days. They were a true rock band but with a Southern flavor. A friend of mine was listening to Charlie Daniels and Skynyrd and the Marshall Tucker Band, but when he gave me this record, I thought it had more of a rock ‘n’ roll rebel thing.
“It was the first time that I heard a rock shuffle. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers was such an Americana thing – I was listening to a lot of British rock at the time. Hearing ZZ Top was cool because they were dirtier than other bands.
“Such great tunes – Waitin’ For The Bus, Jesus Just Left Chicago, Le Grange. I went to see them at the Forum, the same place where Zeppelin and Alice Cooper played, and they were great. It was part of my youth, and I dug it.”