Early ZZ Action on Today’s Vault … Without Long Beards!
Destined for last place on any rock artist listing, and first place on many fans lists, it wasn’t an overnight success story for ZZ Top. Their first two albums hardly did anything but did manage to sneak onto a few station playlists, like the Stones-ish “Francine” from the second. It was a single for the boys in 1974, still without fame, fortune or long beards, and has “Sticky Fingers” all over it. Let’s hear how the old gal holds up around 5:20.
Clean cut, sort of, in 1974:
More like it, now: