I go way back with ZZ Top, ever since their first album hit stores in 1970, I knew this was a band I wanted to hear more of.
I guess they really started to get national notice after the release of 'Tres Hombres' in 1973. That's when I was lucky enough to see them in concert, and man, what a great concert. I was fortunate enough to see them a couple more times since then, and they never fail to deliver.
The question has remained for a long time...when would we get some new music?
After what seems like decades of enticing progress reports from the recording studio, ZZ Top's first new album in eight years, 'La Futura,' has arrived.
The flood of "return to glory" talk may run counter to the proper enjoyment of this record, which after all that time and effort somewhat surprisingly reveals itself as more of a low-key and charming affair.