RIP Dusty Hill

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  1. aphantomvaper

    aphantomvaper New Member

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    I was able to catch them on the 50th Anniversary tour at Genessee in Waukegan, a little 1000 or so seat venue. It was a treat.

    Rest easy Dusty, you will be missed!
     
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  2. Tony M.

    Tony M. New Member

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    Damn.
    Another one gone younger than me.
    Rest in Peace and thanks for all that low end.
     
  3. RickP

    RickP Established 1960, Still Not Dead

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    Man… Texas is mourning.

    RIP, Compadre!
     
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  4. Texsunburst59

    Texsunburst59 New Member

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    I've lived in Texas all my 61 years I've been alive, and I never got to see ZZ Top live.

    The main reason I really never had a chance to, was that from 1980 to 2009, I played music every weekend.

    Any free time I had was spent with my wife and son.

    I had planned on seeing them when they were to pass through town later this year, but unfortunately that will no longer happen.

    RIP Dusty

    You'll be missed fellow Texan

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  5. Tom Bradovich

    Tom Bradovich New Member

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    Glad I had the chance to see them live back in '03 with Ted Nugent as the opener. Ditto on the telepathically connected. I've never seen a band that made playing together seem so easy while being so exactingly tight. RIP Dusty Hill.
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Awful news.
     
  7. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 Not buying any more guitars. Again.

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    I discovered their first three albums very late in life (or recently if you want to look at it that way) and now that is my favorite version of ZZ Top.
     
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  8. HANGAR18

    HANGAR18 Not buying any more guitars. Again.

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    The first time I ever drove across Texas, I was blasting ZZ TOP's greatest hits the whole distance.
     
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  9. Going Modal

    Going Modal I should be practicing right now.

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    This is just a gut punch for all who love that good ol' Texas-swagger rock 'n' roll. Oof, what a loss.
     
  10. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    I 'discovered' the Top when Fandango came out in 1975. I was in Jr High... I remember writing "ZZ TOP" on my jeans with a ball point pen...
    Been a huge fan ever since. Even after my musical journey through motown, rock, jazz, progressive jazz & rock, '80s', Bass-centric music, etc... I've still enjoyed just about everything those boys put out. Even more the last few years. About All I listen to in my vehicles any more is ZZ...
    Way back in 2012, I think it was my Bday weekend (?), we drove up to the Fender factory for the tour. After the tour, we mentioned to the tour guide that my wife missed a lot of it because she couldn't see over the crowd. (she's not tall...) He then proceeded to take us back thru for a 'private' tour, which was very cool!
    Not only did we get introduced to Abigail, he showed us a couple of custom shop basses they just finished for Dusty Hill! (amongst many other very cool things,,,)
    I searched for years, but never found a pic of him playing one of these, but it was still so very cool...
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    If you haven't seen the 'rockumentery' they put out in 2019 - "ZZ Top - That little old band from Texas", you really, really should... it's fabulous!
    It was inevitable that they wouldn't last forever, but it still hurts like hell....
    If anybody ever asks you what it takes to be a great bass player, just tell them to play like Dusty Hill...
     
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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I missed that doc. Just ordered the Blu-Ray. I was fortunate enough to see them somewhere between 6 and 10 times, starting with the Afterburner Tour. Always a great show.
     
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  12. Song

    Song New Member

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  13. xjbebop

    xjbebop Yippy ki yay...

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    fwiw, El Loco & Deguello are still my favorite albums of theirs... and the cover of El Loco is my very favorite!
    The guitar tones on those is pretty much perfect imho...
     
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  14. Clashcityrocker

    Clashcityrocker RedPilled

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    Those are some cool basses. I like how Dusty would use that single coil Tele type pickup. I want to try that someday.
     
  15. Clashcityrocker

    Clashcityrocker RedPilled

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    F'ing rocks
     
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  16. WA Paul

    WA Paul All dogs go to heaven

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    Oh man!

    Agree on the Netflix documentary, really enjoyed it.
     
  17. Lacire

    Lacire New Member

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    Yah, I really enjoyed it also. One of my favorite bands.
     

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