Billy Gibbons has shared a the video for Desert High, the new single from his forthcoming album, Hardware, and it features name checks for The Doors’ former frontman Jim Morrison, late country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons and Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards.
The video sees ZZ Top guitarist Gibbons cruising across the Californian desert around the iconic Joshua Tree, offering spoken word shouts out to Morrison (“The desert toad takes me for a ride/The Lizard King’s always by my side”) and Parsons, the Flying Burrito Brothers singer who died in a Joshua Tree hotel in September 1973.
“Gram died in room eight and left it all to Keith/Just a couple of miles from the salt and sea,” Gibbons sings, referencing Keith Richards; the Stones had encouraged their friend Parsons to record Sticky Fingers classic Wild Horses before they themselves released it.
“The song is, perhaps, not typical of Hardware as a totality but it gives an indication of the album’s desiccated sonic sensibility,” Gibbons says of Desert High. “The desert is a truly mysterious place and we were privileged to have spent all that time there absorbing the heat, the vibe, and cranking it out. It’s where natural background is at its most raw and untamed. We suspect what we’ve done is something of a reflection or, perhaps, a mirage, that relates.”
Hardware, co-produced by former The Cult/Guns N’ Roses’ drummer Matt Sorum, will be released on Concord Records on June 4.
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- ZZ Top - Eliminator - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $15.12, €14.16 (New Item) (arrived 27-May-2022 12:04)on May 27, 2022 at 4:11 pm
ZZ TOP Eliminator (1983 UK 11-track vinyl LP, one of the Texas trio's classic collections including Gimme All Your Lovin', Sharp Dressed Man and the catchy Legs, complete with illustrated inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minor shelfwear& the vinyl remains excellent and seldom played)
- ZZ Top - T.V. Dinners (Full Length Version) - UK - 12" vinyl - £10.00, $12.60, €11.80 (New Item) (arrived 19-Apr-2022 08:40)on May 27, 2022 at 4:11 pm
ZZ TOP TV Dinners (1984 UK 12" single featuring the Full Length Version plus 'Cheap Sunglasses' [a yacht-rock classic if ever there was one!], glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl still looks barely played W9334T)
- ZZ Top - The Best Of ZZ Top - German - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.90, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 08-Mar-2022 15:04)on May 27, 2022 at 4:11 pm
ZZ TOP The Best Of ZZ Top (1977 German 10-track vinyl compilation LP packed with classic Top hits such as La Grange, Blue Jean Blues & Jesus Just Left Chicago. The textured picture sleeve has minimal shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with only light signs of play WB56598)
- ZZ Top - Recycler - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $63.00, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 09-Mar-2022 11:51)on May 27, 2022 at 4:11 pm
ZZ TOP Recycler (1990 UK 10-track LP manufactured in Germany for the UK market, the tenth studio album by the American blues rock band including the singles Doubleback, Concrete And Steel & My Head's In Mississippi, glossy, hype stickered ,picture sleeve with illustrated inner. The sleeve displays just a little light wear with minor creasing to bottom right whilst the vinyl shows little evidence of play, a really nice example WX390)
- ZZ Top - Legs - UK - 7" vinyl - £8.00, $10.08, €9.44 (New Item) (arrived 14-Mar-2022 12:26)on May 27, 2022 at 4:11 pm
ZZ TOP Legs (1984 UK 7" vinyl single, also including Bad Girl, picture sleeve with grey border W9272)