VARIOUS ARTISTS - ZZ Top - A Tribute To Friends

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Classic Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2012, eclipsed Nr. 137 / 2-2012 | VÖ-Jahr: 2012 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Universal | Autor: ML

This tribute shortens in a pleasant way the almost endless waiting time for the new ZZ-Top-Album. Eleven times have scooped from the full, filters, Nickelback, Wolfmother, Mastodon, Wyclef Jean, Duff MacKagan's Loaded, Coheed & Cambria and others. This ranges from "Sharp Dressed Man" which, presented by a superstar group with Mick Feetwood, John McVie, Johnny Lang and Steven Tyler, immediately provides a worthy and lively start, to a blues-drenched "La Grange" by Jamy Johnson. All cover versions show respect for the life's work of the legendary band, without the groups slavishly adhering to the originals. Luckily, because that's how Mastodon can really let himself go with "Just Got Paid". As with the other ten tracks, the ingenious song specification acts as a double floor or safety net. It's understandable that nobody dared to sing songs of the bearded ones that were rather unknown, but it's still a pity. An album that is fun, but no substitute for the hopefully upcoming "Mescalero"-(2003)-successor.

Top track: Just Got Paid

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