Billy Gibbons is definitely one of the best guitarist of all time. The ZZ Top leader is carved in rock history and stills inspires many guitarists around the world. Now, you have the chance to hear his amazing isolated guitar track on the classic “La Grange”.
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“La Grange” is a song by the American rock group ZZ Top, from their 1973 album Tres Hombres. One of ZZ Top’s most successful songs, it was released as a single in 1973 and received extensive radio play, rising to No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1974. The song refers to a brothel on the outskirts of La Grange, Texas (later called the “Chicken Ranch”). The brothel is also the subject of the Broadway play and film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, the latter starring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds.
The first time ZZ Top played the song in La Grange, Texas was during the Fayette County Fair on September 5, 2015.
In March 2005, Q magazine placed “La Grange” at 92nd of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. The song is also ranked No. 74 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time. Rolling Stone called the song, “…a standard for guitarists to show off their chops.”
Billy Gibbons played the lead on a 1955 Fender Stratocaster with a stop tailpiece through a Marshall Super Lead 100 amp with Celestion greenback speakers. The song was produced by Bill Ham and mixed by Terry Manning.
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