La Grange by ZZ Top is a southern rock song.
commentary by Princeboy99
La Grange is the hit song from ZZ Tops 1973 album Tres Hombres. The song charted highest at number 41. Notice that the lyrics, at first do not seem harsh or brash in any way, but if you listen closely and start putting it all together, you realize that they are really describing a little whorehouse. In 1973, most songs, especially a Top 10 hit, did not contain much dirty language if any at all for that matter. Only a group like ZZ Top could get away with something like this and have the blurred message slip through the radio airwaves. The blues influence in this song is also undeniable. The Haw haw haws are a tribute to the great blues master John Lee Hooker.
Another aspect in this song that makes it amazing is the guitar riff- its just one of the best of all-time. In Rolling Stone magazines 100 Greatest Guitarists of All-Time issue, they talk about how Billy Gibbons first band opened for Jimi Hendrix in the late 60s. Jimi was very impressed with Billys guitar playing. There is a reason why Jimi Hendrix once said that Billy Gibbons was going to be the next big guitarist. He was right. This song proves that.
Song Title: La Grange Artist: ZZ Top Album: Tres Hombres Genre: southern rock classic rock Released: 1973 Number of listens: 7726 Current rank: 946 (updated weekly) Highest rank: 788 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)
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Jimmy: I love La Grange.
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