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La Futura

ZZ Top Audio CD
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This sturdy American blues-rock trio from Texas consists of Billy Gibbons (guitar), Dusty Hill (bass), and Frank Beard (drums). They were formed in 1970 in and around Houston from rival bands the Moving Sidewalks (Gibbons) and American Blues (Hill and Beard). Their first two albums reflected the strong blues roots and Texas humor of the band. Their third album (Tres Hombres) gained them ... Read more in Amazon's ZZ Top Store

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  • Audio CD (10 Sep 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B008PE9GSA
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,055 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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La Futura is the first album from American rock veterans ZZ Top for nine years. The album includes ten new tracks that were produced by Rick Rubin, including the first single from the album "I Gotsta Get Paid".

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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars la futura is bright....? 14 Sep 2012
By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Interesting album,had it for a few days and i suspect its going to split the vote,i'm hedging at 3.5 stars at the moment.It most certainly aint a 5 star disc (in my humble opinion),why because it isnt as good as 'Tres Hombres',Deguello' or 'Tejas',it not got that quirkiness the made 'El Loco' such a dark horse and it sure aint 'Eliminator' so it wont be flying to platignum status any time soon.

So what has it got that makes me want to keep playing it? well if your'e a long term fan you'll recognise all the recycled licks and regurgitated riffs,so it not innovation,but dammit my foot taps and i keep smiling while its playin'.. so what is it? , I'll tell you what it is, its the passion's back,the soul is back,the funk is back,Rubin - love him or hate him has re-ignited the 'spark' in this band. There's a glorious groove about this disc with some beautiful lead guitar by Mr Gibbons, superbly supported by the backing of Hill and Beard(minimalistic playing and all the more welcome for it).Highlights certainly 'Over You','Heartache in Blue','I Dont Wanna Lose You' and 'Have a Little Mercy'.

It might be damning it with faint praise but it is easily the best ZZ Top disc since Eliminator(although Mescalero came close),having let it sink in over the last few days,i've warmed to it, so 3.5 stars potentially 4,,cant wait for the next one.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still Got Legs 10 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD
Nine years on from the spirited "Mescalero" ZZ Top have finally re-emerged, this time with über-Producer Rick Rubin at the helm who, aside from his more obvious qualifications for this particular gig, looks for all the world like he could easily be a member of the band anyway,

Rubin never ventures too far from the established template. If anything he helps usher the band back to their earlier roots with a dirty, grinding, greasy, bluesy sound that whilst never less than respectful of their
previous highs still manages to bring things bang up to date.

There are some surprises, prominent among them "I Gotsta Get Paid", a grungy re-working of a 1990s hip-hop track denoting the ups and downs of a Texan drug dealer's life, reimagined in typical lazy mid-paced fashion. ZZ Top don't seem in too much of a hurry to do anything these days, witness the length of time it reportedly took them in the studio this time; over three years which, given the nature of what it is they actually do and how they do it, is surprising to say the least.

Rubin really comes into his own on tracks like "Heartache In Blue" where guitars, rhythm section and harp coalesce effectively into a striking 21st century blues, whilst the band's penchant for innuendo is still alive and well, witness "Big Shiny Nine", a companion piece - if you like - to "I Got The Six" off their breakthrough album "Eliminator".

The compulsory ballad "Over You" owes more than a passing nod to "Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell", and elsewhere there are other echoes of earlier works, perhaps unsurprising after so many decades in the saddle.

But, somehow, aided and abetted by the estimable Mr Rubin these undisputed masters of three-chord rock have still summoned up the energy, vitality and creativity to create another winning album that more than holds its own with the best that this trio has produced since those distant heady days of the 1980s.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars About time boys! 13 Sep 2012
By Sarge
Format:Audio CD
I've been a fan of ZZ Top since I was 14. Even then Eliminator was 5 years old. It was the highly commercial sound of the band in this 80's era, especially with Afterburner that I loved. I had no interest at all in their back catalogue of 'blues'. I just wanted synthed-up over produced MTV bearded wonderment.
I recall being disappointed with my first listen of Recycler in 1990. As the follow-up to Afterburner I felt seriously let down with the lack of technological sounds.
Then it became my favourite album. The tunes were grittier, bluesier, but great. And you could hear the band play! It wasn't just Billy in a room with a guitar, a drum machine and a producer replacing Frank and Dusty.
A change of label to RCA brought us Antenna in 1994. It was hailed as a 'back to basics' return to form. There was some great stand-tracks like PCH, Breakaway, and Cherry Red. But it certainly lacked great tunes overall, and really wasn't the 'return to form' the critics suggested. That is assuming those critics were referring to the bands early days of Rio Grande Mud and Tres Hombres, which at this point I was going back on my original interest and realising what a fantastic trio these guys were!
And 'were' was the point. Because Rhythmeem in 96 was another turn for the worse in my new found love of bass, guitar, drums and a good melodic lyric. Instead (with the exception of the first single What's up With That) it was tuneless grungey filtered nonesence. And to me sounded more over-produced with crazy effects than Afterburner!
Then we had XXX in '99. Although it's in my collection, I'd rather not even think about it. I can't believe my favourite band would even issue this as an album. More effects, noises, yes there's guitar, but no songs! It was a joke!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ZZ Got Their Mojo Back 11 Sep 2012
Format:Audio CD
For some 2012 will be remembered for the Olympics, for others a British man finally winning a tennis major will be the highlight, or perhaps a Brit finally winning the yellow shirt (Without illegal substances)at the Tour De France will be what sticks in the mind. But for those of us who love our classic rock 2012 might well be remembered as the year of the comeback album. Firstly, in February Van Halen gave us the album we thought they no longer had in them. Then in June along came Rush with Clockwork Angels just to show that they not only have not mellowed with age but improved. And now in September that L'il Old Band from Texas serve up this delicious concoction of classic blues rock.

As with Van Halen with 'Tatoo', we got an early taster of the album with the single and lead off track 'I Gotsa Get Paid'. The track is an interesting mix of their '70's sound and their Eliminator sound. Low down and dirty with a more modern edge thrown in every now and then to show that they still listen to what's going on around them. Then we have 'Chantreuse', straight out of the same mixing bowl that 'Tush' was produced in. 'Flyin High' has an AC/DC sound to the guitar along with a catchy as hell chorus, to be followed by 'It's Too Easy Manana' who's guitar progression sounds a little too close for comfort to 'The Boys From Alabama' by Drive By Truckers, you half expect Patterson Hood to break in and start telling us about crooked cops, but once it gets going it's ZZ all the way. Of course there is the obligatory slow blues track, 'Over You' the albums 'Rough Boy' but without the over production. And speaking of production, credit must go to Rick Rubin for managing to get these guys to do what Metallica did, get back to their roots.
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