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Lucky Thirteen
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 25 September 2013
This is yet another in the seemingly endless series of American radio broadcasts of live concerts released on grey area labels in Europe - in this case Smokin', which is a new one to me though quite possibly simply a new name for an existing company.

And it's one of the best I've encountered so far: it's a proper concert with a loud and enthusiastic audience rather than 20 people invited to a studio; the sound quality is excellent - the grunginess is reproduced with clarity, if you like, you can hear the size of the room and it's not too compressed; and the performance is very fine too, with lots of audience interaction on a testifyin' Fool For Your Stockings. The set, recorded at the Capitol Theater, Passaic, NJ on 15 June 1980 by King Biscuit Flour Hour (coyly referred to on the sleeve as KBFH FM) is a pruned version of the one from Rockpalast a couple of months earlier - it relies very heavily on then-current album Degüello, with 8 of the 13 tracks taken from that album, 2 apiece from Tres Hombres (no La Grange, sadly) and Fandango and 1 from Tejas. Incidentally, this seems to be the same concert as was used for at least some of the bonus live tracks added to the remasters of Tres Hombres and Fandango some years back - if the others were from this concert too, then this CD is missing versions of Heard It On The X and La Grange. But interestingly, the sound quality is better here.

So if you like ZZ Top at all, this is a very good live recording that you can buy with confidence, and if you're particularly a fan of Degüello, which is after all one of their best albums, you're in for a real treat.
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on 25 July 2017
I have been following the Tops for some years and seen them 3 times so this is a biased opinion but they make great albums. This is not one for curling up on the sofa it needs to be full tilt in the car on your own so the wife doesn't complain!!
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on 24 October 2013
Wow what an album, from the vocals to the guitar riffs. Absolutely brilliant, for any fan of guitar rock this is a must. This Album is all live music from their early years every tune would appeal to any body liking rock music, but Jail House Rock did it for me. Made me feel like getting a chair and rocking with it
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on 15 December 2015
Yes love it
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on 6 November 2015
great
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on 4 November 2013
one of the best live albums;classic zz top.recorded before elimnator period.one listen and i fell in love again with that little old blues band from texas. five star rating;excellent.
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on 1 November 2013
A brilliant record of ZZ Top in their heyday. Classic tracks and fantastic performance by the "best little band in Texas"!
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on 13 July 2014
Top stuff the l'il ol boys are on fine form
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on 22 December 2013
Great to hear ZZ in fine form. Just buy this and enjoy it. Play it loud, and don't worry about the neighbours.
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on 30 September 2013
ZZ Top are keeping the Texas guitar sound going. I have several of their CD's and generally like to drive with one on loud. I recommend this CD.
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