Saturday, 4 July 2009

ZZ Top - Live Nationwide 1980

I did not realise until checking out some background for this recording that ZZ Top originally formed in 1969.

The band holds the distinction of being among the few rock bands still composed of its original recording members, (and for nearly 40 years until September 2006, the same manager producer, and image maker, Bill Ham).

I suppose it is yet another 'how old do you feel' moment, as at the time of this concert, the band had already released seven albums including a 'best of' good thing they still look pretty much the same!

This is ZZ Top live at The Capitol Theater, Passaic, New Jersey, USA on the 30th August 1980.

Source: Soundboard recording.

Sound Quality: Very good stereo mp3 @192kbps.

Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, distinct and oh so ZZ Top!

Set: Seems to short for full set, includes all final songs.

Set List:

1. I Thank You
2. Waiting For The Bus
3. Jesus Left Chicago
4. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
5. Low Down In The Street
6. A Fool For Your Stockings
7. Cheap Sunglasses
8. Arrested For Driving While Blind
9. She Loves My Automobile
10. Hi-Fi Mama
11. Dust My Broom
12. Jailhouse Rock
13. Tush

Links: Official Site HERE.

Comments: This is yet another concert that was originally circulated on The Swingin' Pig Records, this copy on CD (TSP-CD134), I am not sure if this was a lift from a vinyl original, or straight to CD.

In order to ensure we cover bands from A-Z on the Beehive, it was only a matter of time before ZZ Top showed up, at least they are one fine band and this particular concert may well not, be in every fans collection.

Download link in comments below - or just click on the picture above.

Purchase: MP3's - ZZ Top

6 comments: (MIKE) said...


A few recent uploads to Mediafire have given a minority problems, if you have any problems just leave a message and I will reupload through another file host.

This excludes the twonk who went into a frenzy over the recent Rolling Stones boot, thankfully your emails go straight into my spam folder now.

Onwards and Upwards.

Beehive Candy Bloggers

Anonymous said...

I d/l'ed this one fine with Mediafire--no prob. Just a heads up though: some tracks have some nasty diginoise. (could be vinyl noise, but sounds more 'staticy'.)

Nazz Nomad said...

thanks! just saw em in NYC-

Dave said...

Mike. Love the site, keep up the great work. This ZZ Top show seems to be suffering some unpleasant background noise on the first 4 tracks, thereafter it's all ok.
Shame as it's an excellent show, with great sound quality on the remaining tracks.

Dave (MIKE) said...

I will check it out, if it's a problem with the upload I will re-up, and let you all know


Anonymous said...

Thanks a ton.