Billy F Gibbons – Hardware (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Billy F Gibbons - Hardware (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz] Download

Billy F Gibbons – Hardware (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 37:00 minutes | 780 MB | Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, Southern Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Concord Records

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and ZZ Top frontman, Billy F Gibbons wants to take you on a desert trip. Hardware is Billy’s third release as a solo artist. He compiled a group of a-listers including Matt Sorum (dr), Austin Hanks (gtr) and headed into the California desert to record in Pioneertown. Hardware features the guitar prowess and vocals that have made Billy a legend but it also shows Billy stretching his music landscape past the place where the road ends.

The old Texan proverb that “you find the best frozen margaritas in the oldest glasses” certainly applies to this third solo album by Billy Gibbons. Having swerved between genres with The Big Bad Blues (2018) and Perfectamundo (2015), the brains behind ZZ Top has gone back to basics with Hardware, which sounds like a personal jukebox of his own creation. It’s a gleaming machine that contains everything that inspired his music since the bearded trio’s beginnings in 1971: blues, hard rock, country rock and even surf music. This is all original material, with the exception of a cover of the Texas Tornados’ Hey Baby, Que Paso. These songs have been written with the help of old accomplices like the former Guns’N’Roses drummer Matt Sorum, guitarist Austin Hanks, Mike Fiorentino, Chad Shlosser and, on Stackin’ Bones, the young sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell from the duo Larkin Poe.

From the first riffs of My Lucky Card, we are treated to a full-strength Gibbons performance, with typically dirty Texan blues rock, implacable as the desert sun that beats down on Palm Springs where Hardware was recorded. The flawless Telecaster solo on Vagabond Man underscores the power of this sound: it has been heard a thousand times before, but Billy Gibbons gives it a uniquely human touch. And whether you prefer the boogie anthem La Grange (1973) or the radio hit Gimme All Your Lovin’ (1983), on this record the ZZ Top frontman is really pandering to all the fans, past and present, of his timeless rock’n’roll. This album is classic, solid, and unmistakable. – Marc Zisman/Q


1-1. Billy F Gibbons – My Lucky Card (02:33)
1-2. Billy F Gibbons – She’s On Fire (02:46)
1-3. Billy F Gibbons – More-More-More (03:02)
1-4. Billy F Gibbons – Shuffle, Step & Slide (03:10)
1-5. Billy F Gibbons – Vagabond Man (03:59)
1-6. Billy F Gibbons – Spanish Fly (04:01)
1-7. Billy F Gibbons – West Coast Junkie (02:48)
1-8. Billy F Gibbons – Stackin’ Bones (03:16)
1-9. Billy F Gibbons – I Was A Highway (02:34)
1-10. Billy F Gibbons – S-G-L-M-B-B-R (02:25)
1-11. Billy F Gibbons – Hey Baby, Que Paso (02:53)
1-12. Billy F Gibbons – Desert High (03:27)


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