Friday, November 6, 2015


by Billy Gibbons & The BFG's
(Concord Records)

'Perfectamundo', the highly anticipated debut release from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the legendary, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top fame is simply PERFRCT! A premium blend of Blues, Jazz, Latin and Rock sensibilities, as Billy Gibbons explores songs with a new backing band, The BFG's, (also the name of his Hot Sauce) a handpicked group of musicians recruited for this debut outing. Those who were expecting a ZZ Top kind of recording may be surprised, but certainly will not be disappointed. The years and influence "The Reverend" Gibbons spent hanging out with the legendary Latin percussionist, Tito Puente back in the 60's shine brightly on this amazing release. Two Blues standards kicks off the album, "Got Love If You Want It" (Slim Harpo) and "Treat Her Right" (Roy Head), I love Gibbon's arrangement on both tracks giving them a Tex-Mex vibe. Speaking of, three of the tracks penned by Billy Gibbons', "Sal Y Pimento", "Hombre Sin Hombre" and "Piedras Negras" are a ridiculously catchy Tex-Mex  buffet complete with timbales and congas. Other highlights include, "Picking Up Chicks On Dowling Street", a grove laden take on the Blues classic, "Baby, Please Don't Go" and the title track. It's obvious that Billy Gibbons had a blast putting his debut outing together and I for one totally dig it. - Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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