Mescalero – ZZ Top – 2003


Album Mescalero by the band ZZ Top
Album Mescalero by the band ZZ Top

Mescalero is the fourteenth studio album by American rock band ZZ Top, released in 2003. The album features a blend of blues rock, hard rock, and Tex-Mex influences, showcasing the band’s signature guitar riffs and harmonies. The album also includes some experimental tracks, such as the title track, which incorporates Native American chants and drumming, and “Que Lastima”, which is sung entirely in Spanish. The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the band’s energy and musicianship, but criticized the lack of memorable songs and the overuse of studio effects. The album peaked at number 57 on the Billboard 200 chart and spawned two singles: “Piece” and “What It Is Kid”. Mescalero is the last album to feature the original lineup of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard, who have been together since 1969.

Mescalero is considered to be a solid entry in ZZ Top’s discography. It showcases the band’s ability to experiment with different genres while still retaining their signature sound. The album is still highly regarded by fans and critics today.

The personnel of the album Mescalero by ZZ Top, released in 2003, are:

  • ZZ Top
  • Billy Gibbons – guitar, vocals, producer
  • Dusty Hill – bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocal on “Piece”
  • Frank Beard – drums, percussion
  • Additional personnel
  • Marimbas de Chiapas – marimba
  • Dan Dugmore – pedal steel guitar
  • James Harman – harmonica

Source: Mescalero (album) – Wikipedia

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