Tres Hombres – ZZ Top – 1973


Album Tres Hombres by the band ZZ Top
Album Tres Hombres by the band ZZ Top

Tres Hombres is the name of the third studio album by the American rock band ZZ Top, which consists of three members: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. The album was released in July 1973 by London Records and was the first one to feature engineer Terry Manning. The album was a commercial breakthrough for the band, reaching number eight on the Billboard 200 chart and spawning the hit single “La Grange”, which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album showcases the band’s signature blend of Southern rock, blues rock, boogie rock and Texas blues. The album is also notable for having a seamless transition between the songs “Waitin’ for the Bus” and “Jesus Just Left Chicago”, which was done by Manning as an intentional edit. The album has been certified gold in both the US and Canada and has been ranked among the greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone magazine.

Tres Hombres is considered to be one of the greatest albums of all time. It is a landmark album that helped to popularize blues-rock and it has influenced countless musicians. The album has been praised for its songwriting, musicianship, and production. Tres Hombres is an essential album for any fan of blues-rock or rock and roll.


  • Billy Gibbons: guitars, vocals
  • Dusty Hill: bass, vocals on Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers, backing vocals
  • Frank Beard: drums, percussion (credited as Rube Beard)

Source: Wikipedia

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