Meet Steve Moore, The Mad Drummer (Video)

A video that is going viral any minute now, this chap plays the drums as if there were no tomorrow. And he doesn’t miss a single beat. Amazing.

This chap goes by the name of Steve Moore, and he has already been dubbed “The Mad Drummer” for reasons that are obvious once you have seen him in action.

I bet this is his final gig with these yellow-jacketed fellows. And I am also sure we are going to see a lot more of him in the future.

Enjoy the video. The song is ZZ Top’s classic “Sharp Dressed Man”, by the way.

Greatest Hits (ZZ Top) – Compilation Album

You Are Not Going To Ask Why Their Music Is Called "Bearded Rock" by many, are you?

You Are Not Going To Ask Why Their Music Is Called "Bearded Rock" by many, are you?

Two months ago I became acquainted with an American. Upon learning about my active liking for Country music, he advised me to give Southern rock a definitive look. One of the first bands he mentioned to me was ZZ Top.

I must admit that the one and only song of theirs I was familiar with was La Grange. They are not the kind of band that gets airplay in my country. This compilation is readily available everywhere, though, and I decided to give it a go.

Dynamite. The playing of these guys is pure dynamite. I have never listened to people riffing this maniacally. A prototypical ZZ Top would be “Planet Of Women”. Both lyrically and musically, it showcases their from top to bottom.

Musically, it is all about having a good time. These are the kind of songs that get any party going, and keep it running until the end. “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers” indeed!

Lyrically, it is all about having a good time. Don’t look for any subtext in the songs. You will not find that. ZZ Top’s compositions mostly deal with attraction, love and sex in a direct, unfurnished way that is devilish funny. Continue reading