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article imageReview: Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top rock The Paramount Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 24, 2015 in Music
Huntington - On August 23, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ZZ Top performed at The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island, for a great turnout.
They began their set with "Got Me Under Pressure," which earned them a standing ovation from the New York audience.
ZZ Top continued with the "Waitin' for the Bus," as the stage was graced in yellow and orange lights, while videos played on the televised screens in the background. "One more time, Long Island," Billy Gibbons said, prior to performing "Jesus Just Left Chicago" and the rocking "Gimme All Your Lovin.'"
"Pincushion" featured the duo's raspy vocals, while they played some killer guitar riffs. "Are you having a good time?" Billy asked. "We are going to stay here all night," he added, prior to nothing that they have been performing for over four decades.
They incorporated "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide" as a sing-along with their Long Island audience, while "I Gotsta Get Paid" displayed Billy's smooth voice, as a video displayed in the background.
The infectious "Flyin' High" had equally noteworthy riffs, as purple, blue and green lights dimmed on the stage. "We are going to go way, way back," Billy said, prior to singing "Foxy Lady," thus paying tribute to Jimi Hendrix, as an animated picture of him displayed on the televised screen.
"Can we sing some blues tonight?" they asked, prior to breaking into "Catfish Blues."
After "Cheap Sunglasses" and "My Head's in Mississippi," they closed their set with two fan-favorite songs such as "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Legs."
The Verdict
Overall, ZZ Top's performance at The Paramount was entertaining and nostalgic, and they proved that they are still able to rock after all these years. Frank Beard was sensational on drums, while Billy and Dusty delivers on co-lead vocals and guitars. These living rock legends are worth seeing live whenever they are in the area. Their concert garnered 4.5 out of 5 stars.
To learn more about ZZ Top and their tour dates, check out their official website.
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