Album of the Day
Tres Hombres (Expanded Remaster 2006)
After a pair of solid releases, the third time was the charm for the three hombres of ZZ Top. Produced by the estimable Bill Ham, TRES HOMBRES put Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill into the Billboard Top Ten, becoming the Texas trio's commercial breakthrough. The success was richly deserved; the 1973 collection features one of ZZ Top's best-ever sets of songs, delivered with sly humor and blues-rock grooves that just won't quit. The Expanded & Remastered edition of TRES HOMBRES restores the album's superior original mix and adds live bonus recordings of three of the set's highlights - “Waitin' For The Bus,” “Jesus Just Left Chicago” and the hit “La Grange” - and we'll give it a spin now to wish Gibbons a happy birthday.