ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas (2019)

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The story of how three oddball teenage bluesmen became one of the biggest, most beloved bands on the planet.


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Director:

Sam Dunn

Writers:

Ralph Chapman, Sam Dunn

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9 May 2020 | digitalbeachbum
9
| Solid documentary
I remember listening to ZZ TOP before Eliminator. They had already had a few songs which were going nation wide on the radio. However, when they hit the Mtv era and they released Eliminator, that was the big boom for their careers, which allowed world wide coverage.

This documentary, while it skips over the excessive partying and drugs of one of the members (we are glad they skipped it) focuses on the creativity of the band and putting in their time on the road, trying to define their sound.

I think it was awesome. I'm 100% sure I wouldn't want the format to be different. I'm very satisfied with the way they created this documentary and how it effortlessly glides along from one project to the next.

I'm sure they could have pointed out all the low points in the band, they briefly touch on Beard's drug habits and going to rehab, but it was such a small part of the band that it is hardly worth mentioning other than to get it "out on the table" so it can be acknowledged.

I find it funny that the ending states they are the longest running lineup in the history of rock n roll. If you go out to Google you'll find articles claiming that it is U2. After some research, it is true. ZZ TOP is the longest running lineup of any rock band, period. All their "former members" existed before 1969, which means that U2, which officially formed back in 1979 is ten years younger.

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Release Date:

4 September 2019

Language

English


Country of Origin

UK, Canada, USA

Filming Locations

Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Box Office

Gross USA:

$14,879

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,879

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