ZZ TOP - IOWA 2015

July 11, 2015 – 1:27 pm

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Davenport 2015 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the Adler Theater, Davenport, Iowa; April 2, 2015. Fairly good audience recording - a bit distant, vocals a bit buried but guitars remain crunchy.

Whether three or 30-plus years old, the band - whose members are all 65 - stayed true to its original arrangements, still sharp after all the years. They also were loyal to a cover of Jimi Hendrix’ “Foxy Lady,” with a vintage photo of their fellow guitar great on the monitors throughout the song. Although he didn’t say much beyond variations of “Are you having a good time?” all night, Gibbons reminded the crowd that “We’ve been coming around here for you guys for four decades - same three guys, same three chords.” Indeed, with no complaints from the ZZ Top faithful. - qctimes.com

Thanks to JumpInTheFire who recorded and shared the show at The Traders’ Den.

JumpInTheFire noted:

First time trying out my new piece of gear (SONY PCM-M10). I am decently satisfied for how well the internal mics worked considering how close I was, and the fact that the venue didn’t have the greatest acoustics. I’ll just use an external mic next time. Either way, the show was great, but an extremely short (1 hour 15 minutes) performance. I suppose all bands can’t play 3-hour long Metallica shows, eh? On track 12, “My Head’s in Mississippi” at 0:47-0:50, Billy Gibbons says “Or maybe the Quad Cities”, referring to Davenport, which is one of the Quad Cities (Davenport & Bettendorf, Iowa - Rock Island, Moline & East Moline, Illinois).

Click here for the lossless flacs (24 bit 48 kHz).

Picture posted at zztop.com.

Sony PCM-M10 (internatl mics) > Lossless PCM (24 bit 48 kHz) > .WAV > .FLAC [Level 8]
Editing: .WAV file split with Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio 9.0d LE
Conversion: EZ CD Audio Converter v.2.8.1. [64-Bit]
Stepped down to 16 bit 44 kHz for this share.

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Track 01. Intro 1:20 (2.2MB)
Track 02. Got Me Under Pressure 4:07 (6.9MB)
Track 03. Waitin’ On The Bus 2:53 (4.8MB)
Track 04. Jesus Just Left Chicago 4:41 (7.9MB)
Track 05. Give Me All Your Lovin’ 5:21 (9.0MB)
Track 06. I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide 4:46 (8.0MB)
Track 07. Pincushion 4:16 (7.2MB)
Track 08. I Gotsta Get Paid 3:58 (6.7MB)
Track 09. Flyin’ High 4:28 (7.5MB)
Track 10. Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix cover) 3:48 (6.4MB)
Track 11. Cheap Sunglasses 4:14 (7.1MB)
Track 12. My Head’s In Mississippi 4:02 (6.8MB)
Track 13. Chartreuse 3:15 (5.5MB)
Track 14. Sharp Dressed Man 4:55 (8.3MB)
Track 15. Legs 7:02 (11.8MB)
Track 16. La Grange & Sloppy Drunk Jam 6:39 (11.2MB)
Track 17. Tush 3:44 (6.3MB)
74 mins

Billy Gibbons - guitar, vocals
Dusty Hill - bass, vocals
Frank Beard - drums

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  1. 16 Responses to “ZZ TOP - IOWA 2015”

  2. yyyaaawwwnnnn…. same basic setlist since 1983. The only thing worse than living IN the past, is living OFF the past.

    By The Russian Assassin on Jul 12, 2015

  3. yyyaaawwwnnn…concur. Stale. And the idiotic beards, while perhaps some ridiculous redneck trademark, are hideous in the extreme. There was a time when they did not look so idiotic.

    By Mr. Jimmy on Jul 12, 2015

  4. No Jeff Beck jam on this date?

    By Just Bill on Jul 12, 2015

  5. theyre actually 46 yrs old and theyre the only band that can say that they are still in the same lineup thru 6 diff decades. 60s altho only one year of the 60s unless u count 1970 as the last year of the 60s like i do… then its 2 years of the 60s.. then 70s 80s 90s 00s and 10s.. if they manage to keep it going til 2020.. that will make it 7 diff decades.
    the only time jimi ever didnt go to a show that he was scheduled to play at… it was to see zz top play.

    By darth on Jul 12, 2015

  6. also meant to add… the band released a live album with 12 tracks this year called cheap sunglasses. i dont know the source of the performances or the dates but its a downloadable recording all over the place. also 2 yrs ago they played montreux and that was released on dvd. it wasnt released on cd but there is an audio counterpart that u can dl if u look around for it. its 17 tracks and very worth having. quality is perfect of course. on the bands official site they had a full concert video that u could watch and i guess u could also dl if u knew how. that was very recent and it was pro shot therefore sbd audio. the info is still there but the video itself was removed. i didnt look for it but perhaps one could find the video on youtube and dl the audio from there if one wanted a fab sounding recent show that wasnt audience.

    By darth on Jul 12, 2015

  7. oh and i went looking for that show that was on their site that they pulled down.. it was the stagecoach show in indio ca from 4-25. it was aired on tv…so the sound is as i say fabulous. its 76 mins and u can watch it and dl it from here -
    the same amount of songs of course. its not like they vary their set list and its only 23 days later. and if u are looking for only one good copy of a show from this year.. this should be the one. there was bonnaroo 2 yrs ago. thats a fine recording of course from manchester tn if youre looking for a non audience recording from that year. there is another show on youtube from last year also brdcst. so check it out. i just wanted to bring a show from this tour to your attention. sorry for the 3 postings.

    By darth on Jul 12, 2015

  8. and if u are an obsessed hoarder, u will grab all these. maybe u will listen to them once before storing them away, maybe not. but u will be able to say that u have them….

    darth’s storage closet-

    By darths keybord on Jul 12, 2015

  9. the only time jimi ever didnt go to a show that he was scheduled to play at… it was to see zz top play.

    that`s because he was already booked to jam with johnny winter! LOL

    By dropkick sarge on Jul 12, 2015

  10. Have to love how Darth got his arse kicked out at the other sites and has been relatively quiet since.

    By miss manners on Jul 13, 2015

  11. i guess if u want to imagine something happened.. and that works for u.. power to u.

    By darth on Jul 13, 2015

  12. Yo, Big-O!
    I have the complete ZZ Top set from Denver, Colorado (with Jeff Beck sitting in on three songs) as well as the opening Jeff Beck set if you want. Great recording, too!

    By Elvislives on Jul 14, 2015

  13. “i guess if u want to imagine something happened.. and that works for u.. power to u.”

    isnt that your raison d’etre, mon cher?

    By barth on Jul 14, 2015

  14. my reason for being is for u to imagine things happened? huh?

    By darth on Jul 15, 2015

  15. Hey Darth, ain’t it obvious that considering how many posters worship your presence by copying your name and words, that you definitely fulfill an imaginary presence that they cannot resist succumbing to?

    By Happy Camper on Jul 15, 2015

  16. Do not take my Sith Lord’s name in vain

    By Je Suis Darth on Jul 15, 2015

  17. sampled a couple tracks and deleted right away.

    By dropkick sarge on Jul 17, 2015

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