ZZ Top Earn A Big First

ZZ Top's first studio album in a lengthy nine years, "La Futura", enjoyed a major showing on the Billboard 200 chart this week

ZZ Top Earn A Big First
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ZZ Top have done darn well for being just a "little ol' band from Texas", and the guys seem to be getting better and better with time. ZZ Top's first studio album in a lengthy nine years, "La Futura", enjoyed a major showing on the Billboard 200 chart this week, landing at No. 6 and selling 31,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Congratulations, guys! "La Futura"'s first-week sales showing at No. 6 is actually the highest sales week to date for ZZ Top. The last time the Texas trio entered the Billboard's Top 10 was in 1992 with their "Greatest Hits" compilation, which topped out at No. 9. ZZ Top are currently on the road to promote "La Futura" on a lengthy North Americna tour that runs through Oct. 27 show at Bee Cave, Texas. What ZZ Top song do you never tire of hearing? Tell us in the comments area below! Thanks for the report to Anne Erickson, Gibson.com.

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    ashers67
    You know a band is old when they had a greatest hits out 20 years ago...
    flaphead325
    They released 5 albums and another hit album. since the greatest hits.. it's not that bad, most of time greatest hits comeout because band has to change label, and they contract needs another disc to be released.
    Sheep Shagger
    ZZ Top's new album is brilliant - easily their best album since Eliminator or Deguello (depending on what you consider to be their last "classic" album). There's not a weak song on it. Billy's vocals are deeper and more gravelly on this album than before, but that comes with age.
    1916
    Less is more. It's great when an older band doesn't release stuff for a while and then comes back with vengeance. ACDC did it with Black Ice, and Aerosmith are doing it too. But this Black Sabbath album with Ozzy better be worth the 33 year wait.
    Petey D
    I've heard that this new ZZ disc isn't great, Billy's vocals in particular are lacking I'm told. I sincerley hope this isn't the case. I love ZZ Top, saw them play in Bellevegas a couple years ago and they kicked some serious ass. They played the best cover of "Hey Joe" I've ever heard. The song I never get sick of hearing though is "La Grange." That Classic rockin' bluesy riff is one of the first I learned to play.