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Re: Perfect Strangers 30th Anniversary - contemporary Rolling Stone review


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Mr Brownstone, many grooves are not unlike latter day ZZ Top tracks such as Sharp Dressed Man.


Which songs do you mean? The only ZZ Top-like song that comes to my mind is Hell To Pay, and imho that is the weakest NW song. The vocal lines may be as simple as those of ZZ Top, but from the instrumental side there's a huge difference.



I have to dust off the albums and have a listen. I don't mean concise songs, more like grooves, parts, melodies etc.

It's hard to tell if the reviewer had heard the albums or just went to review the show.

I recall the issue also included a review of the singles box set or some similar release. Page-size b&w 1970s Gillan pic was also featured.
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This lady had also written an article a few months prior titled 'Heavy Metal rears it ugly head again', and used to be the drummer of a punk [sign in to see URL] no surprises here. I doubt that punk/grunge/alternative enthusiasts can do much with people who can actually play their instruments.
RS has a bias against rock because all things rock in that magazine are benchmarked against Led Zep, so if you don't happen to be heavily influenced by LZ or be at least a Hendrix clone, you are irrevocably a son of a lesser god; this being the reason I read the magazine when someone has a copy but refuse to spend a penny to finance them.
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The closest thing I've heard DP do to a ZZ Top kind of groove/vibe is Ramshackle Man. In fact, I could picture ZZT covering that and it fitting right into their set.
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