ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band From Texas

Director Samm Dunn
Canada, United Kingdom, United States / 90 min. / 2019 / English


Half a century of history of the mythical Texan group ZZ Top, condensed in a film that unravels the secrets of sound, mysticism and the iconic image of the trio that made the blues into undisputed party music.

 

Sam Dunn, author of Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey and Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, and also known for his work on the acclaimed Netflix series Hip-Hop Evolution, now explains the universe of ZZ Top. More than a group, they are an institution of American rock, who everyone recognises but few know their history. The film focuses on unravelling what makes them so special, their peculiar sound and their unbeatable chemistry. From their ranches, Billy F. Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard show us their world of classic cars, barbecues, instrument collections, Elvis memorabilia and absolute veneration for the old bluesmen. Together with their first producers and engineers, they show how powerful drums, slightly out-of-tune guitars and hedonistic lyrics turned the blues into “party music”. The spectacular archive of the band and fun animations explore their beginnings in The Warlocks and Moving Sidewalks, the embryonic bands of ZZ Top, baptised in the image and likeness of BB King. In their own words, actor Billy Bob Thornton and musician Josh Homme (Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age) express their admiration. And a private performance recorded in Gruene Hall, the oldest ballroom in Texas, looks at the greatest successes of the half-century career of a band that knew how to turn around the negative image of Texas, proudly representing a stereotype on MTV and in stadiums of buffalo, snakes, hawks, rodeos and flowing beards.

 

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Details
Section
Excedlents


Showing format

Leadings
Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, Robin Hood Brians, Josh Homme, Dan Auerbach, Terry Manning, 'Country' Winston Marshall, Steve Miller, Billy Bob Thornton, Howard Bloom, Ralph Fisher, Tim Newman

Screenwriter(s)
Ralph Chapman, Sam Dunn

Editor(s)
Alex Shuper, Mark Staunton

Camera
Martin Hawkes

Producer
Scot McFadyen

Film company
Banger Films

Film distributor
Abramorama

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