ZZ Top are celebrating 50 years of beards, blues, hot cars and fuzzy guitars this year with a new, Texas-sized compilation that includes the 50 songs that helped transform that little ol’ band from Texas into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame standard bearers they have become in the 21st century.
Warner Bros. Records will release GOIN’ 50 as a single-CD version with 18 tracks on June 14. A 3-CD and 180-gram 5-LP set will also be released.
Packed with enough hits to fill a roadhouse jukebox, GOIN’ 50 spans the band’s entire musical career, from its 1969 debut, and its multi-platinum zenith during the Eighties, to its most-recent releases. This new retrospective includes an array from each of the 15 studio albums that guitarist Billy Gibbons, drummer Frank Beard and bassist Dusty Hill have recorded since 1970.