As the classic Holy Water had finished ringing in our ears, the band played a couple more numbers including I Don’t Need Your Loving, and then Tim Prottey-Jones returned to the stage to help perform on Eye Of The Storm
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Simply a powerhouse of Purple perfection!
The prize for the best title has to go to ‘Monkeys with Money & Guns’, a tongue in cheek rascal of a tune and hip in its funky blues-ness. And if you want a slice of ‘Hey Big Spender’, high kicking jollity, look no further than ‘Deep Water’ brought together with a superb chorus and hard-hitting brass section.
The video screens and additional narrative help tell the story of the evolution of rock music through the decades. Interspersed in all of that we have of course the performances from the exemplary list of musicians that help define three decades of classic rock.
Both guitarist Pete Lance and vocalist Jack Stiles have managed to craft that perfect combo that all classic bands over the decades have produced. This is clearly not just one person’s vision and in Vambo, the band all feel like necessary cogs in the wheel.
ZZ Top was clearly on a mission to deliver enough blues-inspired riffs and leads to last until the next their 51st Anniversary Tour.
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Having given every ounce of themselves to the crowd with boundless energy, the band proved once again that they are a force of nature.