Six Pack (ZZ Top album)

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Six Pack
Compilation album by ZZ Top
Released 1987
Genre Blues rock, hard rock
Length 212:52
Label Warner Bros.
ZZ Top chronology
Afterburner
(1985)
Six Pack
(1987)
Recycler
(1990)

Six Pack is a compilation album released in 1987 by the American blues rock band ZZ Top. The compilation encompasses the first five studio albums by ZZ Top plus El Loco into a three-disc set. The albums, except El Loco, were remixed with 1980s percussion. This was done due to the success of the albums Eliminator and Afterburner, on which the band had found success by using such instruments. These were used for the single CD versions of the albums as well. Many fans disliked these remixes and complained, preferring the raw blues sound of the originals.

In 2006, the original mixes of "Tres Hombres" and "Fandango!" were released on CD. Several tracks from the remaining albums appeared on the box set Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, and the 2CD compilation Rancho Texicano until 2013 when the albums were re-released on CD with the original mixes restored.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[2]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic gave it 2 stars out of 5, stating: "Six Pack gathers ZZ Top's first five albums, plus El Loco ..., with the added 'bonus' of new drum and guitar effects, all added to contemporarize the sound -- to make it sound a bit like Eliminator, then. If Six Pack just delivered the original albums, it'd be a good investment, but the studio tinkering makes this a disaster."

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1 - ZZ Top's First Album & Rio Grande Mud

  1. "(Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree" (Gibbons) – 2:29
  2. "Brown Sugar" (Gibbons) – 5:20
  3. "Squank" (Gibbons, Ham, Hill) – 2:49
  4. "Goin' Down to Mexico" (Gibbons, Ham, Hill) – 3:23
  5. "Old Man" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 3:31
  6. "Neighbor, Neighbor" (Gibbons) – 2:19
  7. "Certified Blues" (Beard, Gibbons, Ham) – 3:26
  8. "Bedroom Thang" (Gibbons) – 3:53
  9. "Just Got Back from Baby's" (Gibbons, Ham) – 4:10
  10. "Backdoor Love Affair" (Gibbons, Ham) – 2:42
  11. "Francine" (Cordray, Gibbons, Perron) – 2:53
  12. "Just Got Paid" (Gibbons, Ham) – 3:48
  13. "Mushmouth Shoutin'" (Gibbons, Ham) – 3:45
  14. "Ko Ko Blue" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 4:23
  15. "Chevrolet" (Gibbons) – 3:19
  16. "Apologies to Pearly" (Beard, Gibbons, Ham, Hill) – 2:45
  17. "Bar-B-Q" (Gibbons, Ham) – 3:22
  18. "Sure Got Cold After the Rain Fell" (Gibbons) – 6:47
  19. "Whiskey'n Mama" (Beard, Gibbons, Ham, Hill) – 3:20
  20. "Down Brownie" (Gibbons) – 2:26

Disc 2 - Tres Hombres & Fandango!

  1. "Waitin' for the Bus" (Gibbons, Hill) – 2:59
  2. "Jesus Just Left Chicago" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 3:29
  3. "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 3:23
  4. "Master of Sparks" (Gibbons) – 3:33
  5. "Hot, Blue and Righteous" (Gibbons) – 3:14
  6. "Move Me on Down the Line" (Gibbons, Hill) – 2:30
  7. "Precious and Grace" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 3:09
  8. "La Grange" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 3:51
  9. "Sheik" (Gibbons, Hill) – 4:04
  10. "Have You Heard?" (Gibbons, Hill) – 3:14
  11. "Thunderbird" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 2:49
  12. "Jailhouse Rock" (Leiber, Stoller) – 1:56
  13. "Backdoor Medley" (Beard, Dixon, Gibbons, Ham, Hill) – 9:23
    • "Backdoor Love Affair"
    • "Mellow Down Easy"
    • "Backdoor Love Affair No. 2"
    • "Long Distance Boogie"
  14. "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 2:42
  15. "Blue Jean Blues" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 4:42
  16. "Balinese" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill} – 2:37
  17. "Mexican Blackbird" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 3:06
  18. "Heard It on the X" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 2:23
  19. "Tush" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 2:14

Disc 3 - Tejas & El Loco

  1. "It's Only Love" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 4:24
  2. "Arrested for Driving While Blind" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 3:05
  3. "El Diablo" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 4:20
  4. "Snappy Kakkie" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 2:56
  5. "Enjoy and Get It On" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 3:23
  6. "Ten Dollar Man" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 3:42
  7. "Pan Am Highway Blues" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 3:15
  8. "Avalon Hideaway" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 3:07
  9. "She's a Heartbreaker" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 3:02
  10. "Asleep in the Desert" (Gibbons) – 3:24
  11. "Tube Snake Boogie" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill} – 3:02
  12. "I Wanna Drive You Home" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 4:44
  13. "Ten Foot Pole" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill} – 4:19
  14. "Leila" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 3:13
  15. "Don't Tease Me" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 4:19
  16. "It's So Hard" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 5:12
  17. "Pearl Necklace" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 4:01
  18. "Groovy Little Hippie Pad" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 2:40
  19. "Heaven, Hell or Houston" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 2:31
  20. "Party on the Patio" (Beard, Gibbons, Hill) – 2:48

Personnel[edit]

ZZ Top[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Six Pack Allmusic.com, by: Stephen Thomas Erlewine
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "ZZ Top Six Pack review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 4 October 2013.