Master of Sparks
|"Master of Sparks"|
|Song by ZZ Top|
|from the album Tres Hombres|
|Released||July 26, 1973|
|Recorded||Brian Studios &
|Tres Hombres track listing|
The song tells the apparently true story (according to an interview in Sounds magazine, in June 1976, with guitarist Billy Gibbons) of several "rednecks" who weld together a spherical steel cage (inside of which is a VW-Bug seat fitted with a seatbelt), place the cage into the bed of their truck and at night, after reaching a speed of 60 miles per hour (97 km/h), on Highway 6 near Houston (also known as Jack Rabbit Road), propel the cage from the back with the hapless narrator taking a ride inside. If he lives, the passenger is granted the title "Master of Sparks". Gibbons holds that title.
- Michael Hann (8 November 2012). "Old music: ZZ Top – Master of Sparks". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
- Dansby, Andrew (31 July 2013). "40 years after its release, the allure of 'Tres Hombres' lives on". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
- Interview containing the story of "Master of Sparks" at the Wayback Machine (archived September 10, 2010)