They say "third times a charm", in this case, for ZZ Top their third studio album, 'Tres Hombres'  charted in the Top 10, their previous two weren't so lucky.

'Tres Hombres' LP, Wikipedia

They had three signature songs from this album, "Jesus Just Left Chicago", "La Grange" and "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers."

A great album for 1973, in fact; it would be 12 years plus six albums later befor the band would chart as high as 'Tres Hombres'.

ZZ Top 2013, YouTube





Original LP Track List:

  1. "Waitin' For The Bus"
  2. "Jesus Just left Chicago"
  3. "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers"
  4. "Master of Sparks"
  5. "Hot, Blue & Righteous"

Side 2

  1. "Move Me on Down the Line"
  2. "Precious and Grace"
  3. "La Grange"
  4. "Shiek"
  5. "Have You Heard?"

Released in the U.S. July 26th, 1973, charted at #8.

Happy 40th anniversary as we revisit 1973 with some great landmark classic rock releases.

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ZZ Top performing, "Waitin' For the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago":