Wednesday, September 19, 2007

1997 - ZZ Top

18.02.1997 Stadthalle Offenbach
Support: The Seer

7.55p.m. – the lights went out and for the next 35 minutes THE SEER played cool guitar rock / pop with Irish influences.

The Seer present their new album “One world”. Interesting is that the band is neither Irish nor British, they’re German to boot. Augsburg is their hometown.

Their songs are pretty cool and they mention that the Augsburg FC and the Offenbacher Kickers have a lot in common e.g. they both play in third or fourth league and nobody gives two fucks about them. Their set ends with their new single: “River” and they tell us that radio station HR3 does refuse to play them.

Cool **

At around 9 p.m. the main band enters the stage: ZZ TOP! First noticeable thing is that the Light effects and stage set are really work well together and so does the trio.

In only 90 minutes ZZ TOP literally raise the roof and they know how to get their audience going.

Despite their classic hits: “Sharp dressed man”, “Legs”, “Gimme all your lovin” and “Cheap sunglasses” they also play material from their current album “Pincussion” as well as songs from the predecessor “Antenna”.

The shoe ends with frenetic applause during “Tush” before ZZ TOP really call it a day with their Elvis classic: “Jailhouse rock”.

Cool and relaxed and with absolutely no attitude whatsoever this was a real treat.

ZZ TOP ***

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