Thursday, October 22, 2015

CD Review: Billy Gibbons Releases His First Solo Album And Its "Perfectamundo"

Singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Billy Gibbons has been in the music industry since the late-1960's, starting out as a roadie for the late, great Jimi Hendrix. Now, after 40 years, Billy Gibbons will be releasing his debut solo album "Perfectamundo" on October 23rd through the Concord Music Group. Stepping away from his rock/blues roots which he excels through ZZ Top, Gibbons has always had a love for Latin music, ever since he was introduced to the legendary Tito Puente. All these years later, Gibbons returned to those rhythmic roots for his first solo album with a handful of specially picked musicians as his backing band, dubbed The BFGs.
The new 11-song release begins with the Santana-style flair of "Got Love If You Want It" as Gibbons sticks close to his guitar with the song's highlight being the electrifying solo. The album's first single, "Treat Her Right" has that Latin swagger as Gibbons incorporates that flair to swing around the dance floor, while "Pickin' Up Chicks On Dowling Street" brings you back to the "Eliminator" era with it's eighties vibe. Gibbons and The BFGs go full force into the Latin side of rock with the fueled energy of "Hombre Sin Nombre" and "Piedras Negras." Sandwiched in-between is Billy's rhythm-heavy cover of "Baby Please Don't Go," before closing with jazz fusion jam of "Q'Vo." While the tone of the album may stray from what ZZ Top fans are used to, it is a welcome addition to Gibbons' expanding palette of music. To find out more about Billy Gibbons and The BFG's latest album "Perfectamundo," please visit Billy's Facebook page at

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