Posted in music | tour dates on February 18, 2013

Moving Sidewalks

Billy Gibbons's psychedelic project from before his ZZ Top days, The Moving Sidewalks, have reunited and will play two shows in celebration of a new discography due on Rockbeat Records. For the unaware, their history is as follows:

Gibbons founded the Texas psychedelic group in the mid-1960s and quickly drew a large following, especially in the Houston "teen scene". They recorded several singles and one full-length album, Flash. Their single "99th Floor" was a hit and topped the charts at No. 1 in Houston for six weeks. The success of this record led the Sidewalks to sign with Wand Records which then released "Need Me" which also became a Top 10 Hit. The group was asked to open for many rock tours, including Jimi Hendrix and The Doors.

After Tom Moore and Don Summers were drafted into the United States Army, Gibbons and Mitchell added Lanier Greig and formed the original ZZ Top.-[Wiki]

Those two select dates include the previously discussed Austin Psych Fest appearance and NYC on March 30 at BB Kings with The Headless Horsemen (tickets).

A full stream of the band's lone LP, Flash, is below.




Comments (9)

Interesting story. Need to check the album out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 10:33 AM

Can't wait for Psych Fest! Think I may hit the show at BBs too for a preview

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 11:23 AM

is billy gonna lip synch in this band too?

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 11:35 AM

Congratulations on coming out as a complete tool, 11:35.

Posted by Anonymous | February 18, 2013 3:08 PM

soy tubesteak boogie

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2013 1:27 AM

they were too much like hendrix wannabes for me but maybe that's what everybody needs right now

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2013 11:14 PM

Yea Billy has a few precorded vocals for pop songs they made 30 years ago. So?
Anyway I disagree with Hendrix wannabes I think he just admired him a lot and was in the beginning stages of taking it into a more original direction and less copy cat. Anyway Billy is the best guitarist out there at least as far as tone and making every note matter.
In this man's opinion.

Posted by j.l | March 19, 2013 2:16 PM

I love zz top

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 28, 2013 3:44 PM

Makes me feel like a badass
And I enjoy it. still perfect. can be listen all times...

Posted by Mcdougal | September 17, 2014 1:46 PM

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