|Studio album by|
|Released||September 10, 2012|
|Recorded||Foam Box Recordings, Houston, Texas|
|Genre||Texas blues, blues rock, hard rock|
|Label||American Recordings/Universal Republic|
|Producer||Rick Rubin and Billy Gibbons|
|ZZ Top chronology|
La Futura was recorded at The Foambox Recordings in Houston, Texas. The album title and album art were unveiled on ZZ Top's homepage on 3 August 2012 at 11:45 a.m. The album contains 10 tracks. "We thought long and hard about what this album should be," Gibbons said in a press release. "We wanted to recall the directness of our early stuff but not turn our backs on contemporary technology. The result of this melting of the past and the present is, of course, La Futura."
Four of the new tracks (the first four album tracks) --"I Gotsta Get Paid", "Chartreuse", "Consumption" and "Over You"--were first released on 5 June 2012 as an iTunes-only collection titled Texicali, which met with strong sales and glowing reviews. Music Radar summed up the tunes as "fresh, vital roadhouse blues." Another track, "Flyin' High", appropriately made its world premiere in space, when the then-unfinished song was played on board a Soyuz spacecraft during its launch to the International Space Station in June 2011 at the request of the NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, a long-time ZZ Top fan and friend. Two bonus tracks, entitled "Threshold of a Breakdown" and "Drive-By Lover" were released on CDs sold exclusively at Best Buy stores.
Following its release, the album received mostly positive reviews. William Clark of Guitar International wrote, "La Futura is an impressive return to form for this infamous southern rock trio, and includes some of the best music ZZ Top has ever pushed out." Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic also praised the album, calling it their best album since Eliminator in 1983, while writing that "ZZ Top are celebrating everything that they've taken for granted for decades - they're embracing the sleazy boogie, the dirty jokes, the locomotive riffs, the saturated blues, the persistent lecherous leer, and by doing so they finally sound like themselves again."
|1.||"I Gotsta Get Paid" (cover of "25 Lighters" by DJ DMD)||Dorie Dorsey, Billy Gibbons, Kyle West, Al B. Sure!, Joe Hardy, G.L. Moon||4:03|
|2.||"Chartreuse"||Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard, Moon||2:57|
|4.||"Over You"||Gibbons, Tom Hambridge||4:29|
|5.||"Heartache in Blue"||Gibbons, Trey Bruce||4:09|
|6.||"I Don't Wanna Lose, Lose, You"||Gibbons, Hambridge||4:20|
|7.||"Flyin' High"||Gibbons, Austin Hanks, D. Sardy||4:17|
|8.||"It's Too Easy Mañana"||David Rawlings, Gillian Welch; additional lyrics by Gibbons||4:47|
|9.||"Big Shiny Nine"||Gibbons, Hardy, Moon||3:11|
|10.||"Have a Little Mercy"||Gibbons||3:18|
"Chartreuse" is a song about the famous French liqueur Chartreuse the band discovered (and loved) in their dressing room in 2011 during the Musilac Music Festival in Aix-les-Bains, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France. The song tells how good one feels when consuming it.
|Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)||7|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)||28|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)||9|
|Canadian Albums (Billboard)||7|
|Danish Albums (Hitlisten)||14|
|Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)||46|
|Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)||4|
|French Albums (SNEP)||13|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||5|
|Italian Albums (FIMI)||45|
|Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)||7|
|Russian Albums Chart||7|
|Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)||62|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||11|
|Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)||4|
|UK Albums Chart||29|
|US Billboard 200||6|
|US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)||5|
|Russian Albums Chart||7|
American Recordings (formerly Def American Recordings) is an American record label headed by producer Rick Rubin. The label has featured artists such as Slayer, the Black Crowes, ZZ Top, Danzig, Trouble, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, The Mother Hips, and System of a Down.Baix Llobregat
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Divinity is a private Spanish television channel owned by Mediaset España Comunicación, whose programming is aimed to target women. Divinity began test broadcasts on 1 March 2011 before fully launching on 1 April 2011.Gang of Outlaws Tour
The Gang of Outlaws Tour was an American concert tour by rock band ZZ Top. Coinciding with their newly released EP Texicali, the tour visited arenas and amphitheaters from May through June 2012, supported by opening acts 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson. The tour's concept was inspired by the concept of cinema and meant to stray from their previous tours, staged as an elaborate multimedia presentation. It made use of cinematic elements to instill the simulation of a feature film to the audience. The stage featured a large video screen that showed visual effects, video clips of attractive women, music videos, song lyrics and live action of the band on stage. Gang of Outlaws and Texicali were central to the group's comeback.
Consisting of 23 shows, Gang of Outlaws began in Manchester, New Hampshire on May 25, 2012 and ended in Hinckley, Minnesota on June 29, 2012. The tour was generally well-received and produced many positive reviews from critics. Despite no sellouts, the show in Estero, Florida was the highest-grossing event, selling over three-thousand tickets. Although none of ZZ Top's newer material was performed, a song from Texicali was added to the set list for the group's next tour in Europe.James Harman
James Gary Harman (born June 8, 1946) is an American blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter. The music journalist Tony Russell described Harman as an "amusing songwriter and an excellent, unfussy blues harp player".Jason Lader
Jason Lader () is a music producer, musician, engineer and mixer from New York. He is also a musician known best for playing bass guitar, keyboards, piano, guitar, and is a programmer as well. He was a member of the band Furslide and has since worked with Howard Benson, Raine Maida, and Rick Rubin, among others.José María Peralta Lagos
José María Peralta Lagos (1873-1944), was a Salvadoran writer, military engineer, and politician. He wrote under the pseudonym T.P. Mechín.Peralta Lagos was born on July 25, 1873 in Santa Tecla, El Salvador. He studied at the Academia de Ingenieros de Guadalajara, a military academy, in Guadalajara, Spain. He spearheaded the construction of the Teatro Nacional de El Salvador in the early 20th century, along with the engineer José Emilio Alcaine. He was a diplomatic representative of El Salvador in Spain and Minister of War and Navy under president Manuel Enrique Araujo (1911-1913). He also served as a member of the Academia Salvadoreña de la Lengua.
Peralta Lagos's writing is costumbrista, is humorous, and is sometimes ironic.His published works are:
Burla Burlando (collection of articles, 1923)
La Muerte de la Tórtola o Malandanzas de Un Corresponsal (novel, 1932)
Brochazos (short stories, 1925)
Dr. Gonorreitigorrea (novel, 1926)
Candidato (comedy in three acts, 1931)
Masferrer Humorista (essay, 1933)
Algunas Ideas Sobre la Futura Organización de la Enseñanza Superior de CA. (essay, 1936)La Futura Tour
The La Futura Tour is a worldwide concert tour by American rock band ZZ Top. Presented in support of their latest album, La Futura, the tour is visiting indoor and outdoor theaters, arenas, and festivals in North America, Australia, and Europe. To represent the novelty of La Futura, it was intended to differ from the group's tours in the past. The tour was an intermediately staged visual presentation by incorporating a "feature film" for each song performed.
The concept behind the La Futura Tour was inspired by the concept of cinema. The stage includes a large backdrop video screen that shows abstract images that align with the content of each song in the set list. Whereas they were known for their elaborate stage sets in the 1970s, ZZ Top's La Futura performances were largely visual; on stage, a portion of the group's MTV music videos are shown on the backdrop. In contrast to other ZZ Top tours, the set list featured songs from La Futura.
Consisting of eight legs and 176 shows, the tour began on October 2, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois and finished on July 2, 2014 in Saarbrücken, Germany. The first four legs alternated between North America, Australia, and Europe. Although the tour evoked a variety of responses from music critics, it was mostly well received.Live at Montreux 2013
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Víctor Hugo Morales Zapata is a Costa Rican politician. He was a member of the Citizens' Action Party (PAC for its Spanish initials) and the third deputy for San José for the 2014 to 2018 assembly. He resigned the party in 2017.ZZ Top
ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band has, since 1970, consisted of vocalist/guitarist Billy Gibbons (the band's leader, main lyricist and musical arranger), bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard. "As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers", according to critic Michael "Cub" Koda. "Gibbons is one of America's finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom [...] while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support."The band released its first album, ZZ Top's First Album, in 1971. Beginning with blues-inspired rock, the trio later incorporated new wave, punk rock and dance-rock by using synthesizers. Their songs have a reputation for containing humorous lyrics laced with double entendres and innuendos.
The band's top-selling album is their 1983 release Eliminator, which sold more than 10 million copies in the United States. Total record sales of 25 million place ZZ Top among the top-100-selling artists in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. That includes eleven gold, seven platinum and three multi-platinum albums as of 2016, according to the RIAA. By 2014, ZZ Top had sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.ZZ Top discography
The following is a comprehensive discography of ZZ Top, an American blues rock band. They have released 15 studio albums, four live albums, seven compilation albums and 44 singles.
ZZ Top has sold over 25 million albums in the US with additional sales internationally. ZZ Top has also promoted sales with several international tours including the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany where Double Down Live was recorded and subsequently released as a live compilation.
|Best Buy bonus tracks|
|11.||"Threshold of a Breakdown"||Gibbons, Hambridge||3:29|
|12.||"Drive by Lover"||Gibbons, Van Wilks||3:03|