"La Grange" is a song by the American rock group ZZ Top, from their 1973 album Tres Hombres. One of ZZ Top's most successful songs, it was released as a single in 1973 and received extensive radio play, rising to No. 41 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1974. The song refers to a brothel on the outskirts of La Grange, Texas (later called the "Chicken Ranch"). The brothel is also the subject of the Broadway play and film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
|Single by ZZ Top|
|from the album Tres Hombres|
|B-side||"Just Got Paid"|
|Studio||Brian & Ardent, Memphis, Tennessee|
|ZZ Top singles chronology|
The initial groove of the song is based on a traditional boogie blues rhythm used by John Lee Hooker in "Boogie Chillen'" and by Slim Harpo in "Shake Your Hips". A failed lawsuit by the copyright holder of "Boogie Chillen'" resulted in the court ruling that the rhythm was in the public domain. The line "a-how-how-how-how" is quoted from John Lee Hooker's song "Boom Boom".
Billy Gibbons played the lead on a 1955 Fender Stratocaster with a stoptail bridge through a Marshall Super Lead 100 amp with Celestion greenback speakers. The song was produced by Bill Ham and mixed by Terry Manning.
In March 2005, Q placed "La Grange" at 92nd of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. The song is also ranked No. 74 on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time. Rolling Stone called the song, "...a standard for guitarists to show off their chops."
|Australia (Go-Set National Top 40)||15|
|Australia (Kent Music Report)||21|
|Canada Top Singles (RPM)||34|
|US Billboard Hot 100||41|
|US Cash Box||24|
|US Record World||33|
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The album explores minimalistic electronica music produced by electronic producer Jakwob.List of Phish cover versions
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