Sound Check

Beard Tips and Spinning Guitars with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons

Comments

1
"Let your beard tell you when things are amiss."
2
Outstanding exchanges here. I don't think I've ever even seen a baby boar.
3
I saw Billy and the boys at the Town House in Groves, TX in the beginning, before the beards, when he had Micky Mouse Ears and played till he broke a string, then another, and another, till he had only one string left. He was pretty good even with one string.
4
One of the finest interviews in Stranger history.
5
Beards with magnitude may indeed cause problems. The upkeep is difficult and involves time and a certain skill set. But the joy and happiness a well done beard can provide is second to none. Billy Gibbons is a classy real living blues man. I don't know about Velcro Fly though.
6
"Know you'll be separated from the millions by a personal statement and a style."

Not these days. Too many people have beards for it to be unusual.
7
People still respond to big beards. They're unusual. There's a beard, then there's a BEARD.