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ZZ Top: Tejas (London)

Richard Riegel, Creem, April 1977

AS POWER trios go, Grand Funk are no longer a trio, and not nearly so powerful as their obstinate primitivism once made them seem. Yet their (or Terry Knight's) shining idea — fourwalling basic rock so massively that a huge hinterland tide overwhelms the tastemakers and washes rock back to "the people" — survives masterfully in ZZ Top.

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