Billy F Gibbons - Hardware

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Hardware is the third solo album from legendary ZZ Top guitarist and frontman Billy F Gibbons. Gibbons was 70 when the album was recorded, but he hasn’t lost a step. Both his guitar work and voice still sound like that brash young rocker on albums like Tres Hombres and Eliminator.

As Gibbons tells it, the album was inspired by a need for action while cooped up due to the pandemic, and by the remote desert studio where it was recorded. “It was [drummer] Matt Sorum that rang up out of the clear blue, way back in June, and he said, ‘I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to do something’ And making loud noise is right up our alley, so how would you feel about going out and checking out a new recording studio?” And I said, ‘Gee whiz! That’s music to my ears! Whaddaya got in mind?’ And he said ‘Oh, there’s a place out near Joshua Tree.’ When we arrived, I thought ‘Oh, 30 minutes, we’ll have a look around.’ Well, those 30 minutes turned into three months. We walked through the front door, and we didn’t leave until we had wrapped up this album project.”

While his first two solo albums drew from blues and Latin sounds, Hardware is more of a straightforward, down-and-dirty rocker. But it also takes cues from the high desert environment where it was recorded — enigmatic, still, sometimes sinister. “It’s a raging rocker but always mindful of the desert’s implicit mystery,” said Gibbons. “The desert settings, replete with shifting sands, cacti and rattlesnakes makes for the kind of backdrop that lends an element of intrigue reflected in the sounds created out there."



Billy F Gibbons - Hardware

$32
$32

0 reviews


1
4 interest-free payments. Available for orders above $35.

Hardware is the third solo album from legendary ZZ Top guitarist and frontman Billy F Gibbons. Gibbons was 70 when the album was recorded, but he hasn’t lost a step. Both his guitar work and voice still sound like that brash young rocker on albums like Tres Hombres and Eliminator.

As Gibbons tells it, the album was inspired by a need for action while cooped up due to the pandemic, and by the remote desert studio where it was recorded. “It was [drummer] Matt Sorum that rang up out of the clear blue, way back in June, and he said, ‘I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to do something’ And making loud noise is right up our alley, so how would you feel about going out and checking out a new recording studio?” And I said, ‘Gee whiz! That’s music to my ears! Whaddaya got in mind?’ And he said ‘Oh, there’s a place out near Joshua Tree.’ When we arrived, I thought ‘Oh, 30 minutes, we’ll have a look around.’ Well, those 30 minutes turned into three months. We walked through the front door, and we didn’t leave until we had wrapped up this album project.”

While his first two solo albums drew from blues and Latin sounds, Hardware is more of a straightforward, down-and-dirty rocker. But it also takes cues from the high desert environment where it was recorded — enigmatic, still, sometimes sinister. “It’s a raging rocker but always mindful of the desert’s implicit mystery,” said Gibbons. “The desert settings, replete with shifting sands, cacti and rattlesnakes makes for the kind of backdrop that lends an element of intrigue reflected in the sounds created out there."



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DESIGNED FOR LIFE
BuilT to last generations
Hand-made to be handed-down
Built by the best hands in Leon, Mexico (aka, the world).
Timeless Design
Our inspiration runs deep — and we pour it into every new pair we make.
Signature Touches
5A stitching, fast-break-in fit, the blue heel stripe — the details have our full attention.
Backed for life
Every boot is covered with our Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Alvies Kicks Back
Building a better future for all generations, by kicking back a portion of each pair sold.

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HANDMADE IN LEÓN, MEXICO

Alvies boots and leather flip-flops are made by one of the oldest and most respected bootmakers in León, the bootmaking capital of the world. History fact: León has been a shoemaking hub since 1645. Many of the bootmaking OGs in our ethical factory have been crafting boots by hand for decades. They use traditional methods and are paid a fair wage for their skills.

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TOGETHER WE ROCK

Waterloo Records is an Austin institution. The musical wizards there have been slanging albums and advice since 1982. So when we wanted to highlight some of the music that makes us tap our booted and flip-flopped toes, we of course asked them to help. All the albums highlighted here are curated and sold by Waterloo through the Alvies store.