"This article is about the album. For other uses, see Fandango (disambiguation)"Infobox Album |
Name = Fandango!
Type = Studio
Artist = ZZ Top

Released = April 18 1975
Recorded = December 30 1974–March 23 1975
Genre = Hard rock, blues-rock
Length = 32:00
Label = London
Producer = Bill Ham
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|3.5|5 [ link]
* "Rolling Stone" (Not Rated) [ link]
Last album = "Tres Hombres"
This album = "Fandango!"
Next album = "Tejas"

"Fandango!" is the fourth album by American blues-rock band ZZ Top, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). Half the cuts are selections from live shows, the other half are new songs from the studio. A remastered and expanded edition of this album was released on February 28, 2006.

Fandango, from which the album gets its name, is a type of dance similar to flamenco.

Track listing

All songs by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard except where noted.

ide A

#"Thunderbird" (live) – 2:49
#*"Lead vocals: Billy Gibbons"
#"Jailhouse Rock" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) (live) – 1:57
#*"Lead vocals: Dusty Hill"
#"Backdoor Medley" (live) – 9:25
#*"Backdoor Love Affair" (Billy Gibbons/Bill Ham) – 1:10
#*"Mellow Down Easy" (Willie Dixon) – 3:39
#*"Backdoor Love Affair No. 2" (Gibbons) – 2:05
#*"Long Distance Boogie" – 2:32
#*"Lead vocals: Billy Gibbons & Dusty Hill"

ide B

#"Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings" – 2:42
#*"Lead vocals: Billy Gibbons"
#"Blue Jean Blues" – 4:43
#*"Lead vocals: Billy Gibbons"
#"Balinese" – 2:39
#*"Lead vocals: Dusty Hill"
#"Mexican Blackbird" – 3:07
#*"Lead vocals: Billy Gibbons"
#"Heard it on the X" – 2:24
#*"Lead vocals: Billy Gibbons & Dusty Hill"
#"Tush" – 2:15
#*"Lead vocals: Dusty Hill"

2006 Remastered Version Bonus Tracks


  • ""Heard it on the X" (Live)
    #*"Lead vocals: Billy Gibbons & Dusty Hill"
    #"Jailhouse Rock" (Live) (Leiber, Stoller)
    #*"Lead vocals: Dusty Hill"
    #"Tush" (Live)
    #*"Lead vocals: Dusty Hill"Tracks 1-3 (side A of the original LP) were recorded live at The Warehouse, New Orleans, "captured as it came down-hot, spontaneous and presented to youhonestly, without the assistance of studio gimmicks". Tracks 4-9 (side B) were new studio recordings. Tracks 10-12, recorded live, are bonus to CD.


    *Frank Bearddrums
    *Billy Gibbonsguitar, lead vocals
    *Dusty Hillbass, vocals


    *Producer – Bill Ham
    *Engineers – Robin Brian, Terry Kane, Bob Ludwig, Terry Manning, Jim Reeves
    *Album concept – Bill Ham
    *Design – Bill Narum
    *Photography – John Dekalb


    Album – Billboard (North America)

    Singles – Billboard (North America)


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