Thursday, January 27, 2011
Concert -- ZZ Top
May 3, 1991
Frank Erwin Center
Opening act: Jay Aaron
Oh, man. What was it about Austin and concerts, way back then? Here is another show that I remember going to -- and enjoying -- but for the life of me I couldn't tell you very many details of the performance. I lacked ---- focus.
This was just after ZZ Top's Recycler album was released, which wasn't nearly as popular as the previous two albums nor as good as the others before that. But I still liked such songs as "My Head's in Mississippi", and Gibbons, Hill, and Beard still put on a good show that night in Austin. That I'm sure of.
What I'm not so clear on is why the band chose to go with someone like Jay Aaron to open for them.
Who? You mean you've never heard of Jay Aaron? Well, let me clear that up for you a bit.
No ----- no, wait. I can't. That's right, I've never heard of Jay Aaron either, not before that night and not since. A complete nobody to me. And so, completely forgettable while waiting for the headliner to come out on stage.
Hm. Maybe ZZ Top didn't want any real competition to open for them. If that was the case, then why have an opening act at all?
And now, classic ZZ.