ZZ Top

1997-06-03 (3 June 1997)
Sullivan Sports Arena, Anchorage, AK, USA

Source: Sonic Studios DSM-6P w/ 3-way lo-cut filter, position unknown (most likely @ 80hz, middle setting) > Sony WM-D6 > > XLII-S 90m cassette

Transfer: Denon 790R > Kenwood A-522 amplifier > Kenwood GE-622 Equalizer > Audacity (boosting/splicing) > WAV > CD Wave>FLAC

Recorded: Steve Hagar
Transferred and edited by Steve Hagar/ballsdeeper, tracked and FLAC'd by Humbug.

Time: 89:45

1. Got Me Under Pressure
2. Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings
3. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
4. Pincushion
5. Brown Sugar
6. Party on the Patio
7. Vincent Price Blues
8. Heard it on the X
9. Rhythmeen
10. Bang Bang
11. Cheap Sunglasses
12. Just Got Paid
13. Legs
14. Gimme All Your Lovin
15. Sharp Dressed Man
16. She's Just Killing Me >
17. La Grange >
18. Tush
19. Tube Snake Boogie

taper notes:
Don't terribly remember a lot about these 2 shows. Had good seats close to the stage for both, and got some pretty good pictures (buried in a tote somewhere). I believe this was ZZ Top's first Alaska appearance, and they added a 2nd show after the 1st sold out. In a rare head-rearing fashion of 'rookie error', I had my levels way too low the first night, and way too low the 2nd night when pressing record, so you have a pretty hissy and low volume start on the 3rd (the sound starts to clean up a little after the 1 minute mark, and the hiss is gone a minute later), and the 4th starts out drastically overloaded (before being adjusted just before the 1 minute mark)...but after that, both shows get dialed in might quick.

All that said, a pretty good and healthy mix of old and new from the Texas Trio. I believe the setlists were carbon-copied both nights with no deviation other than possibly onstage banter. It was like "since we drove all the way to Anchorage, might as well go to both shows". They came back to Alaska in August of '99 for (first-time-in) Fairbanks and Anchorage shows that I heard were poorly attended (nope, didn't even see the Top in my hometown, went camping for my 10th class reunion instead...and that party is a talk-show for another day)

BIG thanks to humbug for the upload, and you never know what he may pull out of the ol' vault of tricks next!

--- ballsdeep OUT

Humbug: .wav file renamed from ZZTop3Jun1997AnchorageAKsplicedNOnoiseredBOOSTED
Reasonable sounding audience recording for the era.

Billy Gibbons
Frank Beard
Dusty Hill