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Published: 2013/01/02

Billy Gibbons to Reunite ’60s Psychedelic Band

Before he co-founded ZZ Top, guitarist Billy Gibbons performed in a Houston-based psychedelic blues band called the Moving Sidewalks. That group released one album, 1969’s Flash, along with a number of singles. The band has just announced that they will return to the stage together for the first time in 44 years. The show will take place in New York City at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill on March 30. The Moving Sidewalks, who also feature bass player Don Summers, keyboardist Tom Moore and drummer Dan Mitchell, have remained friends over the years and rehearsed in the Lone Star State last week. No additional shows have been announced but certainly seem to be a possibility.

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Stan January 3, 2013, 08:06:54

Hope Moving Sidewalks is better than ZZ Top, who are the most over rated band in music. If it wasn’t for those dopey beards they would have gone no where. Sharp Dressed Man is the worst of the 80’s next to Built This City!

burning_beard January 3, 2013, 09:22:19

i can name quite a few other overrated bands, but i digress. wonder why JB thinks that additional shows, “certainly seem to be a possibility”? JB’s must really have its finger on the pulse of music and have some insider information.

dankerator January 3, 2013, 11:18:20

@ Stan, i hear what yr sayn but for the most part u r so wrong!!! They are still a great live band, they actually put out a decent album a few months ago. They r still one of the best trios around.

me January 3, 2013, 12:38:45

Stan… have you heard more than “Sharp Dressed Man”? There is plenty of GREAT ZZ Top music… if you don’t like blues, well then don’t listen to ZZ Top… of course, maybe you just like to whine about bands that you don’t like… some people are like that… rather than complain about music that you don’t like perhaps you’d be better served if you take two ice picks and repeatedly jam them into your ears so you can no longer hear sounds that you find offensive… seems that would solve your problem w/o us needing to hear about your dislikes… just a thought…

BoKnows January 3, 2013, 14:35:14

“Doesn’t Phish play that song, I didn’t know that was ZZ Top. Now I like them” Stan

Mike January 3, 2013, 13:46:48

Jesus Left Chicago is mint

me January 3, 2013, 15:34:34

As are Pearl Necklace, Just Got Paid Today, Heard it on the X, Blue Jean Blues… etc

me too January 3, 2013, 15:48:18

I am happy to echo the thoughts of “me”, leaving that statement made to Stan stand as truth. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers, Arrested for Driving While Blind, Tube Snake Boogie, Sleeping Bag just to add a few.

joshred January 3, 2013, 16:24:45

Poor stan. Billy gibbon dusty hill frank beard. Possibly in the top five trio groups of there time. You have obviously only heard zz on the radio. Gibbons is a top notch guitar player, hill a master bass player and hill an on to time drummer. Maybe you should ask Eric Clapton how he feels about gibbons. And I’m sure its no coincidence that zz and gibbons have been part of crossroads the past few years. But I guess Clapton only invites slackers to play. But you know what they say about opinions. They are like.,?:) @ holes. Everyone’s got one :) _’?/ hole

check it out January 3, 2013, 16:48:45

I just listened to that album on Spotify and it’s pretty damn good. Kinds sounds like a cross between Hendrix’s psyche-soul-rock and Allman’s Southern guitar workouts. Very loose, but engaging.

Oh YEAH January 3, 2013, 17:32:30

25 lighters on my dresser, yessir…I GOTS TA GET PAID

"45 years after" January 17, 2014, 19:21:01

The moving sidewalks were the best there was as a local band in Houston back in the late 60“s early 70’s. They played a small club called the Catacombs and brought the house down almost every weekend prior to leaving and touring with Hendrix. If you are into blues or a 60’s psychedelic era fan, you won’t go wrong seeing these guys tear it up. Clapton isn’t the only master that recognizes Gibbons, Duane Allman did as well. Curious to know if “Stan” thinks they were also overrated.

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