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Perfectamundo

Billy Gibbons And The BFG's

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Got Love If You Want It
Billy Gibbons And The BFG's
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Treat Her Right
Billy Gibbons And The BFG's
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You’re What’s Happenin’, Baby
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Sal Y Pimiento
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Pickin’ Up Chicks On Dowling Street
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Hombre Sin Nombre
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3:50
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Quiero Mas Dinero
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3:27
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Baby Please Don’t Go
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2:31
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Piedras Negras
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3:09
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Perfectamundo
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2:44
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Q-Vo
Billy Gibbons And The BFG's
3:24
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    39:19
Billboard 200 - #48, 2015

"... (fuses) plenty of Cuban and other Latin influences with Gibbons' regular gumbo of rock and blues, incorporating plenty of percussion and even some hip-hop flavours."
- Billboard

"... not only breaks new ground, it does so with aplomb and pizazz ... Gibbons sounds rejuvenated ..."
- The Absolute Sound

"... he still plays limber, fluid blues guitar but in the context of Afro-Cuban rhythms and instrumentation."
- Rolling Stone

"Even non-ZZ Top fans will appreciate the vitality and exuberance that jumps out of every track ... those who have followed Gibbons’ 45 (and counting) year career should be delighted with this energetic if temporary change in direction."
- American Songwriter

Perfectamundo is the debut solo release from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, backed by a handpicked group of musicians dubbed The BFG’s. As the title hints, the album takes on an Afro-Cuban flavour, with songs in both English and Spanish, a bold departure from ZZ Top although not a total surprise. In his pre-ZZ Top days, Gibbons studied Latin percussion in Manhattan with none other than its preeminent virtuoso, “Mambo King” Tito Puente. At the hands of the master, the young Gibbons learned essential Latin rhythms via conga, bongo, maracas and, most importantly, timbales. "Banging away on ‘em came back like riding a lost bicycle," Gibbons relates of his return to the genre by way of Perfectamundo.

"Deep at the core of everything we do, either as ZZ Top or with the Perfectamundo aggregation, is the blues. That's the diamond and we found a way to put it into a new, Afro-Cuban setting. It really does come from the same place."
- Billy Gibbons
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Concord Music Group Studio Masters

Produced by Billy Gibbons and Joe Hardy
Engineered by Joe Hardy, G.L. “G-Mane” Moon, Greg Morrow and Nicky Jay

Recorded at:
Casa de Tolos, Pontevedra, Spain Foam Box Recordings, Houston, TX Casa de Joe, Houston, TX Mammoth Studios, Los Angeles, CA Century Recordings, Austin, TX
Mixed and mastered by Joe Hardy Production
Coordinator: Blain Clausen

Fotografía: Estudio Numerico S.L., Valencia, España
Cover photo: René Huemer, Vienna, Austria
Watercolour by Billy F Gibbons
’50s Fender gear by Nacho Baños, Valencia, España Package
Design: Jimmy Hole

Billy Gibbons − guitar, bass guitar, B3, piano, vocals
Alex “Guitarzza” Garza − vocals, bass guitar
Mike Flanigin − B3
Martine “G.G.” GuiGui − piano, B3
Greg Morrow − drums
Cubano Nationale Beat Generator − friends and followers with the foreign funk
Joe Hardy − additional guitar, keys, bass guitar, vocals
Gary “G.L. G-Mane” Moon − additional guitar

Artist management: Carl Stubner and Blain Clausen, Suretone Management

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