Billy Gibbons Earliest Work with The Moving Sidewalks to
be Re-Released -
Many know Billy Gibbons solely for his
work as founding guitarist of Texan boogie rock legends ZZ
Top. But before being rocketing to the heady heights of
rock's upper echelons, Gibbons was an integral part of psychedelic
blues outift, The Moving Sidewalks.
The band was rather short lived, lasting from 1967 - 69, and they
released just the one album, 'Flash' in 1968. The
band was originally formed as the Coachmen before switching to
The Moving Sidewalks and they quickly became a
fixture in their native Houston.
The success brought by the band's debut single '99th
Floor' led to them scoring a record deal with Wand Records. In
'67 the band released their second single, 'Need Me' which
led to them performing opening slots for Jimi
Hendrix and the Doors.
The breakup of The Moving Sidewalks came when
bassist Don Summers & keyboardist Tom Moore
were drafted into the United States Army. Not long after, Gibbons
and drummer Dan Mitchell formed ZZ Top
with keyboardist Lainer Greg and the very first ZZ
Top track, 'Salt Lick' was recorded and released
Records. Come February 1970, Frank Beard and
Dusty Hill had replaced the pair and the rest, as they
say, is history.
Now some 50 years after their debut, The Moving
Sidewalks 'Complete Collection' has been announced and set
for release on Sept.25th. The collection will feature all of the
tracks released on 'Flash' along with a number of non-LP singles,
unreleased tracks and a unique cover of the
Beatles 'I Want to Hold Your Hand.'
Moving Sidewalks, 'The Complete Collection' Track Listing
2. 'Scoun Da Be'
3. 'You Make Me Shake'
4. 'You Don't Know The Life'
5. 'Pluto-Sept. 31st'
6. 'No Good To Cry'
7. 'Crimson Witch'
8. 'Joe Blues'
1. '99th Floor'
2. 'What Are You Going To Do'
3. 'What Are You Going To Do'
4. 'Need Me'
5. 'Every Night A New Surprise' (Ames)
6. 'Every Night A New Surprise' (Ames)
7. 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'
8. 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'
9. 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'
10. 'Stay Away'
11. 'Stay Away'
12. 'Headin' Out'
13. Billy Gibbons & The Fanatics
14. '99th Floor' - The Coachmen (featuring Billy Gibbons)
15. 'Stay Away' - The Coachmen (featuring Billy Gibbons)
16. '99th Floor' - The Coachmen (featuring Billy Gibbons)