Blimp Time-Hop: Two Nights Of ZZ Top At The Civic Center In ’91
29 years ago today, ZZ Top played the second of two sold-out nights at the Civic Center in Portland. They were here on the Recycler tour and the song My Head’s in Mississippi was rockin’ the airwaves of WBLM.
Recycler was the last album of their “synthesizer” period that began in 1983, with Eliminator. You may also remember that the Black Crowes opened those shows and were kicked off the tour soon after.
We remember some dancers from Mark's Showplace joined them onstage for Give It Up. A hot couple January nights in Blimpville was just the 'voodoo healin' we all needed.
Here's everything our favorite little ol' band from Texas played that night.
We count 20 appearances in Maine over the years starting with a 1975 show in Lewiston and including them being the first concert ever at the Cumberland County Civic Center in 1977. Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard have been mighty gracious to us here in Blimpville. We are forever grateful that they have consistently made us a destination when they are on the road.
The documentary that celebrates their 50 year history, ZZ Top: That Little Ol’ Band From Texas played in theaters last summer. It will be available on Blu-ray DVD and digital formats on February 28.