28 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.

Here's what our favorite Texas trio 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. ZZ has been mighty gracious to us here in Blimpville!

Here's the whole Hartford show performed the week before Billy, Dusty, and Frank rocked two nights in Portland. The setlist exactly the same so it ought to spark some great memories for you if you with us that night. 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.

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