ZZ Top Finally Perform "La Grange" in La Grange, Texas — Video

ZZ Top’s jumpy "La Grange" has been a crowd favorite since it was released in 1973 on the band's Tres Hombres album.

As most fans know, the song was named for La Grange, Texas, home to the Chicken Ranch brothel, which was inspiration for the popular play and film The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.

Anyway, earlier this month—after 42 years—ZZ Top finally brought the song to the town. On September 5, they performed "La Grange" at La Grange’s Fayette County Fair.

“Well, it’s fair to say we liked the blues groove,” said ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons about the song. “And, of course, the subject matter. It was a pleasant surprise when it began making its splash.”

You can check it out below. And yes, it's a slow news day!

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.