Dec. 1 — ZZ Top front man Billy F. Gibbons debuted the video for his new holiday tune this week.
Gibbons debuted the video for his new single, ‘Jingle Bell Blues‘ Thursday. Gibbons debuted the song by itself Nov. 9. The song is a cover of ‘Jingle Bells’ covered in Gibbons’/ZZ Top’s signature style, complete with pulsing harmonica solo. It is a 12-bar blues tune that gives the song a much deserved blues update, but also updates the song’s lyrics to a bit, too.
Gibbons talked about the new video in a prepared statement.
“The animators put me in a hot rod that looks suspiciously like our very own ’34 Ford-based ‘Whiskey Runner’ though they’ve made some few seasonal adjustments,” said Gibbons. “There’s considerable snowfall so the wheels are replaced midway by a set of skis and now there’s a pickup bed in the back so gifts can rain down from it. They have me doing a header into a chimney but it’s not clear if I get to to enjoy any cookies and milk for my efforts. Just the same, I’m really digging the snowman blowing some great blues harp in the time-honored Jimmy Reed style.”
Gibbons released his latest studio offering, his new album, Hardware early this year through Concord Records. It came less than two years after the release of his sophomore solo record, The Big Bad Blues.
More information on Billy F. Gibbons’ new single is available along with all of his latest