Billy Gibbons released a new surf rock jam, "West Coast Junkie," as a precursor to his upcoming solo album Hardware. The project will be the third solo album from the ZZ Top guitarist, and will arrive June 4th.
"I'm a West Coast junkie from a Texas town," Gibbons croons in his new song. Along with the track, Gibbons dropped a new music video for "West Coast Junkie." It features grainy black-and-white footage of Gibbons and his trio - including former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum - looking for a group of 60's go-go dancers in the desert.
Gibbons recorded the album at a studio in California's high desert. “We holed up in the desert for a few weeks in the heat of the summer and that in itself was pretty intense,” Gibbons said in a release. “To let off steam we just ‘let it rock,’ and that’s what Hardware is really all about. For the most part, it’s a raging rocker but always mindful of the desert’s implicit mystery.”
Hardware is the follow-up to Gibbons’ 2018 solo LP The Big Bad Blues. Hardware was produced by Gibbons, Sorum, and Mike Fiorentino. The album has 12 songs, 11 of them co-written by Gibbons, Sorum, Fiorentino, and studio engineer Chad Shlosser. It also includes a cover of the 1990 Texas Tornados tune "Hey Baby, Que Paso."
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