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  • someone: do u listen to classical music?
  • me: oh hell yeah
  • me: *muffled sounds of highway to hell can be heard coming from my earbuds*
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On this day in music history: April 18, 1975 - “Fandango!”, the fourth album by ZZ Top is released. Produced by Bill Ham, it is recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN and The Warehouse in New Orleans, LA from December 30, 1974 - March 23, 1975. While touring in support of their previous album “Tres Hombres”, ZZ Top record their live performances for inclusion in their next release. The album consists of one side recorded live in New Orleans, with the second side containing studio tracks recorded in Memphis. It spins off the single “Tush” (#20 Pop), which becomes their first top 40 hit. When the album is released on CD in the early 80’s, a dramatically remixed version is issued much to fans dismay. The original 1975 version is  finally reissued in 2006, with the original mixes also being reissued on vinyl in 2009. “Fandango!” peaks at number ten on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.