Music: Gibbons’ rendition of Mac classic
The 1969 track was one of the last written and performed by Peter Green before he left the blues band and they moved towards becoming the pop-rock giants of their second incarnation.
Oh Well has been covered in the past by Tom Petty, Joe Jackson, Big Country and Ratt, amongst others. But with its experimental percussion-heavy vibe, this new take is possibly not quite what anyone was expecting.
Billy Gibbons & Co have rebuilt the piece from the ground up, resulting in a crossover feel dripping with energy similar to the original – but sounding almost nothing like it.
It appears on upcoming tribute album Just Tell Me That You Want Me, where a range of artists will offer their own takes on Mac tracks.
Does it offer any more hints to what might appear on ZZ Top’s next album?