I’ve enjoyed ZZ Top‘s music since I was a young child, and being the huge fan of facial hair that I am, I now lovingly refer to them as “The best beards in rock and roll!”
It was years ago, while listening to their Greatest Hits album, that I discovered the band did a cover of Elvis Presley‘s Viva Las Vegas.
The reason I bring this up is that it was 37 years ago today that Elvis Presley died. This weekend is also the Under The Covers weekend here on The Wolf… So wouldn’t it be fitting to pay tribute to The King of Rock & Roll today by playing a wicked cover of one of his hits?
Here’s the original:
And now, ZZ Top’s version:
Which do you prefer?