Review: ZZ Top – My Head’s In Mississippi (Rock)

This review covers the rock track ZZ Top – My Head’s In Mississippi.

This track was released in 1990 on the album Recycler.

The track starts with some guitar elements. A drum kit comes in as well. Shortly after, the vocals come in as well.

After a brief drum roll, the next verse comes in. This is followed up by a guitar solo.

From there, the track goes into the next verse. After this, the track goes into the main chorus. This is followed up by another guitar solo. From there, the track then fades out.

This track does have a number of oddities in here. For one, the main chorus is quite short. The way it’s sung, it almost takes a back seat to the rest of the track.

Another oddity if the fact that two verses are basically doubled up. As a result, I’m left with the feeling of “what did I just listen to exactly?” by the time I reach the end of the track.

The guitars are alright. The two solos are pretty decent.

Meanwhile the vocals are a bit touch and go. They try and go for a sort of rock band sound, but sometimes slip into speech fry territory more than anything else.

Overall, this is an odd track to me. The speech fry vocals don’t do a whole lot for me. The guitar solos are pretty decent. Still, the doubling of verses and nearly non-existent chorus just makes for a rather odd listening experience. Passable, but nothing big.

Score
6/10

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