JULY 5, 1980

1. El Deguello
2. I Thank You
3. Waitin For The Bus
4. Jesus Just Left Chicago
5. Precious & Grace
6. Manic Mechanic
7. Lowdown In The Street
8. Heard It On The X
9. Fool For Your Stockings
10. Cheap Sunglasses
11. Arrested For Driving While Blind
12. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
13. La Grange
14. Sloppy Drunk
15. Bar-B-Q
16. Dust My Broom
17. Jailhouse Rock
18. Tush
ZZ TOP were Headliners at both Rock Super Bowl's IX and XVIII.

had evolved into a full stadium SELL OUT act ! On their "Expect No Quarter" tour
promoting their "
DEGUELLO" album they opened each show with a cover of Sam & Dave's "I
Thank You" which often segued into "Waitin' for the Bus" and "Jesus Just Left Chicago". The
band performed in coliseums from 1979 through 1981. Unlike the previous Worldwide Texas
Tour, the Expect No Quarter Tour's stage set was simple and featured a drum riser with an
animated screen of the band's logo. The tour saw band members Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill
sport chest-length beards.

The "
Expect No Quarter" Tour had three legs and consisted of 79 shows. The tour took ZZ
Top to Europe for the first time. The
ir set list of songs included material from Degüello and their
previous albums, along with several covers. A concert in Essen, Germany was filmed as part of
the Rockpalast German television series, and was included on the ZZ Top DVD Double Down
Live released in October 2009.
1979 two years after the plane crash that killed Lynyrd Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, new guitarist Steve
Gaines, and his sister, backup singer Cassie Gaines, surviving members Gary Rossington and Allen Collins
(guitars), Leon Wilkeson (bass), and keyboardist Bill Powell decided to try working together again, this time
fronted by singer Dale Krantz. They were trying to be something other than a Lynyrd Skynyrd clone, although as
the latter group had expressed the musical leanings of all concerned quite honestly, they also weren't moving far
from the tree that had spawned them. Krantz had previously been a backup singer behind Donnie Van Zant,
Ronnie's brother, in .38 Special, which itself owed something to Skynyrd's sound. With Barry Harwood bringing a
third guitar to the table and Derek Hess taking the drummer spot, they pulled their sound together fast, and
waiting in the wings was MCA Records. The latter company was still reaping gold and platinum record awards
from the release of Lynyrd Skynyrd outtakes and compilations, and was very interested in any viable performing
group that could tap into that audience, and there was no one better suited at the time.

Rossington Collins Band, as they came to be called, were more than a cash-in effort. With three powerful
guitarists and a rhythm section the envy of anyone in rock, a strong singer fronting them, and the combined
talents of several good in-house songwriters, they were a solid hard rock outfit with a soulful edge. Fans flocked
to them in the second half of 1980 when they issued their first LP, Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere, which made it to
the Top 20 and earned a gold record award with help from the single "Don't Misunderstand Me." The group might
have been able to build on that beginning but for events in Allen Collins' life starting late that same year -- the
loss of his wife was only the beginning of a tragic series of events that ultimately destroyed his career and took
his life; it was enough to remove him from most of the creative aspects of the band's music, and he was barely
visible as a composer on the group's next album, This Is the Way (which was dedicated to Katy Collins'
memory). The album was surprisingly good considering the circumstances behind its recording and release,
rising into the Top 30.
Pat Travers started playing the Guitar at age 12 after he saw Jimi Hendrix perform
in Ottawa
, Canada. Travers began playing in bands early in his teens with bands
the Music Machine, Red Hot, and Merge, which played in clubs in the Canadian,
Quebec area. Pat Travers is best know for is audience interaction and the hit
"Boom Boom Out Go The Lights" which always seems to be the first Rock n Roll
song that always includes the audience members to complete the now
thats Rock n Roll !
Rossington Collins Band on Stage
Triumph on Stage