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"Treat Her Right" - Billy Gibbons (Roy Head Cover) [YouTube Official Music Video]

Francesco Marano

by Francesco Marano

Published September 15, 2015

ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons has shared an official music video for the track "Treat Her Right." The tune will be on his upcoming debut solo album, Perfectamundo. Watch it above on YouTube.

The song is a cover of Roy Head's hit "Treat Her Right," which Gibbons talked about in a recent interview with Rolling Stone:

Roy Head's original appeared in 1965 on Houston's own Backbeat label and was an earth shaker at the time... He was a wild Texas cat doing that blue-eyed soul thing in the midst of the British invasion and getting over in a big way. Roy's still at it today — he has an over-the-top act which is slated to headline this year's Ponderosa Stomp fest in New Orleans — now that's some serious staying power. A couple of years after 'Treat Her Right,' a single followed titled 'You're Almost Tuff,' with a B-side called 'Tush Hog.' It goes without saying that Roy's influence is long-standing.

Backed by musicians dubbed "The BFG’s," the sultry track follows a 12 bar blues progression, sprinkled with an Afro-Cuban flavor. There's some spicy keyboard playing, and the dirty sounding guitar solo is a perfect fit. There are also some obvious similarities to J.J. Cale's 1979 track "Sensitive Kind" in the lyrics and bluesy latin groove.

Situated in a bar, Billy brings the song to life in the atmospheric music video, demonstrating how a woman should and should not be treated. Don't boss her around, and certainly don't look at other women when you're with her, or else you'll end up alone like the guy in the video.

Pick up Perfectamundo on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3). It's set for a November 6, 2015 release.

For the latest music, news, and tour dates from ZZ Top, check out their Zumic artist page.

Billy Gibbons and The BFG's Perfectamundo album cover art

Source: Concord Music Group YouTube

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