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|Released||September 17, 1996|
|Genre||Blues rock, hard rock|
|Producer||Billy Gibbons, Bill Ham|
|ZZ Top chronology|
Rhythmeen is the twelfth studio album by the American blues rock band ZZ Top, released in 1996. It is the first ZZ Top album to have a title track, which is the first track on the album (though Antenna featured a song called "Antenna Head"). It is also the last album with longtime producer, Bill Ham.
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
Allmusic gave it a mixed review, stating: "ZZ Top's long-awaited return to blues finally arrived in 1996, well over a decade after they abandoned their simple three-chord boogie for a synth and drum machine-driven three-chord boogie."
|4.||"What's Up with That"||Gibbons, Joe Hardy, Luther Ingram, Mack Rice||5:19|
|5.||"Vincent Price Blues"||Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard||6:04|
|6.||"Zipper Job"||Gibbons, Hill, Beard||4:14|
|8.||"She's Just Killing Me"||Gibbons, Hill, Beard||4:55|
|9.||"My Mind Is Gone"||Gibbons, Hardy, Gary Moon, Stevie Wonder||4:06|
|11.||"Prettyhead"||Gibbons, Hill, Beard||4:37|
|12.||"Hummbucking, Pt. 2"||Gibbons, Hill, Beard||5:13|
- Bonus track [Japan]
|13.||"Isn't Love Amazing"||Gibbons||5:15|
- Billy Gibbons – guitar, vocals
- Dusty Hill – bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals, lead vocal on "Loaded"
- Frank Beard – drums, percussion
- James Harman - harmonica on "What's Up With That"
- Producers – Billy Gibbons, Bill Ham
- Engineer – Joe Hardy
- Assistant engineers – Lizzie Harrah, Gary Moon
- Mixing – Joe Hardy
- Mastering – Bob Ludwig
- Director – Douglas Biro
- Art direction – Sean Mosher-Smith
- Design – Billy Gibbons, Sean Mosher-Smith
- Photography – James Bland
- Studio - John Moran's House of Funk aka Digital Services Recording
“We originally had a working title of ‘Nearing The Completion Stage'. But, it was the backbeat, that mean groove, which hit us as a strong recurring element of the album. So, we did our customary play on words, shuffling words about until we came up with our own invention – a feel-good elixir named Rhythmeen.”
Album – Billboard (United States)
|1996||The Billboard 200||29|
Singles – Billboard (United States)
|1996||"Bang Bang"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||22|
|1996||"She's Just Killing Me"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||12|
|1996||"What's Up with That"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||5|
|1997||"Rhythmeen"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||35|
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- "ZZ Top: Rhythmeen". RollingStone.com. February 2, 1996. Archived from the original on 2009-05-25. Retrieved June 16, 2012.
- Cross, Charles R. (2004). "ZZ Top". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 907-8. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
- "ZZ Top - Rhythmeen (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
- Vogel, Michael (27 September 1996) "ZZ Top - Rhythmeen". The Album Network
- Billy Gibbons Rock&Roll Gearhead book