Top Beards

I was watching the BBC’s coverage of this year’s Glastonbury festival when Mark Everett and his band showed up. All the members of Eels seem to have fine beards, but Everett’s is most impressive indeed. It’s even longer than in the picture above and it shouldn’t be too long before they give ZZ Top a run for their money in the facial hair stakes. Here’s Eels doing a live instrumental version of La Grange followed by the clean-shaven Union Avenue‘s Johnny Cash-inspired take on Mexican Blackbird. Sporting a full set of whiskers, The Long Winters slightly rename Gimme All Your Lovin’ in their chilled-out interpretation. Finally, ZZ Top themselves sing a Sam & Dave number that opened their 1979 album Degüello and appeared as a single the following year. The lengthy beards of Dusty Hill and Billy Gibbons more than make up for their drummer’s smooth chin. His name is, of course, Frank Beard

La Grange (ZZ top cover) – Eels

Mexican Blackbird (ZZ Top cover) – Union Avenue

Give Me All Your Lovin’ (ZZ Top cover) – The Long Winters

I Thank You (Sam & Dave cover) – ZZ Top