This article covers the ZZ Top song. For the Mot??rhead EP of the same name see Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
"Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" is a song by American blues-rock band ZZ Top, originally released on their 1973 album Tres Hombres.
ZZ Top first recorded their song in 1973, and despite the fact that the song was a minor hit, they chose not to release it as a single, instead choosing the songs "Waitin' for the Bus", "Jesus Just Left Chicago", and "La Grange", respectively. In 2006, the album Tres Hombres was remastered and featured added bonus tracks of live versions of each of these songs. It became a frequent song in the band's live set around the time of its release, and has been played sparingly over the years, but has not been featured on any of the band's recent setlists.
It was, however featured on the compilations The Best of ZZ Top, Chrome, Smoke & BBQ, and Rancho Texicano. It is the only song on the Tres Hombres album to feature lead vocals by bassist Dusty Hill, who trades off every line with guitarist Billy Gibbons. Such a vocal style was repeated on certain songs on their later albums, such as "Heard it on the X", from Fandango!, "Pan Am Highway Blues" and "Avalon Hideaway", from Tejas, and "Don't Tease Me", from El Loco.