ZZ TOP - "ELIMINATOR" 1983

ZZ TOP


"ELIMINATOR"

1983

GIMME ALL YOUR LOVIN' - Ear opening track for me not familiar with too much Blue, something like I had never heard before.  That pumping drumbeat and twangy Country guitar solos with a sound that seemed like there were definitely more than two guitarists on the record, it was so big and loud.  Add the catchy chorus and it was an immense introduction to ZZ Top.  The video was the first in the classic "keyring and car" videos.

GOT ME UNDER PRESSURE - This was a classic fast Blues guitar driven track, searing guitar solos and the same pumping drumbeat that appeared on the first single.  Not sure why this wasn't accepted by the Brits in our charts, maybe the chorus wasn't as catchy or as frequent.

SHARP DRESSED MAN - The old saying goes "if it ain't broke don't fix it"Same goes for this track, all the elements were re-invented from "Gimme All Your Lovin'".  Again another catchy chorus and Blues Rock in abundance.

I NEED YOU TONIGHT - Classic Rock mixed with 80s Rock, at just over 6 minutes it is a guitarist's dream, lots of solos and change in styles throughout.  A classic "air guitar" track.

I GOT THE SIX - A real Heavy Rock track, almost like Motorhead, a real angry, pulsating drum and guitar extravaganza.  Top track!
 
LEGS - An ideal "driving" song, chug-a-chug drums and guitars, with a great Texas vibe, Blues and Country twang, memorable chorus, it is just a great song!Definitely my favourite ZZ Top song, if not only for the video! Check it out, you will see why it is called "Legs"!

THUG -  Experimental track, mixing a few styles together, moments of some great funky "slap bass" in here.  Mostly instrumental but creative musicianship at its best.

TV DINNERS - This had a really weird, scary video and this 4th single also failed to chart here.  It is a much slower track, with a lot more Blues elements, the slow drawl of the guitars and laid back drumbeat, not one of my alltime favourites but its a very quirky, eerie song!

DIRTY DOG -  Back to the popular ZZ Top riffs, with a little Thin Lizzy hidden in there at times.  Similar to the "Gimme/Sharp/Legs" trilogy but adding some Classic Rock of the 70s and 80s.

IF I COULD ONLY FLAG HER DOWN -  Reminds me of Status Quo a little, almost 12 bar blues.  A catchy chorus and great Blues solos and slide guitars.

BAD GIRL - Classic 80s Rock, early ACDC, Def Leppard etc.  Another throbbing rhythm and more typical Rock gruff scream vocals.  Foot stomper for the rockers!



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