ZZ Top release ‘Eliminator,’ their eighth and most successful album (1983)

ZZ Top’s “Eliminator” is their eighth (and their most successful) studio album recorded in Memphis and released on March 23, 1983 by Warner Bros..

Track Listing : 1.Gimme All Your Lovin’ (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) – 03:59 . 2.Got Me Under Pressure (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) – 04:00 . 3.Sharp Dressed Man (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) – 04:13 . 4.I Need You Tonight (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) – 06:14 . 5.I Got The Six (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) – 02:52 . 6.Legs (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) – 04:35 . 7.Thug (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) – 04:17 . 8.Tv Dinners (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) – 03:50 . 9.Dirty Dog (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) – 04:05 . 10.If I Could Only Flag Her Down (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) – 03:40 . 11.Bad Girl (Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Frank Beard) – 03:16

Musicians : Zz Top – Band . Billy Gibbons – Guitar, Vocals . Dusty Hill – Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals . Frank Beard – Drums, Percussion

Production : Produced By Bill Ham Terry Manning – Engineer . Linden Hudson – Engineer . Bob Ludwig – Mastering

Package : Bob Alford – Art Direction . Tom Hunnicutt – Artwork

Recorded 1982 At Ardent Studios, Memphis, Tennessee.

Released On March 23, 1983 By Warner Bros..

Video Director(s) : Tim Newman for “Gimme All Your Lovin,” “Sharp Dressed Man and “Legs” . Marios Pinzer for “TV Dinners” .

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My (less) embarrassing first record: ZZ Top – EliminatorJimi Hendrix once described Dusty Hill as his favourite guitarist, which was ironic as Dusty is the bassist (they are hard to tell apart because of the beards*). […]

Sputnikmusic.com
The whole album is white blues with technical prowess, and enough arena-rock trailer park twang to be loved by the common man. Even the mainstream metal crowd liked it. […]

Mark’s Record Reviews
But more on topic, this is ZZ Top going METAL. Not just METAL, but DANCEY-METAL. Which sounds ridiculous, but hear me out. The entire record is built upon huge, heavy, fuzzy walls of distorted chords riding a combination of Frank Beard’s real-life drumming and an electronic pulse beat. […]

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