Friday, March 21, 2008

526. ZZ Top - Eliminator (1983)















Track Listing


1. Gimme All Your Lovin'
2. Got Me Under Pressure
3. Sharp Dressed Man
4. I Need You Tonight
5. I Got The Six
6. Legs
7. Thug
8. TV Dinners
9. Dirty Dog
10. If I Could Only Flag Her Down
11. Bad Girl

Review

Unfortunately this album is not another Tres Hombres, ZZ Top have moved quite a bit far from their original dirty blues-rock sound, the influence is still there but all the paraphernalia of the 80's has been added on top of it.

The album is quite a fun one to listen to, however, from the great hit singles to some of the less well known songs, but I don't seriously think this would be anything I would put on for my listening pleasure.

That said, it is not a bad album, just not a really great one. The playing is pretty good, the lyrics are appropriately inane and the beat is extremely solid, but it still sounds more like a novelty album than anything else.

Track Highlights


1. Legs
2. Sharp-dressed Man
3. I Got The Six
4. Gimme All Your Lovin'

Final Grade

7/10

Trivia

From Wikipedia:

It was the band's most successful album, having reached Diamond status. The album is a successful blend of blues rock and analog synthesizers. In 1989, it was ranked #39 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the The 100 Greatest Albums of the 80's. In 2003, the album was ranked number 396 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Great Video for Legs:

2 comments:

Thomas said...

I missed you! My week sucked without you! Thank you for making it better!

Francisco Silva said...

Sorry! I was in Paris.

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