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ZZ Top – Eliminator (1983)

September 29, 2012

[Album 97/1001]

Business Tip #7: Image is everything.

Using 3 words or less, describe a typical rock star image.
a) Like Mick Jagger.
b) Or Keith Richards.
c) Chest-length beards (?)

Add sunglasses to option c) and you’ve got the look of 2 of the 3 members of ZZ Top.  The only member of the trio without a beard?  The felicitously named Frank Beard.

Perhaps best classified as ‘disco rock,’ this album’s full of straight ahead, toe-tapping fun.  Though I still prefer their cameo as the 1885 band in Back to The Future III.

Self-deprecating humour also never hurts.  When asked why the customized 1933 Ford coupe was featured on the album cover instead of the band and their trademark image: it looked better than they did.


From → 1980s

  1. This album = EPIC! Gimme all your lovin, Sharp Dressed Man, Legs… need I say more?

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