Category: ZZ TOP

ZZ TOP – Eliminator [Collector’s Edition remastered +7] HQ

As requested, here’s ZZ TOP defining, stairway to popularity album “Eliminator” in its Warner Brothers Records digipak Collector’s Edition release featuring a remastered version of the original LP, along with a bunch of bonus tracks and a juicy 20-page booklet with new liner notes.
To many people “Eliminator” was a desperate act to keep their head above water in a raising MTV era, to others, a total sell-out. Truth is ZZ Top’s eighth album, released in 1983 (13 years after their debut), is their biggest-selling album to date, and make ’em super-stars.
Logging in at well over two years on the charts and spawning five singles — “Got Me Under Pressure,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’, “Sharp Dressed Man,” “Legs” and “TV Dinners” — the wacky trio really found their sea-legs when it came to projecting their music via a fairly new medium to a brand new audience — music video for the MTV generation.
I used to think album tracks like “I Need You Tonight” and “Thug” were listless fillers — until I heard them brightened up on this remaster…

BILLY F GIBBONS – Hardware (2021)

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and ZZ TOP frontman BILLY F GIBBONS wants to take you on a desert trip with “Hardware“, his third release as a solo artist coming out this weekend. He compiled a group of a-listers including Matt Sorum (drums), Austin Hanks (guitar) and headed into the California desert to record in Pioneertown.
“Hardware” features the guitar prowess and vocals that have made Billy a legend but it also shows him stretching his music landscape past the place where the road ends…

BILLY F GIBBONS (ZZ Top) – The Big Bad Blues (2018)

Legendary ZZ Top frontman BILLY F GIBBONS will release his second solo album “The Big Bad Blues”, and I pleased to say this is a hot rockin’ album. I didn’t enjoyed too much Gibbon’s 2015’s Arfo-Cuban flavored ‘Perfectamundo’, but “The Big Bad Blues” is pure ‘down and dirty’ bluesy Rock N’ Roll to die for. Co-produced by Billy and Joe...

SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE – West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco (2016)

Re-posted as requested, one of the best rocking-blues band / album appeared in many time. “West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco” is the debut album from super-group SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE, and it’s one hell of a CD – a stunningly great album featuring the talent of bassist/producer Fabrizio Grossi, guitarist/vocalist Lance Lopez and legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff. The three members...

V.A. – Hard Rock Beyond the Hits (2017)

V.A. – Hard Rock Beyond the Hits (2017)

Warner Music Group has put together a very interesting compilation titled “Hard Rock Beyond the Hits“, comprising some really good ‘inside tracks’ taken from albums of artists from their back catalog.These are songs that never were hits but many certainly deserved that status. Indeed, most of the bands featured here were multi-platinum sellers, but the idea was to feature songs...

ZZ TOP – Eliminator [original mix] (2013)

* Legends ZZ TOP finally have all have all their 1970-1990 albums remastered as it should be: in its original mix. On this just released box from Rhino Records, “ZZ Top – The Complete Studio Albums 1970-1990 (Warner Bros. 8122-79664-2)”, is exactly what you’re getting at. Back in 1987, at the dawn of the CD era, ZZ Top’s label released...

ZZ TOP – La Futura (2012)

* After nearly a decade’s wait, fans of ‘that little ole’ band from Texas’ called ZZ TOP will be rewarded on September 11 with the trio’s 15th album, “La Futura”. The new ten-song record was co-produced by Rick Rubin and the band’s ever-so-stylish guitarist and singer Billy Gibbons. Regular visitors of this site may have already read my review of...

ZZ TOP – Texicali EP (2012)

* As a tease for their first album of original material in nine years, ZZ TOP are releasing the EP “Texicali”. During that recording break ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, toured tirelessly to a now-cross-generational audience and teamed up with producer Rick Rubin to make a new album. Musically, “Texicali EP” is as...