Second album in a row that absolutely rips. The first few beats of the drum track that kicks off 'Gimme All Your Lovin'' is a free shot of dopamine every time. I think the songwriting is one point, the guitar playing is chewy, and Gibbons' rough voice contrasts wonderfully with the buzz and whoosh of the synths. They never really cracked it again properly, in my estimation - not totally - but as a synthesis of Texas boogie and new wave instrumentation, this was unique and never bettered.
I love Billy Gibbons (I was just listening to 'La Grange' the other day). He's an incredible guitarist, great vocalist, great songwriter, and a wonderful showman (in the most positive sense of the word). I do like this album and a lot of ZZ Top's work. When an artist (or anyone, really) is genuinely having fun at what they do, it's infectious. I lean more towards their more raw, "dirty blues" stuff because I do that generally when it comes to blues-based rock, but this is a fun album.
Classic, but definitely not classy.
I’m having trouble describing how I feel about ZZ Top. For the most part I love their hits, and so Sharp Dressed Man and Gimme All Your Lovin’ were great listens, as always. I really don’t care for their slower songs, and this album has two of those, including the hit, Legs. The rest of their songs kind of feel like slightly less good clones of their hits, making this a pretty consistent record, I suppose. For me that was really frustrating. Listening to the deep cuts was king of like… listening to your favorite song on a radio station whose range you are on the very edge of, so you’re getting some static and maybe someone reading off baseball scores. It would be better to just change the station rather than try and listen in those circumstances. And so as I made my way through this album, I just found myself wanting to go back to the singles at the top of the record, or not listen to it at all. By the way, all their records are like this for me, and I hope another one doesn’t show up on here. The exception that proves the rule is their greatest hits, which is pure fire. As far as belonging on this list, it’s mf’ing ZZ Top. It’s worth pointing out that basically all of my favorite artists list Billy Gibbons as a massive influence to them, so for that I am grateful. My personal enjoyment: 3/5 Did it belong on this list: 5/5
This album is high energy and has some of the great ZZ Top songs
The perfect mix of kick-the-dirt punk and fun rock ballads
Such a fantastic album, always great
What an album!
An awesome rock album that blends blues with 80s dance music, creating timeless radio hits and fun.
Classic, high energy, all around good time.
Damn. This is a quality album that clearly shows off ZZ Top’s iconic style. A lot of great hits and a great overall album.
Love this album. One of the first vinyls I had in high school.
Classic blues guitar rock. Reminds of a dingy bar filled with smoke.
Car driving music!
Great album, start to finish. Even enjoyed hearing a song about TV dinners.
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What a great album. It's nothing but jam after jam that manage to just barely avoid being cheesy and, instead, come off as truly iconic. Just a really fun album.
great album for southern rock noodling. Knew lot of ZZ top but only actually recognized a few from this one. Love how an album can be so unabashedly horny, and still devote a song to tv dinners.
One word Wednesday: Dusty And I have to add that this album is better than most give it credit. Almost 40 years of several tracks being overplayed and several retrospectively-Uber-cheesy videos don’t help either. Also some great tunes that seldom hit the radio - “ I Got the Six” & “TV Dinners” 4.5 stars, but I’m rounding up in memory of recently departed Bass player Dusty Hill. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Listworthy = 👍
glad i listened - almost didn't - but now i know that one montage song from 30 rock when tracy and jenna go shopping, and that is priceless
Still love it.
If you don't like this, then frankly, there's no help for you. Absolutely rattles along with dirty funky riffs galore.
This album’s got Legs and I love to listen to it while eating my TV Dinners. BTW, its also got Gimme All Your Lovin, Got Me Under Pressure and Sharp Dressed Man. This is the album where they broke into a more mainstream sound from their blues band past. My favorite ZZ Top album. 5
-"Gimme All Your Lovin'" is such a catchy tune and the riff after the chorus is awesome -"Got Me Under Pressure" is such an awesome song and I'm surprised it isn't a bigger bit. Something about it is just so awesome. The guitar riff grooves, and the pattern of the lyrics makes it super catchy. Although, I do prefer the live version where the lyrics have a bit more oomph -"Sharp Dressed Man" is a ZZ Top Classic. Great riff, and I personally love the "...black tie (black tie)" bit. -"I Got the Six" is a totally rad song. The drum riff thing in the choruses is great, and the drumming just keeps an awesome beat behind the slick guitar work throughout. Some of these sound pretentious but it's cuz I would just be repeating myself for half these songs. Also the scream after like the second chorus is pretty crazy -"Legs" is a total classic, and the synth riff is pretty sweet, with plenty of "live" work over the top -"Thug" was actually the first song I heard from ZZ Top after knowing "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Cheap Sunglasses" for years. The syncopated slap bass stuff is so cool, it's like catchy and unpredictable. -"TV Dinners," "Dirty Dog," "If Only I Could Flag Her Down," and "Bad Girl" are all solid, but don't have some big standout feature -Overall super solid and grooving album
Really good rock. I like this better than Tres Hombres.
Give Me All Your Loving is a great boogying tune. Its not just the singles that have this deep and abiding sense of groove. What a kickass album.
A few of these songs have been burned into my memory after years of hearing them, but this is catchy stuff. Couldn't bring myself to give it less than 4/5.
Hard to believe this album came out in the 80s
Very good - surprised I don’t have this.
Fed rock. Fed guitar og og fængende sange. 3.5 stjerne
Bears guys got good guitar again.
Liked this much more than anticipated. Somehow, I never listened to any ZZ Top before. But they had some nice and groovy songs like "sharp dressed man" or "legs"
Angst lyrics but 90’s rock sound.
Pretty sweet guitar riffs
Goooood. I like it. Have always heard of ZZ Top but never gave them a listen.
sharp dressed man, legs, gimme all your lovin - some classics here. Texas rock blues
Entertaining classic southern rock album.
Easy to forget how hard ZZ rocks sometimes. Inspired me to make an Old Head Rock playlist.
Great driving music, as shown by the hot rod cover
Hard rock soul, memorable riffs, and a lot of blues. I love it!
Bon album a mettre avec papa
Fun classic rock and roll
Fantastic listen; a lot of very good songs packed in here.
Pretty mellow, pretty good.
Good upbeat jams to listen to
Quite enjoyed it, especially Gary!
Ich kannte die Band, hab aber noch nie ein Album durchgehört. Gar nicht mal so schlecht! Da sind zwei drei Lieder drauf, die man (unbewusst) kennt - funzt aber auch gut am Stück. Also: Zack, aufs Motorrad und dem Sonnenuntergang entgegen :P
A guilty pleasure album for sure. Not a bad song on it, but the music isn't that great. It feels artificial somehow. I was very surprised to learn this was 80s music. It feels very 70s but with 80s production. I feel bad giving it a 3, but does it earn a 4? It's a 3.75.
You've got to love "Gimme all your lovin'", it's such a classic. Really enjoyed this whole album although I didn't expect to.
Gimmie All Your Lovin' is a banger. Remember that from the GTA IV days. Oof. Got Me Under Pressure, sounds like a groovy trucker tune. Excellent guitar work. Sharp Dressed Man sounds like a reworked version of Gimmie All Your Lovin', not the most creative effort on the record. Still got a groove, no doubt. I Need You Tonight, a slow pit stop from the rest of the album. Calm little jam. Definitely one for the fluffer mix. I Got The Six brilliant energy reinforcer. Legs also brilliant. Nice ballad. Thug, interesting bass work. Very trucker funk. I like it. TV Dinners is a steady tune. Dirty Dog makes me wonder if they know any other timings for their guitar work.... If I Could shows some variation...nice Bad Girl sounds a little...repetitive. Funny to say after most of the album is repetitive guitar work, but solid mixes and tunes overall.
Pleasantly surprised! Makes me want to explore more ZZ top.
Listening to this, it seems so unlikely that these guys were as big as they were in the 80s. But the songs are generally pretty good. Also, when I hear the song Legs, I picture a video where a woman is going around, kicking guys in the nuts. So, extra star.
I'm enjoying this more than I expected!
Surprisingly enjoyable. Good, hard R&R. Useful to drown out sounds of roommate hanky panky.
Fun album. I recognized most of the songs.
A quality hard rock album. Some of ZZ Top's best.
The boys doing what they do best
Great album Classic rock :)
Good foot tapping classic rock and roll 8/10
ZZtop need I say more
Some classics on here
Every song sounds the same, but honestly, I liked the vibe.
A fine album...very listenable. The hits are great but the album cuts are strong as well. 4 🌟
ZZTop. Classic. Old men with huge beards singing about cars and women and with loud, tangy guitars. What's not to like?
I love the energy of this album. It definitely has that 80's electronic rock feel good vibe going for it.
At the risk of jinxing it, I'll say it: it looks like we're entering another classics week! ZZ Top, what a world. These guys are pretty goofy classic rock simpletons, and I don't fault them for that at all. The beards are a hilarious gimmick. "TV Dinner" are you kidding me? Can anyone be mad at this kind of music? I certainly can't. This album has THE hits too, in "Gimme All Your Lovin" and "Sharp Dressed Man." Is it all that fantastic or special? No, but it holds a place in my heart. Favorite tracks: Gimme All Your Lovin', Sharp Dressed Man, Dirty Dog, Legs, I Got the Six. Album cover: ABSOLUTELY ICONIC. I never saw it up close like this before, never realized it was a drawing rather than a picture. Bright, bold colors for the car and the text/band logo. This one is a classic. 4.5/5
One of the classic rock greats!! This album has almost all the ZZ Top Top Hits. I thought I had listened to this album a long time ago and maybe I did because the other songs on the album, while decent, didn't do much to stick out to me, besides TV Dinners due to its weirdness. When your album has Gimme All Your Lovin', Sharp Dressed Man, and Legs, there isn't much more you need on it so the fluff didn't bother me. These are songs that have followed us through childhood and remind me of summers lifeguarding and Santa Clause. Not to mention the epic album cover with the fancy car shootings its lights into the distance.
Loved this Album…
Definite Classic. Very strong 4/5. Lots of great songs. Maybe just a little bit too commercial.
ZZ top tunes
Oooh this has sharp dressed man, dope. I mean it's good for what it is. I'll give it four stars.
Great stuff 👍🏼
nice zztop album, fast rock and roll, 2 hit songs but the rest follows right after
Razor sharp guitar playing over a watertight rhythm section. These songs make up an album of classic ZZ Top tunes. I loved the colour of the riffs and solos, and the feel of the music perfectly fits the album art. Will be listening again.
I liked it. Of course I have heard all the hits. If the songs were all like that it would be an easy 5. 4.4.
Muy buen sonido, me encantó.
I'm not sure that there are actually 11 different tracks here --- more like two and a half. What I'm saying is, some of these songs sound the same. Except Thug, which sounds like the theme from Seinfeld. But what the heck --- it's peppy and fun and I had a good time bopping around the kitchen making dinner and waxing nostalgic about high school cheerleading as I listened.
Friggin' great record!
Real mixed bag here. Lots of fun songs but starts to get a little repetitive. The hits like "Sharp Dressed Man" and "Legs" alone are worth it though. Also really liked "If I Could Only Flag Her Down" which I'd never heard before. 3.5 stars.
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8/10. Surprisingly good
Surprisingly good, recognized more of the songs than I was expecting. 7
Drum machines in pop music are almost always a mistake. They're a special shame here as the fusion of hard and Southern rock is nearly immaculate. The tracklist is a bit uneven, but the best-known songs are not the best ones and at this BPM you're all but required to turn your brain way down.
I used to own a tape of this when it came out. Classic album that I haven't listened to for years.
I've long heard that Eliminator is THE ZZ Top album to beat, but I've never listened to it, so here goes. The sound of the album is a bit of a shock. It's pure 80s corporate arena rock. The rhythms are robotically precise and thuddingly literal. There's that 80s sheen and slickness, the gated reverb and chorus on the vocals. The sound is compressed--my guess is that if you looked at a waveform of this music, it would look like a brick. And yet it still sounds like ZZ Top, just the MTV version. If all of this sounds like a putdown, it really isn't. Somehow, ZZ Top went for the biggest, dumbest, most commercial sound possible without coming across as sellouts. They even manage to incorporate synths and sequencers into their sound without making you want to barf. How? Wisely, the traditional guitars and vocals remain paramount--on Legs, for example, the sequenced synth comes across as a grace note, a single layer of modernity in the typical Texas boogie. Same goes for the drum machine on Thug. Interestingly, ZZ Top opts to steadily make the drum machines, synths and sequencers more prominent in the arrangements as the album wears on, but never so much that they lose the essence of their sound. As it turns out, Eliminator is a master class in updating a band for the MTV era, a path that is littered with the corpses of 70s era bands. Good for them. The songs themselves are sturdy constructions without being especially memorable, with the exception of Sharp Dressed Man.
Love it! New ZZ Top fan, right here!
Slick production and hugely influential - if a little formulaic in the middle. If I ever get a job as a long haul trucker this album will help keep me fired up through the twilight stretches.
Really not something I would come back to very often....But i really did enjoy it. It was a pretty solid sounding album.
Rock. On. This was energetic as all hell and I am totally here for it. Lyrically, it was not life-changing, but that is fine. I was head-banging anyway.
Loved it.....besides the hits there's some class other tunes in there
I never listen to ZZ Top but I like them. This record - from what I understand having watched a documentary a while back - was the crossoever that this band desperately needed after years of middling chart performance. They paid a lot of dues before recording this record. I don't need to say more than that. This record deserves to be on this list and it is a strong showing.
I love the groove of ZZ Top. This isn't my fav album of theirs, but is still great.
Love ZZ Top, I do prefer their earlier more raw blues albums, but this one is so much fun and has so many hits, so can’t not give 4 stars.
A little more grungy than Tres Hombres. Still loved it, but the grooves and guitar are a bit clearer and smoother in Tres Hombres.
it was ok i guess.
80s excess drenched in some classic, southern fried blues. The riffs are great, might be a little fat to trim. Some, dare I say, interesting song topic choices (I'm looking at you "TV Dinners"). "Sharp Dressed Man" plays in everyone's head when they put on a suit. Favorite tracks: "Dirty Dog", "Gimme All Your Lovin'"
ZZ Toppia, toimii tietenkin vaikkei mun lemppari olekaan
only heard like half of it unfortunately but still, not my thing
Kivasti soivaa rockia noin kokonaisuutena ja pari kovaa lekaa.
Flashy trip through history
I want to like it but it's just not enough for a 4 for me. The songs are just a bit too simple for me, both lyrically aswell as musically but they lack the catchiness of for example CCR
It's OK! I'm not really super-duper into the whole 80's rock scene but I gave it a listen.
It's good , but the relentless pounding drum machine is bit much...
Not a huge ZZ TOP fan, but see how the album makes the list
It was fine.
Nothing mind-blowing, but a lot better than expected! "Sharp-Dressed Man" and "Legs" are the standouts!
Ganz ok. Wieder ein Album, zu dem ich nichts weiter sagen kann.
Something was lost from their older stuff. This is too polished, too... 80s, but in a bad way.
Enjoyed. It made me think of the tv show Bones. Would listen again
i liked it but nothing extraordinary
While not ZZ Top's best album (personally that honor goes to "Degüello") this album rocketed them to huge commercial success, and was my first album of theirs. it has arguably their biggest hits, and some stinkers, but overall a very good album.
Fun record. Love their sound, even if a lot of tracks blend together.
Not the kind of music I'd listen to on a daily basis, or ever, as a matter of fact. I'm just not a fan of blues-rock in general. However, I still think this album is interesting due to its production history, the fact that it was the first ZZ Top album made using synths and drum machines plus guitars and that it was basically just Billy Gibbons and the producer in the studio, while Dusty Hill and Frank Beard did almost nothing.
I occassionally think Gimme All Your Lovin' is Huey Lewis. Whoops.
The first ‘whole’ ZZ Top album I’ve listened to. The hits are SO good. The non hits are SO forgettable. All balances out.
Grand for the background. Some good riffs.
Well, nice listening that guitars and the distorsion, but seeing the videos on MTV make a great difference
This sounds like rock music
This album is very common and easy to listen to. I know that it should be considered a great rock album for 83, but nowadays, the age came and it just an ok album.
3.6 - Fun, bouncy blues rock with some synth elements to modernize the sound for 1983. Some of their biggest hits are here - "Sharp Dressed Man", "Gimme All Your Lovin'", "Legs." Also some throwaway tracks, notably "TV Dinners", which sounds like it was written by a 9 year old.
Too much white noise.
Very riff heavy songs a fun listen
Some of this could be brilliant but needs to lose the synthesisers and the ridiculously clean production. Would probably be great without those.
Is “I got the six” about a size queen looking for a gay hookup?
Good fun! Some bangers. Between a 3 and a 4. Gonna go with.... hmmm a 3.
Enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would. I was flirting with 4 stars, but the second half was less impressive than the first. 7/10
Perusrokkia Ameriikasta. Tätä kuunnellessa pystyi kuvittelemaan itsensä alasarjan jääkiekkopeliin, kun kuuluttaja pistää jytää c-kasetilta. Vähän jo jossain kohtaa mietin pitäisikö tarjota ihan nelosta, mutta pyöristin kuitenkin kolmoseen. Sharp Dressed Man oli tietty se hittibiisi, mutta levy rullasi muutenkin kivasti eteenpäin. Joissain kohdin kitarajurnuttelut olivat kuitenkin turhan pitkiä ja jumittavia.
All the hits, lots of fun and does what it says on the tin.
Deece. A low 3
Great rockin album. Three or four songs that got WAY too much airplay, but the rest of the songs are strong.
Simppeli resepti. Homma lähtee kitarariffillä ja sitten rummut ja basso ihan normaalisti. Texasin Kotiteollisuus. Kolme ajatonta hittiä, mutta loput levystä aikalailla täytettä. Tai same old same mutta vähän eri mausteilla. Kitarasoolot oli välillä loppumattoman pitkiä ja hitaammat biisit varsin outoja. Pelkästään hittien takia kuitenkin 3.
I'm finding it difficult to form an opinion for this album, I think I liked it but I don't see myself ever listening to it again so...
3.5/5 I'll have to relisten, although it's kind of interesting!
Mostly dull, but 2 very catchy songs. Never really got in tune with ZZ.
I Need You Tonight is a great song. Decent album, would listen to again.
Macht Lust auf eine neue Staffel Peaky Blinders.
Teils guter und harter Rock. Allerdings hab ich mich nach 4-5 Liedern sattgehört. Mit einem Tag Abstand merke ich, wie sehr mir Musik mit echten Instrumenten doch manchmal fehlt und wie schön raue Rockstücke sein können.
Route 66, Bärte, Motorräder, Rockmusik...
Nice pick. I liked it just fine.
Some great tracks, some duds too. There are better ZZ Top albums but always worth dipping into
Fast women, faster cars. It was certainly a different era.
Paar Banger drauf. Album ist okay. Mehr Bart wäre wünschenswert
I went into this album thinking I wasn’t a ZZ Top fan. And I went out realizing that was still true. This album has its moments and its good in its own way. I don’t really enjoy how just about every song is about the objectification of a woman.
its a fine rock album. honestly better than I expected it to be but still nothing crazy to write home about
ZZ Top was one of the first bands I saw live (2008 Orange Bowl halftime show) but I had no idea who they were.
Kind of forgettable
I def dislike this but it is an unheralded ingredient of mainstream 80s rock for sure
Alright, but not fantastic. A few good songs, but unfortunately, the rest are not very interesting.
Sharp Dressed Man is one of those songs I've heard 100 times played by cover bands, but I don't think I ever listened to the actual song until now. Really good stuff, tasteful synth usage on top of the standard rock sound. They sure made the most of the minor pentatonic scale.
I liked the non-hits as much as the hits, but the entire album is knocked down one star by the TV dinner mess of a song.
This is a fun listen. I appreciate the eighties electronic textures. Favourite track is TV Dinners.
It all sounds the same but it’s as classic rock as it gets
They were great in their time. Liked their music more then then now.
There are some amazing songs on here, but there are also a couple that kind drag on… for me they balance the album between not quite being incredible, but not quite being a bad album either
I like ZZ Top but this is just basic classic rock. Nothing spectacular
Very 80s rock production, sadly not enough ZZ Top blues for a higher score, but a solid album.
ZZ Top was the face of blues for millions following the release of this album. ZZ Top were quite vocal about their blues roots and their influences in legends like Howlin Wolf or any of the Kings. After all, they made huge contributions like the renovation of the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. This album was a transition period into a much harder sound incorporating synths typical of the 80s. But these songs still follow true to the blues formula, found in most of the songs, especially the guitar solos. Of course the highlights are the three singles. My personal favorite is the lesser known of the three "Legs", probably because of the computerized synths and lighter tone. I liked a lot of songs, especially on the second side, to be weak. Why? Well, I like the variety in funky synths. And the blues sound is there... sometimes. But it sounded too much like other hard rock or synth of the era. It tried too hard to be commercialized, and in the end the songs themselves did not stand out. And I wonder if any of the songs would have stood out if not for the MTV heavy rotation. Overall, it is an enjoyable experience with great radio staples but tried too hard to be something of its time.
Noh brilliant nor bad…
Lustige Mischung aus schlichtrock und guten Sachen
Straight up rock. Aight
This album is great blues influenced rock. So catchy and so fun. I love this record. If you don’t smile during TV dinners you may need to talk to a professional.
Pretty cheesy but a solid album and fun to listen to 6/10
Legs is one of the best rock tracks of all time, Give Me All Your Loving has been used to death in adverts so just makes me think of sofa sales. The rest is nice but it all blends into one for me, it’s very of it’s time and not my cup of tea.
I tend to think of zz top as gezers but they seem like they might have been pretty hip back in the 80s. pretty decent classic rock album but likely not one I'll come back to often.
Good ol' classic rock and roll. Deserves a 3.5 but I can't quite get it to a 4.
Decent listen. Several hits that were fun, most of the others were ok but a lot of the same sound.
Another prominent star in the constellation of my pop adolescence. Friday Night Videos standards for many months. Clearly guitar is the star here, and it doesn’t get much better for this style of American heavy rock. The singing shows its weakness whenever the material gets slightly challenging though, and the lyrics at best have a slick but superficial stylishness, at its peak in Sharp Dressed Man.
Nokkrir bangerar. Fín plata!
Hit singles lifting a solid rock album that wears its blues history on its sleeve as a badge of honour. Nostalgia and knowing wink glosses over the sexism. A step into the mainstream for a jobbing rock band.
meh not my type of music but was okay
notttt really to my tastes - every drum beat the same - all songs seemed to be the same tempo. some nice vocals and guitars though i'll give them that
Fairly standard MOR rockers, some better than others. 'Legs' is a nice change of direction, and I'm fascinated by the fact they stopped thinking about sex for just long enough to write a song about TV dinners.
Enjoyable rock for a Monday morning
The hits are hits for a reason, all that guitar is goddamn catchy shit and I'm here for it. But the album does become quite monotonous as it goes on. Thank you for giving us "Legs" and knowing how to use them.
Rock al palo. Nada de cosas raras. Con un par de hits para que todo el mundo se sienta familiarizada con la banda
When I first started working, I was on a project with a retirement age gentleman. The main thing I remember about him is that my coworker told me his daughter was the woman in the Legs video. Well what did google pop up when I searched for “ZZ Top legs girl”? A 2013 nostalgic blog post by an 80s music video aficionado where he tracked down the Legs woman and sort of interviewed her. She remembered, “I think the most memorable scene (although some would disagree, preferring the lingerie shot) was being placed by the biker up on the counter and spinning to kick off my boyfriend’s boss. In the process, by accident, just a peek of the crotch of my underwear showed. I was ahead of Sharon Stone. A true slip and never brought to my attention.” https://www.noblemania.com/2013/07/the-girl-in-video-legs-1984-part-1-of-3.html?m=1 The guy tracked down and interviewed a number of lesser known 80s music video stars, like all five women from Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love. The site is a hoot for consumers of 80s MTV. I watched the Legs video for the first time. All I can say is that special effects were poor in 1983, amazingly so. ZZ Top are at their best when the guitars are driving things forcefully with a steady beat from the drummer. Songs like Gimme All Your Lovin’, Sharp Dressed Man, Legs, and Bad Girl. It’s a bit boring otherwise.
Is ZZ Top peak rock and roll? Anything more quintessentially rock and roll than ZZ Top and Billy Gibbons' whole aesthetic? And is there anything more peak of the peak than "TV Dinners?" They wrote and recorded and, I assume, repeatedly played, a bluesy rocker of a tune about the necessity of a microwaved meal. "TV dinners, I'm feelin' kinda rough TV dinners, this one's kinda tough I like the enchiladas and the teriyaki too I even like the chicken if the sauce is not too blue" Amen, Billy, amen. I've never understood the early 80s so well. Of course, they do follow it up with a rather creepy song about wanting to catcall a pretty girl in a nice car. Again, the 80s... "Gimme All Your Lovin,'" "Legs," and "Sharp Dressed Man" were probably Billy Gibbons' greatest achievements... until his recurring role as Angela's dad on "Bones," at least.
Good rock and roll
Just good old fashion southern rock'n'roll. This is a perfect album for driving with the windows down.
zz top-ne top
Inte superspännande men har svårt att inte tycka om ZZ. Gimme all your lovin och Sharp Dressed Man är toppenlåtar. Däremot mycket ganska intetsägande låtar även på den här plattan. Cruisar hela vägen till en trea
So, I like ZZ Top, but I don't think they're really that good. I appreciate that it's three guys and they were like, "Hey, let's stick to a shuffle on the drums, eighth notes on the base, a single guitar tone, and write a buncha songs about girls and cars. Oh, also, we'll have cool beards and spin our guitars around." And - to their credit - it worked. They are iconic in the sense that you can play 5 seconds of any of their songs and people will be like, "oh, that's ZZ Top." The part of me that loves this music wants to rate it favorably. The critique in me can't get past the horrible slap-bass on Thug (or the general "okay-ness" of the entire album). Given that I believe ZZ Top has a place on a "top 1001" list, and given my assumption that this is the only one of their albums we'll encounter on the list - 3.
Sharp dressed man is always a good song. Tv Dinner was really weird lol. Solid album I liked it plenty of guitar throughout
Mm, ZZ Top... Dies ist eine sehr gewöhnliche Rock-Platte, wie sie viele machen könnten. Und davon Abstand nehmen, weil sie sich dabei selbst langweilen würden. Trotz des erkennbaren Willens zum Experiment und der dabei verwendeten Geräte wie Drumcomputer und Synthesizer, die seinerzeit state-of-the-art waren, reißen einen die Songs nie vom Hocker. (Note to self: vielleicht mal eine Platte mit Aufnahmen meines eigenen nachmittäglichen Rock-Gegniedels machen?) Nicht ganz widerlich, aber auch nicht mehr als 2 Sterne.
Äijärockia jossa veivataan samaa keskinkertaista biisiä 40 vuotta. Sama pelikirja käytössä kuin Popedalla ja Metallicalla. Hassut parrat eivät tällä kertaa nosta arvosanaa.
5th-grade Graham liked ZZ Top, but that was probably because of the weird music video for TV Dinner. Not a group I'd really listen to today.
one good single
Not the worst hair metal I’ve heard
I can't really take ZZ Top seriously... The best songs in the albums are singles that have become memes from 80s movies and classic rock stations. The worst, like I Need You Tonight, sound like Dirk Diggler trying to make an album.
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Is this a song about TV dinners? Did I accidentally switch to a Weird Al album? Not quite my jam. The spotify radio that came on after the album was pretty solid though.
Top-notch blues riffage; but lyrics as deep as a kiddie-pool
Only had time for one listen. Quite good, fun-sounding rock music.
80s timepiece - such an odd combination of Dire Straits, Status Quo and Lynard Skynard with some comically bad slap bass and questionable lyrics (2/5)
Not very exciting, background music
Gimme all your Lovin' ist ein schöner Klassiker. Stabile Bärte und stabiler Sound. Ansonsten wenig Überraschungen. Kann man mal gut beim Autofahren hören.
Worst one yet, got bored with it on whilst working
Respeito menos mas é mais a minha.
There’s a reason they needed the long beard gimmick. Imma marking them up a point just for the quality of guitar work, which is the redeeming quality of this album, though not enough to ever make me listen to it again.
1st thought: dang sharp dressed man has one crunchy riff! 2nd thought: wait a second all these songs have the same goddamn riff... 3rd thought: zz top is the plebeian choice of dad music to steely dan's patrician. 4th thought: i am putting this album into a category i hereby dub 'guitar center core'
Not too bad. Some songs better than others. Some were fun like "Sharp Dressed Man"
The sound of the 80's
Fun fact about ZZ Top! The drummer's name is Brain Good-At-Writing-Songs, which is so ironic because this band sucks.
At first it sounded ok but after a couple of songs I lost interest, too noisy
another rock album to the collection, heavy on the guitars and more upbeat which is good. but still not my favorite.
This brand of 80s rock doesn't do much for me.
Started off strong and I like the album artwork, but lost interest towards the end. Some strong guitar and bass but a bit uninteresting overall for me.
A lot of guitar. Never listened to this whole album before. Doubtful I will do so again… Loved hearing all the bigger hits that I have not forgotten. “Gimme All Your Lovin’”, “Got Me Under Pressure,” “Sharp Dressed Man”, “Legs”. “I Need You Tonight”. Nice break from the faster songs. I remember this song but couldn’t have identified it. “TV Dinners” - don’t know that I’ve ever heard this but enjoy the silliness. Why is it called “Dirty Dog” when it appears they only sing about a “Scurvy Dog”? While I don’t regret listening to this album. I enjoy ZZ Top’s guitars more in smaller doses.
I'm not sure why these guys have such a devoted following. I was trying to figure out what 'Legs' would've sounded like if it was written by women. "She's got legs, and she knows how to use them" ...would be changed to... "He's got money, and he knows how to save it?" And what would they look like? A trio of hairy women in trench coats and sunglasses, perhaps? And it was with that exercise that made me realize that it was more fun than listening to this music.
In all honest, it does trudge a bit, but Sharp Dressed Man and Gimme All Your Lovin are great fun. Not an all time one. But not altogether unwelcome.
Not my favorite
This was exactly what I expected from a ZZ Top album. The opening song was great and Sharp Dressed Man is a classic I was already a fan of, but it got samey quite quickly. Not a bad album at all, just not for me
This album reminds me of my dad. He was (is?) super into this band. He also had a massive beard.
As if this album has any song worthy of even being called a ZZ Top song Garbage.
The only real standout tracks were their most recognizable songs on the album, Gimme All Your Lovin' and Sharp Dressed Man. The rest of the tracks felt lackluster, uncatchy and all sort of blended into one another to the point that I couldn't decipher them from one another if I took my mind off of the title for more than a couple of seconds.
classic rock :vomit:
Boring. Couldn’t finish
all of their songs sound too much the same to me
It was too rocky. Not my vibe anymore.
Pretty much the same tacky bogan music I expected before listening to this album. It’s so dated...and not in a good way. 1 Star!
First time listening: 3/11 songs liked I kind of assumed like their first album, they'd be a little more bluesy? Their hard rock is EXTREMELY mundane and repetitive. I'm sure there's a time and place for it somewhere in the heart of texas, but not for me sir. 1 songs saved