Genre: Blues Rock, Southern Rock, Boogie Rock (Hard & Heavy Blues Rock)
For Fans Of:Bad Company, Lynryd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Thin Lizzy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot
Lavish, eccentric & iconic; there is nothing innocent about the Houston bred trio ZZ Top who built a name on fuzzy guitars, road anthems & chugging riffs. Other than the occasional synth laden tracks incorporated in later albums as if a nod to Depeche Mode, ZZ Top is "Flat tires on a muddy road. Thick and throbbing. The rhythm section from hell and holding on strong" described by none other than Gibbons himself.
Prior to the 80's ZZ Top had released 7 studio albums and garnered a size-able audience but it wasn't until the MTV era when they broke ground and hit monumental status. "Eliminator", their 8th album, was released right during the rise of MTV. MTV played a significant role in music & culture in the 80's by giving a platform to artists to showcase imagery along with their music.
"Eliminator" has since sold over 10 million copies and was one of the first "Diamond" certified albums by the RIAA. Eliminator also showcased the signature hot-rod associated with ZZ Top, the fire engine red 1933 Ford Coupe that has taken on a life of i's own. With ZZ Top's onslaught of flashy music videos (Gimme All Your Lovin, Sharp Dressed Man, Legs, etc.) ZZ Top built a foundation for the legacy that has lasted 50 years.