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Tannenbaum, Rob; Marks, Craig (2012). I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution. Penguin. pp.115–120. ISBN 9780452298569. a b c d Sheffield, Rob (July 29, 2021). "How ZZ Top Conquered MTV With the 'Eliminator' Trilogy". Rolling Stone . Retrieved September 3, 2021. King of the Hill" Hank Gets Dusted (TV episode 2007)". Internet Movie Database. 2007 . Retrieved July 28, 2014. In June 2011, various media sources reported that the new song "Flyin' High" would debut in space. Astronaut and friend of ZZ Top Michael Fossum was given the released single to listen to on his trip to the International Space Station. [63] [64]

Offiziellecharts.de – ZZ Top – EEliminator" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved July, 8 2023. Ardent was such a remarkable place and a great gentlemen’s club,” he continues. “Terry Manning’s name appeared on our records, but they were really the work of the house consortium of Terry, Joe Hardy, John Hampton and even the owner, Mr John Fry, rest his soul. Anybody can twist a knob, but it takes real talent to know where the sweet spot is. And when you get such a team of operators who know how to lay hands on the faders and ride gain, that’s when the magic happens. The impact of the videos for “Gimme All Your Lovin”, “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Legs” can’t be understated. This was a period before MTV surgically removed the M, when it could break an act instead of surrendering to “16 and Pregnant” and “Ridiculousness” marathons. A painting of the coupe was featured on the cover of ZZ Top's multiplatinum 1983 album Eliminator, and the real car was immortalized on the small screen in four music videos that were run in heavy rotation on MTV. a b c d di Perna, Alan (2012). Guitar Masters: Intimate Portraits. Hal Leonard. p.177. ISBN 9781480329706.

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Bosso, Joe (June 3, 2013). "Billy Gibbons talks ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990)". MusicRadar. Archived from the original on July 12, 2014 . Retrieved October 30, 2020. And having been a latchkey kid during part of that period, it’s highly relatable, although I preferred the twenty-year-old salisbury “steak.” Greene, Andy (July 28, 2021). "ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dead at 72". Rolling Stone . Retrieved July 28, 2021. After close on a year’s recording and then fine-tuning, Eliminator (a term for winning a drag race), was released on March 23, 1983. Suitably revved-up and high-octane, it was also appropriately wrapped in a cover depicting a racing-red 1933 Ford coupe with a Corvette engine that had been custom-built for Gibbons out in California. Using the car as a prop for the band had allowed the guitarist to write off the cost of it against tax. It also took a lead role in the medium through which Eliminator would explode as a genuine phenomenon. New ZZ Top tour features West Seattle talent". West Seattle Herald. September 7, 2012 . Retrieved February 22, 2015.

Dimery, Robert (2005). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (1sted.). London: Cassell Publishing. p.511. ISBN 978-1844037353. ZZ Top – Billboard 200 Albums (Year end)". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved April 8, 2013. a b McCoy, Chris (June 17, 2019). "Music Video Monday: ZZ Top". Memphis Flyer . Retrieved September 3, 2021. Top Selling Albums of 1984 — The Official New Zealand Music Chart". Recorded Music New Zealand . Retrieved February 2, 2022. When Legs popped, everything went kind of fast and furious,” says Hill. “As Billy likes to say, some people put on a false beard as a disguise, but we couldn’t do that. Frank pretty much stopped hanging with me, because I would draw crowds wherever I went. But you can either enjoy a thing like that or let it eat you up. We decided to enjoy it. And it was a hell of a ride.”Hlavaty, Craig (February 10, 2020). "ZZ Top played its first show together 50 years ago". houstonchronicle.com . Retrieved May 25, 2022. So what makes the Eliminator so special? Well, aside from it’s legendary owner and resulting fame, the car offers several key “ingredients” of a note-worthy hot rod. The build of Eliminator was originally inspired by the Pete and Jake’s coupe from the movie The California Kid and is a true steel 1933 Ford, not a fiberglass replica of the classic Ford model. Having been inspired by The California Kid car, Gibbons brought on Pete Chapouris (the Pete of Pete & Jake’s) to do some consulting on the car, which was ultimately built by Don Thelen of Paramount, California’s Buffalo Motor Cars with a Pete & Jake’s custom chassis, complete with a dropped tube axle, 4-bar front suspension and a Ford 9-inch rearend underneath it.

Rotman, Natalie (January 23, 2010). "O'Brien ends run on 'Tonight' show after 7 months" (Press release). Associated Press. Archived from the original on June 2, 2017 . Retrieved May 9, 2015. Eliminator went on to sell an estimated 15 million copies worldwide. There was no other band in the world – or, more importantly, on MTV – who looked and sounded like ZZ Top in ’83, and Gimme played a vital role in establishing them firmly in the popular psyche. On December 12, ZZ Top announced a co-headlining tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd for summer 2023, titled The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour. The tour is scheduled to commence July 21, 2023 in West Palm Beach and conclude September 17, 2023 in Camden.

Legs is iconic! Interesting fact: every time I hear the first few chords, I'm reminded of the Mythbusters television series theme song. I’m honestly surprised there wasn't a lawsuit around this unless they obtained permission, of course. Either way, after watching an episode it makes me want to listen to Eliminator so I’d consider it a win-win. Which, if you want to feel old, the line now would be about a crime being pulled successfully off in 1996. Eliminator" Reissue Coming March 25th!". ZZtop.com. January 14, 2008. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Of course there are always those that do not trust men with beards and this is a great shame, as history has proven that men with beards have been responsible for many great things throughout history. In Western civilization, many of our saints and prophets are often depicted with beards, indeed God himself is often assumed to be bearded. In the arts as well beards tend to be favoured, with the likes Van Gogh and Da Vinci being some of the most iconic bearded men in history. A famous bearded playwright also wrote "What should I do with him? dress him in my apparel and make him my waiting-gentlewoman? He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man: and he that is more than a youth is not for me, and he that is less than a man, I am not for him…", though admittedly, he was probably biased. New Zealand album certifications – ZZ Top – Eliminator". Recorded Music NZ . Retrieved November 20, 2019.



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