ZZ TOP Released Triumphant Album ‘ELIMINATOR’ 40 Years Ago Today

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23 March 2023

40 years ago today, on 23 March 1983, giant Californian
rock trio ZZ TOP released their 8th LP ELIMINATOR.

It was a big commercial triumph.
#9 in the Us, #3 in the UK
#in New Zealand, #2 in Canada

AllMusic said: “One of their best, yet it sounds like a mechanized ZZ Top thanks to the unflaggingly accurate grooves. Then again, that’s part of the album’s charm — this is new wave blues-rock, glossed up for the video, looking as good as the omnipresent convertible on the cover and sounding as irresistible as Reaganomics. Not the sort the old-school fans or blues-rock purists will love, but ZZ Top never sounded as much like a band of its time as they did here.” Score: 4.5/5.

R.I.P. Dusty Hill.

SINGLES/CLIPS: Gimme All Your Lovin’ / Sharp Dressed Man




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Classic ZZ TOP Cracker To Honor Bassist DUSTY HILL Who Passed Away At 72

Top singles from the past

29 July 2021

DUSTY HILL, the longtime bassist for bearded Texan rock turbo ZZ TOP
has passed away at 72. Hill was on a ‘short detour’ at home to take time
to heal a hip issue, but no cause of death has been reported.

His bandmates Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard posted this message on Facebook:

“We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in
his sleep at home in Houston, TX. We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world,
will miss your steadfast presence, your good nature and enduring commitment to providing that monumental bottom to the ‘Top’. We will forever be connected to that “Blues Shuffle in C.”
You will be missed greatly, amigo.

To honor and remember the man here’s, probably their most famous hit ever…



(Dusty Hill on the left)

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