ZZ Top

ZZ Top

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ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band consists of guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, bassist and co-lead vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard. The band and its members went through several reconfigurations throughout 1969, achieving their current form when Hill replaced bassist Billy Etheridge in February 1970, shortly before the band was signed to London Records. Etheridge's departure issued primarily from his unwillingness to be bound by a recording contract.

Since the release of the band's debut album in January 1971, ZZ Top has become known for its strong blues roots and humorous lyrical motifs, relying heavily on double entendres and innuendo. ZZ Top's musical style has changed over the years, beginning with blues-inspired rock on their early albums, then incorporating New Wave, punk rock and dance-rock, with heavy use of synthesizers.

ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. As a group, ZZ Top possesses 11 gold records and 7 platinum (13 multi-platinum) records; their 1983 album, Eliminator, remains the group's most commercially successful record, selling over 10 million units. ZZ Top also ranks 80th in U.S. album sales, with 25 million units.
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ZZ Top Discography

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ZZ Top First Album (Album) London Records US 1971 Sell This Version
Z Z Top* Rio Grande Mud (Album) London Records US 1972 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Tres Hombres (Album) London Records US 1973 Sell This Version
RL-10-4 ZZ Top / Rufus ZZ Top / Rufus - Tres Hombres / Rufus(LP, Mono, Transcription) AFRTS (Armed Forces Radio & Television Service) RL-10-4 US 1974 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Fandango! (Album) London Records US 1975 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Tejas (Album) London Records Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Degüello (Album) Warner Bros. Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
ZZ Top El Loco (Album) Warner Bros. Records US 1981 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Eliminator (Album, Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Japan 1983 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Afterburner (Album) Warner Bros. Records Europe 1985 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Recycler (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records Australia 1990 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Antenna (Album) RCA US 1993 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Rhythmeen (Album) RCA South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
ZZ Top XXX (Album) RCA Europe 1999 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Mescalero (Album) RCA Russia 2003 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Live From Texas (Album) Eagle Records UK 2008 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Live In Germany 1980 (Album) Eagle Records, Eagle Records US 2009 Sell This Version
ZZ Top La Futura (Album) American Recordings US 2012 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Live! Greatest Hits From Around The World (Album) Suretone US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Z Z Top* Salt Lick / Miller's Farm (Single) Scat Records (3) US 1969 Sell This Version
ZZ Top (Somebody Else Been) Shakin' Your Tree / Neighbor, Neighbor (Single) London Records US 1971 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Francene / Down Brownie (Single) London Records UK 1972 Sell This Version
ZZ Top Francene (Single) London Records US 1972 Sell This Version
ZZ Top La Grange (Single, EP) London Records Belgium 1973 Sell This Version
Z Z Top* Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers (Single) London Records UK 1974 Sell This Version

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lettenlover

lettenlover

July 25, 2014
Why are all these records in the album section ? They belong to the miscellaneous releases and not to the albums.... Jim Ladd hosts ZZ Top, King Biscuit Flower Hour, In the Studio, ZZ Top's Worldwide Texas Tour and so on....
bmcgarvey

bmcgarvey

July 3, 2012
ZZ Top were influential to the industrial rock sound that was championed by Al Jourgensen / Ministry. The combination of rock guitars, dance synthesizers and driving beats, from their eighties material in particular, was really innovative for its time.
I'll never forget watching the video and listening to "Legs" as a child. Unfortunately, the commercial success sort of tarnished the talent and creativity of the song. It really is a badass tune.

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