ZZ Top

ZZ Top

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.

ZZ Top Discography


PS 584 ZZ Top First Album (Album) London Records PS 584 US 1971 Sell This Version
XPS 612 ZZ Top Rio Grande Mud (Album) London Records XPS 612 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
M 72206 ZZ Top Tres Hombres (Album) London Records M 72206 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
PS 656 ZZ Top Fandango! (Album) London Records PS 656 US 1975 Sell This Version
WB 56 604 ZZ Top Fandango!(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records Inc. WB 56 604 Germany 1975 Sell This Version
PLDU-1 ZZ Top Tejas (Album) London Records PLDU-1 Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
K56701, K 56701, HS 3361 ZZ Top Degüello (Album) Warner Bros. Records K56701, K 56701, HS 3361 UK 1979 Sell This Version
none ZZ Top King Biscuit Flower Hour: The Best Of King Biscuit (Album) DIR Broadcasting none US 1980 Sell This Version
M5 3593 ZZ Top El Loco (Album) Warner Bros. Records M5 3593 US 1981 Sell This Version
none Krokus / ZZ Top Krokus / ZZ Top - King Biscuit Flower Hour(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting none US 1982 Sell This Version
92-37744 ZZ Top Eliminator (Album, Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 92-37744 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
Series #27 Show #12 Jim Ladd Hosts ZZ Top Jim Ladd Hosts ZZ Top - Jim Ladd Hosts ZZ Top(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #27 Show #12 US 1983 Sell This Version
LWB-6438 ZZ Top Afterburner (Album) Warner Bros. Records LWB-6438 Mexico 1985 Sell This Version
7599 26265-1 ZZ Top Recycler (Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 7599 26265-1 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
none ZZ Top & The Fabulous Thunderbirds With Colin James (2) ZZ Top & The Fabulous Thunderbirds With Colin James (2) - King Biscuit Flower Hour(CD, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting none US 1990 Sell This Version
199, 200 ZZ Top In The Studio: "Greatest Hits" The Album Network, The Album Network 199, 200 US 1992 Sell This Version
247 ZZ Top In The Studio: "Eliminator" The Album Network 247 US 1993 Sell This Version
none ZZ Top / Joe Satriani ZZ Top / Joe Satriani - King Biscuit Flower Hour(CD, Promo, Transcription) DIR Broadcasting none US 1993 Sell This Version
62732-2SP ZZ Top Antenna (Album) RCA 62732-2SP US 1993 Sell This Version
CDRCA(WF)4154 ZZ Top Rhythmeen (Album) RCA CDRCA(WF)4154 South Africa 1996 Sell This Version
74321 69372 2 ZZ Top XXX (Album) RCA 74321 69372 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
82876 56154-2 ZZ Top Mescalero (Album) RCA 82876 56154-2 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
EAGCD393 ZZ Top Live From Texas (Album) Eagle Records EAGCD393 UK 2008 Sell This Version
EREDV799 ZZ Top Live In Germany 1980 (Album) Eagle Records, Eagle Records EREDV799 Germany 2011 Sell This Version

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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....


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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