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

Albums

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
PS 656 ZZ Top Fandango! (Album) London Records PS 656 US 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
W5-3361, W5 3361 ZZ Top Degüello(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records W5-3361, W5 3361 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
M5 3593 ZZ Top El Loco (Album) Warner Bros. Records M5 3593 US 1981 Sell This Version
92-37744 ZZ Top Eliminator (Album, Comp) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 92-37744 Canada 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
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
62732-2SP ZZ Top Antenna (Album) RCA 62732-2SP US 1993 Sell This Version
BG2 66956 ZZ Top Rhythmeen (Album) RCA BG2 66956 Canada 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
B0017381-01 ZZ Top La Futura (Album) American Recordings B0017381-01 US 2012 Sell This Version
LETV124LP, RCV124LP/AB ZZ Top Lucky Thirteen (The 1980 Radio Broadcast) (Album) Plastic Head Music Distribution Ltd., Plastic Head Music Distribution Ltd. LETV124LP, RCV124LP/AB UK 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

45-500 Z Z Top* Salt Lick / Miller's Farm (Single) Scat Records (3) 45-500 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-138 ZZ Top (Somebody Else Been) Shakin' Your Tree / Neighbor, Neighbor (Single) London Records 45-138 US 1971 Sell This Version
DL 20935 ZZ Top Francene / Down Brownie (Single) London Records DL 20935 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
45-179 ZZ Top Francene (Single) London Records 45-179 US 1972 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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