Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits

by ZZ TopZZ Top

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Overview

ZZ Top became a multi-platinum franchise in the 1980s when the bearded blues-rock power trio were transformed into the cartoonish darlings of MTV, complete with flashy videos full of hot babes and cool cars. Musically, however, the Texas trio's lean boogies and greasy blues hadn't changed much since early-'70s albums like Tres Hombres and Fandango made them a popular concert attraction. Guitarist Billy Gibbons is well schooled in the music of Texas blues masters like T. Bone Walker and Lightnin' Hopkins, and that deep musical knowledge helps the band rock out without trivializing their roots. For their '80s super hits -- "Gimme All Your Lovin'," "Legs," "Sleeping Bag" -- the band made slight commercial adjustments to the old formula, adding synthesizers and souped-up beats to make it on pop radio, while retaining the elemental power of such early hits as "La Grange" and "Tush." Greatest Hits puts it all together; at a filling 18 tracks, it's akin to a zesty combo plate at a funky Mexican joint, tequila optional.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/14/1992
Label: Wea Int'l
UPC: 0075992684620
catalogNumber: 2684620
Rank: 4419

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