Then finally, Recycler came out and I snatched that up right away and played it constantly. A buddy of mine once remarked from the back seat of my car as we toured around if I played any other music. Silly question. Of course not! Even with the new cassette, I wanted more and wished their was more. That same buddy of mine gave me a birthday present that blew my uninformed mind. Now remember, this is before the internet, social media, 24 hour music and entertainment news, and I knew little to nothing of magazines.
Closest I got to those were comic books. So the fact that ZZ Top had been around sincehad released 7 albums and a greatest hit collection before Eliminator, I was probably flabbergasted.
Over the next few months, I went to the local record stores seeking out their older albums. But I got the rest and finally got to hear how they began.
There was so much more to these guys. They were mavericks in music way before music videos came along. Their legendary World Wide Texas Tour sounded insane, with a Texas-shaped stage and live animals on stage with them. Then, their was the music. So much more bluesy and badass than I knew. All the songs on their First Album were favourites. They were electrified blues.
Add to that the odd groove of Shiek and spooky Precious and Grace make for one of their best albums. Fandango gives a hint of their live show when they tore up the stage. Tejas sounded more mellow, but had two of my favs, El Diablo, and the mystical instrumental Asleep in the Desert.
El Loco and Deguello had some classics as well, but you can tell they were heading somewhere else, and that was Eliminator and history. They were a little different. They did music and their image differently.
They had a mystery about them. They could rock out loud, and bring you down and quiet with their blues. Album) were cool guys who, in their videos, had the cool car, and hung out with the hot women. Lowdown in the Street 8. Hi Fi Mama 9. Cheap Sunglasses Esther Be the One Disc 5 — Eliminator 1. Gimm e All Your Lovin' 2. Got Me Under Pressure 3. Sharp Dressed Man 4. I Need You Tonight 5. I Got the Six 6. Legs 7. Thug 8. TV Dinners 9. Dirty Dog Brown Sugar 3.
Squank 4. Shiek - ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (Cassette Down to Mexico 5. Old Man 6. Neighbor, Neighbor 7. Certified Blues 8. Bedroom Thang 9. Just Got Back from Baby's Backdoor Love Affair Disc 2 - Tejas 1. It's Only Love 2. Arrested for Driving While Blind 3. El Diablo 4.
Snappy Kakkie 5. Enjoy and Get It On 6. Ten Dollar Man 7. Pan Am Highway Blues 8. Avalon Hideaway Shiek - ZZ Top - Tres Hombres (Cassette. She's a Heartbreaker Asleep in the Desert Disc 3 - El Loco 1. Tube Snake Boogie 2. I Wanna Drive You Home 3. Ten Foot Pole 4. Leila 5.
Don't Tease Me 6. It's So Hard 7. Pearl Necklace 8. Groovy Little Hippie Pad 9. Heaven, Hell Or Houston Party On the Patio Disc 4 - Afterburner 1. Sleeping Bag 2. Stages 3. Woke Up With Wood 4. Rough Boy 5. It couldn't have happened to a better record", and rated it 4. Houston Chronicle entertainment writer Andrew Dansby wrote in that this fusing together of the two songs was not the original plan.
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