Changes ahead: There was a new decade underway and a new musical wave, with clothes and haircuts as electrified as the tech-heavy songs being played — or programmed. There was also a new TV channel that played music-video clips all day and night, so those clothes and haircuts became that much more important. How could three boogie blues players already in their thirties (and wearing that long facial hair) find a place among the slickly presented and produced musicians of this new generation?
ZZ Top had a fantastic dozen-year run, helping to define the music of the ’70s, and with any other band, the story would have ended there. How Eliminator gave the little ol’ band from Texas a modern makeover.
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After touring and recording for the past 39 years, ZZ Top has decided to embark on a tour that will bring them even closer, literally, to their legions of fans.
Billy Gibbons, lead singer of the boogie-blues band ZZ top, speaks out on the band’s new DVD and revisits ‘Eliminator’.