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Artist: ZZ Top

Title: Eliminator

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ZZ Top Eliminator Album Cover


Category: Southern Rock

Year: 1983

Label: Warner Brothers

Catalog Number: 7599-23774-2


Billy Gibbons vocals, guitar
Dusty Hill vocals, bass
Frank Beard drums

Remastered 'Collectors Edition' with bonus tracks and bonus DVD


1.  Gimme All Your Lovin'  3:59
2.  Got Me Under My Pressure  3:59
3.  Sharp Dressed Man  4:13
4.  I Need You Tonight  6:14
5.  I Got the Six  2:52
6.  Legs  4:35
7.  Thug  4:17
8.  TV Dinners  3:50
9.  Dirty Dog  4:05
10.  If I Could Only Flag Her Down  3:40
11.  Bad Girl  3:16
12.  Legs Single Mix  3:33
13.  Gimme All Your Lovin live  4:46
14.  Sharp Dressed Man live  4:47
15.  I Got the Six live  3:05
16.  TV Dinners live  4:11
17.  Got Me Under Pressure live  4:04
18.  Legs Dance Mix  7:48
Total Running Time:  77:14

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From: koko79 Date: October 20, 2003 at 15:24
it's great album

From: CurtisLoew Date: October 22, 2003 at 16:00
Not a bad track on the record. Southern boogie purists were upset by the sound, but they're wrong: this is great stuff.

From: mj Date: January 22, 2004 at 12:18

From: Impaler Date: February 21, 2004 at 23:52
Best ZZTop album ever! Sam Taylor(King's X, The Awful Truth, Galactic Cowboys, Love In Grey, Atomic Opera) left as president of ZZTop's organization after this album and it shows. They had some hits after this one but nothing compared to Eliminator. A real Classic!

From: Aero Force Mike Date: February 22, 2004 at 1:31
Ok, so the little blues band from Texas decided to go synthesized pop-metal on this one? SO WHAT! The songs absolutely rule, and the opening three-songs are an absolute punch-to-the-balls... just so freakin' oozing with cool. Of course this album doesnt really need reviews, it basically was built in with the foundations of your house... look deep enough in your basement and you'll probably find a copy!

From: Big Papa K Date: July 1, 2004 at 15:48
ZZ Top goes 80's pop on here and it's great. Even though they put out some excellent material in the 70's, I was never the biggest blues rock fan so this is a welcome change. "Legs", "Sharped Dressed Man", and "Gimme All Your Lovin'" may all sound similar, but with songs as good as those, I don't care. 8/10

From: Uusiolli Date: August 5, 2004 at 17:07
One of the best partyrecords ever.

From: Propane Date: December 4, 2004 at 18:03
I like this but it was a bit of commercial indulgence. That being said, ZZ still didn't completely sell out. They wrote total party tunes on this one.

From: Lovedrive Date: June 26, 2005 at 14:31
No es que me chiflen los ZZTOP, pero este disco tiene canciones cojonudas

From: Remastered Reason Date: June 7, 2006 at 19:52
Never forget the first time i heard "Legs". This disc is dripping with synth laden, sweaty grooves that are reminiscent of the times but still have massive appeal even today.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 28, 2006 at 10:56
Ah ZZ Top they are Classics!!! al menos veo el comentario de Lovedrive, Dios que recuerdos esa epoca y este album un total Clasico aun tengo esa Heavy Rock que me compre por el 92 en sus Top 100 este figura en el ranking 68 guardo como tesoro mis colecciones de Kerrank, MetalHammer y Heavy Rock epoca en que ni se pensaba en internet y solo las revistas te informaban, esos 80's Miraflorino de nacimiento pase toda mi niņez en Lima y gracias a mi familia totalmente rockera me nutri del mejor Rock

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: June 28, 2006 at 11:04
las Legendarias radios Miraflores y Doble 9 con su buena musica Legs & Got Me Under My Pressure los cortes mas Descomunales del album en la actulidad radio Z pone estos temas bueno en Ica no agarra otra mejor radio y en mi caso no escucho radio hace muchisimos aņos, espero ver otros comentarios sobre estos maestros del Rock Sureņo que con este y el su siguiente obra marcaron historia en la epoca mas Legendaria.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 26, 2006 at 18:19
Southern rock meets aor in this one."Legs" timeless masterpiece.

From: DanDare Date: September 14, 2008 at 15:40
Did you know that the only one in the band that doesn't have a beard is called Frank Beard... weird eh?

From: Axelinger Date: September 20, 2008 at 18:11
It would be if the other two guys were named Dusty Cleanshaven and Billy Whiskerless.

From: DanDare Date: September 21, 2008 at 18:30
Well I never did??? Who'd have thought it... Is that just a chance meeting or do you think they are some sort of elaborate boy band, brought together (because of their names) by some unscrupulous manager/svengali character?

From: pie75 Date: March 22, 2009 at 7:30
man i just found this along with their greatest hits at a pawn broker for $5 each i've been meaning to get some of their stuff for a while now and man what a great album eveybody knows the songs on here they rock and they're classics cover to cover this is a great album well worth every penny if you like 80's rock then this is a must have

From: ghettonation73 Date: October 29, 2009 at 14:13
The longest tenured band without a break-up or line-up change, and an excellent album to boot. What more can you say.

From: 123charpenay Date: September 27, 2012 at 13:45
extraordinary record.a fantastic mix of blues, southern rock ,hard rock on a super rhythm.love this band since this masterpiece.super production big sound.many hits for the prosperity and the history of the rock music!!!!!!!!!

From: petermexico Date: October 16, 2012 at 17:17
One of the great classic albums of the 80īs, this is their best album by far, good songs with great production, really fantastic! ZZ Top at their peak!

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 29, 2013 at 12:36
On Eliminator, ZZ Top complete the transition into the '80's begun on El Loco. This is every bit the calculated "sellout" grab for mainstream success that much-maligned albums like Metallica's Black Labum, Judas Priest's Turbo, or other attempts to cash in on the flavor of the week. Seriously. the band and producer actually studied current top-ten hits and researched the best tempos for hit songs, and Billy Gibbons had the engineer teach him to play the synthesizer. In some ways, Eliminator is almost a Billy Gibbons solo album, as there are songs on which Dusty Hill and Frank Beard don't even write or play. The difference between this album and other sellouts: Elminator actually works, in spite of everything. In spite of the drum machines and fake bass and disco beats and weird, processed guitar sound that's more distorted than anything ZZ Top had done before. Elminator made them superstars, yet somehow, it still sounds like ZZ Top.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: June 29, 2013 at 12:42
The songs are instantly catchy and fun to listen to, and are actually heavier than the band's "pure" sound of the '70's. Sure, "Legs," "Gimme All Your Lovin'," "Got Me Under Pressure," and "Sharp Dressed Man" are played to death on classic-rock radio, but I still enjoy them. That retain that carefree, ZZ Top swagger and raunchy sense of humor the band has always made their specialty. Deeper within, "I Got The Six," "Bad Girl" and "If I Could Only Flag Her Down" all rock hard as anything they'd done up to that point. Really, the only dud track is "Thug," with the bongos and slap bass, and which was actually written by the aforementioned engineer, who had to sue to get credit/money for it. Unfortunately, when the band tried to recreate the magic and success of Elminator with the next few albums, they failed.

From: 123charpenay Date: July 4, 2013 at 12:37
receive today this jewel in the 2008 reissue (remastered of course),on Warner brothers records, on the first cd there is seven bonus tracks (five live).the second cd is a dvd with eight songs ,four videos and four live.of course if you find this reissue don t hesitate buy buy buy!!!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 21, 2015 at 11:35
A complete change in musical direction in here from the "3 cowboys"...mixing Southern Rock with a very melodic approach and the result was simply approved ..."Legs" is not only a classic song nowadays but is a must song at any concert of the band...tracks 1,3(another classic),5,10 & 11(rocks!) are other good ones...i have owned this on vinyl since it came out .90/100

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