History Music / ZZTop

5th May '16 1:31:50 PM aye_amber
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* CoverVersion: Rare, but it's there - "Jailhouse Rock", "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear", and "Viva Las Vegas" by Music/ElvisPresley, "Dust My Broom" by Music/RobertJohnson, "I Thank You" by Isaac Hayes, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulson ([[CoveredUp popularised by]] {{Otis Redding}} and Carla Thomas), "As Time Goes By" from the movie ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' (hidden track on ''Mescalero''). Their latest album's "I Gotsta Get Paid" is a blues-rock cover of DJ DMD's "25 Lighters".

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* CoverVersion: Rare, but it's there - "Jailhouse Rock", "(Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear", and "Viva Las Vegas" by Music/ElvisPresley, "Dust My Broom" by Music/RobertJohnson, "I Thank You" by Isaac Hayes, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulson ([[CoveredUp popularised by]] {{Otis Redding}} Music/OtisRedding and Carla Thomas), "As Time Goes By" from the movie ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' (hidden track on ''Mescalero''). Their latest album's "I Gotsta Get Paid" is a blues-rock cover of DJ DMD's "25 Lighters".
1st Mar '16 6:46:02 AM VicGeorge2011
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* ChangedForTheVideo: The video for "Legs" uses a version of the song that adds backing vocals and another instrumental track as well as a different intro.
31st Dec '15 10:26:37 AM MikeK
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** When ''Eliminator'' broke the trend and they were asked why, they would jokingly say that it was actually "[[ElSpanishO El Iminator]]". And they went from there to ''XXX'' without a Spanish album title.

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** When ''Eliminator'' broke the trend a streak of five albums with Spanish titles in a row [[note]]Six if you count ''Rio Grande Mud'' for referencing a river that happens to have a Spanish name[[/note]] and they were asked why, they would jokingly say that it was actually "[[ElSpanishO El Iminator]]". And they went from there to ''XXX'' without a Spanish album title.
20th Sep '15 1:40:18 PM bt8257
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People most likely know them for three things. One of them would be their actual music, which is made up of EpicRiff-driven, frequently humorous BluesRock tunes in TheSeventies, EpicRiff-driven frequently humorous BluesRock tunes [[RecycledINSPACE with synths and electronics]] in TheEighties, and a compromise between the two since TheNineties. The other two would be their [[ClothesMakeTheLegend distinctive appearance]] - sunglasses plus chest-length beards (except for [[{{Irony}} Beard]], who just has a moustache) - and their videos in TheEighties, which always involved [[FanService hot chicks]] and {{Cool Car}}s, most notably [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ZZTopEliminator.jpg the Eliminator]].

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People most likely know them for three things. One of them would be their actual music, which is made up of EpicRiff-driven, frequently humorous BluesRock tunes in TheSeventies, EpicRiff-driven frequently humorous BluesRock tunes [[RecycledINSPACE [[RecycledInSpace with synths and electronics]] in TheEighties, and a compromise between the two since TheNineties. The other two would be their [[ClothesMakeTheLegend distinctive appearance]] - sunglasses plus chest-length beards (except for [[{{Irony}} Beard]], who just has a moustache) - and their videos in TheEighties, which always involved [[FanService hot chicks]] and {{Cool Car}}s, most notably [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ZZTopEliminator.jpg the Eliminator]].
20th Sep '15 1:38:49 PM bt8257
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!!! "Those little old tropes from Texas":

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!!! "Those little old tropes from Texas":
"Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp troped man":
2nd Apr '15 1:14:42 PM erforce
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* TheCameo: The band at the Hill Valley 1885 festival in ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back to the Future: Part III]]''.

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* TheCameo: The They appear as the band at the Hill Valley 1885 festival in ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back to the Future: Part III]]''.''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII''.



* RepurposedPopSong: "Doubleback", which had an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoKQmm52nxk Old West version]] played in the above mentioned cameo in ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back To The Future Part III]]'', and plays over the credits. It even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XtTWJKzIAU received a]] VideoFullOfFilmClips.

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* RepurposedPopSong: "Doubleback", which had an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoKQmm52nxk Old West version]] played in the above mentioned cameo in ''[[Film/BackToTheFuture Back To The Future Part III]]'', ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', and plays over the credits. It even [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XtTWJKzIAU received a]] VideoFullOfFilmClips.
11th Feb '15 3:27:35 AM Mdumas43073
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The little band from [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]] that could, ZZ Top is a [[LongRunner long-running]] BluesRock band from [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Houston]] composed of guitarist/vocalist Billy Gibbons, bassist/keyboardist/vocalist [[PunnyName Dusty Hill]] and drummer Frank Beard ([[NonIndicativeName who, ironically, has the shortest beard]]). Formed in 1969, they are the longest-running rock band with the same line-up (with Music/GoldenEarring and then Music/{{Rush}} close behind them).

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The little band from [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]] that could, ZZ Top '''ZZ Top''' is a [[LongRunner long-running]] BluesRock band from [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment Houston]] composed of guitarist/vocalist Billy Gibbons, bassist/keyboardist/vocalist [[PunnyName Dusty Hill]] and drummer Frank Beard ([[NonIndicativeName who, ironically, has the shortest beard]]). Formed in 1969, they are the longest-running rock band with the same line-up (with Music/GoldenEarring and then Music/{{Rush}} close behind them).
21st Dec '14 6:17:32 AM ndboy
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* ChronologicalAlbumTitle - ''[[ExcatlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ZZ Top's First Album]]''

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* ChronologicalAlbumTitle - ''[[ExcatlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ZZ Top's First Album]]''
21st Dec '14 6:16:26 AM ndboy
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* ChronologicalAlbumTitle - ''[[ExcactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ZZ Top's First Album]]''

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* ChronologicalAlbumTitle - ''[[ExcactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''[[ExcatlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ZZ Top's First Album]]''
21st Dec '14 6:14:55 AM ndboy
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* ChronologicalAlbumTitle - ''ZZ Top's First Album''

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* ChronologicalAlbumTitle - ''ZZ ''[[ExcactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ZZ Top's First Album''Album]]''
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