ZZ Top - Eliminator
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Based on 2 reviews
1983 Ratings: #65 / 149
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Based on 104 ratings
1983 Ratings: #116
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Tracklist: R.I.P Dusty Hill :(

Favourite: Sharp Dressed Man
Worst: I Need You Tonight

1. Gimme All Your Lovin' - 8
2. Got Me Under Pressure - 9
3. Sharp Dressed Man - 9
4. I Need You Tonight - 6
5. I Got the Six - 8
6. Legs - 7
7. Thug - 9
8. TV Dinners - 7
9. Dirty Dog - 8
10. If I Could Only Flag Her Down - 6
11. Bad Girl - 8

Average: 7.72
Quick Comment: Didn't know who ZZ Top were before Dusty Hill passed away but I'm glad his death has opened my eyes to his band and the music they ... read more


Despite how cheesy and dismissive classic rock can be at times, ZZ Top's definitive record Eliminator is a relatively rare example of solid classic rock from the 80s. The decade is kinda notorious for its weak offering of rock music. Hair metal and cheesy pop-rock topped the charts during those days; overshadowing truly great material from rising indie bands and British bands. While Eliminator isn't necessarily what I would recommend to someone who is looking for good 80s rock, it wouldn't be a ... read more


You know that candy Mentos, "The Freshmaker"? Well, they should've called this album Elimentosor because it's "The HITmaker!"

You know how Sherlock Holmes says "Elementary" whenever he solves a mystery? Well, they should've called this album Elementaror because it solves the mystery of HOW TO MAKE A GREAT ALBUM!

You know that old Sports Illustrated model Elle McPherson with the great big tits? Well, they should've called this album Ellemcphersonor because of all ... read more


Of the handful of bands that successfully made the transition from 70s AOR and/or prog rock to have radio hits in the 80s, few if any embraced the cheesiness of the decade like ZZ Top did. Yet underneath the bolted on drum machines and synth embellishments the Texas blues rock heart of their music beat stronger than ever. There was of course the iconic look of the videos to the three big singles, with the classic red car from the album cover and storylines of the underdog getting the girl (or ... read more



Did you know the only person without a beard in this band is Frank Beard. . . . I'm the coolest mf ever.

The 80's weren't the prettiest years for Rock music compared to genres like Pop and New Wave. due to the genres lack of of lyrical evolution and the downfall of psychedelia from the 60's It resulted in many Rock LPs to come off as tacky and uninspired. Sadly, ZZ Top's Eliminator is no different (somewhat). This wasn't a complete cheese fest tho. I surprisingly enjoyed most ... read more


All songs: 100! Great album!
Legs: 102
Gimme All Your Lovin: 101

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Track List

  1. Gimme 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
  10. If I Could Only Flag Her Down
  11. Bad Girl
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Added on: July 5, 2014