ZZ Top - Legs
(Warner Bros Records 1985 W9272)
Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
vinyl has a sheen across it but it doesn't affect sound quality in any way
ZZ Top is an American rock band that formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band is composed of bassist and lead vocalist Dusty Hill, guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons (the band's leader, main lyricist and musical arranger), and drummer Frank Beard. One of just a few major label recording groups to have held the same lineup for more than 45 years, ZZ Top has been praised by critics and fellow musicians alike for their technical mastery. Of the group, music writer Cub Koda said, "As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers; Gibbons is one of America's finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom [...] while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support."
Since the release of the band's debut album in January 1971, ZZ Top has become known for its strong blues roots and humorous lyrical motifs, relying heavily on double entendres and innuendo. ZZ Top's musical style has changed over the years, beginning with blues-inspired rock on their early albums, then incorporating new wave, punk rock, and dance-rock, with heavy use of synthesizers. The band has had global album sales in excess of 50 million as of 2014.
ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Four of their studio albums have been certified as gold records, three as platinum records, and two as multi-platinum. Their 1983 album Eliminator, remains the group's most commercially successful record, selling over 10 million units in the United States. ZZ Top also ranks 80th in U.S. album sales, with 25 million total units.
The band is known for Hill and Gibbons' long beards; despite his surname, Frank Beard usually only has a mustache.
Legs" is a song performed by the band ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator. The song was released as a single in 1984 and reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. The dance mix version of the song peaked at number thirteen on the dance charts.
Although all three members of ZZ Top are credited with playing on the track, only Gibbons was actually present; engineer Terry Manning was responsible for all the musical parts save the lead guitar. However, David Blayney (ZZ Top stage manager for 15 years) explains in his book Sharp Dressed Men that the pumping synthesizer effect in "Legs" was introduced in pre-production by Linden Hudson. During the final tracking sessions, Terry Manning (final Eliminator tracking engineer) called Linden Hudson and asked how he did the synth effects for "Legs", although Terry could have easily pulled it off if he needed to.
The single remix of "Legs" is much more synthesizer-driven than the album version (although a synthesizer can be heard throughout the latter, it is toned down). There is also a three-note guitar riff heard throughout most of the album version of "Legs", and it is a minute longer than the single version.
|A||Legs (Special U.S. Remix)||3:33|
- Billy Gibbons – guitar, lead vocals
- Dusty Hill – bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (credit only)
- Frank Beard – drums, percussion (credit only)
- Terry Manning – engineer, mix, programming
- Linden Hudson – pre-production engineer
ZZ TOP - LEGS 7" - Nr MINT UK
- Product Code: W9272
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