Tag: ZZ Top

Monday 11/9/2020 8pm ET: Feature LP: ZZ Top – Afterburner (1985)

Afterburner is the ninth studio album by the American rock band ZZ Top, released October 28, 1985. Afterburner was a financial success, going several times platinum and launching several hit singles, the most successful of which was “Sleeping Bag” which peaked at No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks and at No. 8 on the Billboard Hot 100.

In the UK, it was the band’s second album to be certified by the British Phonographic Industry, attaining Gold (100,000 units) in 1985. In 1990, it was certified Platinum (300,000 units).

“Sleeping Bag” – 4:03
“Stages” – 3:32
“Woke Up with Wood” – 3:45
“Rough Boy” – 4:50
“Can’t Stop Rockin'” – 3:02

“Planet of Women” – 4:09
“I Got the Message” – 3:27
“Velcro Fly” – 3:29
“Dipping Low (In the Lap of Luxury)” – 3:11
“Delirious” – 3:41

Billy Gibbons – guitar, lead and backing vocals
Dusty Hill – bass guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on “Can’t Stop Rockin'” and “Delirious”, keyboards
Frank Beard – drums

Monday 12am ET: Feature LP: ZZ Top – Goin’ 50

Packed with enough hits to fill a roadhouse jukebox, GOIN’ 50 spans the band’s entire musical career, from its 1969 debut, and its multi-platinum zenith during the Eighties, to its most-recent releases. This new retrospective includes an array from each of the 15 studio albums that guitarist Billy Gibbons, drummer Frank Beard and bassist Dusty Hill have recorded since 1970. Two bonus tracks, “Salt Lick” and “Miller’s Farm” – a single and b-side respectively – were recorded in 1969 by the original incarnation of ZZ Top.

1. La Grange 3:52
2. Sharp Dressed Man 4:12
3. Gimme All Your Lovin’ 4:00
4. Tush 2:16
5. Legs 4:33
6. Rough Boy 4:50
7. I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide 4:47
8. Cheap Sunglasses 4:46
9. Got Me Under Pressure 3:58
10. Sleeping Bag 4:02
11. Velcro Fly 3:29
12. Doubleback 3:56
13. Viva Las Vegas 4:44
14. Salt Lick 2:45
15. Miller’s Farm 2:35
16. (Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree 2:35
17. Francine 3:32
18. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers 3:23
19. Waitin For The Bus 3:00
20. Jesus Just Left Chicago (Live from Nashville) 4:38
21. Heard It on the X 2:24
22. Backdoor Medley: 9:51
23. It’s Only Love 4:23
24. Arrested for Driving While Blind 3:06
25. Enjoy and Get It On 3:23
26. I Thank You 3:23
27. Leila 3:15
28. Tube Snake Boogie 3:02
29. Pearl Necklace 4:05
30. TV Dinners 3:50
31. Can’t Stop Rockin’ 3:03
32. Stages 3:31
33. Delirious 3:41
34. Woke up with Wood 3:45
35. Concrete and Steel 3:48
36. My Head’s in Mississippi 4:19
37. Give It Up 3:30
38. Decision or Collision 4:02
39. Gun Love 3:39
40. Pincushion 4:33
41. Breakaway 4:57
42. Girl in a T-Shirt 4:10
43. Fuzzbox Voodoo 4:42
44. She’s Just Killing Me 4:56
45. What’s up with That 5:20
46. Bang Bang 4:28
47. Rhythmeen 3:53
48. Fearless Boogie 4:01
49. 36-22-36 2:35
50. Piece 4:19

Monday 4pm ET: Feature Artist – ZZ Top

ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band has, since 1970, consisted of vocalist/guitarist Billy Gibbons (the band’s leader, main lyricist and musical arranger), bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard. “As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers”, according to critic Michael “Cub” Koda. “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.”

The band released its first album, ZZ Top’s First Album, in 1971. Beginning with blues-inspired rock, the trio later incorporated new wave, punk rock and dance-rock by using synthesizers. Their songs have a reputation for containing humorous lyrics laced with double entendres and innuendos.

The band’s top-selling album is their 1983 release Eliminator, which sold more than 10 million copies in the United States. Total record sales of 25 million place ZZ Top among the top-100-selling artists in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. That includes eleven gold, seven platinum and three multi-platinum albums as of 2016, according to the RIAA. By 2014, ZZ Top had sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.

ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.

Saturday 12pm ET: Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes

On Brit Rock this week music from Gary Moore, AC/DC, Jeff Lynne, Extreme, Billy Idol, Faith No More, Fish, Aerosmith,Quireboys, Black Crowes, Stranglers, Boston, Deep Purple, Killers, The Eagles, Chris Cornell, The Fray, Kings Of Leon, U2, The Scorpions, Genesis, Dire Straits, Whitesnake, Sammy Hagar, Frijid Pink, Queen, Cinderella, Foreigner, Russ Ballard, Peter Gabriel, Gun, The Hooters, ZZ Top, Richard Marx, Ozzy Osbourne, Genesis, Rainbow.  Join Dominic Forbes 12pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.  Encore at 12am Sunday morning.

Artist Countdown: ZZ Top Top 30 Hits 6pm ET

zztopZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. The band consists of guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, bassist and co-lead vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard. ZZ Top is the only American rock band to have the same members for 40 or more years . The band and its members went through several reconfigurations throughout 1969, achieving their current form when Hill replaced bassist Billy Etheridge in February 1970, shortly before the band was signed to London Records. Etheridge’s departure issued primarily from his unwillingness to be bound by a recording contract.

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.

ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. As a group, ZZ Top possesses 11 gold records and 7 platinum (13 multi-platinum) records; their 1983 album, Eliminator, remains the group’s most commercially successful record, selling over 10 million units. ZZ Top also ranks 80th in U.S. album sales, with 25 million units. (Source:Wikipedia)

1 Viva Las Vegas
2 Sleeping Bag
3 Doubleback
4 Legs
5 Gimme All Your Lovin’
6 Sharp Dressed Man
7 Pincushion
8 Stages
9 Rough Boy
10 Velcro Fly
11 Give It Up
12 Gun Love
13 My Head’s in Mississippi
14 She’s Just Killing Me
15 La Grange
16 What’s Up with That
17 Breakaway
18 TV Dinners
19 Tush
20 Tube Snake Boogie
21 Concrete and Steel
22 Can’t Stop Rockin’
23 Decision or Collision
24 Delirious
25 Got Me Under Pressure
26 Woke Up with Wood
27 Girl in a T-Shirt
28 Pearl Necklace
29 I Thank You
30 It’s Only Love