Bands of the Eighties Week Wrapping Up: ZZ Top

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That little ol’ band from Texas, Frank, Dusty and Billy, the bearded trio (okay so I made that last one up), whatever you want to call them, there is no doubt that ZZ Top was one of the most iconic bands of the eighties. Really they were one of the first bands to bring you the “Hot Chicks” in the rock genre of MTV videos.

I know that they got their start much earlier than the eighties, and many of their biggest songs are from the 70’s, but if you were a part of the 80’s MTV generation, ZZ Top was really first exposed to you with the Eliminator album.

ZZ notoriously started their tours at Shreveport’s Hirsch Coliseum, because according to the band, if you could make it sound good at Hirsch, you could make it sound good anywhere!

I have seen ZZ Top live too many times to count, and have had the privilege of meeting them a few times too. I have to say that that they are probably one of the nicest and most down to earth artists that I have ever met.

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