Music Video(s) of the week – 7/28/10

This week’s selection is ZZ Top’s classic Eliminator trilogy:

“Gimme All Your Lovin'”

“Sharp Dressed Man”

“Legs”

ZZ Top was a blues-rock band.throughout the ’70s and early ’80s. Then, with the release of the 1983 classic. Eliminator, they reinvented themselves with a more synthesizer type sound to go along with the guitar,bass, and drums. And ZZ Top took advantage of the rise of MTV, with some of the stations most memorable videos. They had a new icon – a cherry-red 1933 Ford Coupe hot rod nicknamed The Eliminator.

With the new look and sound, the band released the trilogy of videos which feature a trio of mysterious, sexy women who roam around and rescue people from seemingly dire situations. The band members – Billy, Dusty, and Frank – also appear out of nowhere in the videos and offer keys to the Eliminator.

The video for “Legs” won the 1984 MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video. This was the first year the award was given.

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