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Eliminator (1983)

ZZ Top
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Hard rock, Rock music, Blues-rock, Pop rock, Southern rock, New Wave

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Eliminator is the eighth studio album by American rock band ZZ Top. It was released on March 23, 1983, by Warner Bros. Records. Recorded in Tennessee during 1982, the album was produced by the band's manager Bill Ham and peaked at the top of the charts worldwide. "Gimme All Your Lovin'", "Got Me Under Pressure", "Sharp Dressed Man", "TV Dinners", and "Legs" were released as singles. A Diamond award winner, Eliminator is ZZ Top's most successful release with sales of over 10 million copies in the United States.
The band wanted to expand on the synthesizer sound of their 1981 record El Loco. Influenced by pop music, Eliminator′s tracks were recorded with a combination of the synthesizer, drum machine, and sequencer. The album used music videos as successful promotional tools—the videos for "Gimme All Your Lovin'", "Sharp Dressed Man", and "Legs" all received regular rotation on MTV. A customized 1930s Ford coupe, depicted on the album cover, could be seen in the videos. Following Eliminator′s release, ZZ Top embarked on a worldwide concert tour.
Eliminator garnered widespread critical acclaim. Praise centered on its songwriting and use of synthesizers. Often considered ZZ Top's most

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Tracks

4:18 Thug
3:51 TV Dinners
3:15 Bad Girl
2:53 I Got the Six
4:03 Dirty Dog
4:02 Got Me Under Pressure
3:41 If I Could Only Flag Her Down
4:34 Legs (dance enhanced version)
4:18 Sharp Dressed Man
6:16 I Need You Tonight
4:00 Gimme All Your Lovin'
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