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Afterburner

Zz Top Audio CD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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Mastodontes en termes de ventes depuis le succès planétaire de Eliminator deux ans plus tôt, les barbus se voient mal abandonner une formule gagnante qui a largement fait ses preuves. D'où l'option encore choisie sur Afterburner en 1985, à savoir un mariage entre le traditionnel blues musclé de ZZ Top et une rythmique qui aurait vendu son âme à l'électronique. L'union est une nouvelle fois fructueuse, le son résolument moderne permettant de dynamiser les éléments plus traditionnels toujours présents. Avec ce neuvième album, le trio de Billy Gibbons prouve encore une fois qu'il sait satisfaire plusieurs générations sans rien renier de son passé. --Cyril Deluermoz

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ZZ TOP Afterburner (1985 German issue 10-track CD the ninth studio album by the American blues rock band including the single Sleeping Bag picture sleeve)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite ZZ Top CD Nov. 15 2003
By Mike S
Format:Audio CD
I love this cd. The music still sounds as good to me today as it did back in 1985 when it came out. ZZ Top perfected the use of synthesizers mixed in with hard rockin' electic guitars to create a classic melodic rock 80's album. Billy Gibbons has never sounded better on electic guitar and vocals. Frank Beard's drumming is fast and solid. Dusty Hill's bass lines sound top notch. ZZ shows their talent and versatility to change their music style with the times. STAGES,Rough BOY,VELCRO FLY,I WOKE UP WITH WOOD,and PLANET OF WOMEN are my favorite songs off this cd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Let The Eliminator Fly......... Aug. 26 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
One thing about this album over anything else ZZ Top did..It ROLLS with a fun atmosphere!! The only track that actually shouldn't be on it is "Rough Boy"..It's way to slow n bluesy for this album, not that it's a bad song, it just doesn't fit with the rest of the tunes...Many can harp about how ZZ Top was better before Eliminator or how they gave in to the 80's sound, but let me say this.."Rock N Roll is just that...fast cars, shakin' beats and wild girls, down right fun...fun ...fun!!! You need to hear some good Rockin' Texas Boogie to keep you rollin' once in a while, whether it's enhanced digitally or not!! Delta/Chicago Blues isn't rollin' in my books..Just down and out drown in your beer, feelin' bad Blues.."That just doesn't fit the 80's.... ZZ Top's best albums IMHO came in the 80's and why not..The 80's were about big dreams, mega fun and partying...Not about war stories and sorrow, so why should they have played slow blues only? You play what the decade deals ya! Even though Rock N Roll did originate from the Blues, The "Rock N Roll" title alone set's it apart from any basic slow Blues riff, which is why this album out sold any before Eliminator and the boys had one goal in mind..Rockin N Rollin 80's style! I suggest?...Buy this album!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome March 9 2014
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This is a great CD. I have been trying to find it for a while and now I have it and enjoy it very much.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Right up there with "Eliminator" Feb. 12 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Some fans didn't like the fact that keyboards/synths showed up in 1985. In my opinion it was a welcome change. The boys still knew how to make a great album and enhanced it with different sound. Besides the standard kick ass rockers still exist. "Can't stop Rockin" is probably the highlight of the whole album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cd April 9 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
very good cd and lot of very good sons on it and lot of good souvenirs about it. It's the cd you can't stop listen to
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT ALBUM! July 14 2003
Format:Audio CD
I don't know why some people have to boast about selling ZZ TOP albums they don't like [aftre 1st listen probably] oh well, doesn't take away from them, especially Afterburner. It's very good, IMO. This album is blamed for the beginning of bland solo's but I think you'll find that these's solo's aren't that bad [actually sometimes quite good]. Anyway I think like many ZZ Top albums, the longer you have it the more you'll like it [see Lars's review] Many of these songs are fun and they get that head nodding and those toes tapping and so forth. Great vocal harmonies too. "I got the message" I think is Gibbons vocals at their best. Seven of these songs hit the top 20! Two songs went to number one [Stages and Sleeping bag]! The music's good so I don't care if it isn't bluesy. Rough boy is a slow ballad, and Can't stop rockin' is sung by Dusty Hill, it's a rocker with a 50's rnr flavour. The synth sounds used give an outer-space mood to it. It's a great album worthy of any collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Out of this World March 29 2003
Format:Audio CD
Now Eliminators are flying into outer space. That's cool but what happened? ZZ Top became more marketable in the '80s and raked in a lot of jack. The space rock boogie was a good gimmick. It sold well, these guys threw away their razors and dipped low in the lap of luxury. But this is exactly the kind of "Stages" a band goes through. No longer a hungry band and it sounds like it. "Rough Boy" got played constantly and the video wasn't bad but this isn't the ZZ Top I like to remember. Somehow it seemed like this wasn't a bad direction for them to go. But that's where it ended. The following album I believe was "Recycler" and that's pretty much what I did with it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Better than first impression March 14 2003
Format:Audio CD
At first listen, "Afterburner" sounds like a pale copy of the previous and excellent "Eliminator". You can get the notion that the material is mainly "left-over-songs" from that recording. But I guess this opinion changes a bit along the way, and there is in fact songs that are good - very good. The opening "Sleeping bag", the catchy "Stages" and the slow "Rough boy" are all tunes that can stand on their own even if they don't reach the same heights as "Sharp dressed man" and "Gimme all your loving". Then there's a couple of tracks that are alright, for example "Can't stop rocking" and "I got the message". But the production and sound are in my opinion too close to the mentioned "Eliminator", and I guess part of the reason is that ZZ Top wanted another huge success.
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