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Greatest Hits Best of

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  • Audio CD (April 14 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Best of
  • Label: Warner Bros
  • ASIN: B000002LSV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
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1. Gimme All Your Lovin'
2. Sharp Dressed Man
3. Rough Boy
4. Tush
5. My Head's In Mississippi
6. Pearl Necklace
7. "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide"
8. Viva Las Vegas
9. Doubleback
10. Gun Love
11. Got Me Under Pressure
12. Give It Up
13. Cheap Sunglasses
14. Sleeping Bag
15. Planet Of Women
16. La Grange
17. Tube Snake Boogie
18. Legs

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Certified at 3 million units by the RIAA. (2/01)


One of ZZ Top's great gifts is its concision; even in the side-long-jam era of the 1970s, the Texans almost always fit 10 cuts on their albums. Surveying two decades of their output, Greatest Hits isn't the perfect overview you might expect, but it's still a pretty darn good driving album. The disc goes easy on the pre-Deguello stuff surveyed on their earlier best-of, and seems to digitally boost the drums on tracks like the 1975 "Tush". Still, later cuts like "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide" and "My Head's in Mississippi" are full-on triumphs of this trio's very weird, very blues-drenched sensibility. --Rickey Wright

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I know the hits are on here and all that but I bought it solely for "Viva Las Vegas" and "Gun Love" since they are only available here. Pity Reverberation isn't on here [it's so teasing!, since that song which is also hard to get is mentioned in the liner notes.] Anyway, I agree that Viva Las Vegas could have been done better, but the singing is very good, by backing Girls and Dusty is such a good singer. That song is fun to listen to. So after that I put on Gun Love, and I think that is one of their best songs. It's mellow I know, but it has a great melody, and features the piano. I was really happy with that song so I will give this five stars. Those two songs are often looked down by critics but who cares about critics! VLV made the top 20 and Gun Love made the top 10! I also listened to the new version of Legs and I like it more than I like the old version, just a bit, because unlike most remixies which are just additions of synth-drums over the original songs, this song has extra vocal parts, i.e. backing vocals, and it has extra guitar parts, and it has this unusual sound in the background near the end that was used on the ending of "Vincent Price Blues". And it was no more techno or dance than the original, well not much. Anyway you already have the original on Eliminator. I wasn't all that fussed about their hits, except Legs and Rough boy, so my fave's here after "Gun Love" are "Give it up" "Tush" "La Grange" "Rough Boy" "Doubleback" "My heads in Mississippi" and "Tube snake booige" I would have like to have seen "Stages" on here which was a number one instead of "Planet of women" which I am not even sure was a single. Also, why not "It's only love"? it was a bigger hit than a couple of the songs here, and since nothing from Tejas was on the earlier Best of collection, something should be here. Anyway, I have it on Tejas so I can survive.
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Since over their extended career this Texan music sensation has contributed many musical efforts, only one disc doesn't really do the band any so-called hit justice. In comparison, however, with the majority of compilations available out there, 18 cuts on the CD provide a generous or well above average listing. No question the CD has skipped out such popular cuts like TV Dinners, Stages etc. but at the same time includes their unmistakable famous recordings Tush, Sharp Dressed Man, Legs, Gimme All Your Lovin', Rough Boy, Cheap Sunglasses and La Grange - on their own supplying enough listening excellence for most entertainment audiences. Their version of Viva Las Vegas also has revived my personal Canadian interest (apart from New York of course and countless other American cities distinguished by one or more talented, bustling characteristics) towards a most significant show/entertainment capital of Western society. A 4½-Star compilation with minimal complaints and a set deserving to be included among all Rock`N Roll collections. The accompanying `movie producers` displayed on booklet pages no doubt get independent star voting as Miss Musicals of the Year...
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This Texas trio, comprised of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard KNOW HOW TO ROCK! This is an absolutely fabulous hits collection. It really should've been a 2 disc set, because these guys have had so many great songs that it is impossible to cram them all into one disc. The 80's rolled around, and ZZ experimented with the new technology, fusing keyboards and synthesizers with their legendary blues rock, and it was a formula that absolutely worked. If you liked the 80's version of ZZ, then you'll love this CD! I love all of their music, 70's, 80's, 90's and beyond. My fav's are the cuts from the Eliminator and Afterburner albums. Absolute fav tracks are 'Sharp Dressed Man', 'Gimme All Your Lovin', 'My Heads In Mississippi, 'Rough Boy' and the 70's hit 'La Grange'. Some of my other favs are missing, songs like 'Velcro Fly', 'TV Dinners', 'Stages' and the original version of 'Legs'. The version of 'Legs' in this collection is the re-mixed version(but is still a great song). This is still a 5-star collection that is worthy to be at the top of your music collection. Another great CD to get is their greatest hits package from the 70's "The Best Of ZZ Top". These guys are just plain cool, and they know how to rock! If you don't have it, my advice to you is get it ASAP! ROCK ON!!
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Hard to imagine ZZTop, the "little 'ol band from Texas," was among MTV's earliest signature bands with 1984's distinctive, sexy videos for "Legs" and "Sharp Dressed Man." But 1992's "Greatest Hits" proves that while they kept an eye on the ladies and hands on a sharp-looking steering wheel, ZZTop kept its musical head "in Mississippi" with "One Foot In The Blues."
This collection is no career retrospective; essential tracks as "Arrested For Driving While Blind," "Jesus Just Left Chicago," and "Heard It On The X" remain on 1975's "Best Of." But this set still struts with Texas barbecue like "Tush," 1981's "Tube Snake Boogie," Billy Gibbons' rifle-shot guitar on "Cheap Sunglasses," "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide" and "Got Me Under Pressure." All tracks recall, spiritually if not always in execution, the Delta-turned-bright-lights-big-city blues of Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, and especially John Lee Hooker (who locked horns with ZZTop over its unappreciated tribute "La Grange.") Only the fussy Elvis Presley remake "Viva Las Vegas" and the strained "Sleeping Bag" falls flat.
The reward from ZZTop's success came from realizing the gorgeous women, fast cars and funny videos associated with the group put its basic, blues-based rock over in one of music's most synth and dance-dominated periods. Sadly, it wouldn't last; ZZTop subsequently released three unsuccessful LPs for a label (BMG/RCA) now dominating teen pop. It's suffered some health problems, and is in a holding pattern touring with other 70s Southern rockers like Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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