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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  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,484 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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)

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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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ZZ Top- Greatest Hits(1992).
Right around the beginning of MTV, one band in particular, ZZ Top, took advantage of Music Videos, blending humor with a catchy mix of Southern, Blues, and Arena Rock, instantly propelled them into superstardom. The infectious trio was comprised of Billy Gibbon(Vocals and Guitar), Frank Beard(Drums), and Dusty Hill(Bass)who came together bymixeing addictive riffs and gravelly vocals courtesty of Gibbons, Top-Notch drumming from Beard, and catchy basslines from Hill. From the Early 70's to the Early 90's, ZZ Top was a hit machine, so it's understandable that many compilations have been made. So how does ZZ Top- Greatest Hits measure up? Read on to find out...
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-CONTAINS ALL OF ZZ TOP'S BIGGEST HITS!-When you get ZZ Top-Greatest Hits, you can be expecting such huge hits as "Sharp Dressed Man", "Tush", "Got Me Under Pressure", "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide", "Cheap Sunglasses", and many more! The sheer amount of hits is unbelieveable!
-HAS MANY UNDERRATED MASTERPIECES INCLUDED!-Non-Hits(Or Minor-Hits) such as "Rough Boy", "Pearl Necklace", "Doubleback", "Give It Up", and many more fit in right along with the huge hits!
-CHEAP!-Unlike Amazon's price, most stores carry this compilation for about 11.99$, and for this amount of songs it's a steal!
-18 SONGS, 73 MINUTES!- ZZ Top-Greatest Hits contains a HUGE amount of material, and even the most ardent of fans won't be complaining!
-2 NEW EXTRA TRACKS!- This compilation contains two new tracks "Viva Las Vegas" and "Gun Love", and unlike most Unreleased Tracks these are actually good! Bravo!
-GREAT LINER NOTES!- The CD Booklet contains an overview of ZZ Top's career plus an overview of every song on the compilation! Very Interesting!
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Some times an artist's re-recording of one of his/their biggest hits works out quite well, and even improves upon the original tune. Take Sammy Hagar's 'Heavy Metal' for example-- his original version was pretty rockin', but the second one was even more so! Then there's WhiteSnake's 'Here I Go Again', where they made the second effort more rockin', and less pop-ish than the initial version.
Unfortunately, ZZ Top's new 'Legs' here doesn't have the good fortune of being an improvement on the original; the new backing guitar & bass lines didn't sound as cool as the old ones. Otherwise, 'Legs v.2' ain't half-bad. And most of the other tracks, covering the group's most extensively-played from their Spanish-titled-album days up to 'Recycler', make for good drivin' tunes for those days when you're toolin' down some lonely stretch of highway whilst imagining you're drivin' that hot rod on the 'Eliminator' album at top speed. There's also 'I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide' and 'Cheap Sunglasses' for those weekend nights of cruisin' down the somewhat busy streets of the local metroplex. 'Rough Boy' is just the right mood-setter for those quiet moments of relaxed reflection. For the rock-n-roll nostalgia buffs, the group's hard-hittin' cover of 'Viva Las Vegas' makes 'the King's' version seem like elevator music in comparison. And we musn't overlook the subtle naughtiness of 'Tush', 'Tube Snake Boogie' and 'Pearl Necklace' to get one thinking of less-than-pure things.
Needless to say, I highly recommend this for the casual ZZ Top fan that enjoys the trio's most widely-played cuts from their glory days. For the original version of 'Legs', however, you need look no further than the 'Eliminator album (available at www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002KYR/qid%3D1088123460/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/002-6699831-0404821). Otherwise, this platter is more than worth what the Amazon Marketplace sellers are askin' for it...
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By Tnahpellee on Jan. 30 2004
Format: Audio CD
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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