Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024

Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024
Sunset, Kailua-Kona, The Big Island, Hawaii, March 11, 2024

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

ZZ Top - Wed., Apr. 30

And here we are, the end of April's A-to-Z Blogging Challenge. I have now completed three years of this great writing exercise. Yippee!

For the letter "Z," I chose ZZ Top, one of the best classic rock bands. How could you not love, "Cheap Sunglasses," "Legs," "Sharp Dressed Man," "Give Me All Your Lovin'," "Rough Boy," "Got Me Under Pressure," "Tube Snake Boogie," "Tush," and "Pearl Necklace"?

"Every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp-dressed man."
ZZ Top, according to Wikipedia, is an American Texas blues, boogie rock, and hard rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas. This is one of the few major-label recording groups to have consisted of the same lineup for over 40 years. Band members are guitarist and lead vocalist Billy Gibbons, bassist and co-lead vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard.

ZZ Top is known for its strong blues roots and humorous lyrical motifs, relying on double entredres and innuendo. (In other words their songs are about sex, but they're trying to cleverly disguise the lyrics as innocent!) The ultimate performers, ZZ Top even has a trademark look with their chest-length beards.

And who can forget their "Legs" music video with classic cars dispersing dolled-up chicks in sassy heels with sexy ankle socks? Or the "Sharp Dressed Man" music video?

ZZ Top was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. They are the proud recipients of 11 gold records, and 7 platinum (13 multi-platinum) records.

Long live ZZ Top!


  1. I was never a ZZ Top fan. But I do like several of their songs.

    You did a great job with the challenge.

  2. Congratulations on completing another challenge.

  3. ZZ Top came to our local county fair a few years ago, my high school best friend came for a visit so we could go. What a great band and performance. Congrats on making it through your challenge, great job.

  4. I remember years ago I would come home to my apartment and everyday like clockwork someone near would blast out "Legs" - over and over! :-)


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