Album of the Day
A blues-rock trio from Texas was hardly the stuff of MTV stardom, but somehow the beards, babes and custom cars made ZZ Top videos irresistible, and 1983's ELIMINATOR became a huge hit. It didn't hurt that the Warner Bros. collection paired the band's trusty guitar riffs with synthesizer sounds then in vogue – or that Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard had come up with one of their best-ever sets of songs. Even without their distinctive visuals, “Legs,” “Sharp Dressed Man” and “Gimme All Your Lovin'” were stone classics, and the other eight originals weren't far behind. Gibbons was born on this day in 1949, and we'll celebrate the guitarist's birthday with the Diamond-certified ELIMINATOR.