Complete List Of ZZ Top Albums And Discography

ZZ Top Albums, Discography

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ZZ Top’s First Album

Released: 1971

ZZ Top’s First Album was the debut album from ZZ Top, featuring Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals, Dusty Hill on bass guitar and vocals, and Frank Beard on drums. The album was produced by Bill Ham and recorded at Robin Hood Studios in Tyler, Texas. It was released on the London label.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “(Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree” – 2:32
  2. “Brown Sugar” – 5:22
  3. “Squank” – 2:46
  4. “Goin’ Down to Mexico” – 3:26
  5. “Old Man” – 3:23
  6. “Neighbor, Neighbor” – 2:18
  7. “Certified Blues” – 3:25
  8. “Bedroom Thang” – 4:37
  9. “Just Got Back from Baby’s” – 4:07
  10. “Backdoor Love Affair” – 3:20

Rio Grande Mud

Released: 1972

Rio Grande Mud featured the same lineup of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard. It was produced by Bill Ham and recorded at Robin Hood Studios in Tyler, Texas. The album was released on the London label and reached number 104 on the US Billboard Top 200.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Francine” – 3:33
  2. “Just Got Paid” – 4:49
  3. “Mushmouth Shoutin'” – 3:41
  4. “Ko Ko Blue” – 4:56
  5. “Chevrolet” – 3:47
  6. “Apologies to Pearly” – 2:39
  7. “Bar-B-Q” – 3:34
  8. “Sure Got Cold After the Rain Fell” – 7:39
  9. “Whiskey’n Mama” – 3:20
  10. “Down Brownie” – 2:53

Tres Hombres

Released: 1973

Tres Hombres is one of ZZ Top’s most successful albums, featuring Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard. The album was produced by Bill Ham and recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, and Brian Studio in Texas. Released on the London label, it reached number 8 on the US Billboard Top 200.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Waitin’ for the Bus” – 2:59
  2. “Jesus Just Left Chicago” – 3:29
  3. “Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers” – 3:23
  4. “Master of Sparks” – 3:33
  5. “Hot, Blue and Righteous” – 3:14
  6. “Move Me on Down the Line” – 2:30
  7. “Precious and Grace” – 3:09
  8. “La Grange” – 3:51
  9. “Shiek” – 4:04
  10. “Have You Heard?” – 3:14

Fandango!

Released: 1975

Fandango! is a mix of live and studio recordings, featuring Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard. Produced by Bill Ham, it was recorded at various locations and released on the London label. The album reached number 10 on the US Billboard Top 200.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Thunderbird” – 2:49
  2. “Jailhouse Rock” – 1:56
  3. “Backdoor Medley” – 9:51
    • “Backdoor Love Affair”
    • “Mellow Down Easy”
    • “Backdoor Love Affair No. 2”
    • “Long Distance Boogie”
  4. “Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings” – 2:42
  5. “Blue Jean Blues” – 4:42
  6. “Balinese” – 2:37
  7. “Mexican Blackbird” – 3:06
  8. “Heard It on the X” – 2:23
  9. “Tush” – 2:14

Tejas

Released 1976

Tejas featured a lineup that consisted of Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals, Dusty Hill on bass and vocals, and Frank Beard on drums. The album was produced by Bill Ham. It was recorded at various locations including Robin Hood Studios in Tyler, Texas, and Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. It was released on the London Records label. The album Tejas peaked at number 17 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “It’s Only Love” – 4:23
  2. “Arrested for Driving While Blind” – 3:09
  3. “El Diablo” – 4:22
  4. “Snappy Kakkie” – 2:58
  5. “Enjoy and Get It On” – 3:25
  6. “Ten Dollar Man” – 3:42
  7. “Pan Am Highway Blues” – 3:14
  8. “Avalon Hideaway” – 3:07
  9. “She’s a Heartbreaker” – 3:02
  10. “Asleep in the Desert” (instrumental) – 3:24

Degüello

Released 1979

Degüello featured a lineup that consisted of Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals, Dusty Hill on bass and vocals, and Frank Beard on drums. The album was produced by Bill Ham. It was recorded at Aquarius Studios in Houston, Texas. It was released on the Warner Bros. label. The album Degüello peaked at number 24 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The song “I Thank You” was released as the album’s debut single.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “I Thank You” – 3:23
  2. “She Loves My Automobile” – 2:23
  3. “I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide” – 4:45
  4. “A Fool for Your Stockings” – 4:16
  5. “Manic Mechanic” – 2:37
  6. “Dust My Broom” – 3:08
  7. “Lowdown in the Street” – 2:49
  8. “Hi Fi Mama” – 2:25
  9. “Cheap Sunglasses” – 4:48
  10. “Esther Be the One” – 3:31

El Loco

Released 1981

El Loco featured a lineup that consisted of Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals, Dusty Hill on bass and vocals, and Frank Beard on drums. The album was produced by Bill Ham. It was recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas. It was released on the Warner Bros. label. El Loco peaked at number 17 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Tube Snake Boogie” – 3:02
  2. “I Wanna Drive You Home” – 4:44
  3. “Ten Foot Pole” – 4:20
  4. “Leila” – 3:13
  5. “Don’t Tease Me” – 4:20
  6. “It’s So Hard” – 5:12
  7. “Pearl Necklace” – 4:01
  8. “Groovy Little Hippie Pad” – 2:40
  9. “Heaven, Hell or Houston” – 2:31
  10. “Party on the Patio” – 2:48

Eliminator

Released 1983

Well this was a big one. If ever there was an album that MTV helped fuel its sales it was Eliminator. The album was driven by catchy pop-rock songs delivered to the masses via a series of videos showcasing not only the Eliminator car but three beautiful women. Eliminator featured a lineup that consisted of Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals, Dusty Hill on bass and vocals, and Frank Beard on drums. The album was produced by Bill Ham. It was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. It was released on the Warner Bros. label.

The album Eliminator peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The song “Gimme All Your Lovin'” was released as the album’s debut single. The song “Gimme All Your Lovin'” hit the number 37 position on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Gimme All Your Lovin'” – 4:03
  2. “Got Me Under Pressure” – 4:00
  3. “Sharp Dressed Man” – 4:13
  4. “I Need You Tonight” – 6:16
  5. “I Got the Six” – 2:52
  6. “Legs” – 4:34
  7. “Thug” – 4:17
  8. “TV Dinners” – 3:50
  9. “Dirty Dog” – 4:05
  10. “If I Could Only Flag Her Down” – 3:40
  11. “Bad Girl” – 3:17

Afterburner

Released 1985

Afterburner featured a lineup that consisted of Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals, Dusty Hill on bass and vocals, and Frank Beard on drums. The album was produced by Bill Ham. It was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. It was released on the Warner Bros. label. The album Afterburner peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Sleeping Bag” – 4:02
  2. “Stages” – 3:32
  3. “Woke Up with Wood” – 3:45
  4. “Rough Boy” – 4:50
  5. “Can’t Stop Rockin'” – 3:01
  6. “Planet of Women” – 4:04
  7. “I Got the Message” – 3:27
  8. “Velcro Fly” – 3:29
  9. “Dipping Low (In the Lap of Luxury)” – 3:15
  10. “Delirious” – 3:41

Recycler

Released 1990

Recycler featured a lineup that consisted of Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals, Dusty Hill on bass and vocals, and Frank Beard on drums. The album was produced by Bill Ham. It was recorded at Memphis Sound Productions in Memphis, Tennessee. It was released on the Warner Bros. label. The album Recycler peaked at number 6 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Concrete and Steel” – 3:48
  2. “Lovething” – 3:26
  3. “Penthouse Eyes” – 3:47
  4. “Tell It” – 4:49
  5. “My Head’s in Mississippi” – 4:25
  6. “Decision or Collision” – 4:03
  7. “Give It Up” – 3:28
  8. “2000 Blues” – 4:43
  9. “Burger Man” – 3:21
  10. “Doubleback” – 3:57

Read More: Top 10 ZZ Top Songs

Antenna

Released 1994

Antenna featured a lineup that consisted of Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals, Dusty Hill on bass and vocals, and Frank Beard on drums. The album was produced by Bill Ham. It was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. It was released on the RCA Records label.

The album Antenna peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Pincushion” – 4:33
  2. “Breakaway” – 4:57
  3. “World of Swirl” – 4:08
  4. “Fuzzbox Voodoo” – 4:42
  5. “Girl in a T-Shirt” – 4:10
  6. “Antenna Head” – 4:42
  7. “PCH” – 3:57
  8. “Cherry Red” – 4:38
  9. “Cover Your Rig” – 5:49
  10. “Lizard Life” – 5:09
  11. “Deal Goin’ Down” – 3:12

Rhythmeen

Released 1996

Rhythmeen featured a lineup that consisted of Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals, Dusty Hill on bass and vocals, and Frank Beard on drums. The album was produced by Billy Gibbons, Bill Ham, and Joe Hardy. It was recorded at John Moran’s House of Funk, Houston, Texas. It was released on the RCA Records label.

The album Rhythmeen peaked at number 29 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Rhythmeen” – 3:53
  2. “Bang Bang” – 4:28
  3. “Black Fly” – 3:31
  4. “What’s Up with That” – 5:20
  5. “Vincent Price Blues” – 6:05
  6. “Zipper Job” – 4:14
  7. “Hairdresser” – 3:47
  8. “She’s Just Killing Me” – 4:55
  9. “My Mind Is Gone” – 4:06
  10. “Loaded” – 3:47
  11. “Prettyhead” – 4:37
  12. “Hummbucking Part 2” – 5:13

Read More: Complete List Of ZZ Top Band Members

XXX

Released 1999

XXX featured a lineup that consisted of Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals, Dusty Hill on bass and vocals, and Frank Beard on drums. The album was produced by Billy Gibbons, Bill Ham, and Joe Hardy. It was recorded at John Moran’s House of Funk, Houston, Texas, and Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. It was released on the RCA Records label.

The album XXX peaked at number 100 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Poke Chop Sandwich” – 4:50
  2. “Crucifixx-A-Flatt” – 3:59
  3. “Fearless Boogie” – 4:01
  4. “36-22-36” – 2:35
  5. “Made into a Movie” – 5:13
  6. “Beatbox” – 2:48
  7. “Trippin'” – 3:56
  8. “Dreadmonboogaloo” – 2:38
  9. “Live Intro by Ross Mitchell” – 0:34
  10. “Sinpusher” (live) – 5:19
  11. “Hey Mr. Millionaire” – 3:29
  12. “Belt Buckle” (live) – 4:05
  13. “36-22-36” (live) – 2:38
  14. “I Loved the Woman” (live) – 4:59
  15. “Hi Fi Mama” (live) – 4:32

Mescalero

Released 2003

Mescalero featured a lineup that consisted of Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals, Dusty Hill on bass and vocals, and Frank Beard on drums. The album was produced by Billy Gibbons and Joe Hardy. It was recorded at Foam Box Recordings, Houston, Texas. It was released on the RCA Records label.

The album Mescalero peaked at number 57 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Mescalero” – 3:50
  2. “Two Ways to Play” – 4:15
  3. “Alley-Gator” – 3:29
  4. “Buck Nekkid” – 3:02
  5. “Goin’ So Good” – 5:35
  6. “Me So Stupid” – 3:34
  7. “Piece” – 4:19
  8. “Punk Ass Boyfriend” – 3:05
  9. “Stackin’ Paper” – 2:59
  10. “What Would You Do” – 3:03
  11. “What It Is Kid” – 4:13
  12. “Que Lastima” – 4:24
  13. “Tramp” – 4:03
  14. “Crunchy” – 3:13
  15. “Dusted” – 3:55
  16. “Liquor” – 3:23
  17. “As Time Goes By” – 3:47 (hidden track)

La Futura

Released 2012

La Futura featured a lineup that consisted of Billy Gibbons on guitar and vocals, Dusty Hill on bass and vocals, and Frank Beard on drums. The album was produced by Rick Rubin and Billy Gibbons. It was recorded at Foam Box Recordings, Houston, Texas, and Shangri-La Studio, Malibu, California. It was released on the American Recordings label. The album La Futura peaked at number six on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “I Gotsta Get Paid” – 4:03
  2. “Chartreuse” – 2:57
  3. “Consumption” – 3:47
  4. “Over You” – 4:29
  5. “Heartache in Blue” – 4:09
  6. “I Don’t Wanna Lose, Lose, You” – 4:20
  7. “Flyin’ High” – 4:17
  8. “It’s Too Easy Mañana” – 4:47
  9. “Big Shiny Nine” – 3:10
  10. “Have a Little Mercy” – 3:18

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