Video by Linden Hudson. Who is Linden?
CLASSICBANDS DOT COM said: “According to former roadie David Blayney in his book SHARP DRESSED MEN: Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album.”
(Linden never received credit or monies for his work on this huge, multi-platinum, grammy nominated record album) ++
LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (in 2013) ZZ TOP'S BILLY GIBBONS SAID: “the Eliminator sessions in 1983 were guided largely by another one of our associates, Linden Hudson, a gifted engineer, during the development of those compositions.” (end quote) (Gibbons admits these facts after 30 years, but offers Linden no apology or reparations for lack of credits/monies) ++
MUSICRADAR DOT COM (in 2013): Interview with Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top guitarist), Gibbons broke 30 years of silence about Linden Hudson introducing synthesizers into ZZ Top's sound. Gibbons said: “This was a really interesting turning point. We had befriended somebody who would become an influential associate, a guy named Linden Hudson. He was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing, starting in the studio and eventually to the live stage. Linden had no fear and was eager to experiment in ways that would frighten most bands. But we followed suit, and the synthesizers started to show up on record.”
Read about Linden's shitty "Eliminator" experience at: lindenhudson.net/lindens-fame/ and lindenhudson.net/press/ ++
The Linden Hudson story has returned after more than 30 years to haunt Billy Gibbons. The internet made that possible.
LINDEN HUDSON IS IN WIKIPEDIA (do a "find" on each page for Linden)
Hear sample of original rehearsal tape of UNDER PRESSURE at: soundcloud.com/texasman-1/got-me-under-pressure-song
Hear sample of original LEGS at: soundcloud.com/texasman-1/legs-song-by-zz-top-pre-release-proto-type-recording-clip
Hear sample of original TV DINNERS: soundcloud.com/texasman-1/tv-dinners-original-zz-top-song-prototype-sample-clips
ABOUT THIS TUTORIAL:
This video tutorial by Linden Hudson, veteran sound engineer for location video & film
Linden has 25 years experience in hiding microphones on people for video and film production.