Hear the original ZZ Top Eliminator rehearsal tapes at: vimeo.com/215450297
This Video and Music by Linden Hudson. Who is Linden Hudson?
CLASSICBANDS DOT COM said: “According to former roadie David Blayney in his book SHARP DRESSED MEN: sound engineer Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album.”
(ZZ Top never opted to give Linden credit, nor did the band opt to pay Linden, they treated him like dirt)
(there was a limited lawsuit, which took years and brought Linden limited financial compensation)
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): Journalist Joe Bosso interviewed 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 Linden's story of the making of the super-famous ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album at: flickr.com/people/152350852@N02/
LINDEN HUDSON IS IN WIKIPEDIA (do a "find" on each page for Linden) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZZ_Top en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliminator_(album) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharp_Dressed_Man en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legs_(song) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got_Me_Under_Pressure en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_Dinners_(song)
ABOUT THIS VIDEO:
16 different videos. Models: Liz Ashley, Sie Ist Idaho, Julia Wagner, Molly Wednesday, Alexis, Tina Joe
Video lit, shot & edited by Linden Hudson with cheap cameras. Linden is an amateur photographer.
All music written by, every musical instrument played by, vocals by, recorded & mixed by Linden.
Music recorded on laptop pc with one mic (stacked tracks), one usb interface, & Sony Acid software.
This is truly indie media production (home made).
++ (These video productions are intended as art, not porn) ++