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.” (once again, there were no apologies from Billy Gibbons & ZZ Top)
Read Linden's story of the making of the super-famous ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album at: flickr.com/people/152350852@N02/
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)
GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZZ_Top +++ AND GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliminator_(album)
GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharp_Dressed_Man +++ AND GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legs_(song)
GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got_Me_Under_Pressure +++ AND GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_Dinners_(song)
GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_plagiarism
Model: Tina Joe. Music written, sang, played, & recorded by Linden Hudson. Video by Linden.
(In 2015 Linden's Vimeo channel received 3.2 million views. In the 5 year period of 2010 to 2015 it was 8.5 million views.)