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 about Linden's shitty "Eliminator" album experience at: linden-hudson.com/press-media
Also read his story at: linden-hudson.com/lindens-fame ++
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 +++ AND GO TO: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Loco
ABOUT THIS VIDEO: "RAYLENE":
The hot nude model is Liz Ashley (has modeled for Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler).
Vocals, guitars, all musical instruments & song by Linden Hudson. Video shot by Linden on Canon Elph.
(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.)
I photographed Ruby at the B.R. Cohn Winery in Sonoma Valley in 2007. She worked there at the time selling wine. She told me that wine "melts your bodies soul wax, and makes one embarrassingly poetic." Actually she read that in Vanity Fair, but when she says it we melt. Ruby is another northern California free spirit. She loves boys and girls and wine and pot and laughitn and being naked outside. What I love best about this shoot was the ability to run around naked in a Vineyard. I hadn't done that before. And the super-8 film seems to fit perfectly. I didn't hurt that Ruby has an almost perfect body. Everything about her was sexy from here head to her French Manicured toes. I wonder if she really filmed her husband and herself having sex afterwards. I hope so. Ruby has a wonderful spread in my Naked Coast to Coast book. Take a look. ~ Andrew
I photographed Ava in a Mexican restaurant in San Francisco in 2007. She was a rockin' Tomboy with soccer legs and new boobs. Ava and I had nice connection. She thought of herself as way "out of the box," as do I. She told me she's stubborn hates to lose. I think she wins most of the time. As we all do now. Ava is a Mexican Buddhist. That was a first to me, but I love it. She had a strong but feminine sex appeal that transcends well onto film. Having her speak some Spanish was very provocative. After this we had body shot of tequila with limes a plenty. If you see Ava on the soccer field in Northern California, watch out. She likes to win. And that's no sin. ~ Andrew