Review Summary: Legs is not really about sex
Most of you probably clicked on this thinking that it was going to be another "ELIMINATOR ELIMINATOR ELIMINATOR ELIMINATOR ELIMINATOR...". You're all sadly mistaken, my friends. Since all this album ever had was a joke review by me that was deleted ages ago, and what may very well be Zepdude7's (The Door Mouse for the younger users) worst sound-off ever, I decided to do this record justice considering my parents named me after it.
In 1983, rock was gay. The Who was dead, Robert Plant had a solo album, and Motley Crue wasn't popular yet. And not to mention, there was Night Ranger. Once heavy-hitters such as KISS and Aerosmith were now working at Burger King and Captain D's (fish and fries $2.99 limited time only). And even the almight Sabbath was making gay records with the Deep Purple guy, so times were tough. And while some may say "but elim, what about punk and metal?". Well, my friends, that stuff wasn't popular. The average dude didn't know Minor Threat. So rock was in desperate need of some cool manly dudes to rock the house that hadn't been rocked since the seventies. That dudes were called ZZ Top.
Eliminator does exactly what it claims. It eliminates the competition. Every other rock band was like, woah, we did not see this coming. Tracks like Gimme All Your Lovin, Legs, and Sharped-Dressed Man are now radio classics that are filled with rocking riffs. The whole album is white blues with technical prowess, and enough arena-rock trailer park twang to be loved by the common man. Even the mainstream metal crowd liked it. Gibbons, Hill, and Beard are geniuses of the trade of keeping white blues alive and making sure no black people ever get famous for playing it.
However, Eliminator does have its issues. The record often sounds a bit too
white trash for a serious listener like me, and I'm a Pantera fan. Plus, some of the songs are just plain bad.
So if you like sleazy, redneck rock that goes great with a six-pack of Miller Lite and hot loving with your second cousin who gives you "the look" at family functions, Eliminator's a good spin.