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Eliminator


3.5
great

Review

by Eliminator USER (5 Reviews)
June 20th, 2010 | 80 replies


Release Date: 1983 | Tracklist

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.


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3.8
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Eliminator
June 20th 2010


2067 Comments


enjoy

The Door Mouse
June 20th 2010


2092 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

sup elim?

Eliminator
June 20th 2010


2067 Comments


congrats on being bi, thanks for the votes

Eliminator
June 20th 2010


2067 Comments


hey zepmouse

Relinquished
June 20th 2010


38410 Comments


eliminator is back

The Door Mouse
June 20th 2010


2092 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

how've you been?

ShadowRemains
June 20th 2010


24985 Comments


rulz

Eliminator
June 20th 2010


2067 Comments


zep you should write another review

The Door Mouse
June 20th 2010


2092 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

mmm. i have written a few on another much less popular account

Eliminator
June 20th 2010


2067 Comments


who is it

Electric City
Emeritus
June 20th 2010


15762 Comments


omg eliminator and zepdude

The Door Mouse
June 20th 2010


2092 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5 | Sound Off

i don't think i want to divulge that

ShadowRemains
June 20th 2010


24985 Comments


sputnik's gone retro

Electric City
Emeritus
June 20th 2010


15762 Comments


daveyboy

Eliminator
June 20th 2010


2067 Comments


that GENTLEMEN?

ShadowRemains
June 20th 2010


24985 Comments


b&?


go mow my lawn...


Emim
June 20th 2010


27657 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Grandpa Davey



Nice review, dude. Pos'd

Eliminator
June 20th 2010


2067 Comments


if you neg this, then you really don't get what's going on here

Eliminator
June 20th 2010


2067 Comments


for real, I want reasons why this is an awful review

Electric City
Emeritus
June 20th 2010


15762 Comments


haha



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