While so many classic
rock bands lost their way in the 1980s, ZZ Top actually found theirs.
Instead of boogieing with just the traditional blues guitars, they
boogied with guitars and cutting-edge synthesizers, scoring some of the
biggest hits of their career, songs like “Legs” and “Gimmie All Your
Lovin’.” Those synths turned out to be a blessing and a curse, though,
as the band found it hard to evolve beyond the dated, robotic grooves
that made them a fortune. Their scattered attempts to kick the
keyboards cold turkey...