Monday, April 30, 2012

Z is for ZZ Topp

        By the title, you can see it was slim pickings for Z too.  MTV played “Legs” and “Sharp Dressed Man” constantly.  I wasn’t too happy about it.  These guys were the opposite of hot.  But, really, these videos are not to be missed. 


Legs

The bullied girl with the glasses gets a makeover in “Legs”.   She’s the Cinderella of the shoe store.  Why are all the people so mean?  Why is the band playing in the street?  Why are their beards so long?  How are they able to appear out of thin air? Luckily, these “sexy” 80s women come to make her over.  It’s a real Sandy-in-Grease moment. 

 Oh man, I’m watching the video and I remember the whole thing.  Thanks a lot, MTV.  How much important information didn’t have room to make space for this dreck?

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Aww, she winds up with the cute guy.  THE END. 


Sharp Dressed Man 

And not that this band would know anything about it, but their other hit was “Sharp Dressed Man”. Boy, this ZZ Topp car gets a lot of airtime.  And look at all that 80s fashion.  Oh no, the ZZ Topp guys are appearing out thin air again.  Why do three women always have to come and save the day?  And why did we all think that hair looked good? 

This is a makeover video too.  Why do they think the white tux looks better than the black?  I think he was more sharply dressed before.

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What do you think?



Well, what a note to end on.

If only we could have stopped at U. 

Thanks for reading, listening, and watching! 

My A to Z Challenge reflection post will be up on 05/07. 


Love, Theresa xo


46 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Theresa! The clips won't load but that's ok - I'll just go to youtube! Yay!!!

    I love ZZTop!! I thought - weirdy beardy men rocking to great tunes I can sing along to!! Fab!

    Well done for reaching Z and finishing the challenge!!! Take care
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    1. Old Kitty, You Tube doesn't have the original MTV videos. But MTV.com does. I hope you can them to download there. Happy week!

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  2. yep, slim pickings for 'z' but hey, it made us use our creativity!

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  3. I can't hear the name ZZ Top without thinking of this guy at the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk. He got up on stage and did this amazing ZZ performance. He was a breast cancer survivor and it was hysterical.

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  4. Congratulations on making it all the way through! I never liked the "look", either of ZZ Top, but they've made it work for them~

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  5. I liked ZZ for about ten seconds before I realized they were all about making women, as well as men, objects of a society promoting sex appeal and shallow relationships. In addition to your selections, what about their song bragging they are "going downtown to get some"? The guitar rifts and beards were interesting, but that's about it (no offense to fans).

    On another note (heh heh), have you ever watched the series Bones? Angela's father looks like a ZZ guy and scares the crap out of her boyfriend/husband. It's a riot, and I'm not really into television.

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  6. Interesting Z words. I haven't heard of either of those people. Thanks for sharing and congrats on finishing the A-Z challenge.

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  7. Ha, I knew you would take ZZ Top at the end! :)

    Really enjoyed this A-Z 80s music. You did a great job.

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  8. What an appropriate ending for A to Z! Talk about a blast from the past, and those clothes! :)

    Have a great Monday!

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  9. They weren't hot, but oh man! They are super musicians. For sure. I figured it would be ZZ Top. Great note to end on, my friend. GREAT JOB! I heart you. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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  10. I think I would have run out of steam with G. I agree, they weren't hot but they could play. Congrats on finishing this monster challenge!

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  11. Aw, I love that first video! So sweet and it's totally a Sandra-Dee-turned-Cinderella moment!

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  12. I actually got to see them in a stadium show my senior year in high school. I remember Candie's shoes were made so popular by their song! They were cool. No doubt. I've enjoyed your blog posts this month, it's been a plast back to the past!

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  13. I couldn't get the videos to play. I don't think ZZ Top ever entered my consciousness.

    Congratulations on finishing the challenge. Hasn't it been great?

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    1. Annalisa, sorry they wouldn't play. The videos are also on mtv.com. I didn't use those links because they didn't have an embed option.

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  14. I remember ZZTop thanks for the nostaligia trip. :O)

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  15. Only came across this band today. I've had an education from the people in the Challenge who focused on music and musicians. Thanks!

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  16. Theresa - It took me to the last day of the A-Z challenge before I guessed correctly who you might feature before checking your post. Who else, but ZZ Topp?!

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  17. I loved the 80's take on Cinderella. That is still one of my favorite videos. Those beards always scared me a little, though!

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  18. One of the ZZ Top guys plays Angela's father on Bones.

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  19. I think they should have gone with a really classy color for the tux. Like purple.

    Your posts were great fun, Theresa. Super theme for the Challenge -- well done.

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  20. Oh gosh, it's funny that I remember every second of these videos as soon as the clips start to play. You have a good point about space in the brain LOL.

    I loved your A-Z through the 80s, great theme and I had fun going down memory lane.

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  21. I just knew they'd be your Z! I loved your choice for W, btw. :-)

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  22. I totally remember the Legs video as well!!! Sweet, happy ending there. And the challenge is over! It was a good one!

    Ana

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  23. Remember when people actually dressed like that? Hope those styles don't come back.

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  24. Loved those songs at the time.

    Twice, others have mentioned the ZZ Topp/Bones connection. I heard that he is actually the father of the actress who plays Angela. I think. I'd have to look it up, but my prep period is almost over.

    You're done. Did you have fun?

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  25. Huh. I don't think I've watched that Legs video before. She really did have nice legs. And what's up with those fuzzy guitars?

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  26. Time to come clean. I've never enjoyed their music, but I love their beards!

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  27. Can't say I ever got into ZZ Topp.
    Yay the challenge is OVER!!!!!! Let's celebrate by falling down ;)

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  28. And Legs was originally written about one of the guy's daughters learning how to walk (I think I heard it on a behind the music). Congrats finishing the challenege!

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  29. What? You don't' think they're hahahahahot? (Sorry, I couldn't even say that without laughing :)) Yay! You made it! Congrats on finishing A to Z, and even if they're not hot, I do like those songs :)

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  30. I love both songs, but Legs is my favorite.

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  31. Well done on completing the A to Z Challenge! I learned about so many new bands/songs from your posts!

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  32. Ah yes, ZZ Top... the memories!

    Congrats on finishing the challenge!

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  33. Indeed a nice note to end on :) Congrats on finishing the challenge!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  34. Is it bad that I'm grinning as I watch these clips?
    Congrats of finishing the challenge, holly bejesus, that's really awesome!!! : D

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  35. Glad you had a great time on the challenge!

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  36. I'm glad that you had such a great time with the challenge. You have a great blog.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  37. Loved ZZ Top! Sharp Dressed Man was one of my faves. :D

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  38. Great way to wrap up the A to Z challenge! I like Sharp Dressed Man.


    Susanne
    PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

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  39. Great choice and songs as wrap up!

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  40. I never really liked ZZ Top's music, but I did love that Legs video!

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