Some people say ZZ TOP jumped the shark when they came up with the idea of blending MIDI-track and sequencers with their usual boogie. Fuck that!
Sure, in retrospect, now that we know they'd turn out to sell millions, one could see this move as selling out. But think about it: had that kind of rock (digital Southern rock) ever been tried before - or since for that matter? Wasn't that a bold move, one that requires major TexMex cojones? I say that was a highly original idea, completely groundbreaking, and the resulting album, ELIMINATOR, is easily one of the best albums of the eighties. So if someone comes a hatin' on the Top, THROW EM IN AND WAVE EM.