List of ZZ Top Albums in Order of Release

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Having sold more than 50 million records worldwide, ZZ Top is one of the world’s best-selling bands, released 15 studio albums, four live albums, seven compilation albums and 44 singles. ZZ Top developed a signature sound based on Gibbons’ blues guitar style and Hill and Beard’s rhythm section. They are popular for their live performances, sly and humorous lyrics, and the similar appearances of Gibbons and Hill, who were rarely seen without their long beards, sunglasses, and hats.

The only member of ZZ Top without a beard is drummer Frank Beard, but that’s just the second-strangest thing about this Texan trio. The strangest thing about ZZ Top is that they can lay claim to being both the dirtiest no-nonsense blues-rock band of the ‘70s and the glitziest camera-ready electro-boogie group of the ‘80s. Upon forming in Houston in 1969, ZZ Top were among a wave of Southern rock bands outfitting bluesy, British Invasion-schooled riffs with countrified fingerpicking and desert-baked grooves. But thanks to guitarist Billy Gibbons’ pedigree in ‘60s garage outfit The Moving Sidewalks, horndog rave-ups like “Tush” and “La Grange” eschewed epic, Skynyrd-sized jams for a raw, raunchy energy tailor-made for a target demographic of (as another one of their early standards put it) beer drinkers and hell raisers. Though ZZ Top often played the part of Southern showmen with their cowboy hats and Nudie suits, by the early ‘80s, Gibbons and bassist Dusty Hill had grown out their beards past their chests, lending this workmanlike band a quirky visual trademark just in time for the music-video era. And it wasn’t just their appearance that had changed: With 1983’s blockbuster Eliminator, ZZ Top crosswired their gritty grooves with New Wave synths and sequencers to the tune of over 10 million copies sold, while a series of videos featuring hot models cruising around in the album cover’s customized vintage Ford Coupe made the band icons of the then-nascent MTV. Since then, ZZ Top have kept on rollin’ past the half-century mark, and they remain the rare classic-rock institution that always keeps its ear to the ground for fresh inspiration. Where most veteran artists turn to Rick Rubin for a back-to-basics reboot, ZZ Top’s 2012 dalliance with the famed producer yielded “I Gotsta Get Paid”, a sleazy, grease-fried reinterpretation of DJ DMD’s Houston-rap standard “25 Lighters”. So, if you are a die heart fan of ZZ Top Albums then check out here we have list of ZZ Top albums in order of release so far.


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Here is the list of ZZ Top Album in Order of Release Date:

  1. ZZ Top’s First Album — January 16, 1971
  2. Rio Grande Mud — April 4, 1972
  3. Tres Hombres — July 26, 1973
  4. Fandango! — April 18, 1975
  5. Tejas — November 29, 1976
  6. Degüello — November 8, 1979
  7. El Loco — July 20, 1981
  8. Eliminator — March 23, 1983
  9. Afterburner — October 28, 1985
  10. Recycler — October 16, 1990
  11. Antenna — January 18, 1994
  12. Rhythmeen — September 17, 1996
  13. XXX — September 28, 1999
  14. Mescalero — September 9, 2003
  15. La Futura — September 11, 2012


All ZZ Top Albums List in Order

1. ZZ Top’s First Album (1971)ZZ Top Album ZZ Top's First Album image


  1. (Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree
  2. Brown Sugar
  3. Squank
  4. Goin’ Down to Mexico
  5. Old Man
  6. Neighbor, Neighbor
  7. Certified Blues
  8. Bedroom Thang
  9. Just Got Back from Baby’s
  10. Backdoor Love Affair


2. Rio Grande Mud (1972)

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  1. Francine
  2. Just Got Paid
  3. Mushmouth Shoutin’
  4. Ko Ko Blue
  5. Chevrolet
  6. Apologies to Pearly (instrumental)
  7. Bar-B-Q
  8. Sure Got Cold After the Rain Fell
  9. Whiskey’n Mama
  10. Down Brownie


3. Tres Hombres (1973)

ZZ Top Album Tres Hombres image


  1. Waitin’ for the Bus
  2. Jesus Just Left Chicago
  3. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
  4. Master of Sparks
  5. Hot, Blue and Righteous
  6. Move Me on Down the Line
  7. Precious and Grace
  8. La Grange
  9. Shiek
  10. Have You Heard?


4. Fandango! (1975)

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  1. Thunderbird
  2. Jailhouse Rock
  3. Backdoor Love Affair
  4. Mellow Down Easy
  5. Backdoor Love Affair No. 2
  6. Long Distance Boogie
  7. Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings
  8. Blue Jean Blues
  9. Balinese
  10. Mexican Blackbird
  11. Heard It on the X
  12. Tush


5. Tejas (1976)

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  1. It’s Only Love
  2. Arrested for Driving While Blind
  3. El Diablo
  4. Snappy Kakkie
  5. Enjoy and Get It On
  6. Ten Dollar Man
  7. Pan Am Highway Blues
  8. Avalon Hideaway
  9. She’s a Heartbreaker
  10. Asleep in the Desert


6. Degüello (1979)

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  1. I Thank You
  2. She Loves My Automobile
  3. I’m Bad, I’m Nationwide
  4. A Fool for Your Stockings
  5. Manic Mechanic
  6. Dust My Broom
  7. Lowdown in the Street
  8. Hi Fi Mama
  9. Cheap Sunglasses
  10. Esther Be the One


7. El Loco (1981)

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  1. Tube Snake Boogie
  2. I Wanna Drive You Home
  3. Ten Foot Pole
  4. Leila
  5. Don’t Tease Me
  6. It’s So Hard
  7. Pearl Necklace
  8. Groovy Little Hippie Pad
  9. Heaven, Hell or Houston
  10. Party on the Patio


8. Eliminator (1983)

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  1. Gimme All Your Lovin’
  2. Got Me Under Pressure
  3. Sharp Dressed Man
  4. I Need You Tonight
  5. I Got the Six
  6. Legs
  7. Thug
  8. TV Dinners
  9. Dirty Dog
  10. If I Could Only Flag Her Down
  11. Bad Girl


9. Afterburner (1985)

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  1. Sleeping Bag
  2. Stages
  3. Woke Up with Wood
  4. Rough Boy
  5. Can’t Stop Rockin’
  6. Planet of Women
  7. I Got the Message
  8. Velcro Fly
  9. Dipping Low (In the Lap of Luxury)
  10. Delirious


10. Recycler (1990)

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  1. Concrete and Steel
  2. Lovething
  3. Penthouse Eyes
  4. Tell It
  5. My Head’s in Mississippi
  6. Decision or Collision
  7. Give It Up
  8. 2000 Blues
  9. Burger Man
  10. Doubleback


11. Antenna (1994)

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  1. Pincushion
  2. Breakaway
  3. World of Swirl
  4. Fuzzbox Voodoo
  5. Girl in a T-Shirt
  6. Antenna Head
  7. PCH
  8. Cherry Red
  9. Cover Your Rig
  10. Lizard Life
  11. Deal Goin’ Down


12. Rhythmeen (1996)

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  1. Rhythmeen
  2. Bang Bang
  3. Black Fly
  4. What’s Up with That
  5. Vincent Price Blues
  6. Zipper Job
  7. Hairdresser
  8. She’s Just Killing Me
  9. My Mind Is Gone
  10. Loaded
  11. Prettyhead
  12. Hummbucking, Pt. 2


13. XXX (1999)

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  1. Poke Chop Sandwich
  2. Crucifixx-A-Flatt
  3. Fearless Boogie
  4. “36-22-36”
  5. Made into a Movie
  6. Beatbox
  7. Trippin’
  8. Dreadmonboogaloo
  9. Live Intro by Ross Mitchell
  10. Sinpusher
  11. (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear
  12. Hey Mr. Millionaire
  13. Belt Buckle


14. Mescalero (2003)

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  1. Mescalero
  2. Two Ways to Play
  3. Alley-Gator
  4. Buck Nekkid
  5. Goin’ So Good
  6. Me So Stupid
  7. Piece
  8. Punk Ass Boyfriend
  9. Stackin’ Paper
  10. What Would You Do?
  11. What It Is Kid
  12. Que Lastima
  13. Tramp
  14. Crunchy
  15. Dusted
  16. Liquor


15. La Futura (2012)

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  1. I Gotsta Get Paid
  2. Chartreuse
  3. Consumption
  4. Over You
  5. Heartache in Blue
  6. I Don’t Wanna Lose, Lose, You
  7. Flyin’ High
  8. It’s Too Easy Mañana
  9. Big Shiny Nine
  10. Have a Little Mercy


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