Categories:
Cart 0

Your cart is empty

ZZ Top|The Very Baddest of ZZ Top

The Very Baddest of ZZ Top

ZZ Top

Available in
16-Bit CD Quality 44.1 kHz - Stereo

Unlimited Streaming

Listen to this album in high quality now on our apps

Start my trial period and start listening to this album

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Subscribe

Enjoy this album on Qobuz apps with your subscription

Digital Download

Purchase and download this album in a wide variety of formats depending on your needs.

Following 2004's Rancho Texicano: The Very Best of ZZ Top by a decade, The Very Baddest of ZZ Top comes in two different styles: a single-disc compilation with 20 tracks and a set that doubles it. The single disc is good, racking up most of the MTV-era hits -- "Gimme All Your Lovin," "Sharp Dressed Man," "Legs," "Got Me Under Pressure," "Rough Boy," "Velcro Fly" -- while doubling back for "La Grange, "Tush," "I Thank You," "Waitin' for the Bus," "Jesus Just Left Chicago," "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide," and "Cheap Sunglasses." It's enough to satisfy the very casual fan, but even a quick glance at the track listing reveals plenty of missing favorites: no "Pearl Necklace," "I Heard It on the X," "It's Only Love," "Francine," "Just Got Paid," and "Sleeping Bag." All those, along with several latter-day hits that did not show up on the 2004 set, are on the double-disc, which makes it a better bet than the single version -- although, in a pinch, that ol' Rancho Texicano may be the best of them all, as it has more of the down-and-dirty '70s boogie than The Very Baddest, and that's what a lot of fans truly want to hear.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

More info

The Very Baddest of ZZ Top

ZZ Top

launch qobuz app I already downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS Open

download qobuz app I have not downloaded Qobuz for Windows / MacOS yet Download the Qobuz app

You are currently listening to samples.

Listen to over 80 million songs with an unlimited streaming plan.

Listen to this playlist and more than 80 million songs with our unlimited streaming plans.

From €12,50/month

1
Gimme All Your Lovin'
00:03:31

ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, Baritone Saxophone, Harmonica - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Percussion, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1983 Warner Records Inc.

2
Sharp Dressed Man
00:02:59

Terry Manning, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Engineer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1983 Warner Records Inc.

3
La Grange (2005 Remaster)
00:03:50

Terry Manning, Engineer - Frank Lee Beard, Composer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Percussion, Writer - Robin Brian, Engineer - Joe Michael Hill, Composer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1973 Warner Records Inc.

4
Tush (2006 Remaster)
00:02:13

Terry Manning, Engineer - Frank Lee Beard, Composer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Composer, Slide Guitar, Vocals, Writer, Harmonica - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Engineer - Robin Brian, Engineer - Jim Reeves, Engineer - Joe Michael Hill, Composer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1975 Warner Records Inc.

5
(Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree
00:02:34

ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals - Frank Beard, Drums - Rube Beard, Drums

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1971 Warner Records Inc.

6
Francine
00:03:33

ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Slide Guitar, Vocals, Writer, Harmonica - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals - Frank Beard, Drums - Robin Brian, Engineer - Pete Tickle, Guitar - Kenny Corday, Writer - Steve Perron, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1972 Warner Records Inc.

7
Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers (2006 Remaster)
00:03:25

Terry Manning, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Percussion, Writer - Robin Brian, Engineer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1973 Warner Records Inc.

8
It's Only Love
00:04:23

Terry Manning, Engineer - Larry Nix, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, Fiddle - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1976 Warner Records Inc.

9
Arrested for Driving While Blind
00:03:06

Terry Manning, Engineer - Larry Nix, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, Harmonica, Fiddle - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1976 Warner Records Inc.

10
I Thank You
00:03:01

ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Baritone Saxophone, Harmonica - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals - Frank Beard, Drums, Percussion, Alto Saxophone, Vocals - Isaac Hayes, Writer - David Porter, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1979 Warner Records Inc.

11
Cheap Sunglasses
00:02:39

ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Baritone Saxophone, Harmonica - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Percussion, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Writer - Billy Gibbon, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1979 Warner Records Inc.

12
Tube Snake Boogie
00:03:03

Terry Manning, Engineer - Frank Lee Beard, Composer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Engineer - Joe Michael Hill, Composer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1981 Warner Records Inc.

13
Pearl Necklace (2003 Remaster)
00:04:05

Terry Manning, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Remastering Engineer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1981 Warner Records Inc.

14
Just Got Paid
00:04:27

ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Composer, Producer, Writer - Billy Gibbons, Composer, Slide Guitar, Vocals, Writer, Harmonica - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Bass - Frank Beard, Drums - Robin Brian, Engineer - Pete Tickle, Guitar

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1972 Warner Records Inc.

15
Waitin' for the Bus
00:02:53

Terry Manning, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums - Robin Brian, Engineer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1977 Warner Records Inc.

16
Jesus Just Left Chicago
00:03:27

Terry Manning, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Writer - Robin Brian, Engineer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1977 Warner Records Inc.

17
Heard It on the X (2005 Remaster)
00:02:24

Terry Manning, Engineer - Frank Lee Beard, Composer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Composer, Slide Guitar, Vocals, Writer, Harmonica - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Engineer - Robin Brian, Engineer - Jim Reeves, Engineer - Joe Michael Hill, Composer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1975 Warner Records Inc.

18
I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
00:04:46

Terry Manning, Engineer - Frank Lee Beard, Composer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, Writer, Baritone Saxophone - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Percussion, Alto Saxophone, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Engineer - Joe Michael Hill, Composer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1979 Warner Records Inc.

19
Dust My Broom
00:03:09

Terry Manning, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Baritone Saxophone - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals - Frank Beard, Drums, Percussion, Alto Saxophone - Bob Ludwig, Engineer - ELMORE JAMES, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1979 Warner Records Inc.

20
Velcro Fly
00:02:54

ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, Baritone Saxophone, Harmonica - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Percussion, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1985 Warner Records Inc.

21
Party on the Patio
00:02:48

Terry Manning, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Engineer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1981 Warner Records Inc.

DISC 2

1
Viva Las Vegas
00:04:02

ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Baritone Saxophone, Harmonica - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals - Frank Beard, Drums, Percussion, Alto Saxophone, Vocals - Doc Pomus, Writer - Mort Shuman, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1992 Warner Records Inc.

2
Pincushion
00:04:33

ZZ Top, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Billy Gibbons, Writer - Dusty Hill, Writer - Frank Beard, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1994 BMG Music

3
Legs (Single Version) (2008 Remaster)
00:03:36

Terry Manning, Engineer - Frank Lee Beard, Composer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Composer, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Engineer - Joe Michael Hill, Composer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1983 Warner Records Inc.

4
Got Me Under Pressure (2003 Remaster)
00:03:58

Terry Manning, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Remastering Engineer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1983 Warner Records Inc.

5
Sleeping Bag
00:04:03

Joe Hardy, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Engineer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1985 Warner Records Inc.

6
Rough Boy
00:03:49

ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Writer, Baritone Saxophone, Harmonica - Dusty Hill, Keyboards, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Writer, Bass - Frank Beard, Drums, Percussion, Alto Saxophone, Vocals, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1985 Warner Records Inc.

7
Doubleback
00:03:55

Terry Manning, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Percussion, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Engineer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1990 Warner Records Inc.

8
My Head's in Mississippi
00:04:20

Terry Manning, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Percussion, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Engineer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1990 Warner Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the U.S.

9
Give It Up
00:03:29

Terry Manning, Engineer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Percussion, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Engineer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1990 Warner Records Inc.

10
Just Got Back from Baby's
00:04:10

ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer, Writer - Billy Gibbons, Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals - Rube Beard, Drums, Percussion

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1971 Warner Records Inc.

11
Blue Jean Blues (2005 Remaster)
00:04:39

Terry Manning, Engineer - Frank Lee Beard, Composer - ZZ Top, MainArtist - Bill Ham, Producer - Billy Gibbons, Composer, Slide Guitar, Vocals, Writer, Harmonica - Dusty Hill, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Writer - Frank Beard, Drums, Writer - Bob Ludwig, Engineer - Robin Brian, Engineer - Jim Reeves, Engineer - Joe Michael Hill, Composer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1975 Warner Records Inc.

12
She's Just Killing Me
00:04:57

ZZ Top, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Hill, Writer - Gibbons, Writer - Beard, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1996 RCA Records, a division of Sony Entertainment

13
What's up with That
00:05:19

Rice, Writer - ZZ Top, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Hardy, Writer - Gibbons, Writer - Ingram, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1996 BMG Music

14
Rhythmeen
00:03:52

ZZ Top, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Gibbons, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1996 BMG Music

15
Loaded
00:03:46

ZZ Top, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Hardy, Writer - Gibbons, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1996 RCA Records, a division of Sony Entertainment

16
Fearless Boogie
00:04:00

ZZ Top, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Hill, Writer - Gibbons, Writer - Beard, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 1999 BMG Music

17
Mescalero
00:03:49

ZZ Top, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Gibbons, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 2003 RCA Records, a division of Sony Entertainment

18
Que Lastima
00:04:25

ZZ Top, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Gibbons, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 2003 RCA Records, a division of Sony Entertainment

19
As Time Goes By
00:04:31

ZZ Top, Lead Vocals, MainArtist - Humpfeld, Writer

© 2014 Warner Records Inc. All Rights Reserved ℗ 2003 RCA Records, a division of Sony Entertainment

Album Description

Following 2004's Rancho Texicano: The Very Best of ZZ Top by a decade, The Very Baddest of ZZ Top comes in two different styles: a single-disc compilation with 20 tracks and a set that doubles it. The single disc is good, racking up most of the MTV-era hits -- "Gimme All Your Lovin," "Sharp Dressed Man," "Legs," "Got Me Under Pressure," "Rough Boy," "Velcro Fly" -- while doubling back for "La Grange, "Tush," "I Thank You," "Waitin' for the Bus," "Jesus Just Left Chicago," "I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide," and "Cheap Sunglasses." It's enough to satisfy the very casual fan, but even a quick glance at the track listing reveals plenty of missing favorites: no "Pearl Necklace," "I Heard It on the X," "It's Only Love," "Francine," "Just Got Paid," and "Sleeping Bag." All those, along with several latter-day hits that did not show up on the 2004 set, are on the double-disc, which makes it a better bet than the single version -- although, in a pinch, that ol' Rancho Texicano may be the best of them all, as it has more of the down-and-dirty '70s boogie than The Very Baddest, and that's what a lot of fans truly want to hear.
© Stephen Thomas Erlewine /TiVo

About the album

Improve this page

Qobuz logo Why buy on Qobuz...

On sale now...

Magic Potion

The Black Keys

Magic Potion The Black Keys

Delta Kream

The Black Keys

Delta Kream The Black Keys

I Dream Of Christmas

Norah Jones

I Dream Of Christmas Norah Jones

...‘Til We Meet Again - Live

Norah Jones

More on Qobuz
By ZZ Top

RAW ('That Little Ol' Band From Texas' Original Soundtrack)

ZZ Top

Eliminator

ZZ Top

Eliminator ZZ Top

Afterburner

ZZ Top

Afterburner ZZ Top

Tres Hombres

ZZ Top

Tres Hombres ZZ Top

Tres Hombres

ZZ Top

Playlists

You may also like...

Hey Hey Rise Up (feat. Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox)

Pink Floyd

The Dark Side Of The Moon

Pink Floyd

The Wall

Pink Floyd

The Wall Pink Floyd

Rumours

Fleetwood Mac

Rumours Fleetwood Mac

Let It Be

The Beatles

Let It Be The Beatles
In your panoramas...
The Black Keys in 10 Songs

From 2001, The Black Keys have been reminding the world about the real roots of the Blues, cutting away all the frills and unnecessary solos. Their music has always been untamed, abrupt and minimalist. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney developed this unique style over the course of two decades, without once selling their souls to the devil at a Mississippi crossroads. Here are ten songs to prove it.

Tropicália: the Story of a Brazilian Revolution

In the late 1960s, a group of young Brazilian artists rose up against the ruling military junta by fusing local popular music, rock and avant-garde. Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Os Mutantes and their friends invented tropicália, one of the most original musical adventures of the 20th century.

Back in Black: AC/DC in all Their Glory

With 50 million copies sold, Back in Black is the second best-selling album of all time just behind Michael Jackson’s thriller. Who could have imagined that AC/DC’s seventh studio album would pick up so many awards considering their charismatic lead-singer Bon Scott’s premature death after the release of Highway to Hell. The album marked the end of their first chapter but the beginning of their second which fans of the Australian band today continue to relish…

In the news...