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Linden Hudson engineers sound for a film crew in 2002 (Texas). Film crew guys see it all, do nearly everything. "Don’t watch the first slice" says Linden.

Who is Linden Hudson?

CLASSICBANDS DOT COM said: “According to former roadie David Blayney in his book SHARP DRESSED MEN: sound engineer Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album.” (end quote)

(ZZ Top never opted to give Linden credit, which would have been THE decent thing to do. It would have helped Linden’s career as well. The band and management worked ruthlessly to take FULL credit for the hugely successful album which Linden had spent a good deal of time working on. Linden works daily to tell this story. Also, the band did not opt to pay Linden, they worked to keep all the money and they treated Linden like dirt. It was abuse. Linden launched a limited lawsuit, brought about using his limited resources which brought limited results and took years. No one should treat the co-writer of their most successful album like this. It’s just deeply fucked up.)
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(see full story at Linden’s website: www.linden-hudson.com/birth-of-the-zz-top-eliminator-album )
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Hear the original ZZ Top ELIMINATOR writing/rehearsal tapes made by Linden Hudson and Billy Gibbons at: www.flickr.com/photos/152350852@N02/35711891332/in/photol…
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LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (2013 interview) ZZ TOP’S BILLY GIBBONS SAID: “the Eliminator sessions in 1983 were guided largely by another one of our associates, Linden Hudson, a gifted engineer, during the development of those compositions.” (end quote) (Gibbons admits this after 30 years, but offers Linden no apology or reparations for lack of credit/royalties)
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MUSICRADAR DOT COM (2013 interview with ZZ Top’s guitarist Billy Gibbons broke 30 years of silence about Linden Hudson introducing synthesizers into ZZ Top’s sound.) Gibbons said: “This was a really interesting turning point. We had befriended somebody who would become an influential associate, a guy named Linden Hudson. He was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing, starting in the studio and eventually to the live stage. Linden had no fear and was eager to experiment in ways that would frighten most bands. But we followed suit, and the synthesizers started to show up on record.” (once again, there was no apology from ZZ Top or Billy Gibbons after this revelation).
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TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE (Dec 1996, By Joe Nick Patoski): "Linden Hudson floated the notion that the ideal dance music had 124 beats per minute; then he and Gibbons conceived, wrote, and recorded what amounted to a rough draft of an album before the band had set foot inside Ardent Studios."
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By David Blayney) : "Probably the most dramatic development in ZZ Top recording approaches came about as Eliminator was constructed. What had gone on before evolutionary; this change was revolutionary. ZZ Top got what amounted to a new bandsman (Linden) for the album, unknown to the world at large and at first even to Dusty and Frank."
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CNET DOT COM: (question posed to ZZ Top): Sound engineer Linden Hudson was described as a high-tech music teacher on your highly successful "Eliminator" album. How much did the band experiment with electronic instruments prior to that album?
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THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, MARCH 2018: "Eliminator" had a tremendous impact on us and the people who listen to us," says ZZ Top’s bass player. Common band lore points to production engineer Linden Hudson suggesting that 120 beats per minute was the perfect rock tempo, or "the people’s tempo" as it came to be known.
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by David Blayney: (page 227): "…the song LEGS Linden Hudson introduced the pumping synthesizer effect."
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(Search Linden Hudson in the various ZZ Top Wikipedia pages which are related to the ELIMINATOR album and you will find bits about Linden. Also the main ZZ Top Wikipedia page mentions Linden. He’s mentioned in at least 7 ZZ Top related Wikipedia pages.)
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP By David Blayney: "Linden found himself in the position of being Billy’s (Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist) closest collaborator on Eliminator. In fact, he wound up spending more time on the album than anybody except Billy. While the two of them spent day after day in the studio, they were mostly alone with the equipment and the ideas."
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FROM THE BOOK: BEER DRINKERS & HELL RAISERS: A ZZ TOP GUIDE (By Neil Daniels, released 2014): "Hudson reportedly had a significant role to play during the planning stages of the release (ELIMINATOR)."
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FROM THE BOOK: ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE (ROLLING STONE PRESS, WRITTEN BY DEBORAH FROST): "Linden was always doing computer studies. It was something that fascinated him, like studio technology. He thought he might understand the components of popular songs better if he fed certain data into his computer. It might help him understand what hits (song releases) of any given period share. He first found out about speed; all the songs he studied deviated no more than one beat from 120 beats per minute. Billy immediately started to write some songs with 120 beats per minute. Linden helped out with a couple, like UNDER PRESSURE and SHARP DRESSED MAN. Someone had to help Billy out. Dusty and Frank didn’t even like to rehearse much. Their studio absence wasn’t really a problem though. The bass and drum parts were easily played with a synthesizer or Linn drum machine." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "After his quantitative revelations, Linden informally but instantly became ZZ Top’s rehearsal hall theoretician, producer, and engineer." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST): "With the release of their ninth album, ELIMINATOR, in 1983, these hairy, unlikely rock heroes had become a pop phenomenon. This had something to do with the discoveries of a young preproduction engineer (Linden Hudson) whose contributions, like those of many associated with the band over the years, were never acknowledged."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By DAVID BLAYNEY) : "The integral position Linden occupied in the process of building El​iminator was demonstrated eloquently in the case of song Under Pressure. Billy and Linden, the studio wizards, did the whole song all in one afternoon without either the bass player or drummer even knowing it had been written and recorded on a demo tape. Linden synthesized the bass and drums and helped write the lyrics; Billy did the guitars and vocals."
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FROM THE BOOK: "TRES HOMBRES – THE STORY OF ZZ TOP" BY DAVID SINCLAIR (Writer for the Times Of London): "Linden Hudson, the engineer/producer who lived at Beard’s house (ZZ’s drummer) had drawn their attention to the possibilities of the new recording technology and specifically to the charms of the straight drumming pattern, as used on a programmed drum machine. On ELIMINATOR ZZ Top unveiled a simple new musical combination that cracked open a vast worldwide market.
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESS MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "ELIMINATOR went on to become a multi-platinum album, just as Linden had predicted when he and Billy were setting up the 124-beat tempos and arranging all the material. Rolling Stone eventually picked the album as number 39 out of the top 100 of the 80’s. Linden Hudson in a fair world shoud have had his name all over ELIMINATOR and gotten the just compensation he deserved. Instead he got ostracized."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by DAVID BLAYNEY: "He (Linden) went back with the boys to 1970 when he was working as a radio disc jocky aliased Jack Smack. He was emcee for a show ZZ did around that time, and even sang an encore tune with the band, perhaps the only person ever to have that honor." (side note: this was ZZ Top’s very first show).
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "Linden remained at Frank’s (ZZ Top drummer) place as ZZ’s live-in engineer throughout the whole period of ELIMINATOR rehearsals, and was like one of the family… as he (Linden) worked at the controls day after day, watching the album (ELIMINATOR) take shape, his hopes for a big step forward in his production career undoubtably soared. ELIMINATOR marked the first time that ZZ Top was able to rehearse an entire album with the recording studio gadgetry that Billy so loved. With Linden Hudson around all the time, it also was the first time the band could write, rehearse, and record with someone who knew the men and the machines. ZZ Top was free to go musically crazy, but also musically crazy like a fox. Linden made that possible too."
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FROM THE BOOK "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST, WRITER FOR ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE): "… SHARP DRESSED MAN which employed Hudson’s 120 beat-per-minute theory. The feel, the enthusiasm, the snappy beat and crisp clean sound propelled ELIMINATOR into the ears and hearts of 5 million people who previously could have cared less about the boogie band of RIO GRANDE MUD."
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ULTIMATECLASSICROCK DOT COM: "This new melding of styles was encouraged by Hudson, who served as a kind of pre-producer for ​EL LOCO … … Hudson helped construct ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard’s home studio, and had lived with him for a time. That led to these initial sessions, and then a closer collaboration on 1983’s ​ELIMINATOR.
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FIREDOGLAKE DOT COM: "I like Billy Gibbons’ guitar tone quite a lot, but I lost all respect for them after reading how badly they fucked over Linden Hudson (the guy who was the brains behind their move to include synthesizers and co-wrote most of their career-defining Eliminator record)."
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EMAIL FROM A ZZ TOP FAN TO LINDEN (One Of Many): "I write you today about broken hearts, one is mine and one is for you. I have been a ZZ Top fan since I was 6 years old. I purchased ELIMINATOR vinyl from Caldors in Connecticut with the $20 my grandma gave me for my birthday. I will spare the #1 fan epic saga of tee shirts, harassing Noreen at the fan club via phone weekly for years, over 40 shows attended. Posters, non stop conversation about the time I have spent idolizing this band, but more Billy G, as he has seemed to break free of the Lone Wolf shackles and it became more clear this was his baby. In baseball I was Don Mattingly’s #1 fan, Hershel Walker in football, Billy Gibbons in music. What do these individuals have in common? They were role models. Not a DUI, not a spousal abuse, not a drug overdose, not a cheater. Until I read your web page. I read Blayney’s book around 1992 or so, I was in middle school and I was familiar with your name for a long time. I didn’t realize you suffered so greatly or that your involvement was so significant. It pains me to learn my idol not only cheated but did something so wrong to another being. I now know this is where tall tales and fun loving bullshit and poor morals and ethics are distinguished and where I would no longer consider myself to look up to Billy. I love to joke and I love credit but I have always prided myself on ethics and principles… I hold them dear. I wanted to say, the snippet of UNDER PRESSURE you played sounded very new wave and I may like it more than the finished product. Well that’s all. You have reached ZZ Top’s biggest fan and I can let others know. Bummer. Cheers and good luck. James."​

Posted by lindenhud1 on 2018-06-07 13:49:50

Tagged: , surgery , scrubs , sound guy , shooting a film , documentary , doctors , nurses , operating room , surgical suite , interesting , surgery_selfie , selfie

something

something

please?
please?
please?
please?
please!

something in the way she moves
attracts me like no other lover
something in the way she woos me

-The Beatles

my tumblr.
I’ve actually had this for a while I just have never put it on here before. :]

Posted by shuweet. on 2010-05-22 15:53:48

Tagged: , something , something lyrics , Beatles lyrics , Beatles , me , selfie , self portrait , outside , bokeh , bokey , good hair day

kris.

kris.

mmmkay then. fact time. thank you for tagging me, you devil children 😉

*the 30 10 weirdest, wackiest facts i can think of.

1. my favorite color depends on my mood. some days its red, when i’m happier, more energetic. others its blue, when im a little more down, a bit more mellow.

2. my eyes change colors. bahh. theyre normally grey, but sometimes theyre the blue of this picture, others theyre freaking almost black. when i cry or im sad they are this green color that i love, others theyre just this plane, boring gray.

3. when i get bored in class, i sit there and draw on my hands. for example, i was upset during 2nd period today. i wrote anger across my fingertips, </3 hurt across my fingers, below that, tired, below that upset. and wrote UGH on the back of my hand.

4. i will forget just about anything unless i write a reminder on my hand, on my computer, or type it into my phone.

5. i swear im ADD. no matter whats happening, no matter if its dramatic, happy, sad, devastating– i can be distracted by anything. i dust particle floating, a string on my shirt, a tag sticking out of someone’s collar. then people get upset with me because im distracted. woops.

6. im an angry person. no one really knows that. no one understands that. i dont sometimes, either. im just mad a lot. i keep it to myself though, cuz ive got to be strong for others. thats my job. its how i function, sorry.

7. in this picture im wearing my favorite jeans. i realized yesterday that there was a tag in the pantsleg of my jeans with a staple stabbing my side. i had always wondered what it was, finally cut it out.

8. my favorite shoes (these) are not mine. they are my best friends cousins that jo took from her cousin, and i then stole. i wear them all the time. probably tomorrow, too. (just a warning for those of you who see me tomorrow:)

9. i always told everyone on flickr i was seventeen. don’t know why. just seemed a fitting age. sorry, but i’m fifteen. woopsies.

10. the thing that gave me hope today was this: "life is a journey of love and heart ache. risks are taken, dreams are shared. memories are made. through it all we make choices, to open up ourselves to others, knowing full well the risks. we share our hopes, drawing people in, as we attempt to know & be known. The alternative to this journey is ternal solitude, a life without shared experience, without hope of moving the world or shaping the fuuter. It is for the legacy of touch lives that we continue to love others in spite of it all. a price must be paid and it is worth every tear."

— i will put up 10 tomorrow, and ten the next day. i’m too lazy to do this right now

04.21.2010
^^why am i still typing the date? im done with my 365. darn it project, you’ve stuck with me. bahhhhhhh :O
sooc 😀
hahah, my face<3

Posted by Dreamer’s Intuition on 2010-04-22 01:52:59

Tagged: , myself , selfie , self , portrait , self portrait , extra , white , sweatshirt , white sweatshirt , favorite sweatshirt , dirt , pile , top of the world , jeans , shoes , claire’s shoes;) , sky , empty , ten facts

“reflection” selfie in glass bowl @ GUMPS SF

1st post from me new camera body the Sony a7R with Canon 28mm lens and the Fotodiox adapter(which works well!) :]

I do not own the bowl/s. I am surprised the bowl is $400.00, I never looked at the price tag until I saw the picture on my computer. They do keep their products well dusted and they have great presentation. I have to go back, I only had about 10 minutes in the store and I took maybe 3 to 4 good shots in that short amount of time. Very fun place! :]

Posted by brianbostwick1 on 2015-04-04 02:14:46

Tagged: , a7R , Sony , Canonlens , bokeh , selfie , SF , SFCITY , BayArea , reflection , picoftheday , brianbostwick1 , fotodiox , canon28mm , 28mm , nolowpassfilter , photowalk , lunchphoto , outoffocus , ILCE7R , ILCE7RB , SONYA7R

More space on the ceiling

More space on the ceiling

I just found out that I didn’t miss a single ODC challenge during the past year; well, actually I reached this milestone last Thursday, but then I didn’t notice.
I thought it might be a good idea to show you all my 366 pictures of that period. However, our house is so full of stuff that there was no place available to spread out and display all the photos.
By coincidence, I looked up and saw the ceiling. Plenty of room there… problem solved. I also decided to place my desk there; it gives much less disturbance by other family members, and less dust 🙂

Enjoy the rest of the day and also HSS!

ODC – Theme (29-07-2012): Upside down
HSS (29-07-2012)

Posted by glukorizon on 2012-07-29 16:46:01

Tagged: , At home , Bureau , Camera , Ceiling , Chair , Computer , Curtain , Desk , Deur , Door , Foto , Fotoapparatuur , Fotocamera , Fotomozaïek , Fototoestel , Funny , Garden , Gordijn , Grappig , HSS , Lamp , Light , Living room , Many , Monitor , Mosaic , Mozaïek , ODC , ODC 2 , Our Daily Challenge , Photo , Photo camera , Photo mosaic , Pile , Plafond , Raam , Ruit , Selfie , Sliders Sunday , Stapel , Stoel , Thuis , Tuin , Upside down , Veel , Window , Woonkamer , Zelfportret

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. – – -Ralph Vaull Starr

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.  - - -Ralph Vaull Starr

I found this new location today on the way to my mom’s house. It’s hard to tell, but there was a light dusting of snow flurries coming down that was so pretty. I just wanted to make a quick stop to get my selfie out of the way so I wouldn’t have to think about it while I was there working on her computer. I ended up being there hours setting up the new computer we got her for Christmas and resetting up her wireless and her Tivo. But I think I got everything reinstalled and working, I just have to migrate her files from the old computer. Got home late, made myself dinner, threw in some laundry and worked on my image.

My psych class starts on Wednesday!

For Flickr Group RouletteHappy Sliders Sunday!

For Sliders Sunday – you really need to hit the L.

16/365
16/35-day 365 recovery program

Posted by ~ cynthiak ~ on 2011-01-17 04:07:00

Tagged: , 365 , maybe , selfportrait , selfie , 2011 , 365days , FGR , Happy Sliders Sunday , HSC , winter , snow , trestle bridge , wide screen

Me and my favourite thing…

Me and my favourite thing...

Just me and my Olympus E-M5 reflected in the computer monitor a minute ago. I have reached reached new levels of laziness as a photographer. (Yes – my monitor needs cleaning and the camera needs dusting. As I said. Lazy.)

Posted by DeeMac on 2014-10-28 11:59:36

Tagged: , E-M5 , 45mm , self-portrait , selfie , reflection , monitor reflection , i am very lazy