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Photo by Linden Hudson taken near the ocean in Texas USA. This is a remote television satellite truck.
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 2018-02-13 22:10:02

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Desert Dueler

Desert Dueler

Posted by alexandriabrangwin on 2017-11-22 08:56:20

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Dusting 2

Dusting 2

From time to time a field needs to have lime applied to it to keep the soil fertile. This is the machine used to apply (dust) the field. The driver really only has to steer and reload since the application is computer controled and depends on the "speed over ground" to set the rate of application.

Posted by spincast1123 on 2008-12-11 16:32:46

Tagged: , Illinois , farm , rural , field , farming , Grundy county , land , onlythebestare , I love my pic , Quality pixels , topic , wowiekazowie , spreader , machine , dust , lime , truck , huge , dusting , fertilizer , yellow , white , black , soy beans , beans , interesting , photograph , flickr , copywrite , digital , digital photo , digital photography , Photo , photography , picture , image , electronic , electronic image , spincast1123 , copywrite protected

Honey, what about the pig?

Honey, what about the pig?

This is a picture I took back in 1984 while I was living in Cusco, Peru, for one year as an exchange student. I chose not to dust the slides (oops, mistake!) so, well, they’re kind of dusty!

I don’t remember what town this was in, but it was certainly in the province of Cusco… maybe on the way to or from Urubamba. This was a common form of transport in Cusco.

No me acuerdo en qué ciudad estuvimos, pero creo que estabamos de vuelta a Cusco de Urubamba o tal vez de Pisaq.

I love the fact that I used to live in a place where pigs just roamed the town! I didn’t actually live in this place, but I lived it Cusco, which is within an hours drive from wherever this was taken.

11/14/07 I have this picture up as my desktop right now… when I got home tonight after class I turned my computer on and was admiring the pig. It struck me that most people that I know probably didn’t ever live in a place where pigs roamed the streets! While I was looking at this picture, I noticed the landscape and how much it looked like it would have lots of landslides. Then I remembered from my studying for my Geography exam last week that the Andes mountains are volcanic mountains, i.e. that they were formed by volcanic action. Then I thought about how many Earthquakes they have because of being a volcanic place… and THEN I was thinking about El Sen~or de los Temblores (god of earthquakes)… and then, I logged out of flickr and went, uncharacteristically, to CNN and there was a picture with a caption about a 7.7 earthquake in northern Chile. I thought "Wow…" Why? Because I had just been thinking about Our Man of the Earthquakes moments before and there it was in the headline of CNN’s main web page.

Posted by Paulinacha Loves Sriracha on 2007-08-06 08:39:57

Tagged: , Peru , paulinacha , Scans of Old Slides , Pig , Baskets , Wet , Truck , Transport , Cholos , Cholas , Fanta , Peru Photos

Truck, dust, and windmills in the sun

Truck, dust, and windmills in the sun

I heard this truck coming down the road and immediately turn my camera so I could catch the truck and the dust on the road. Had to do some adjusting to the F stop so was only able to get off two shots. This was the better one. Not much traffic on these narrow gravel roads, but coming up here we almost met a bigger truck head on that was traveling at a ridiculous speed for the condition of the road. I pulled over and waited for him to pass. Guess he was anxious to get home, or somewhere.

These are huge compared to the ones in central CA — at Altamont Pass.

From a news article written in July 2001 www.bluefish.org/outjuice.htm

"The blades are mounted on a housing unit the size of a minivan and sit atop a massive tower about 165 feet high. Wind propels the blades, which turn a shaft that drives a generator. The electricity goes to an underground distribution line, where it is carried to the main substation.

The blades need a minimum wind of 7 mph to turn and start generating electricity at 9 mph. A computer shuts down the turbine if the wind reaches 56 mph."

"Each windmill has a footprint of about 40 square feet, which means much of the land remains useful for agriculture and grazing. ‘The cows can go right up and lean against them,’ Brown said."

Posted by walla2chick on 2007-05-09 02:48:08

Tagged: , Windmills , Hatch Road , Wallula , Washington State , Dust , Truck , Sun , spots , USA , Stateline Wind Farm , wind farm

Eat my dust

Eat my dust

‘Eat my dust’ On Black

I had a major hard disk crash today. I managed to save most of my data, including a massive amount of raw files (phew!). This means working all weekend to get my computer running again, because on this laptop here, it’s no fun to edit the pictures at all…

What do I learn from that?
– Do backups more often
– Keep your important data on a different hard drive than your windows installation
– Think about buying an analog camera 🙂

Posted by Andreas Reinhold on 2006-07-14 23:19:09

Tagged: , 123bw , bw , sw , black , white , blackandwhite , truck , mine , mining , stones , rocks , rock , dust , dusty , road , gravel , huge , bergischesland , wuppertal , dornap , mettmann , smoke

Dusting 1

Dusting 1

From time to time a field needs to have lime applied to it to keep the soil fertile. This is the machine used to apply (dust) the field. The driver really only has to steer and reload since the application is computer controled and depends on the "speed over ground" to set the rate of application. This was shot using the full Zoom of my camera.. 15x..

Posted by spincast1123 on 2008-12-11 16:32:48

Tagged: , Illinois , farm , rural , field , farming , Grundy county , land , onlythebestare , I love my pic , Quality pixels , topic , wowiekazowie , spreader , machine , dust , lime , truck , huge , dusting , fertilizer , yellow , white , black , soy beans , beans , interesting , photograph , flickr , copywrite , digital , digital photo , digital photography , Photo , photography , picture , image , electronic , electronic image , spincast1123 , copywrite protected

Fury Road

Fury Road

www.youtube.com/watch?v=akX3Is3qBpw

Posted by alexandriabrangwin on 2014-10-09 18:45:58

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Truck Rental Quote: Opt the best company

Truck Rental Quote: Opt the best company

Moving is a very easy task, if you do it with full planning. Planning basically includes selecting the best moving services. You can look for good car and truck rentals and can compares them on the basis of their Truck Rental Quotes.  Before hiring any movers there are many other things that should be considered like fee for the rental, cost of gas, insurance charges and the type and size of the car and trucks.

In many cases, the movers provide the facilities of the packing and unpacking, if the city from which you are shifting is close to your new destined place. If the place is too distant or out of range, the truck rental agency may plainly refuse to drive any further.

You should always aspire to select an excellent moving company for the shifting of goods. You should always contact more than one moving companies so that you could have more than one option. You can do this either online or by visiting the premises of the truck rentals. Look out for that truck rental company which provides the facilities as per your requirement. Always verify the rates of the movers and the cost of different trucks and care depending on their sizes.

Moving companies provide trucks in excellent conditions. You can even choose the best as per your requirement. You should compare the truck rental quotes for getting the full knowledge about the trucks, making the shifting an easy job. As also, remember to choose the truck is big enough to accumulate all your moving properties, but not so large that you will have to give even for the left over space that will not be used. After you have rightly chosen the size of the truck, the next important step is to compare the costs. Try to get an immediate personalized quote to get an idea of what exactly you need. Now you can easily compare several different bids on how much you can spend or can afford and what you can save as a small amount.

At the end, when you have decided to sign-up any moving companies on the basis of the truck rental quotes, do not waste the time and quickly call and book them in advance.

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Online Truck Insurance Quotes

Online Truck Insurance Quotes

All trucks need to be insured and the penalties for failing to do this well outweigh the cost of the insurance policy. Online Truck Insurance Quotes are easy to get and there is no excuse for not getting a policy on time.

Insurance companies accept that people are busy and it can take quite a while to arrange a policy by post and it can be inconvenient to doing it over the phone. With the option to do it online there is no need to worry about office hours. The web is available 24 hours a day so pick the time that is most convenient and fill in the application then.

Online Truck Insurance Quotes run in the same way as all other policies do. There is the need to be totally honest with everything you answer or the policy can become invalid. This will be bad enough at anytime but if it is discovered just after there has been an accident it can lead to serious trouble and also the possibility of a serious bill being raised.

The forms are usually fairly straightforward to fill in, but it will mean that there is the need to put payment details in and this will mean either giving bank account or credit card details. This is something that is done my many people on a daily basis and all reputable insurance companies will have a secure site so there should not be the fear of fraud. If unfortunately there is an accident and there needs to be a claim this can also be done on line.

The Online Truck Insurance Quotes also eliminate the cost of a phone call. This may not seem like an important factor for an individual, but a company with a great number of vehicles can find that a lot of time is spent arranging this. If it takes 15 or 20 minutes to go through the process on the phone if there are 70 or 80 vehicles involved it is a time consuming process.

While filling in the form for the Online Truck Insurance Quotes may not be for everyone as they prefer to use more traditional methods, this is the way forward. It will also be cheaper for the insurers as they do not have to have staff waiting for the phone to ring and as they often offer a free phone service this is another cost that they have to incur.

If you are looking for truck insurance, then you have chosen the right place. Pay a visit to our website and get a free quote today.

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