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ZZ Top: Recycler

Jeremy Clarke, Q, November 1990

ON RECYCLER, ZZ Top jettison the hi-tech adventurism of Afterburner, their last album, released in 1985, which, despite the brilliance and wit of tracks like 'Planet Of Women' and 'Delirious', not to mention the genuine sensitivity of 'Rough Boy', was in the stretch too much of a contest between human and artificial rock'n'roll intelligence. In so lightening their logistic load, Top come out tops, bare-fisted R&B riffing once again proudly to the fore.

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