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ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin'



This was the first ZZ Top single to use synthesizers; the new sound made them a huge commercial success. Lyrically, the song is a variation on a common theme for the band: sex.


The video for this song helped pay off the car that starred in it. Billy Gibbons estimates that he spent about $250,000 buying and restoring the car, and was deep in debt on the vehicle. By putting the car in the video, it became a business expense, and thus a write-off. The car was used on the album cover and became a personification of the band.

It was directed by Tim Newman (Randy's brother), who did all of the ZZ Top videos with the girls and cars. By using these props, he defined the band's image without making them work very hard. Newman said:

"The song seemed to be about a horny, yearning kid. So I had the idea to base it around a guy who worked at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. I would not be making a huge demand on ZZ Top's acting ability if I cast them in the role of mythological characters."


Gimme All Your Lovin' - Lyrics


I got to have a shot of what you got is oh so sweet.

You got to make it hot, like a boomerang I need a repeat,


Gimme all your lovin', all your hugs and kisses too,

Gimme all your lovin', don't let up until we're through,


You got to whip it up and hit me like a ton of lead,

If I blow my top will you let it go to your head?


Gimme all your lovin', all your hugs and kisses too,

Gimme all your lovin', don't let up until we're through.


You got to move it up and use it like a screwball would.

You got to pack it up, work it like a new boy should.


Gimme all your lovin', all your hugs and kisses too.

Gimme all your lovin', don't let up until we're through.


ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin' - Live


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