TV Dinners (song)
|Single by ZZ Top|
|from the album Eliminator|
|ZZ Top singles chronology|
"TV Dinners" is a song performed by the band ZZ Top from their 1983 album Eliminator. It was produced by band manager Bill Ham, and recorded and mixed by Terry Manning. The song is a simple, beat-driven tune with humorous lyrics about pre-packaged, microwavable meals. Released as a single, it reached #38 on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks chart. 20 years later, Robert Palmer sung "TV Dinners" with ZZ Top on his album 2003 Drive.
Guitarrist Billy Gibbons played a 1955 Gretsch Roundup while recording "TV Dinners".
- Billy Gibbons - guitar, vocals
- Dusty Hill - keyboards
- Frank Beard - drums
- Linden Hudson - Preproduction Engineer 
- Terry Manning - Engineer
|UK Singles Chart||67|
|U.S. Billboard Top Tracks||38|
Marios Pinzer directed the song's music video, which used both live action and claymation. In it, bassist Dusty Hill plays a Vox Continental organ, and both Hill and drummer Frank Beard do not wear sunglasses, a trademark ZZ Top accessory.
- Gibbons, Billy F. (March 2011). Billy F. Gibbons: Rock + Roll Gearhead. Voyageur Press. p. 147. ISBN 978-0-7603-4030-1. Retrieved 2014-10-21.
- Blayney, David (1994). Sharp Dressed Men. New York: Hyperion. pp. 196–203. ISBN 0-7868-8005-8.
- Frost, Deborah (1985). ZZ Top: Bad And Worldwide. New York: Rolling Stone Press. ISBN 0020029500.
- Sinclair, David (1986). Tres Hombres: The Story of ZZ Top. Virgin Books. ISBN 0-86369-167-6.
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