ZZ’s Rare, Altered “Sharp Dressed Man” Promo Will Take You Back To 1983

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ZZ’s Rare, Altered “Sharp Dressed Man” Promo Will Take You Back To 1983 | Society Of Rock Videos

Can You Hear The Difference?

Only true ZZ Top fans will be able to hear the differences between the edited version of “Sharp Dressed Man” that we know today and the promo that was played on radio in 1983.

“They come runnin’ just as fast as they can ’cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man…”

It is clear to us that ZZ did some slight editing after premiering this version back in ’83 with higher pitch vocals and a significantly faster speed to the song in general.

Interesting Fact: This was one of the first ZZ Top songs to use synthesizers. Mixed with Billy Gibbons’ distinctive guitar sound, it gave them a new sound without alienating their old fans.

As hands down, one of our favorite ZZ songs, we love that we can tell the differences in the drums, vocals and riffs, what did you guys hear??

+ Sharp Dressed Man Lyrics +

Clean shirt, new shoes
And I don’t know where I am goin’ to.
Silk suit, black tie,
I don’t need a reason why.
They come runnin’ just as fast as they can
Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.

Gold watch, diamond ring,
I ain’t missin’ not a single thing.
Cufflinks, stick pin,
When I step out I’m gonna do you in.
They come runnin’ just as fast as they can
‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.

Top coat, top hat,
And I don’t worry ’cause my wallet’s fat.
Black shades, white gloves,
Lookin’ sharp lookin’ for love.
They come runnin’ just as fast as they can
‘Cause every girl crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man.

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