Monday, August 23, 2021

ZZ Top - Legs (1984)


Rock band ZZ Top is instantly recognizable by their members' long beards, sunglasses and hats.  Sadly, the group recently lost bassist Dusty Hill.  Mostly a blues group, synthesizers were not recognizable on their albums until 1983's Eliminator.  Their most commercially successful album spawned the hit single Legs, ZZ Top's first top ten hit.  The song was later featured in a series L'Eggs pantyhose ads in 1988.     

The music video is a modern day Cinderella story with model Wendy Frazier playing a tormented shoe sales girl who gets a makeover and some help from some sexy ladies who know how to use their lower limbs.  She lands her dream man - the burger chef at the diner a few doors down the strip mall.  Together, they hop into a Ford Eliminator a ride off into the sunset just like Sandy & Danny.  A mishap with film developing called for reshoots, which was done at a completely different shopping center.  It may have been a blessing in disguise as the video went on to win Best Group Video at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards. 

Legs was filmed in Santa Clarita and Panorama City, CA

Location: Shopping Center #1
Address: 23335 Lyons Avenue, Santa Clarita, CA  Old Orchard Center

Location: Shopping Center #2
Address: 9050 Van Nuys Boulevard, Panorama City, CA

Locations Visited: June 2021

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