We were drinking last night, and of course that led to the discussions of when certain bands jumped the shark.....and how it would have been better if the band died rather than tarnishing it's place in rock history with the latter crap.
#1 nominated was ZZ Top.
They were an amazing electric Texas Blues band, until the embarrassing synthesizer garbage in the 80s.
Had they just all been killed in a cattle stampede right after Deguello, they would have been cemented into rock history, rather than clown history.
ZZ Top's First Album (1971)
Rio Grande Mud (1972)
Tres Hombres (1973)
Kings of the state fair: