El Loco is ZZ Top’s seventh studio album, released in 1981 by Warner Bros Records. From Wikipedia:
The band’s guitarist/singer Billy Gibbons has said that the recording of this album was the first time the three members of the band were isolated from one another in the studio, rather than recording simultaneously in the same room. It also foreshadowed ZZ Top’s synthesizer-driven direction later in the decade, with early experimentations in synthesizer backing on certain tracks.
Photography and design by photographer Bob Alford, under art direction of the band’s stalwart director Dennis Ritter. The single typeface used for all information from band name and album title to the credits on the back cover is Roger Excoffon’s Mistral— with every word and line set on an angle.
Per the band’s website today, bass player Dusty Hill (the shortest bearded band member) died in his sleep at age 72.