‘Sleeping Bag’ by ZZ Top – Classic Hit or Miss
From their 1985 album Afterburner. The song was released as a single in 1985 and became their most successful single, reaching #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, equaling the peak of their previous single “Legs.” However, unlike “Legs”, it also reached #1 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, a first for the band.
A music video was made to promote the song. The video revolves around a couple being chased by two wheel loaders and the Bear Foot monster truck.
The video shows the destruction of the “Eliminator” vehicle featured in the videos of the album Eliminator and introduces the space shuttle on the cover of the Afterburner album.
The early scenes in the video inspired the video to the Foo Fighters’ “Everlong”.
Actors Heather Langenkamp (A Nightmare on Elm Street) and John Dye (“Touched By An Angel”) appear as the female and male leads.