The video was the last to feature the three "Eliminator Girls" and the 1933 Ford Hot Rod that appeared in ZZ Top's videos for "Gimme All Your Lovin'
," "Sharp Dressed Man
" and "Legs
." In these videos, an ordinary person finds themselves transformed by the girls and the car, with the band appearing at opportune times to look over the action. In the "Sleeping Bag" video, it's a couple who are saved from Monster Truck-driving thugs.
Unlike their previous videos, this one used animation to show the magical powers of ZZ Top. Also unlike the others, it was not directed by Tim Newman, as he and the band's label (Warner Brothers) couldn't agree on money. Steve Barron directed this one, which came as a surprise to the band.
The couple in the video were played by Heather Langenkamp and John Dye. Langenkamp was the star of the 1984 movie A Nightmare on Elm Street
, and later said that meeting ZZ Top was "One of the highlights of my young life." Dye would later play Andrew in the TV series Touched By An Angel