So what can you say about that "L'il ol' band from Texas" that hasn't already been written? Not a lot - and that's for sure!
I first caught onto these guys when they released their very first (blues) album back in 1970 and have continued to listen to their simple, blues oriented sound ever since and, although there has been nothing since the Mescalero album in the way of new tunes, there has been quite a lot of DVD's released which have proved just how much noise three guys can make, proving that sometimes the whole can make up more than the sum of it's parts!
So what about this offering........well, it starts off a little tenuously, shaky presentation and vocals with the odd bum note, but once we get to Waitin' For The Bus, we are treated to the big hitters from Tejas, Tres Hombres, Rio Grande Mud and Fandango! with Billy, Frank and Dusty proving just how hot (cool!) they really are.
Certainly, if you don't have any of the aforementioned studio albums then, this is a good "Best Of" place to start, but in truth, it's not an essential collector's album either (although they have never really released many live albums during their lengthy time at the top of their trade!) - so a bit of a curiosity really as I am sure that ZZ Top must have far newer (and probably far better) live material available to them for release!
Oh well, be thankful for small mercies and enjoy at full blast!