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Texan blues with extra fries!,
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Before they went "all commercial", ZZ Top put out some pretty nifty heavy blues. This album showcases that side of the band. The opening number, "Waitin' for the Bus" gets us straight into the mood, followed by the exceptional "Jesus left Chicago" which is infused with the band's trademark heavy rock wisecracking. This is proto-ZZ Top, before the band became entrenched in Eliminator-mode. The most well-known record here, "La Grange", is a perfect riff on old-fashioned blues. John Lee Hoooker would have been proud. On the whole, this is a fine album without any filler songs. Maybe not as humorous as later albums, but more raw and earthy. A worthy addition to anyone's collection.