ZZ Top | Complete Studio Albums | CD Set

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ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard remain together performing and recording as, they often say "the same three guys playing the same three chords." The trio offered a statement regarding the release of ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970 -1990): "We're gratified that the albums from the first 20 years of the band are going to be made available in this set. We're especially delighted to note the restoration of ZZ Top's First Album, Rio Grande Mud and Tejas has been incorporated; it's good to have been made whole again on a certain level."

The set, including the albums initially released on the London label as well as the string of Warner Bros. hits that followed, includes ZZ Top's First Album (1971), Rio Grande Mud (1972), Tres Hombres (1973), Fandango! (1975)*, Tejas (1976), Degôello (1979), El Loco (1981), Eliminator (1983), Afterburner (1985) and Recycler (1990). Each album is presented in a wallet sleeve that faithfully reproduces the original artwork, including the gatefold designs used for Tres Hombres and Tejas. The set presents, for the first time on CD, the original LP mixes for: ZZ Top's First Album, Rio Grande Mud and Tejas that have long been on the wish lists of the band's most fervent fans.

The collection spans 100 tracks that follow the band's journey from the honky tonks of Texas to the stages of the world, starting with the earthy blues and electrifying boogie that defined their '70s sound ã –Just Got Paid," –La Grange," –Tush" and –Cheap Sunglasses." The Complete Studio Albums closes with the familiar synthesizers featured on the group's biggest singles from the '80s ã –Legs" and –Sharp Dressed Man" from the Diamond-certified Eliminator, and the #1 hits –Sleeping Bag" and –Stages" from its multi-platinum follow-up Afterburner.

*At inception, Fandango! was a seamless amalgamation of both studio and live recordings; the original track line up is intact for this set.

Track Listings:

DISC ONE - ZZ TOP'S FIRST ALBUM
1. Somebody Else Been Shaking Your Tree
2. Brown Sugar
3. Squank
4. Goin' Down To Mexico
5. Old Man
5. Neighbor, Neighbor
7. Certified Blues
8. Bedroom Thang
9. Just Got Back From Baby's
10. Backdoor Love Affair

DISC TWO - RIO GRANDE MUD
1. Francine
2. Just Got Paid
3. Mushmouth Shoutin'
4. Ko Ko Blue
5. Chevrolet
6. Apologies To Pearly
7. Bar-B-Q
8. Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell
9. Whiskey 'N Mama
10. Down Brownie

DISC THREE - TRES HOMBRES
1. Waitin' For The Bus
2. Jesus Just Left Chicago
3. Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers
4. Master Of Sparks
5. Hot, Blue And Righteous
6. Move Me On Down The Line
7. Precious And Grace
8. La Grange
9. Shiek
10. Have You Heard?

DISC FOUR - FANDANGO
1. Thunderbird
2. Jailhouse Rock
3. Backdoor Melody: Backdoor Love Affair/Mellow Down Easy/Backdoor Love Affair No.2/Long Distance Boogie
4. Nasty Dogs And Funky Kings
5. Blue Jeans Blues
6. Balinese
7. Mexican Blackbird
8. Heard It On The X
9. Tush

DISC FIVE - TEJAS
1. It's Only Love
2. Arrested For Driving While Blind
3. El Diablo
4. Snappy Kakkie
5. Enjoy And Get It On
6. Ten Dollar Man
7. Pan Am Highway Blues
8. Avalon Hideaway
9. She's A Heartbreaker
10. Asleep In The Desert

DISC SIX - DEGUELLO
1. I Thank You
2. She Loves My Automobile
3. I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide
4. A Fool For Your Stockings
5. Manic Mechanic
6. Dust My Broom
7. Lowdown In The Street
8. Hi Fi Mama
9. Cheap Sunglasses
10. Esther Be The One

DISC SEVEN - EL LOCO
1. Tube Snake Boogie
2. I Wanna Drive You Home
3. Ten Foot Pole
4. Leila
5. Don't Tease Me
6. It's So Hard
7. Pearl Necklace
8. Groovy Little Hippy Pad
9. Heaven, Hell Or Houston
10. Party On The Patio

DISC EIGHT - ELIMINATOR
1. Gimme All Your Lovin
2. Got Me Under Pressure
3. Sharp Dressed Man
4. I Need You Tonight
5. I Got The Six
6. Legs
7. Thug
8. TV Dinners
9. Dirty Dog
10. If I Could Flag Her Down
11. Bad Girl

DISC NINE - AFTERBURNER
1. Sleeping Bag
2. Stages
3. Woke Up With Wood
4. Rough Boy
5. Can't Stop Rockin'
6. Planet Of Women
7. I Got The Message
8. Velcro Fly
9. Dipping Low (In The Lap Of Luxury)
10. Delirious

DISC TEN - RECYCLER
1. Concrete And Steel
2. Lovething
3. Penthouse Eyes
4. Tell It
5. My Head's In Mississippi
6. Decision Or Collision
7. Give It Up
8. 2000 Blues
9. Burger Man
10. Doubleback