Some times an artist's re-recording of one of his/their biggest hits works out quite well, and even improves upon the original tune. Take Sammy Hagar's 'Heavy Metal' for example-- his original version was pretty rockin', but the second one was even more so! Then there's WhiteSnake's 'Here I Go Again', where they made the second effort more rockin', and less pop-ish than the initial version.
Unfortunately, ZZ Top's new 'Legs' here doesn't have the good fortune of being an improvement on the original; the new backing guitar & bass lines didn't sound as cool as the old ones. Otherwise, 'Legs v.2' ain't half-bad. And most of the other tracks, covering the group's most extensively-played from their Spanish-titled-album days up to 'Recycler', make for good drivin' tunes for those days when you're toolin' down some lonely stretch of highway whilst imagining you're drivin' that hot rod on the 'Eliminator' album at top speed. There's also 'I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide' and 'Cheap Sunglasses' for those weekend nights of cruisin' down the somewhat busy streets of the local metroplex. 'Rough Boy' is just the right mood-setter for those quiet moments of relaxed reflection. For the rock-n-roll nostalgia buffs, the group's hard-hittin' cover of 'Viva Las Vegas' makes 'the King's' version seem like elevator music in comparison. And we musn't overlook the subtle naughtiness of 'Tush', 'Tube Snake Boogie' and 'Pearl Necklace' to get one thinking of less-than-pure things.
Needless to say, I highly recommend this for the casual ZZ Top fan that enjoys the trio's most widely-played cuts from their glory days. For the original version of 'Legs', however, you need look no further than the 'Eliminator album (available at www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002KYR/qid%3D1088123460/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/002-6699831-0404821). Otherwise, this platter is more than worth what the Amazon Marketplace sellers are askin' for it...