Hot on the heels of their recent RCA release "Mescalero," the Texas triumvirate of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard get the boxed-set treatment.

Hot on the heels of their recent RCA release "Mescalero," the Texas triumvirate of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard get the boxed-set treatment. ZZ Top's three-decade-plus progress from boogie-blues behemoth to techno-funk icon is charted in a four-disc collection that neatly hits all the high points. Extras include a handful of tracks from Gibbons' pre-Top unit the Moving Sidewalks and a selection of rarities, among them 12-inch dance remixes of some of the band's best-known numbers. Rhino has issued the compilation in two packages: a conventional box and a small replica of a Lone Star State chicken shack, which comes with cut-out figures of the band and a flip book. A tasty slab for ZZ fanatics.—CM

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