This is a compilation of the first years of Cardiacs, one of the very few bands to fuse prog and punk successfully. The influences heard here span from the likes of Zappa and Yes to Wire and The Wipers. The results sound similar to what I imagine Devo and Elp's hateful love child would have sounded like if Devo had'nt a' pulled out and whipped it on Greg Lakes face...Hmmm... I'm aroused. These songs were recorded between 77' and 79' and are quite adventureous for that time frame.