Ok so maybe that is a little harsh. I was really into Bad Religion a few years back, before "Recipe" came out. That album marked when they officially signed onto Atlantic records and went downhill fast. That said, This album is amazing. Like the title gives away, this is a recording compiling their early tracks. It includes tracks that are now WAY out of print and WILL not be released again, as the singer Greg G says that too many of their old songs suck. This covers the time where the band entered a keyboardist(!) into the outfit. It also covers the time where they started to make an album, "Back to the Known", and broke up before finishing. Greg went to Oxford to study (as the story goes, anyway) Cellular Biology. Upon coming back to the US, they reformed and put out "Suffer", by far their best recording ever.(there should be a law requiring you to know that cd by heart. Really. No kidding.) Alot of good tracks on this cd. Check out "Yesterday", "The Voice of god...", "New Leaf", and the 3 versions of "Bad Religion"and "Along the Way". If these were the only tracks on the album, it'd still be worth every penny. This cd is very worth your money if you appreciate old punk rock and are interested in how Bad Religion got started.