Many people who don't own the Aeroplane Flies High box set will at least recoginze this CD, becuase it was sold separately for a time. All of the songs here showcase the Pumpkins at what they do best, grungey, metallic hard rock. After the familiar title track, things are kicked off with "God," one of Corgan's best uses of a soft chorus-loud verse song structure. If you've heard this song, chances are you probably love it. "Mouths of Babes" is pretty good, "Tribute to Johnny" is not all that memorable, but the best moments come during the second half. The raging "Marquis in Spades" (which is one of my favorite Pumpkin b-sides) sits nicely nest to the mellower, wistful "Pennies" (another one of their best b-sides, in my opinion). The closer, "Pastachio Medley" is 23 minutes worth of spare riffs left over from the Mellon Collie sessions. Some of them are actually pretty good. My favorites are the ones that occur at around 8 minutes and 45 seconds into the track. There is an electronic sounding drone followed by a great acoustic riff, and I think both of these sound great (I don't know their names, though).
Anyway, if you're into the hard rocking side of the Pumpkins (as I'm sure most fans are) then you won't want to be without this. This is just as essential as Mellon Collie.