Nice budget compilation of the Freakbeat scene, a term coined in the 80's to describe the music influenced by the breakdown passage in the Who's "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere". Liner notes are superb giving a wee breakdown on each band featured. The quality of music however isn't as consistent. I'd heard a lot about the Birds but was disappointed by their effort on here. The cult Scottish beat combo The Poets provide a decent track and the Timebox effort is pretty excellent. The best track however is Fires, Fathers Name is Dad....the frustrating thing about this being that this track features on the Nuggets 2 boxset which i already own discounting this as a hidden gem as far as I'm concerned. Hidden gems was the reason for buying this and since I've effectively discovered 2 new bands to find out more about i don't think the risk has returned the reward hence the average rating. If you're having an Austin Powers styled party you could do worse than crank this up.