This LP was the very first release by the Stash label and, as with its first dozen or so collections, it features vintage material that deals with illicit subject matter. Many of the best marijuana and drug-based recordings are on this set, which includes performances by Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Sidney Bechet, and Chick Webb.
Sounding re-energized on this ninth studio album, the London post-punk legends offered up one their most beguiling club hits in the warped "Peek-A-Boo," which resulted in a rare appearance on the U.S. Hot 100. Produced by the band and the venerable Mike Hedges, its other singles included "The Killing Jar" and "The Last Beat of My Heart."