A radio and in-store promotional album that accompanied the release of the Candyskins' final album, 1998's Death of a Minor TV Celebrity, A Brief History of the Candyskins attempts to make up for the near-total lack of promotion the Oxford, England, group had suffered during its tenure at DGC Records. It includes their first single, a weird acid house reworking of Buffalo Springfield's "For What It's Worth" (playfully incorporating samples from another '60s staple, "Sympathy for the Devil"), along with another track from their 1991 debut album Space I'm In, the wonderful single "Wembley" from their finest album, 1993's Fun?, the strongest track from the disappointing follow-up, Sunday Morning Fever, and two tracks from Death of a Minor TV Celebrity, including an alternate take of "Feed It." There's really nothing here for the average Candyskins fan, but completists and newbies will find it attractive for different reasons.
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AllMusic Review by Stewart Mason