'Dirty Hits' is a great introduction to the uninitiated. Not a bad song in sight, although in my view, two discs could have easily been filled with original material rather than remixes of songs already present. As the album itself is not all singles, there could have been some great b-sides thrown in, such as 'The Hammond Connection' or 'When The Kingdom Comes.' My other criticism is that the band's early singles and first two albums have been totally ignored. Whilst the band themselves may not rate this material that highly, it is part of their history and revered by many of their fans. The album could have benefitted from representing this period, especially as several of the very early tracks, such as the cult classic 'Velicity Girl' is no longer in print. From a promotional perspective, it would also help empohesize the fact that the band seem to have something for everyone up their collective sleeve, demonstrating a wider scope of genres and influences, such as the jangly guitars from 1987's 'Sonic Flower Groove' or the punk rock of 1989's eponymous release. Having said all this, the record's a steal at a tenner, especially for the double edition. Every music fan should familiarise themselves with tracks such as 'Loaded' and 'Come Together.' Despite my views on the tracks excluded this is definitely worth a sniff.