Former John Peel Session favourites The Nightingales are remembered in this 19-track compilation. Led by the acid-tongued Robert Lloyd they specialised in intense lyrically incisive post-punk anthems that were as much an influence to early Half Man Half Biscuit as they were indebted to Josef K. 70 minutes worth of largely similar material is a bit of a slog but there are gems from each stage of the band's career. 'Paraffin Brain' employs a toytown style guitar for its demented singalong chorus but 'Urban Ospreys' is possibly their defining moment; an intense anthem to the dregs of society. By the end of their career in the mid-80s they were past their peak; still capable of witty one-liners but musically covering pre-trodden ground, with 'Comfort And Joy' serving as a rare highlight thanks to Lloyd's fully committed breathless vocals. Despite some frankly unreadable sleeve notes 'Pissed And Potless' is a worthy document to a forgotten English treasure.