Stop drooling over the track listing, this isn't the great Tubes
compilation you've been waiting for. Although it may look like the collection that finally marries the early years with the later ones, Then and Now
takes half of its tunes from Tubes World Tour
and half from the demo-filled Dawn of the Tubes
, with one track from the first album as a bonus. The live tracks from 2000 are powerful but lack the craziness of the old days, the early demos are pretty darn good, and the two studio tracks that were originally bonus cuts on Tubes World Tour
show that leader Fee Waybill
still has it when it comes to mocking. Hopefully, comps like this will put enough money in his pocket to get him back in the studio for real.