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is just ace.
Erm...best B-sides thread anyone?
did the most awesome B-sides.
but seeing as this one's here I'll jack this instead. This year's been terrible for them and I'd hate to think that they're a disappearing art form
If you download a single, do they 'bundle' it with a B-side?
but from what I can gather from emusic there seems to be the odd one or two with singles, but only when they've recorded it to be the b-side on the physical format. With download singles bands seem to be content to just throw a re-mix on
were talking about this at the start of the year and are making a concerted effort to make our b-sides the equal of the a-side. We only released one single this year and the b-side is way more popular among the 50-odd people that own it so p'raps we tipped the scales a bit too much.
They only really existed because you had to have a side to a single and once albums took hold you had that opportunity to put out songs that were a bit more interesting and different.
The modern world allows for far more stuff like that. I for one welcome our new download track overlords...
the B-sides disc of the Pulp - His 'n' Hers reissue thing. They're amazing.
The price of the Different Class one was justified for 'We Can Dance Again' alone
There are some great ones on the Different Class one, but also some that are quite obviously B-sides (if you know what I mean). The This Is Hardcore ones are sometimes good, but some of them just seem to be rehashings of other songs and fairly 'will this do?'.
up to 'dear catastrophe waitress' period.
Supergrass circa I Should Coco: 'Wait For The Sun', 'Sex!'
Kaiser Chiefs around their debut were good: 'Take My Temperature', 'Wrecking Ball', 'Think About You'
The Strokes collaberated with Regina Spektor for 'Modern Girls And Old Fashioned Men' which is ace (Reptillia b-side)
but for the prize for utter amazingness goes to The Long Blondes for 'Fulwood Babylon' and 'Five Ways To End It' from the Weekend Without Make-up and Once And Never Again CD singles
'A year's supply of Shephard's Pie'. I used to giggle at that song a lot when I was youngg.
their 3rd best album
This is the B side to Dinosaur Act, and as Low's B-sides & rarities boxset 'A Lifetime of Temporary Relief' shows, they have recorded many more gems not available on their regular albums.
Loads of good songs on their B-sides album, but there's even more that didn't make it, and some great stuff since.
Shame they don't release many singles these days (they seem to be down to about 1 per album).
Their B-sides were much better than the majority of their A-sides. A Heart Can Stop A Bullet, Angels over Kilburn, Static In The Cities...
Static is one of my fave HOTS songs, was soooo happy the couple of times I saw it live :-)
Many better than their proper singles and album tracks. See the 'cosmic debris' cd from intergalactic sonic 7"s. Also 'Tinseltown' from Orpheus, and Ghosts, Chinese New Year and Saskia from the Twilight of the Innocents era.
Idlewild had some good ones too.
I love 'A Distant History' and 'I Was Made to Think It'.
Also, does anyone remember Delays? They had good B Sides around their first singles and album.
Some guy was shouting for 'A Distant History' between every song. They didn't play it though.
Some brilliant tunes there. Can't Dance To Disco, Just A Day, Pictures Of Pain, Shatter, Chicken On A Bone... The list goes on.
The 1st cd containing the b-sides with Bernard Butler (it's a double) is arguably as good a record as they put out.
was so good they released it as a single too if I recall
Pretty much everything since The Bends, with a few average exceptions (Melatonin springs to mind).
i sold all of my radiohead CD singles recently but before i sent them off i mp3ed all the b-sides and turned them into five track EPs on my iPod. so many great tracks - gagging order, fog, cuttooth, bishop's roads, talk show host.
really need to get those reissues!
I don't have all the b-sides from HTTT but I have the others. The Bends original b-sides are pretty much all amazing, barring Molasses.
i've got all of them since My Iron lung (except whatever it was they released last that had no B-Sides, or it had something that was on something else or something...) and a Japanese Creep.
and as the reissues have the b-sides holding on to the singles seemed a bit pointless.
most of the This Is My Truth b-sides were better than about half of the album.
horses under starlight.
You are right!
Suede, Radiohead, The Smiths, SFA, Idlewild, and even Oasis on the first 2 albums
They had an amazing run of b sides in the early years as compiled on sci fi lullabies.
had some brilliant stuff
The Wildhearts I'll never know. Anyone, The Wildhearts (pre-first re-formation)
Round Are Way
(It's Good) To Be Free
Born To Hula > most songs off their last couple of records.
Ritz To The Rubble,
Settle For A Draw,
Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts,
Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend.
circa Blue. 'Jamie', 'Suzanne', 'I Just Threw Out The Love Of My Dreams', 'Mykel & Carli' etc.
These days it's just a live version of 'Island In The Sun', every time without fail :-(