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It's long but well worth it!!!
And You Want Romance is awesome too.
Whatever is my favourite Oasis song, and the B Sides to it were Slide Away and Half The World Away, which are both excellent
Some Might Say had Talk Tonight and Acquiesce as B Sides, again, both are excellent
Wonderwall may be an overplayed song, but it's still a great song, and having The Masterplan as a B Side is excellent work
I decided at the time that it'd be my funeral song. Just because. Can't see any reason to change that plan.
... cos that's how I roll, lol :D
As the b-side to "Inbetween Days", we're talking about one of the best pop singles ever.
This Twilight Garden is a stunner and probably my favourite of the lot:
From the Dixie-Narco EP - four of the best songs ever released by one of the best bands ever...
they are just tracks on an EP? B-sides are songs on the flipside of a 7" single, or I guess latterly tracks 2 or 3 or 4 on a CD single. EP tracks shouldn't count as the original reason they were EPs rather than singles is because there is no particular lead track, right? Maybe I'm talking out of my arse.
Anyway here are three excellent ones :
The Stone Roses - Mersey Paradise (b-side to She Bangs The Drums) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZQ4HJPVoTw
Nirvana - Aneurysm (b-side to Smells Like Teen Spirit) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOrmjhWpPrY
Radiohead - Maquiladora (b-side to High and Dry) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWNlpuPRZ7U
All three of these bands have a good few more too, not least Where Angels Play, Dive, and Talk Show Host respectively.
Yes...yes, we did. x
But, as a big Bunnymen fan, I'd be remiss in mentioning: Angels & Devils and Over Your Shoulder. And as an old man, still stuck in the 80s, Siouxsie's Follow the Sun...or was that an EP...I dunno... but she had a lot of great b-sides: Arabian Nights had Israel as a b-side.
does anybody really pay attention to "b-sides" these days. I, for one, can hardly keep track of song titles...
or just get lumped under an 'unreleased track' bracket?
I still listen to the Suede and Mansun b-sides, Radiohead ones were always good too and this thread will make me seek out all the Bunnymen and Cure ones.
And Specialist by Interpol is fantastic as well.
Jeane - The Smiths
Mersey Paradise - Stone Roses
Lonesome Tonight - New Order
Everything Changed - Charlatans
but surely Talk Show Host?
Also Dead Souls - Joy Division
Into the Groove - Madonna
Pink Cadillac - Springsteen
Be Bop A Lula - Gene Vincent
Rain - Beatles
Erotic City - Prince
Dear God - XTC (yeah)
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
How Soon is Now - the Smiths (yep)
Maggie May - Rod Stewart (sure, ok)
Groove is in the Heart - Deee-Lite (it's a good'un)
And since I'm a Bowie fanatic:
It's Hard to be a Saint in the City (Springsteen cover)
Canna help but feel we/I'm missing some: I know, for a fact, I've had to go to the record store to find some rinky-dink single for the b-side...but those records escpape me just now.
by Deep Purple - the B-side of "Black Night"
Radiohead - Talk Show Host
Biffy Clyro - And With The Scissor Kick is Victorious
Seriously, I'm certainly no fan of the tripe Biffy Clyro put out now but give that one a listen. Best thing they ever did.
Guacamole - (b-side to 'If You Don't Want Me To Destroy You')
Calimero - (b-side to Hermann Loves Pauline').
Crass - Big A Little A (b-side to 'Nagasaki Nightmare')
Crass - Shaved Women (b-side to 'Reality Asylum')
Verve - A Man Called Sun (b-side to 'All In The Mind')
Manic Street Preachers - Sepia (b-side to 'Kevin Carter')
b-side to Last Christmas and an amazing slice of heartfelt pop tragedy
comes 3rd only to The Exploding Boy & Jeane
"Everyone on Park Hill came in unison at four-thirteen a.m. and the whole block fell down.
The tobacconist caught fire, and everyone in the street died of lung cancer."
The b-sides to Everything's Gone Green are all stunning...
Cries and Whispers
I asked LCD's James Murphy what his favourite New Order track was once when he was doing a DJ set at Trash and he said Procession. I said to him that he'd given the cool answer. He said: "No, it's just the right answer"
New Order's 1963 and Suede's My Dark Star - also great b-sides