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C'mon, show your age.
Radiohead - meeting in the aisle
or, if you count 'Feel' by Verve as a B-side, Feel
I always had a lot of love for Once In a While on the Ava Adore single.
except that I'm a mere 33
Vaseline by Elastica: the b-side to Line Up.
Vaseline was an album track rather than a B-side.
It was a b-side for 14 months before becoming an album track.
they COULD have made such an amazing album around then I'm sure, they just, er, didn't.
'Pedestal' springs to mind...
B-Side of All Ones & Zeroes
so it's either that or Suede's Europe is Our Playground
E's out of print second album? Or did he later release it as an Eels track as well?
Levitz by Grandaddy. Off Summer Here Kiiids. Almost bloody thirty.
Killing of a Flashboy
Top top tune.
Fucker by Eels a close second
The b- side so good they had to release it as a single.
everything's gone green
And excellent Fac catalogue recall. I had forgotten EGG's appearance on the b side of Procession
Get a real tattoo is up there.
Erm... Arab Strap: Rocket take your turn, blackness, bullseye, trippy, girls of summer
Can think of a few mclusky, Underworld, Idlewild and FOTL crackers too.
But probably Rocket take your turn.
Angels Over Kilburn was their best for my money
Vaseline is\was a far better song.
Talk Show Host - Radiohead
Killer Cars - Radiohead
Man Called Sun - Verve
Warmer Than Fire - Ash
The Masterplan - Oasis
Honey Power - MBV
These things I Don't Understand - Coldplay
Shine - Slowdive
Born Slippy (original beats, b side to Pearl's Girl) - Underworld
Minky Starshine - Seefeel
Nothing Sweet - The Sundays
Boo! Forever - Boo Radleys
Aneurysm - Nirvana
Niagara - The Wedding Present
...my vote goes to Young & Lovely by Blur - still can't work out how that didn't make it onto Modern Life Is Rubbish
That I think nobody else has bettered since. Polyfusia and Quique are impeccable records.
it's just... perfect.
It has even a music video
also Fucker by Eels
Tortoiseshell by The Boo Radleys
Troublesome Waters by Richard Hawley
Tyre Tracks by Unbelievable Truth
It's great: the b-side to Teardrop, I think? It's a Mezzanine-y retake of Eurochild from Protection, fact fans, with Daddy G doing Tricky's parts, and there's even a Horace Andy cameo! Like Massive Attack's entire career in one track or something.
Killer Cars by Radiohead. 2nd choice would be Easily Fooled by Pavement.
I Saw Her Standing There
If I Fell
Strawberry Fields Forever
I Am The Walrus
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Don't Let Me Down
I think they win.
& come together
were all officially double a side singles
From 1970, pretty average song, but this was the B-side and it's a fucking killer
Is way above average!
Manta Ray - Pixies
Into the White - Pixies
2 of their best songs IMHO
dunno if it counts cos it was also on Low, but for years i only knew it as the b side to Sound & Vision
b-side to Inbetween Days, which makes that just about the most perfect pop single ever.
Probably not my favorite, but still very good.. Brand New - "Flying at Tree Level"
- last shadow puppets.
b-side to Mis-shapes/Sorted For E's And Wizz.
The other song on the CD single is the live version of Common People from Glastonbury 1995. It's basically the best single ever.
Also, Tainted Love and I Will Survive were both b-sides first, and they seem to have done alright for themselves.
Seconds is probably better.
in a lonely place
don't do it
player in the league
new order have had some good ones
but leave me alone is my favourite
or Pearly by Radiohead
the b-side was usually just an instrumental mix of the A-side.
So on that basis my favourite is 'the German version of 99 Red Balloons'.
From them, probably
dEUS - I suffer rock
She's a Politician being my particular favourite.
Laze it Up
Scrawl and Scream
They were usually better than the a-sides
Beat My Guest
Whip In My Valise
On the b-side of the Celebrated Working Man EP.
"Religion is a crooked liar
the last flames of a burning fire, barbed wire, funeral pyre,
To be freewheelin' is all we need..."
Every time I hear it I'm amazed that a piece of near song-writing perfection was tossed off as a B-side. Not sure if it's my best ever, but it's up there.
Back in the day I bough Oasis Cd singles for the B sides, so probably one of them. Underneath the sky, the masterplan, going nowhere. It was like getting another Oasis LP every 2-3 singles, 4 tracks on each one in them days.
Appeared on numerous best-ofs and live albums but I think it was originally just a b-side.
and then the first verse of the song...
well, I loved it when I was 12, anyway...
Cardiacs - Ideal
b-side of Born In '69
B-side to Holland 1945 right? (one version at least)
also, blur have a ton of great b-sides. tempted to go for 'Mr. Briggs' cos its better than anything off Leisure.
Depeche Mode - Newborn
Both AWESOME B-sides!
Also, not strictly a b-side, more an additional track on the greatest hits, but A Distant History by Idlewild too. Just about the best song they ever made.
As was No Generation which is one of my favourites (no Youtube video so here's a Spotify link): http://open.spotify.com/track/1U07ohpDytw2VDmxo37hQg
See also: Broken Windows, Meet Me At The Harbour, I Want To Be A Writer, Mince Showercap 1 & 2...
Radiohead - Fog (Again)
Joy Division - Dead Souls
Massive Attack - Superpredators
The Smiths - Asleep
Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Waves of Confidence
Super Furry Animals - Carry the Can
Mansun - Railings