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Thread inspired by this http://itcher.com/mag/greatest-b-sides-all-time/
but Everything was the only 3 Colours Red song I liked (This Is My Time b-side)
B-side to Spirit of Radio by Rush
but that was a track from Hemispheres and was its own single as well.
B-side to Suckerpunch.
Nuttier than the A Side even
On the CD single of Mis-Shapes/Sorted for E's and Wizz along with Common People live at Glastonbury. Best single ever.
Absolutely love Ansaphone too.
I was a huge fan in their early days, this was when CD singles always seemed to have 3 b-sides, you could basically make a whole new Oasis album off the singles from each LP. Aside from that I have never been much of a singles buyer really. How about Rain by the Beatles?
Their non studio album B-Sides from their their singles could make a superb album:
Back to The Old House
These Things Take Time
Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want
How Soon is Now
Stretch Out and Wait
Half a Person
Is It Really So Strange?
Sweet and Tender Hooligan
is an a-side
Actually the third song on the 12" single.
It wasn't released as an a-side until the following year (after being number 1 on John Peel's Festive Fifty in 1984)
is better than any A-side written by any other band ever.
Ridiculous it never made the cut on Modern Life Is Rubbish.
b-side to Message in a Bottle
This has always been one that has stuck with me, from the El Presidente single. Gorgeous song and kind of moving on a personal level from that time.
Better than anything on Ignore The Ignorant. If only they did a whole album in this style.... amazingly scrappy lo-fi grunge with slurring vocals and bleeding vocal cord screaming.
Although to be fair, I rarely buy singles at all these days. They tend to be discovered through compilations and the like.
Neil begging his wife for forgiveness for what a cock up he is. Moving and funny with a fair bit of truth.
They have a shit ton of amazing b-sides. Oh, and A Man Called Sun by The Verve.
b-side to Diamond Dogs
So is a slight cheat (although it's a great song and the version on Diamond Dogs is re-recorded and quite different).
I'm going for Velvet Goldmine as my favourite Bowie b-side.
The flipside was merely an album track or (as mentioned above) an earlier A-side. Velvet Goldmine is an exception as it was released from the vaults without Bowie's permission. Heaps of discarded Bowie recordings exist from his classic run of albums, hopefully they'll see the light of day. Just wish loads of them were issued as B-sides.
might not be true to this day, but when I really cared about singles and b-sides, that was my favourite.
on the B side of Stay Together.
The Living Dead at Royal Albert Hall last week was spectacular. Went down incredibly. Brett just watched back in awe as the crowd sang the entire first two verses.
I was there too.
My Dark Star is incredible too.
Actually, as Sci-Fi Lullabies made clear, all the B-sides for the first two albums (and most of the ones for the third as well) were bloody great.
shite quality but hey
Her first B-Side on the back of Piss Factory.
I think it was before he became 'Masta' instead of Master. I have it on 12" in my mum's loft.
B-side to Lethal Weapon.
How was it not an a-side?!
B-sides on the Different Drum 12". Both are 10/10 tunes. (A-side's not bad either)
Levitz - Grandaddy
and possibly my favourite song by them:
wave pictures - now you are pregnant
smog - the bowery
both insanely good, both b-sides.
She's A Superstar/Feel = best single of the 90s.
Are all among my favourite ever Fall songs. Fantastic Life might be my favourite b-side ever by anyone.
I'm Into CB
In My Area
Lucifer Over Lancashire
Petty (Thief) Lout
Meet Me At The Harbour
A Distant History
I Want To Be A Writer
This Is Worse
Mince Showercap Parts 1 & 2 (but not 3)
Great B-sides band.
but mostly yeah......all the above
Ah, not heard this one. Vent Axial is my favourite Yatsura bside.
or Cable - The (we did the music for the sprite advert) Blues
/ last shadow puppets. probably one of the best covers i've ever heard.
If we are, I Love You (But You're Boring) by Los Campesinos!
B-side of Lie Dream of Casino Soul
'Got 18 months for esp-ion-age-ah' might be my favourite ever opening line.
The Siberian mushroom Santa
Was in fact Rasputin's brother
And he didst walk round Whitechapel
To further the religion of forgiven sin murder
Coldplay - The Crests of Waves
The Twilight Sad - In the Blackout
Arctic Monkeys - Stop the World I Wanna Get Off With You
An absolute master piece
Monster Magnet - Big God (B-Side of Space Lord)
or maybe We Could Send Letters (Just Like Gold b-side)
Salty Water by British Sea Power:
They have a lot of good ones.
Always think of that as a double A side (with The Lonely), but it's not even though St Louis is track 1.
Was a great one, although it isn't my favourite.
My favourite song of theirs. It's amazing
Wrap It Up is a great one, plus most of Outspaced. I think the mid 90s were a good time for the b-side, bands would just churn out Cd singles with 3 b-sides on. Basically getting 3-4 EPs per album.
kin lush http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhjDwAKWUT8
Its Better People by Oasis for making me realise such things weren't always a waste of time and could, in fact, be better than the A-side, or Funeral Parlor by Eels, simply for summing up perfectly how it feels to be in a funeral parlour.