Your Favorite B-Sides

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  1. EchoStars24

    EchoStars24 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    West Hartford, CT
    What's your favorite B-sides?

    The Beatles:

    I Am the Walrus
    The Inner Light
    Old Brown Shoe

    Grateful Dead:

    My Brother Esau


    Burning Down
    Rotary Ten
    White Tornado

    Pink Floyd:

    Careful With That Axe, Eugene

    Steely Dan:

    Sail the Waterway

    Dire Straits:

    Eastbound Train

    The Police:

    Nothing Achieving
    Low Life
    Murder by Numbers
    I Burn For You
    Once Upon a Daydream
    Someone to Talk To


    Twilight Alehouse
    Evidence of Autumn
    I'd Rather Be You
    Do the Neurotic
    On the Shoreline
  2. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    Friends Of Mine-Zombies, B side to Time Of the Season
    You Make me Feel So Good-Buckinghams, B side to Kind Of A Drag
    We Love You-Stones, American B side to Dandelion
    Those Were the Days-Cream, B side to white Room
    Passing The Time-Cream, B side to Crossroads
    Wild Child-Doors, B side to Touch Me
    Little Woman Love-Wings, B side to Mary Had a Little Lamb
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  3. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
    I love a lot of 'em, but here's a few huge favorites that immediately come to mind:

    The Cure- "A Few Hours After This" (probably my all-time favorite Cure tune; even the very-different demo version is outstanding)
    The Wedding Present- "Niagara," "Gone" and "Up" (I hope all TWP fans are aware of this fantastic little tune)
    Pearl Jam- "Down"
    The White Stripes- "Honey, We Can't Afford to Look This Cheap"
    Guided by Voices- "Isolation Drills"
    The Jam- "'A' Bomb in Wardour Street" and "The Butterfly Collector"
    M. Ward- "Headed for a Fall"
    Sebadoh- "Say Something/Plate O' Hatred"
    Pavement- "Kris Kraft" and "Raft"

    I'm sure I'm overlooking plenty of Jam, Cure and GbV gems, but I'll stop here.
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  4. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Led Zeppelin - Hey, Hey, What Can I Do. B-side of Immigrant Song.
  5. benzo

    benzo Forum Resident

    Ft. Worth, Tx, USA
    Hey Hey What Can I Do
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  6. irong

    irong Forum Resident

    Quebec, Canada
    The Smiths:
    Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
    Half A Person
    Girl Afraid

    The Kinks:
    I'M Not Like Anybody Else
    I Need You
    Big Black Smoke

    Talk Show Host

    The Cure:
    10:15 Saturday Night
    Snow in Summer
    (Actually a whole bunch of them...)
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  7. Yam Graham

    Yam Graham Forum Resident

    West Midlands,UK.
    Everything by Sweet from 72 to 78.
  8. bodine

    bodine Forum Resident

    Washington DC
    4 Tops — I Got A Feeling (A-Bernadette)

    Beatles — Rain (A-Paperback Writer)

    Bob Dylan — Tom Thumb’s Blues (live, Liverpool, 1966) (A-I Want You)

    Slim Harpo — Got Love If You Want It (A-King Bee)

    James Brown — I’ve Got Money (A-3 Hearts in a Tangle)

    Byrds — Why? (A-Eight Miles High)

    Aretha — Ain’t No Way (A-Since You’ve Been Gone)

    Otis Redding — Old Man Trouble (A-Respect)

    Neil Young - Sugar Mountain (A-Cinnamon Girl)

    Howlin’Wolf — Forty Four (A-I’ll Be Around)
  9. Mr.Sean

    Mr.Sean Senior Member

    Paul McCartney - I'll Give You A Ring, (Take It Away)

    Paul McCartney - Coming Up (live) (Coming Up)

    The Rolling Stones - Child of the Moon (Jumpin' Jack Flash)

    Led Zeppelin - Hey, Hey What Can I Do (Immigrant Song)

    Robert Plant - Far Post (Big Log)

    U2 - The Sweetest Thing (Where The Streets Have No Name)

    Fleetwood Mac - Silver Springs (Go Your Own Way)

    The Who - Heaven & Hell (Summertime Blues)

    Plus a (dis)honourable mention...the b-side to Def Leppards's Armmagedon It.
    At least in North America.

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  10. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  11. subzro

    subzro Forum Resident

    Depeche Mode - Dangerous
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  12. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

    My favorite B-side is "Why Does It End?" by the Flaming Lips. It was the b-side to "The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song". It is also my favorite Flaming Lips tune.
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  13. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Waitin' Guilty & Darling Of The Underground Press - The Black Crowes

    Sad Day, Long, Long While, Who's Driving Your Plane, Child Of The Moon - The Rolling Stones

    Where Have All The Good Times Gone , Sittin' On A Sofa, I Need You, I'm Not Like Everybody Else, She's Got Everything - The Kinks

    I Don't Even Know Myself, When I Was A Boy, Water - The Who
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  14. libertycaps

    libertycaps Forum Resident

    Portland, OR, USA
    The Cure & Siouxsie & the Banshees-Too many to mention. All worth an ear. Box Sets released.
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  15. dave-gtr

    dave-gtr Forum Resident

    The Who- "Heaven and Hell" (B-side of "Summertime Blues")
    The Who-"When I Was a Boy" (B-side of "Let's See Action")
    Pete Townshend- "Dance it Away" (B-side of "Uniforms")
    Kinks-"I'm Not Like Everybody Else" (B-side of "Sunny Afternoon")
    Beatles- "The Inner Light" (B-side of "Lady Madonna")
    Kate Bush- "The Handsome Cabin Boy" (B-side of "Hounds of Love")
    The Soft Boys- "Song No. 4" (B-side of "He's a Reptile")
    Yoko Ono- "Listen the Snow is Falling" (B-side of "Happy Christmas")
    Pink Floyd- "Julia Dream" (B-side of "It Would be So Nice")
    Rain Parade- "Kaleidoscope" (B-side of "What She's Done to Your Mind")
    Wings- "Daytime Nighttime Suffering" (B-side of "Goodnight Tonight")
    Iveys- "Daddy's a Millionaire" (B-side of "Maybe Tomorrow")

    well, those are just a few off the top of my head.....
  16. Tsomi

    Tsomi Forum Resident

    Lille, France
    Can - Turtles Have Short Legs: early Can trying to go pop...
    David Bowie - Conversation Piece: should have made the album.
    Depeche Mode - Shout
    Depeche Mode - Fools
    Depeche Mode - Fly on the Windscreen: they realized it was good and made it an official track on the next album.
    Depeche Mode - Dangerous: Violator was that good that they could make this a B-Side.
    Depeche Mode - My Joy
    Depeche Mode - Surrender
    Depeche Mode - Easy Tiger
    Depeche Mode - Ghost: probably the best cut from SOTU.
    Depeche Mode - The Sun and the Moon and the Stars
    Depeche Mode - Always
    Joy Division - Incubation
    Moby - Flower
    Moby - Whispering Wind
    Prince - Erotic City: essential.
    Prince - She's Always in My Hair.
    Radiohead - Talk Show Host
  17. JMGuerr

    JMGuerr Forum Resident

    The Pretty Things

    I Can Never Say b side of Honey, I Need
    Get A Buzz b side of Cry to Me
    Can't Stand the Pain b side of Midnight to Six Man
    LSD b side of Come See Me
    Buzz the Jerk b side of Progress

    The Rolling Stones

    Stoned b side of I Wanna Be Your Man
    Off the Hook b side of Little Red Rooster
    The Spider and the Fly b side of Satisfaction
    Long Long While b side of Paint It Black
    Who's Driving Your Plane b side of Have You Seen Your Mather, Baby
    Dandelion b side of We Love You
    Child of the Moon b side of Jumpin' Jack Flash

    The Kinks

    I'm Not Like Everybody Else b side of Sunny Afternoon
    Mr. Pleasant b side of Autumn Almanac

    The Who

    Anytime You Want Me b side of Anyway Anyhow Anywhere (US)

    The Yardbirds

    Got to Hurry b side of For Your Love
    Steeled Blues b side of Heart Full of Soul
    Psycho Daisies b side of Happening Ten Years Time Ago


    Gloria b side of Baby Please Don;t Go
    All For Myself b side of Here Comes the Night

    Manfred Mann

    John Hardy b side of Sha La La

    The Animals

    Gonna Send You Back to Walker b side of Baby Let Me Take You Home
    Cheating b side of Don't Bring Me Down
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  20. lightbulb

    lightbulb Not the Brightest of the Bunch

    Smogville CA USA
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  21. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

    Nashville, TN
  22. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    Pink Floyd
    Julia Dream
    Careful With That Axe, Eugene
    Terminal Frost

    Thank You Girl
    I'll Get You
    This Boy
    I Am The Walrus
    You Know My Name

    Rolling Stones

    Sad Day
    Child Of The Moon

    Only Superstition
    For You
    Careful Where You Stand
    Brothers & Sisters (2000 re-recording)
    Crests Of Waves
    I Ran Away

    Depeche Mode
    Ice Machine
  23. ZAck Scott

    ZAck Scott Forum Resident

    Queen: I Go Crazy

    Zep: Hey Hey What Can I Do

    Bowie: John, I'm only Dancing
  24. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

    There must be a lot but a few that always come to mind:

    Dino Desi and Billy, Good Luck Best Wishes To You

    Staccatos, We Go Together Well

    Moody Blues, Cities

    Diesel Park West, What About Us and (below) Above These Things:

  25. Aurora

    Aurora Forum Resident

    "Urge for Going" - Joni Mitchell

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