Your Favorite B-Sides

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  1. Sternodox

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  2. pseudopod

    pseudopod Well-Known Member

    Winnipeg, Canada
    Dion - Daddy Rollin' (In Your Arms) (flip of "Abraham, Martin & John", Laurie Records, 1968)
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  3. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Dead Presidents - The J. Geils Band
  4. Diego Lucas

    Diego Lucas Forum Resident

    B-Side of Everybody Wants To Rule The World
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  5. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Take A Fast Train - Robin Trower
  6. Diego Lucas

    Diego Lucas Forum Resident

    B-Side of Clint Eastwood
  7. wino14

    wino14 Well-Known Member

    Edenton, NC
    Morning's Calling-Peter & Gordon (Lady Godiva)
    Observation From Flight 285-Paul Revere & The Raiders (Dont Take It So Hard)
    Lover's Cross-Jim Croce (You Don't Mess Around With Jim)
    and tons and tons more
  8. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Picture On The Wall - John Mayall
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  9. squonkduke

    squonkduke Well-Known Member

    Roma, Italy
  10. squonkduke

    squonkduke Well-Known Member

    Roma, Italy
  11. trem two

    trem two Forum Resident

    California, USA
  12. RandyP

    RandyP Well-Known Member

    Love many of these. I may have missed it, but I didn't see this one listed. Would have to be one of the all-time best:
  13. squonkduke

    squonkduke Well-Known Member

    Roma, Italy
  14. geo50000

    geo50000 Forum Resident

    Colorado Springs
    Nazz - Open My Eyes
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  15. bcaulf

    bcaulf Forum Resident

    I love B-sides. They're little hidden gems that get left on the cutting room floor, and there are many artists who have done a very good job with their B-sides. Beatles, Slade, The Police, The Cure, Genesis, all had B-sides that are as good as songs on their albums. Prince also had a slew of great B-sides. My favorite, and often considered one of the best B-sides of all time, is Erotic City. Of course, you can't forget Yellow Ledbetter by Pearl Jam. It's so famous many people don't know it was originally just a B-side to a single!

    Talk Talk also had a lot of good ones and I like their B-sides comp. Same with Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths. An album of non-album tracks that could be their greatest hits album. I also like the B-sides from Peter Gabriel's 'So' singles (Don't Break This Rhythm, Curtains), and Hendrix's Stone Free. Man, there are a ton of great ones! It's a shame that some get ignored because they weren't on albums.
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  16. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Forum Resident

    "Crazy World" by ABBA (B-Side of "Money, Money, Money")
    "Love Me For What I Am" by the Carpenters (B-Side of "Solitaire")
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  17. Thoughtships

    Thoughtships Forum Resident

    Devon, UK
    Asia - Daylight, Lying To Yourself

    Marillion - Tux on, Freaks, Cinderella Search, The Release, The Bell In The Sea, Say The Word, Circular Ride, How Can It Hurt... (I could go on ;) )

    Iron Maiden - King Of Twilight, Rainbow's Gold, The Sheriff of Huddersfield...

    ABWH - Vultures In The City

    Queen - I Go Crazy, Soul Brother

    ELO - The Bouncer, When Time Stood Still, Destination Unknown, Buildings Have Eyes, Time After Time, After All...

    Jeff Lynne - Sirens, Sooner Or Later

    Genesis - Vancouver, Evidence Of Autumn, Twilight Alehouse...

    Radiohead - All of them.
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  18. JamesLord

    JamesLord Well-Known Member

    In their early career Marillion frequently had b-sides that outshone the singles. Particular favourites of mine include:
    3 Boats Down From The Candy
    Cinderella Search
    Charting The Single
    A collection
    I will walk on water
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  19. rod sphere

    rod sphere Well-Known Member

    San Jose, CA, USA
    member that one?? sounded scary...didn't it...??
  20. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Well-Known Member

    Motorhead - Over the Top.

    Was in thier live set for ever and one can only wonder why it didn't make the Bomber album.

    Mick Jagger - Blue (Visions of Paradise)

    The Rolling Stones - Fancyman Blues (Mixed Emotions)
  21. kendo

    kendo Forum Resident

    Oot Beh,Scotland
    "Sledgehammer", the b-side (in the UK at least) on Bachman Turner Overdrive's "Roll On Down The Highway". :)

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  22. Veovis

    Veovis Active Member

    She's Always in My Hair - Prince
    Soul Brother - Queen
    (You're so) Physical - Adam & the Ants
    Own Up, Take a Look at Yourself - Sweet
  23. Kevin j

    Kevin j Forum Resident

    Seattle Area
  24. TimM

    TimM Forum Resident

    Dayton Ohio
    When Your Lights Turned On - The Hollies
  25. DaverJ

    DaverJ Well-Known Member

    My favorite B-side is the first one I purchased.

    My first 45 single: The Beatles "Help", which still ranks as my favorite song of all time. The B-side "I'm Down" appears to be a throwaway song (arguably the reason B-sides exist), but thanks a fantastic vocal performance from Paul, it becomes yet another solid song in the band's catalog of amazing songs.

    Plus, the concept of "Help"/"I'm Down" tales of woe fit together well to create a unified theme. And John's original rocker on one side, Paul's Little Richard-esque on the other, this single is a perfect example of the Beatles at their best IMO.

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