Your Favorite B-Sides

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  1. wildstar

    wildstar Forum Resident

    ontario, canada
    That's an A-Side - a severely edited 'Hallelewah' from Tago Mago was the B-Side

    Plus its hardly Can's first or only stab at pop. Nearly every album had at least one. They even had a major hit single in Germany with 'Spoon' (the royalties they earned from it allowed them them to invest in better recording facilities/equipment) and they also had a decent sized UK hit single a few years later with 'I Want More'.

    Plus there's other "pop" singles they released that should have been substantial hits (if there was any justice in the world) such as 'Vitamin C' and 'Moonshake' to name just two....
  2. wildstar

    wildstar Forum Resident

    ontario, canada
    That wasn't a B-Side. It was an A-Side - three times:

    Original version - Sept 72
    Sax version - April 73
    "Again" version Released 1979 - Recorded in 1974

    One of the first two A-Side versions was re-used as the B-Side of the "Again" version in 1979, but I hardly think that negates the fact that that version was previously released as an A-Side in its own right.

    DEAN OF ROCK Forum Resident

    Hoover, AL
    A Month Of Sundays - Don Henley
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  4. dthomas850

    dthomas850 Forum Resident

    Cleveland, Ohio
    Manic Street Preachers......pretty much every b-side from "Everything Must Go", "This is my Truth", "Know your Enemy", "Lifeblood", "Send away the tigers", and "Postcards". Most of these have a full albums worth of b-sides that were just as good if not better than the actual albums.
    Radiohead.....B-sides from the first two albums were incredible.
    XTC - "Jump", "Toys", "Tissue Tigers", "Punch & Judy" hell, pretty much all of them
    Blur - the early albums in particular had some great b-sides
    Elbow - "Dead in the Boot" b-side collection is really good
    Neil Finn - "Underestimated"
    Finn Brothers - "Sunset Swim", "The Land Torments the Sea"
    Living Colour - "17 Days", "Nothingness" (acoustic)
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  5. slop101

    slop101 Guitar Geek

    So. Cal.
    Bunch of British bands in the '90s had TONS of great B-sides, sometimes better than many album-tracks.

    The two bands that have the most amount of great B-sides I think are Manic Street Preachers and Ocean Colour Scene. Both bands have enough B-sides to make at least 5 separate albums, albums that would be as good, if not better than a lot of the albums they've put out.
  6. Tsomi

    Tsomi Forum Resident

    Lille, France
    Indeed for the A-side, my bad, but well it's one of their most "upbeat" early songs, very different from the Tago Mago mood. I mean, it got reused in a Playstation 1 game for children.

  7. Lovealego

    Lovealego Forum Resident

    Danville, CA
    Elton John:

    Into the Old Man's Shoes
    Skyline Pigeon (piano version from "Daniel" single)
    Screw You
    Sick City
    Cold Highway
    The Retreat
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  8. Deek57

    Deek57 Forum Resident

    Just checked, I have the live "Sebastian" on the SH &CR compo "The Best Years of Our Lives", it was the B side of Mr Raffles, the single was edited, album version is 10 min.45 sec..
  9. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Status Quo - Auntie Nellie, You Lost The Love, All Through The Night.
  10. Culpa

    Culpa Forum Resident

    Philadelphia, PA
    Elton John's ode to Cher, "Snow Queen" (B-side of Don't Go Breaking My Heart), still not on any official Elton CD.

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  11. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    Not so much the Coldplay, but the rest of that list is fantastic!
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  12. skisdlimit

    skisdlimit Forum Resident

    Bellevue, WA
    Rolling Stones - The Under Assistant West Coast Promo Man
    Led Zeppelin - Hey Hey What Can I Do
    Bruce Springsteen - Pink Cadillac
    Them - Gloria
    Beatles - I Am The Walrus
    Jimi Hendrix - 51st Anniversary
    Iron Maiden - King of Twilight
    Prince - Erotic City
    Men At Work - Anyone For Tennis
    Duran Duran - Secret Oktober
    The Smiths - How Soon Is Now?
    U2 - The Sweetest Thing
  13. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    All Coldplay songs I listed here (except 'Gravity') were from a time when they were still Indie.
  14. Splungeworthy

    Splungeworthy Forum Rezidentura

    Pretenders-Cuban Slide (b-side to Talk Of The Town)
  15. Toad of the Short Forest

    Toad of the Short Forest Forum Resident

    90220 Compton

    One that often gets overlooked...
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  16. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Nice list, and one the few (Leopard Ray) if only TT's b-sides that isn't a re-titled mix :laugh:
  17. JL6161

    JL6161 Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    Libertines -- "The Delaney"

    Echo and the Bunnymen -- "Do It Clean" (live, Royal Albert Hall)

    Elvis -- "Always on My Mind"
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  18. Erick Haight

    Erick Haight Forum Resident

    Gaylord, Michigan
    Instead of just listing off insanely high-quality Pet Shop Boys b-side after insanely high-quality Pet Shop Boys b-side, the one I played the most today was "On The Wheel" by Curve. A great band that took one of their best songs and tucked it away on a promotional single.
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  19. Freek999

    Freek999 Forum Resident

    this is a list I made in 2010 (time flies...) for a similar thread. I listed just one track per band/artist and restricted myself to actual non-album b-sides (so no japan bonustracks, various artists compilation tracks, etc.)

    Abba - You owe me one
    Alanis Morissette - Polyanna flower
    Amy Winehouse - Best friend
    Apples in stereo - On your own
    Ash - Does your mother know
    Audiotransparent - Wonderlines
    Auteurs - Government bookstore
    Beatles - Rain
    Belle & Sebastian - Photo jenny
    Benjamin b - Superman
    Bettie Serveert - All the other fish
    Black box recorder - Start as you mean to go on
    Black Crowes - Darling of the underground press
    Blur - Too many, but I'll name Young and lovely
    Boo Radleys - Everything falls away
    Boudewijn de Groot - Wie kan me nog vertellen
    David Bowie – Holy holy
    Breeders - Don't call home
    Caesar - Memory man
    Camera Obscura - Phil and don
    Catatonia - Do you believe in me
    Cords - Simple truth
    Curve - I speak your every word
    Daryll Ann - 4th of july
    Das Pop - Tired
    dEUS - Violins and happy endings
    Dinosaur Jr - Quest
    Dressy Bessy - Super star everything
    Duran Duran - Like an angel
    Elastica - Pussycat
    Elf Power - Dandy in the underworld
    Elvis - A mess of blues
    Everly Brothers - Nancy's minuet
    Fountains of Wayne - Today's teardrops
    Franz Ferdinand - L. Wells
    Hole - 20 Years in the dakota
    Hollies - Open up your eyes
    Jesus & Mary Chain - Something I can't have
    Jimi Hendrix - Highway chile
    Johan - Everytime I think of you
    Johnny Cash - Big river
    Kinks - Polly
    Lenny Kravitz - Someone like you
    K’s Choice (& Sarah Bettens) - Little man
    Ladybug Transistor - Galveston
    Long blondes - My heart is out of bounds
    Lush - Heavenly
    Madonna - Ain't no big deal
    Magnapop - Hold you down
    Minders - I'm so low
    The Move - Omnibus
    Mr T Experience - You today
    Muffs - Become undone
    Muse - Con-science
    My Bloody Valentine - Swallow
    Neil Young - Sugar mountain
    Neutral Milk Hotel - Engine
    Nightwish - Sleepwalker
    Nirvana - Aneurysm
    Oasis - Cloudburst
    Of Montreal - The actor's opprobrium
    Pink Floyd - Candy and a current bun
    Pixies - Manta ray
    Placebo - Slackerbitch
    Prince - She's always in my hair (and many others of course)
    Pulp - Seconds
    Queers - Chewey chewey
    Radiohead - Maquilladora
    R.E.M. - It's a free world baby
    Ride - Today
    Rolling Stones - Child of the moon
    Roy Orbison - The actress
    Salad - Kiss my love
    Scram C Baby - Wherever you have roamed
    Screaming Trees - Wasted time
    Seedling - Pink volvo
    Shocking Blue - Roll engine roll
    Small Faces - I'm only dreaming
    Smashing Pumpkins - Starla
    Smiths (& Morrissey) - Half a person
    Sonic Youth - Genetic
    Soulwax - 1800
    Spinvis - Op een ochtend in het heelal
    Suede - The living dead
    Sugababes - I bet you look good on the dancefloor
    Thou - Leaving this town
    T-Rex - Lady
    Traffic - Smiling phases
    U2 - The sweetest thing
    Wannadies - Disappointed
    The Who - Circles
    Zombies - I'll call you mine
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  20. JL6161

    JL6161 Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    Thanks to you, this thread has cost me like 32 bucks so far: "Ooooooo, great Mac song. I wonder if I could pick up a copy of . . . [googling] . . . wait, there's a two-disc Edsel reissue of Mysterio? Must have. OK, if Edsel reissued Mysterio, then they surely reissued Candleland as well . . . [googling]. . . ."

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  21. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Seabound-Without You, 2004
    From the single-Poisonous Friend
  22. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Blackerthreetracker could be looked at as an EP, since it doesn't list a title song, agreed, excellent song
    It was featured on the Doom Generation soundtrack as well :)
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  23. c-eling

    c-eling Forum Resident

    Ribbons and Chains/Birdy are fantastic :)
    I've been known to suffer the same fate because of this forum
    A few months ago a member posted a vid to an extended mix of a tune found only on a promo single. Of course I had to track it down :laugh:
  24. JL6161

    JL6161 Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    Oh wow, I can't believe I haven't heard his marvelous cover of "The Circle Game" until now [sniffle].
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  25. John Fell

    John Fell Forum Survivor

    Jethro Tull - Christmas Song, 17
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