Your Favorite B-Sides

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  1. Sternodox

    Sternodox SubGenius Pope of Arkansas

  2. pseudopod

    pseudopod Forum Resident

    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 Forum Resident

    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 Forum Resident

    Roma, Italy
  10. squonkduke

    squonkduke Forum Resident

    Roma, Italy
  11. trem two

    trem two Forum Resident

    California, USA
  12. RandyP

    RandyP Forum Resident

    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 Forum Resident

    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 Carpenters Fan

    "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 Forum Resident

    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 Forum Resident

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

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    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)
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  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 Forum Resident

    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 Forum Resident

    East Tennessee
    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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