What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by tubewade » 26 Jan 2014 19:56

How about Pink Floyd - "Us And Them" b/w "Time"? I don't know which one was the A or B side but both sides are great!

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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by coopersloat » 26 Jan 2014 21:27

Pink Floyd, Meddle. Side two is the epic song "Echoes" which eclipses side one.

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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by keter » 05 Apr 2014 09:09

"These Days" is a far better song compared to "Love Will Tear us Apart" which is my least favourite Joy Division song.
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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by Mark E Smith's Dentist » 05 Apr 2014 09:30

This: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpddVVqZyLw

The A side is OK but the B side demonstrates the true genius of Joe Meek at his amphetamine-demented best.

Here's the A side: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bt9ihFDGcM

Good luck finding a copy of this single for under £500 BTW.


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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by Hanuman » 06 Apr 2014 03:49

ginniegatrit wrote:
eddie edirol wrote:
I just realized that "Revolution" is on the flip side of "Hey Jude". I honestly dont know which one I listen to more, I love em both.
That was a double A single I'm pretty sure.
I think you're right there. The Beatles also backed "Come Together" with "Something".

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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by Fairyprincess » 15 Nov 2014 10:29

On tiffany's 'i think were alone now', I prefer the B side 'forever young'....

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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by ginniegatrit » 15 Nov 2014 16:14

Hanuman wrote:
ginniegatrit wrote:
eddie edirol wrote:
I just realized that "Revolution" is on the flip side of "Hey Jude". I honestly dont know which one I listen to more, I love em both.
That was a double A single I'm pretty sure.
I think you're right there. The Beatles also backed "Come Together" with "Something".
The Beatles had quite a few double sided singles:

We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper
Eleanor Rigby/Yellow Submarine
Strawberry FIelds Forever/Penny Lane (Wow!)
I Want to Hold Your Hand/I Saw Her Standing There
and there were more...

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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by geoffcb » 16 Nov 2014 02:03

Finger Painter wrote:Gosh there was a stack of them in the punk era. My stand out was 'White Riot' by the Clash. The 'B side' '1977' was more for me.
Yes, I have that single. I liked both sides at the time. "In 1984..." in the fadeout seemed so much in the future! My Aussie pressing is worth a bit now.

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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by Nobody01 » 11 Apr 2015 04:35

CCR
A. Down on the Corner
B. Fortunate Son

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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by rewfew » 29 May 2015 02:09

With out a doubt Benny Barnes Happy Little Blue bird clinches the title over side A, Gold Records In The Snow. A tribute to Buddy Holly and his untimely departure. Blue birds a great little honky tonk tune. That steely half way through with the rinky tink pie-ano tears me up.


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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by praxicoide » 10 Jun 2015 07:48

Well, I can't say much from personal experience, but I know that Gloria by Them is a b-side and it's a damn good song.

Since everyone's mentioning the Beatles. I'll say that I like Rain a lot more than Paperback writer.

I have to mention Faith No More. Their b-sides are all excellent and worth hunting down. From Absolute Zero, to Patton's version of As the Worm Turns, to zany covers to the World is Yours.

EDIT:
One more, Bonnie Tyler's It's about time, which is the B-side to "It's a Heartache" and which really rocks. She really wails on this one too.

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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by mike50 » 03 Sep 2016 20:56

Ask Any Girl, B side of Baby Love, Supremes

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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by mike50 » 03 Sep 2016 20:57

You Know My Name, Look up My Number, B side of Let it Be

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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by Shock_me » 25 Sep 2016 14:41

The House is Rocking (With Domestic Problems), B side of Voices by Cheap Trick

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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by Keesie25 » 14 Apr 2018 09:36

Interesting thread this is, and not active for a while, let me try to stirr it up a bit......

CCR had the hit "Who'll stop the rain" with us, but the B-side is "Travelin'band', which would have been a great A-side too.

This one is a bit puzzling: Queen had an early single, called "Seven seas of rhye", around 1974, which was a minor hit in UK, not with us in Holland. In 1986 they had "Friends will be friends", and to my surprise the original "Seven seas" is the B-side. I could not find out why they did that but I like it!

In 1968 the Bee Gees had "The singer sang his song". With us that was the A-side, but in some other parts of the world the B-side "Jumbo" was more popular.

Some more double A's from my collection:

Rod Stewart: Maggie Mae/Reason to belïeve
Fleetwood Mac: Albatross/Need your love so bad
Hollies: Listen to me/Do the best you can
Jefferson Airplane: White rabbit/Somebody to love
Hermans Hermits: No milk today/Dandy
Middle of the road: The talk ofall the USA/Samson and Delilah
Zen: Hair/Aquarius

And of course several Beatles and Rolling Stones singles.