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 Keesie25 » 16 Apr 2018 08:29

The b-side to 'Today I killed a man' from P.J. Proby is 'Three week hero', which to me, could have been an a-side too. The b-side to 'Break' from Aphrodite's Child is 'Babylon', far better than the a-side.

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

Post by circularvibes » 26 Apr 2018 05:15

My favourite B side is Respects To Mr. Jones by Blue Mink. The A side was the big hit Our World. It is only in mono and never available outside North America as far as I can tell. It is a funky, jazzy instrumental.

My favourite all time record is I'm Making Believe by Ella and the Ink Spots. I hope it also counts as it is an A side, but the B side became the hit with Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall.

I also have to agree with VM that Chic's Savoire Faire is a great number too. When I brought my 45 of it to a friends' place, her mother made us flip it over, and boy, am I glad she did. I have been playing it for years! Even the extended version on the 12" single too.

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

Post by goatbreath » 21 May 2018 20:14

Everybody bought The Anti Nowhere League ,Streets of London for the B side,So What..An offensive masterpiece.. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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

Post by eddiebaby58 » 27 May 2018 10:04

Electric Prunes - Everybody Knows Your Not in Love - Flip it over and play the B side - You've Never Had It Better.

Totally agree with the "So What" B side....brilliant.

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

Post by meendds » 02 Jun 2018 17:35

Just picked up a copy of Sade's EPIC EPCA4437 When Am I going to Make a Living
B-Side Should I Love You
I had never heard this B-side, wow.

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

Post by praxicoide » 15 Jun 2018 20:38

Light my Fire comes backed with The Crystal Ship.

It's a tough one, since the A-side is so iconic, but the B-side is gorgeous and I might be more inclined to like it more.

I don't know though, the jury's still out on this one.

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Post by bhuston » 28 Jun 2018 23:12

Led Zeppelin: Side A: Immigrant Song Side B: Hey, Hey What Can I Do? Another difficult one to choose.

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Post by buffy_boy95 » 30 Jun 2018 13:48

So, a 7" i inherited from my mother's youth was Hole In My Heart by Cyndi Lauper, on side B was Boy Blue live in Paris. Oh, my goodness, beautiful song always loved it, but this live version was beautiful!

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

Post by Yukonbuck » 21 Jul 2018 02:20

Wooden ships CSN B side to Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.

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

Post by Max75 » 28 Jul 2018 02:22

Cliff Richard & The Drifters side A "Living Doll", side B "Apron Strings"; the side A it's not as bad at all, but side B is my favorite side, pure british 1950s rock 'n' roll

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

Post by zeppeliner » 21 Aug 2018 14:26

Yukihiro Takahashi
Side 1: Disposable Love
Side 2: Flashback

I think the B-side is the winner here. Lovely analog synth pop from 1982.

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

Post by reynolds617 » 28 Aug 2018 01:23

Many by the Wedding Present.

The first that comes to mind is the "Montreal" single.

Side A: "Montreal"
Side B: "Project Cenzo" - a stomping song which features singer David Gedge doing his best Mark E. Smith impersonation as he recites the introduction to an episode of "The Twilight Zone" over the second half of the song. It's pretty unique and it rocks.
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Re: What side "B" 'song was better than side "A"

Post by reynolds617 » 28 Aug 2018 01:25

Another by the same band,

Side A: "California" -- a very good song but...
Side B: "Let's Make Some Plans"

LMSP is a cover of a, frankly, pedestrian Close Lobsters tune, but what they do to it/with it is fantastic. A real belter.


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

Post by wolfgangfm » 30 Oct 2018 14:30

The Woodentops
A: You Make Me Feel
B: Stop This Car

Rough Trade ‎– RTD 032T

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

Post by Peter Galbavy » 22 May 2019 15:26

Kraftwerk released Computer Love in the UK in 1981/82 with The Model on the B side (originally released in 1978 on it's own I think) - according to an interview in Synth Britannia they were surprised that most of the radio play was of The Model. I can see that.