B-sides Galore

B-sides GaloreA-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of gramophone records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s. The terms have eventually come to refer to the types of song conventionally placed on each side of the record, with the A-side being the featured song (the one that the record producer hopes will receive radio airplay and become a “hit”), while the B-side, or flipside, is a secondary and usually non-radio-friendly song that often does not appear on the artist’s LP.

In today’s world of digital downloads though, the term “B-side” is less commonly used, with the B-side tracks being usually referred to as “unreleased”, “bonus”, “non-album”, “rare”, “outtakes”, or “exclusive” tracks. No matter what you want to call them, B-sides Galore features 50 of these tracks that deserve your attention.

Track listing

  1. Apoptygma Berzerk – Mourn (Mesh Remix)
  2. Archive – Men Like You
  3. Arctic Monkeys – Red Right Hand (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds cover)
  4. Bauhaus – Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie cover)
  5. Bloc Party – Vision Of Heaven
  6. Brittle Stars – Souvenir (O.M.D. cover)
  7. Cocteau Twins – Cherry Coloured Funk (Otherness Version)
  8. Cut Copy – Sands Of Time
  9. Danish Daycare – The Man In White
  10. David Bowie – Ashes To Ashes (Live at the Beeb)
  11. Dead Can Dance – In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated
  12. Death By Kite – Pills (EP Version)
  13. Death In Vegas – Dirge #2
  14. Depeche Mode – Oh Well
  15. De/Vision – Remember (Sweet Harmony Mix)
  16. Diorama – Synthesize Me (Piano Version)
  17. Duran Duran – Secret Oktober
  18. Editors – Buried The Devil
  19. Franz Ferdinand – The Vaguest Of Feeling
  20. Garbage – #1 Crush
  21. IAMX – Church Of England
  22. Interpol – Song 7
  23. Joy Division – These Days
  24. Kordan – Grax
  25. Lush – Mannequin (Wire cover)
  26. Marilyn Manson feat. Sneaker Pimps – Long Hard Road Out Of Hell
  27. Massive Attack feat. Dot Allison – Aftersun
  28. Mesh – Document (Assemblage 23 cover)
  29. Muse – Shine
  30. New Order – In A Lonely Place
  31. Nine Inch Nails – Hurt (Quiet)
  32. Placebo – Post Blue (Chinese Whispers Remix)
  33. Pulp – Seconds
  34. Puressence – London In The Rain
  35. Remodel – Cognoscenti
  36. She Wants Revenge – Black Liner Run
  37. Shiny Toy Guns – Love Or Something Like It
  38. Suede – Golden Gun
  39. The Chemical Brothers – Loops Of Fury
  40. The Cure – 2 Late
  41. The Human League – Rock ‘N Roll (7″ Version) (Gary Glitter cover)
  42. The Killers – Four Winds (Bright Eyes cover)
  43. The Prodigy – Rip Up The Sound System
  44. The Sisters Of Mercy – Dance On Glass
  45. The Smashing Pumpkins – Once In A While
  46. Timo Maas feat. Brian Molko – First Day (Rock Remix)
  47. U2 – Spanish Eyes
  48. UNKLE feat. Keith Flint – No Pain No Gain
  49. White Lies – Taxidermy
  50. White Rose Movement – Cigarette Machine

2 Responses

  1. Lila says:

    AUGH! Your taste in music is flawless!!! I'm starting to download EVERYTHING you post. Amazing.

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