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Bands with great B-sides

bestsanebestsane Posts: 131
edited March 2007 in Other Music
So what are the bands that come out with great & outstanding B-sides?
In my mind now there are 2 bands: Oasis and Pearl Jam.
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    Tek MoneyTek Money Posts: 642
    Bright Eyes
    Ron Sexsmith
    Sarah McLachlan
    The Band
    Coldplay
    Cock Fight.
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    soulsingingsoulsinging Posts: 13,202
    Tek Money wrote:
    Bright Eyes
    Ron Sexsmith
    Sarah McLachlan
    The Band
    Coldplay

    bright eyes? i didnt find any of their b-sides to really add much to their catalogue that their originals didnt already say. but to each their own eh? :)

    id say oasis is definitely a big one. like pearl jam, a lot of their b-sides surpass their album material.

    some of the "lost crowes" stuff from the black crowes is pretty fantastic. would nico count as b-sides? cos if so... blind melon, definitely!
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    gabersgabers Posts: 2,787
    Radiohead
    Pearl Jam
    Morrissey
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    bestsanebestsane Posts: 131
    bright eyes? i didnt find any of their b-sides to really add much to their catalogue that their originals didnt already say. but to each their own eh? :)

    id say oasis is definitely a big one. like pearl jam, a lot of their b-sides surpass their album material.

    some of the "lost crowes" stuff from the black crowes is pretty fantastic. would nico count as b-sides? cos if so... blind melon, definitely!

    I agree ...

    Oasis and Pearl Jam have B-sides which surpass their album materials.
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    Smashing Pumpkins
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    momofglynnmomofglynn Posts: 849
    REM- actually my favorite album is their b-sides
    Radiohead
    some smashing pumpkins
    Let's Go Red Sox!
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    soulsingingsoulsinging Posts: 13,202
    id also say nirvana had some stellar b-sides. again, a band whose best songs didnt always make it to the album.
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    Alex_CoeAlex_Coe Posts: 762
    The Strokes have an AWESOME B-side called "Hawaii", if you like the Strokes at all you should at least listen to a snippet.
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    BrainofdzBrainofdz Posts: 1,617
    The Pixies
    Radiohead
    Oasis
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Nirvana

    a tough nut to crack being that you usually only bother with the b-sides of your very favorite bands
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    LiftedLifted Posts: 1,671
    bestsane wrote:
    So what are the bands that come out with great & outstanding B-sides?
    In my mind now there are 2 bands: Oasis and Pearl Jam.

    funny that this is the first thing i see when i open the thread. i was thinking oasis as soon as i looked at it. the masterplan might be one of their best albums, and it's nothing but b-sides. pearl jam has great b-sides too and some of their b-sides from lost dogs are album material and even some of their best songs, but unlike oasis' b-sides, i can see why some of the songs didn't make the final cut.
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    kenny olavkenny olav Posts: 3,319
    smashing pumpkins
    nirvana
    foo fighters

    and yeah, oasis, cause the masterplan is one of their better discs.
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    hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of Chicago Posts: 4,874
    COLDPLAY AND METALLICA

    Coldplays b's are amazing

    and Metallica......
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    SomethingCreativeSomethingCreative Kazoo, MI Posts: 3,353
    Smashing Pumpkins


    i 2nd this....smashing pumpkins have some KILLER b-sides...I heard one that James Iha sings on

    the who has some good b-sides too
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    stateoflove79stateoflove79 Posts: 2,845
    PJ
    Pumpkins
    Incubus (Follow, Pantomime and Monuments and Melodies are 3 of my fave Incubus songs)
    Nirvana
    Radiohead
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    gtbrown77gtbrown77 Posts: 140
    The Beatles
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    brain of cbrain of c Posts: 5,213
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    CM1847CM1847 Posts: 577
    Radiohead's pre-Kid A b-sides were consistently up there with the quality of their studio work, but their more recent stuff has been decidedly lower in quality(except "Cuttooth").

    Smashing Pumpkins, I'll add in the countless outtakes and demos that exist as well, a nearly never-ending supply of songs, find the '89 Demos if you want a treat.

    The White Stripes have a good collection as well, some of their better songs are b-sides.
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    JulienJulien Posts: 2,457
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    Tek MoneyTek Money Posts: 642
    bright eyes? i didnt find any of their b-sides to really add much to their catalogue that their originals didnt already say. but to each their own eh? :)

    It's the only album I have and I love it. I just typed in b sides in my media search funstion and that is what I got.
    Cock Fight.
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    ArctangentArctangent Posts: 614
    gtbrown77 wrote:
    The Beatles

    pah! they didn't even have any good a sides!



    the wildhearts were a fantastic band for b sides - there were always at least 3 new tunes on any single release. caffine bomb and 29 times the pain were far better than much of the stuff that actually made it onto their albums!
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    Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 16,753
    gtbrown77 wrote:
    The Beatles


    I agree. Rain, You Know My Name (Look Up the Number), and The Inner Light being my favorites
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    prytocorduroyprytocorduroy Posts: 4,355
    Blind Melon
    Nirvana
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Pearl Jam
    AIC

    But then again, these bands listed can't make bad songs ;)
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    1STmammal2wearPants1STmammal2wearPants Worcester, MA Posts: 2,840
    The Shins shoulda put their B-side of the alternate version of Split Needles on the album instead of the version they put on the album. Upbeat vs. depressing, too totally different songs, and the former is better.
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    chris01chris01 Posts: 559
    Nirvana - Even In His Youth

    Teen Spirit b-side i think, great song.
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    Sexy2aFaultSexy2aFault Posts: 388
    Brainofdz wrote:
    The Pixies
    Radiohead
    Oasis
    Smashing Pumpkins
    Nirvana

    a tough nut to crack being that you usually only bother with the b-sides of your very favorite bands

    I agree with this fellow, Pixies put out a good album of B-sides. More Frank Black yelping in spanish is a good thing.
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    soulsingingsoulsinging Posts: 13,202
    funny that this is the first thing i see when i open the thread. i was thinking oasis as soon as i looked at it. the masterplan might be one of their best albums, and it's nothing but b-sides. pearl jam has great b-sides too and some of their b-sides from lost dogs are album material and even some of their best songs, but unlike oasis' b-sides, i can see why some of the songs didn't make the final cut.

    yeah, but if lost dogs was only 1 disc, it'd easily rival masterplan. i wish masterplan had been 2 discs though.
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    fadafada Posts: 1,032
    bestsane wrote:
    So what are the bands that come out with great & outstanding B-sides?
    In my mind now there are 2 bands: Oasis and Pearl Jam.

    Pearl jam haven't put out a good b side for a while
    I would go with
    Coldplay, arctic monkeys, ocean colour scene ,travis and oasis.
    The beatles had some quality out to.
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    MilestoneMilestone Posts: 1,131
    Black Crowes B-sides are often better than the official single.
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    GardenpartyGardenparty Posts: 1,908
    Gomez has basically put out two double disc b-sides records spanning their career.

    I put them right up with In Our Gun as my favorite Gomez albums

    as well
    Radiohead - Pre Kid A (as was mentioned)
    Foo's (TCATS & earlier)
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    AnonAnon Posts: 11,175
    c'mon people!! BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he wrote 4 songs for every one he released. his Tracks boxset was good but do some digging for his old acoustic demos.. the shit that got him signed to Columbia. "Arabian Nights", "Cowboys of the Sea", "If I Were The Priest", "Southern Son", "Two Hearts In True Waltz Time", "Song For Orphans", "Balland Of The Self-Loading Pistol".. etc.
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