What constitutes a good b-side?
…. living up to expectations and down to ‘we don’t care‘- we did this cos we bloody well felt like it-
…that to me, is what make an ace B.
what we have here is, odd covers.. one off Japanese imports found in a basement – a totally unique single that no one knows who was involved in it’s playing – bands being happy when they are not renowned for it – quirkiness – beauty – a random 2tone (because I couldn’t do the research for every one I own) – and kim wilde.
I don’t have a massive collection.. I just managed to keep hold of mine even during a decade of unemployment and changes to formats.. my nan and aunt ran the record wall in a hardware shop, so saved me cherished singles by hiding them at the back of stacks.. thus, as a 9 year old I could start purchasing reduced copies – as a student Woolworths and the News Rack sold off singles for 10p in a place where Massive Attack/Happy Mondays and Pixies were little sort after.. really I probably got more 12″s for full price as I felt them more value for money… anyway, this lot doesn’t do it justice really… but it’s been fun. hope you enjoy.
2 Not in love (hit by a truck) Ultra Vivid Scene
3 deep sea diving (the real) tuesday weld
4 The Revenge Of The Hammond Connection Primal Scream
5 So Many Others The Past Seven Days
6 7th Seal Brakes
7 Albert Einstein Meets The Human Beatbox Big Audio Dynamite
2 Make Believe Pixies
3 Jackpot The Beat
4 anarchy in the uk frazier chorus
5 Deep blue sea I Am Kloot
6 Harold And Joe The Cure
7 Mr. Grieves TV On The Radio
2 Bruce Fleetwood Kotchy
3 Baby Battle Scratch Lemon Jelly
4 Final Request Josef K
5 Amazing Grace (Peace on Earth) Spiritualized
6 Shane Kim Wilde