b sides which should have been on albums

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B sides which should have been on albums

SHUT UP
18
10%
TOP SECRET
6
3%
VIETNAMERICA
36
20%
CRUEL GARDEN
12
7%
SAVAGE BREAST
2
1%
IN ONE DOOR
4
2%
NORMAN NORMAL
14
8%
SINCE YOU WENT AWAY
29
16%
ACHILLES HEEL
10
6%
INSTEAD OF THIS
34
19%
POISONALITY
4
2%
OTHER
12
7%
 
Total votes: 181

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Re: b sides which should have been on albums

Post by jason » 09 Jan 2009, 12:33

Hot club was a good little instumental on the No Mercy 12 inch. I don't like the version on Aural Sculpture much though. All that racket in the background ruins it :roll:

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Re: b sides which should have been on albums

Post by saminblack » 09 Jan 2009, 14:37

jason wrote:Hot club was a good little instumental on the No Mercy 12 inch. I don't like the version on Aural Sculpture much though. All that racket in the background ruins it :roll:

I agree with that Jason - Hot Club has a fantastic tune which I think was sort of ruined by all the background noise which was supposed to make it sound like a nightclub closing up (but didn't really work). I would be a bit miffed if I was Dave because strip that distracting stuff away and you have a great track with a splendid keyboard-led melody.

Beyond that Since You Went Away is THE 'undiscovered' Strangler B-side classic I think and I also like Vietnamerica, Norman Normal (love the psychedilic ending), the enchanting Permission, Maninwhite, Top Secret, and the jaunty Achilles Heel.

All these top toons - and yet Love 30 and Yellowcake still made it onto B-sides! :?
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Re: b sides which should have been on albums

Post by theraven1979 » 09 Jan 2009, 14:53

Some great posts on this thread. Incidently what's the Hot Club mix without the "riot" on?

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Re: b sides which should have been on albums

Post by jason » 09 Jan 2009, 18:14

No mercy 12 inch
theraven1979 wrote:Some great posts on this thread. Incidently what's the Hot Club mix without the "riot" on?

Jim

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Re: b sides which should have been on albums

Post by Bobinblack » 09 Jan 2009, 19:39

Loved that track Pawsher the first time I heard it. And Rok it to the Moon and Old Codger.

Sorry I think I might have missed the point :oops:
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Re: b sides which should have been on albums

Post by Bobinblack » 09 Jan 2009, 19:41

Nothing to do with it but as I type this I'm listening to Tomorrow Was the Hereafter - surprised how good it is. Just my opinion like.
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Re: b sides which should have been on albums

Post by MULLY » 09 Jan 2009, 20:53

saminblack wrote:... I also like Vietnamerica, Norman Normal (love the psychedilic ending), the enchanting Permission, Maninwhite, Top Secret, and the jaunty Achilles Heel.
This came on my mp3 player the other day and was (once again) blown away by the "man in Belfast" line - funnily enough, it gets me every time!!
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Re: b sides which should have been on albums

Post by The_Count » 24 Mar 2009, 16:26

Doesn't anyone like Who wants the world?? It's one of my favorite tracks. Or was this an a-side wich was not on an album :?

Vietnamerica, Rok it to the moon are also nice ones.

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Re: b sides which should have been on albums

Post by mickinblack » 24 Mar 2009, 16:32

Hitman should of been a a side instead of shaking like a leaf,great track hitman was so under rated
Also since she went away eas good to and Hughs solo real people was bloody good to...

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Re: b sides which should have been on albums

Post by Cat » 24 Mar 2009, 17:11

The_Count wrote:Doesn't anyone like Who wants the world?? It's one of my favorite tracks. Or was this an a-side wich was not on an album :?
I like this one. and i think it's one of the best Stranglers b-sides. great bass tune,

But....any b-side nothing compares to 'Paaaawsher' - i dunno what does it mean, but i like it because it's strange :grin:
and i am almost always sleeping when i hear this one
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Re: b sides which should have been on albums

Post by s.harris » 16 May 2009, 22:11

ACHILLES HEEL short and sweet
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Re: b sides which should have been on albums

Post by s.harris » 19 May 2009, 20:15

jason wrote:No mercy 12 inch
theraven1979 wrote:Some great posts on this thread. Incidently what's the Hot Club mix without the "riot" on?

Jim
You can also find Hot Club without the riot on it, On The Best Of The Epic Years CD.
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