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Favourite era of B-Sides?

Leisure
4
10%
MLIR (inc. Popscene)
11
28%
Parklife
1
3%
The Great Escape
13
33%
Blur
8
21%
13
0
No votes
Think Tank
2
5%
 
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B-Sides

Post by TripleJay97 » 24 Feb 2015, 21:42

What are your favourite Blur B-sides?

One I've re-visited recently is I Know, and I think it's fantastic! It hardly gets talked about, but it's this great little psychedelic track with a stellar bass line, good harmonies, spacy guitar riffs and dancey drums! I've no idea why it's so ferociously ignored.

I'd have to say my favourite collection of B-sides would have to be the Modern Life ones, there isn't a bad one in there.

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Re: B-Sides

Post by tom_cas1 » 24 Feb 2015, 21:43

Not sure I can vote on this one. I mean it's definitely between Blur and 13...I just can't choose which. DAMN YOU JAY!
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Re: B-Sides

Post by Sledge Hammer » 24 Feb 2015, 21:48

If the awesome Popscene is classed as a b-side, only one winner! 8-)
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Re: B-Sides

Post by Sledge Hammer » 24 Feb 2015, 21:53

I can safely say the worst is Parklife, the lads should have been a bit ashamed of the End Of A Century effort, why not give us a studio version of Day Upon Day or Beached Whale rather than the piss take of Alex's Song and Red Necks.
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Re: B-Sides

Post by TripleJay97 » 24 Feb 2015, 21:56

tom_cas1 wrote:DAMN YOU JAY!
;) :lol:

The Great Escape's B-Sides were solid for the most part, I hope we get to hear some of them this year! :D
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Re: B-Sides

Post by Rubi » 24 Feb 2015, 22:18

TGE for me. One Born Every Minute, No Monsters in Me, Ultranol, St. Louis, The Man Who Left Himself and most importantly, Tame, my favorite b-side. The self-titled comes as close second.
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Re: B-Sides

Post by tom_cas1 » 24 Feb 2015, 22:52

Yeah the self-titled b-sides could easily have made the album. In fact, I've made my mind up. BLUR.

All Your Life
Dancehall
Get Out Of Cities
Polished Stone
Bustin' + Dronin'
Swallows in the Heatwave
Woodpigeon Song
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Re: B-Sides

Post by Forever Low Man » 25 Feb 2015, 00:33

how is Great Escape winning?
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Re: B-Sides

Post by pyenapple » 25 Feb 2015, 06:00

TripleJay97 wrote:One I've re-visited recently is I Know, and I think it's fantastic! It hardly gets talked about, but it's this great little psychedelic track with a stellar bass line, good harmonies, spacy guitar riffs and dancey drums! I've no idea why it's so ferociously ignored.
Actually, "She's So High" and "I Know" were technically a double A-side, which is why they played "I Know" at the singles night years back. :) So "I Know" doesn't quite count as a b-side.

http://www.discogs.com/Blur-Shes-So-Hig ... ster/46405

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Re: B-Sides

Post by TripleJay97 » 25 Feb 2015, 07:02

pyenapple wrote:
TripleJay97 wrote:One I've re-visited recently is I Know, and I think it's fantastic! It hardly gets talked about, but it's this great little psychedelic track with a stellar bass line, good harmonies, spacy guitar riffs and dancey drums! I've no idea why it's so ferociously ignored.
Actually, "She's So High" and "I Know" were technically a double A-side, which is why they played "I Know" at the singles night years back. :) So "I Know" doesn't quite count as a b-side.

http://www.discogs.com/Blur-Shes-So-Hig ... ster/46405
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Re: B-Sides

Post by My Name Is Mud » 25 Feb 2015, 09:53

tom_cas1 wrote:Yeah the self-titled b-sides could easily have made the album. In fact, I've made my mind up. BLUR.

All Your Life
Dancehall
Get Out Of Cities
Polished Stone
Bustin' + Dronin'
Swallows in the Heatwave
Woodpigeon Song
A Spell (For Money) was absolute shit though. One of about only 3 or 4 Blur songs I actively dislike. The s/t b sides are class overall though.
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Re: B-Sides

Post by aldamasta » 25 Feb 2015, 20:55

Modern Life is my favorite era for b-sides, though TGE is a close 2nd. Great stuff. So my list would probably be:
1. Modern Life
2. TGE
3. Blur (Blur and 13 are close for me, but All Your Life, Get Out Of Cities, Woodpigeon Song, and perhaps my favorite ever b-side Swallows In The Heatwave are just TOO great!)
4. 13
5.Leisure
6. Think Tank (lacks a lot as far as b-sides go IMO. Love the album, but the only b-side I love is Morricone)
7. Parklife (we all wanna know what the hell happened here :lol: oh well)

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Re: B-Sides

Post by Forever Low Man » 25 Feb 2015, 23:00

You guys are idiots. "Rednecks" isn't supposed to be taken seriously.
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Post by aldamasta » 26 Feb 2015, 04:13

Forever Low Man wrote:You guys are idiots. "Rednecks" isn't supposed to be taken seriously.
Yeah we realize this, and it is pretty funny IMO, but it's a shit b-side when compared with the dozens of gems Blur has given us. I don't think we're idiots for not thinking Rednecks is a good b-side. :roll:

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Re: B-Sides

Post by Rubi » 26 Feb 2015, 07:55

I enjoy Rednecks, for what it is. The track I can't fathom from End of a Century is Alex's Song, especially since the original version is so much better.
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