B-Sides

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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%
 
Total votes: 39

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Re: B-Sides

Post by blurvert » 26 Feb 2015, 12:08

Blur! awesome set of songs
The Great Escape, OBEM is a stinker, but the rest are great - and a lot better than a lot of the album tracks
Modern Life is Rubbish
Leisure
Think Tank/13
Parklife
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Re: B-Sides

Post by bugman » 26 Feb 2015, 12:45

13 really hasn't a b-side tracks. all we want is from blur session not 13. mellow jam is just like title said-demo. we have only SO YOU. so 1 NEW TRACK.

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Re: B-Sides

Post by My Name Is Mud » 26 Feb 2015, 12:55

bugman wrote:13 really hasn't a b-side tracks. all we want is from blur session not 13. mellow jam is just like title said-demo. we have only SO YOU. so 1 NEW TRACK.
And French Song. Which is a fucking belter. :mrgreen:
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Re: B-Sides

Post by JAIME » 26 Feb 2015, 13:19

Oh well, I love the Parklife B-sides (I'm the only one I guess :roll: ).

What's wrong with Magpie, People in Europe, Anniversary Waltz, Threadneedle Street, G&B mix, Supa Shoppa, To the End(French version), Theme from an Imaginary Film and Rednecks? Nothing imo. There you have some funny songs, and some very beautiful ones.

And of course I really like the MLIR and Leisure B-sides a lot too!
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Re: B-Sides

Post by davidsutter » 26 Feb 2015, 15:17

I was about to say the same thing, actually.
I'm listening to Parklife's Disc 2 right now and though there are some stupid ones on it I like it on the whole.

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Re: B-Sides

Post by My Name Is Mud » 26 Feb 2015, 15:40

JAIME wrote:Oh well, I love the Parklife B-sides (I'm the only one I guess :roll: ).

What's wrong with G&B mix
Everything. I fucking hate that remix. Still, overall the Parklife b sides aren't bad as such, but they're not a patch on MLIR, Leisure and S/T in particular.
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Re: B-Sides

Post by Pasta » 26 Feb 2015, 16:58

The demo version of One born every minute without that bloody horn is so much better

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Re: B-Sides

Post by TripleJay97 » 26 Feb 2015, 17:36

Pasta wrote:The demo version of One born every minute without that bloody horn is so much better
this.
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Re: B-Sides

Post by My Name Is Mud » 26 Feb 2015, 17:52

Listening to the Parklife bonus disc there. On second thoughts, there's only about 4 or 5 genuinely great songs there. The rest range from okay to em...shite. :lol:
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Re: B-Sides

Post by aldamasta » 26 Feb 2015, 18:01

Yeah there are a few good ones from Parklife. Threadneedle Street being my fav probably.

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Re: B-Sides

Post by Rubi » 26 Feb 2015, 18:26

aldamasta wrote:Yeah there are a few good ones from Parklife. Threadneedle Street being my fav probably.
One of my top ten favorite b-sides.
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Re: B-Sides

Post by TracyJosh » 04 Dec 2018, 17:20

TGE wins.
Tame and TMWLH really lay the groundwork for the following 2 albums. No monsters in me is class too.

Modern Life is Rubbish is a close second for me though as far as B sides go. Parklife's are awful, S/T are strong, but I can't even recall any proper songs in the 13 lot other than So You.. The rest are kinda just jams?

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Re: B-Sides

Post by bugman » 04 Dec 2018, 18:59

TracyJosh wrote:TGE wins.
Tame and TMWLH really lay the groundwork for the following 2 albums. No monsters in me is class too.

Modern Life is Rubbish is a close second for me though as far as B sides go. Parklife's are awful, S/T are strong, but I can't even recall any proper songs in the 13 lot other than So You.. The rest are kinda just jams?
on tender single we have all we want-but i know, it's from blur era.

shame that so you isn't included on 13. great track!

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Re: B-Sides

Post by TracyJosh » 05 Dec 2018, 11:18

bugman wrote:
TracyJosh wrote:TGE wins.
Tame and TMWLH really lay the groundwork for the following 2 albums. No monsters in me is class too.

Modern Life is Rubbish is a close second for me though as far as B sides go. Parklife's are awful, S/T are strong, but I can't even recall any proper songs in the 13 lot other than So You.. The rest are kinda just jams?
on tender single we have all we want-but i know, it's from blur era.

shame that so you isn't included on 13. great track!
Yeah So you would have been great somewhere towards the end of 13. I think The man who left himself would have fitted well on S/T as well though. I guess it's merit to how prolific Damon's writing is that songs just get completely left behind if they aren't a good fit for whatever project he/they are working on initially, but it's a shame as sometimes songs can get a new lease of life when revived after a period of time. Radiohead's 'Nude' is a prime example, took that song 9 years to find a home on In Rainbows I believe..

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Re: B-Sides

Post by anothermario » 05 Dec 2018, 12:28

Inertia
Uncle Love
Down
Close
Mr Briggs
Luminous

Leisure is the easy winner for me
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