It is time for event number two in the Tomatrax Olympics. It seemed fitting for the second event to be about the songs that traditionaly appeared on the second side of the artists’ single, the b-side.
Often bands put throwaway tracks or 7 “remixes” of the single as their b sides. But the better bands out there have enough great songs in them that they can put forward some amazing songs! This is why often the best indication of how good a band really is is what songs don’t make the albums!
There are some strict criteria that songs must meet in order to be considered a b-side for the purpose of this list, they are as follows.
* The track must not have been previous released (such as on an album or part of a soundtrack)
* Cover versions are not elligible (there will be a cover versions list later on)
* The track must not be an alternate version of a previously released track (e.g. remix, live version, instrumental).
Tracks that were initially released as b-sides and later re-released elsewhere are elligible.
Daft Punk – Musique (A: Da funk)
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – The ballad of Robert MoOre and Betty Coltrane (A: Where the wild roses grow)
Sepultura – Mine (A: Attitude)
Bjork – Síðasta Ég (A: Big Time sensuality)
They Might Be Giants – I’ll Sink Manhattan (A: They’ll need a crane)
U2 – The sweetest thing (A: Where the streets have no names)
Rammstein- Kokain (A: Das Modell)
My Bloody Valentine – Paint a rainbow (A: Sunny Sundae Smile)
Violent Femmes – Gimme the Car (A: Ugly)
Primitive Radio Gods – Stereo Winter (A: Fading Out)
The Go-Betweens – Karen (A: Lee Remick)
Eels – I Write the b-sides (A: Souljacker part 1)
Carter USM – Re-educating Rita (A: Anytime anyplace anywhere)
TISM – Last guitar hero (A: YOB)
The Whitlams – The Curse stops here (A: Blow up the pokies)
Moby – Thousand (A: Next is the E)
XTC – Dear God (A: Grass)
The Smiths – How Soon is now (A: William, it was really nothing)
Pink Floyd – Carful with that axe Eugene (A: Point me at the sky)
The Cure – A chain of flowers (A: Catch)