Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Week eighteen

So the B sides and rarities special had to come. I had a great time digging in to a goldmine of B sides and I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did. Without getting too deep and meaningful on you, to me B sides are like hidden treasures reserved almost exclusively for hardcore fans. It's really great to hear what a band does behind the scene, as such, and sometimes a B side can be even better than album material. What I find amazing is how singles can become real collectors items due to the B sides! I mean, just go to ebay and type in Something For Kate and you'll find singles worth $50 from 1998 which is just amazing for an Australian band. I admit i talked about SFK a little excessively, but I just really admire the strength of their B sides, they always deliver the gold on their singles! And they are always doing stuff for their fans, like playing scret shows and releasing rare items. B sides I think, a part from giving a band a chance to experiment or whatever, are essentially for the fans. But before I blab on a little too much here were my favs:

I got excited by Flake Music, who were The Shins before they were called The Shins. Real exclusive stuff, thanks to Ryan for passing this on to me.

Brian Jonestown Massacre taking the piss out of the Dandy's on 'Not If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth'.

Arcade Fire's 'No Cars Go', a song from an early EP that they will be reissuing soon. What do people think of that?? I think it's good for fans to sorta catch up on stuff they missed out on in the past but in a way doesn't it devalue and make the single / EP less exclusive? You can't cluth it to your chest anymore and say, 'It's only MINE!'

Ryan Adams for always giving us the goods!!



Playlist for Monday June 20th:

Bluebottle Kiss - Lover's Tiff
Bloc Party - Always New Depths
Coldplay - Bigger Stronger
Flake Music - Spanway Hits
Brian Jonestown Massacre - If You Were The Last Dandy On Earth
Guided By Voices - He's The Uncle
Arcade Fire - No Cars Go
Radiohead - Pearly
The Postal Service - Be Still My Heart
Something For Kate - Mental Note
The Cure - Halo
Stone Roses - Mercy Paradise
Pearl Jam - Yellow Ledbetter
U2 - Summer Rain
Modest Mouse - I've Got it all (most)
The Beatles - Rain
Elliott Smith - No Name #6
The White Stripes - Red Bowling Ball Ruth
Interpol - Specialist
Beck - Clap Hands
Jeff Buckley - Lost Highway
Augie March - Sunday Morning Records
Ryan Adams - From me to you
Something For Kate - Ordinary World (Original by Duran Duran)

2 Comments:

Anonymous Marc said...

Hey Amanda,

The guitar in the Pearl Jam song reminded me a lot of Jimi Hendrix guitar playing in "Little Wing". Had a real blues sound to it. It's a really cool song.

Great show. You did a real good job hunting down b-sides.

5:58 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

Thanks so much marc! I'm really glad you listened. How amazing is the Pearl Jam song? I bought the 'Jeremy' single at a record fair a couple of years ago just to have that song, the guitar is incredible. I'll have to get 'Little Wing' now to compare. thanks so much again!

6:03 PM  

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