The term “B-Side” is derived literally from “side b” of a vinyl single. When 7-inch vinyl singles were common, “side a” ordinarily contained the hit, “side b” the alternative track; “the reach”, if you will.

A B-Side, as seen by the likes of goof & gremmie, is defined as any studio produced track that has been made available to fans, yet has become difficult to procure due to both time elapsed since first-issue and the tracks’ elusiveness on singles, soundtracks, or compilations.

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B-sides are different from unreleased material, outtakes and demos.

“Unreleased material” is work that usually isn’t released to the general public. On rare occasions, particularly for reissues, these songs are in fact placed on albums, often with that description after it.

“Outtakes” are songs recorded for an album but, either for technical or artistic purposes, not included in the released album. They occasionally appear on reissues of albums, billed as “bonus tracks”. R.E.M.’s album Dead Letter Office, for example, is a collection of outtakes from previous albums that were later released as b-sides to various singles.

“Demos” are early versions of songs which, like “unreleased material”, seldom see the light of day. Demos of songs often have additional or alternative verses. Often more demos than full songs are recorded, as an artist goes back and retools what is already present.

  • 16 Horses
  • 212
  • A Murder of Lawyers
  • A Plane Scraped It’s Belly on a Sooty Yellow Moon
  • Adolpha Zantzinger
  • Blow My Only
  • Brooklyn Girls by Train [Live]
  • Buddha Rhubarb Butter
  • Bus to Beezlebub [Original Intro]
  • Circles [Propellerheads Remix]
  • Coffee Song
  • Come On and Dig Me, Cause I’m The Fly Pygmy
  • El Burro in the Underworld
  • Freelancer
  • Frog and Banjo
  • From a Gas Station Outside Providence
  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
  • I Got To Get Right With This [Live]
  • I Shot Lily Brick Down
  • I’m Living on Baby Food
  • Jersey Devil
  • Laugh on Fatboy [Live]
  • Lemon Lime
  • Love on the A Train
  • MeccaBodega
  • Michael Jackson
  • Mr. Xcitement
  • My Ass in the Bronx
  • Needle to the Bar
  • Never Gonna Come Back Down
  • Pounded Cub Scout
  • Rare Star Ball
  • Sack Full of Puppies
  • Sugar Free Jazz [Cane Field Remix]
  • Super Bon Bon [Portishead Remix]
  • Suzy Snowflake
  • Tell the Mermaid
  • The Brooklynites
  • The Bug
  • The Bunny
  • The Lemon Tree
  • Theme From Rachel’s Sitcom
  • There’s Only One Everything [Live]
  • These Are the Reasons
  • Unmarked Helicopters
  • Wooly Imbibe
  • Your Mom’s Alright

    2 Responses to b-sides

    1. DJ Fac says:

      cheers for sharing!

    2. Mojo says:

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! One of my favorite bands alongside PJ. Wish they released more albums…but this sure makes up for it. Love this website. Been checking it out off and on for years.

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