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Wax! Crackle! Pop! Show #29: B sides the point! Triple Threat!!!

Monday, July 7


We here at W!C!P! are all about records. We like all kinds but, there’s something real special about the beloved “7 inch” or “45″. Back in the day, artists depended on singles to achieve their way to the top of the charts and later on independent artists relied on the 7″ format to sell at shows (inexpensively) to get their music into our hot little hands.

Every 7″ record has an “A” side that usually contains the “hit” or a song the artist obviously wants you to experience first. But sometimes on the “B” side is where things get interesting. Either labeled as “throwaways” or experimental recordings for particular artists, these tracks would sometimes become a hit themselves or be found deep on an album buried between other non hit songs; OR the assigned “B” side track just remained an orphan of sorts, existing solely beneath “A” territory.

Wax! Crackle! Pop! proudly presents a new series, every other month, where we exclusively investigate the other side, flipping it all over and that’s B SIDES THE POINT. Vinyl geek, B side enthusiasts John Seden and John Everett are our regular guests!

This is our third installment. Check out earlier episodes for sides 1 & 2!



It’s No Game (part 1) by David Bowie from 45 single (1980)
Move On Fast by Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band with Elephant’s Memory Band from 45 single (1972)
Horseplay (Weary of the Schmaltz) by Eddie & The Hot Rods from 7″ single (1976)
River Deep Mountain High by The Saints from One Two Three Four EP, Double 7″ (1977)
Everything Is Turning To Gold by The Rolling Stones from 45 single (1978)

Good Feeling by White Hassle from 7″ single (2002)
Electric Guitar by Vanilla Trainwreck from 7″ single (1994)
Another Girl, Another Planet by Surf Trio from 7″ single (1994)
Final Solution by Claw Hammer from Claw Hammer’s Double Pac Whack Attack EP, Double 7″ (1990)
Hell’s Half Acre by Cat Butt from 7″ single (1988)

Summer Everything by Hypnolovewheel from Next Week EP, Double 7″ (1987)
I Can’t Hardly Stand It by The Cramps from 7″ single (1980)
Hot Sand by The Shocking Blue from 45 single (1969)
Gotta Get Away by Blues Magoos from 45 single (1966)
Words by The Monkees from 45 single (1967)
Try To Understand by The Seeds from 45 single (1966)

Funky Broadway part 2 by Dyke & The Blazers from 45 single (1967)
The Trip part 2 by Eugene Blacknell and The New Breed from 45 single (19??)
Hook and Sling part 2 by Eddie Bo from 45 single (1969)
Funky Donkey by Pretty Purdie from 45 single (1967)
P Funk by Parliament from 45 single (1975)
When You Were Mine by Prince from 45 single (1980)

Guitar In Orbit by The Virtues from 45 single (1959)
You Know by Freddy Cannon from 45 single (1959)
The Worm Turns by Jimmy McGriff from 45 single (1975)

Wax by 45 Grave from 7″ single (1981)
Valley of the Gwangi by Phantom Tollbooth from 7″ single (1986)
Jeff’s Boogie by The Yardbirds from 45 single (1966)

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