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Wax! Crackle! Pop! #55: B Sides The Point FIVE

Monday, February 16


We here at W!C!P! are all about records. We like all kinds but, there’s something real special about the beloved 7″ 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 series, every other month (or so), 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 regular guests! Be sure to check out the previous four B Sides shows too!



Buzz Saw by The Turtles from 45 single (1968)
You Always Stand In My Way by Aphrodite’s Child from 45 single (1968)
And Then There Was Skin by Cozy Powell from 45 single (1972)
I’m Not Like Everybody Else by The Kinks from 45 single (1966)

Today by Bobby Bland from 45 single (1964)
You Gotta Have Love by Joe Hinton from 45 single (1964)
Make Room For Jesus by Beautiful Zion Missionary Baptist Church Choir from 45 single (1973)
Season of The Witch by Lou Rawls from 45 single (1969)

Street Of Tears by Etta James from 45 single (1962)
Crazy Lovin’ by Sugar Pie Desanto from 45 single (1963)
I’m Alive by Johnny Thunder from 45 single (1968)
Dance The Slurp by 7 Eleven promo record from 45 single (1967)

East Side Girl by Wayne Kramer from 7″single (1978)
Train To Loveland by MX-80 Sound from Hard Pop From The Hoosiers (1976)
Noise Annoys by Buzzcocks from 7″ single (1978)
Value Of His Own Simplicity by Repulse Kava from 7″ single (1987)

Oak Tree by Brimstone Howl from 7″ single (2005)
Button Nose by Red Devils from 7″ EP (1991)
Ho Daddy Surf by Flying Saucers from 7″ EP (19??)
Booze Party by Young Fresh Fellows from 7″ EP (1991)

Alley Music by Hound Dog Taylor from 45 single (1962)
You’re Good Enough For Me by Spyder Turner from 45 single (1966)
The Charge by Alvin Cash from 45 single (1967)
Easy Listening by BB King from 45 single (1964)

Superman by The Clique from 45 single (1969)
Not Fade Away by The Crickets from 45 single (1957)
Listen To The Band by The Monkees from 45 single (1969)

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