Favorite b-sides: Blur

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What are your three favorite b-sides from Blur?

All Your Life
31
30%
A Spell (For Money)
2
2%
Dancehall
7
7%
Woodpigeon Song
6
6%
Bustin' + Dronin'
9
9%
Get Out of Cities
11
11%
Polished Stone
16
15%
Swallows in the Heatwave
22
21%
 
Total votes: 104

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Favorite b-sides: Blur

Post by Rubi » 11 Apr 2015, 07:35

1. Dancehall
2. All Your Life
3. Polished Stone

Very hard decision leaving Swallows out, but I've always had a soft spot for Polished Stone.

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Re: Favorite b-sides: Blur

Post by bugman » 11 Apr 2015, 08:12

All your life
Polished Stone
Bustin

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Re: Favorite b-sides: Blur

Post by 101reykjavik » 11 Apr 2015, 08:48

1. All Your Life (Easy, easy, easy winner...)
2. Woodpidgeon Song
3. Dancehall

Honourable mention for Bustin' + Dronin' and A Spell (for Money). I personally don't understand the love for any of Swallows in the Heatwave, Polished Stone or Get Out of Cities. Don't do much for me I'm afraid.
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Re: Favorite b-sides: Blur

Post by TripleJay97 » 11 Apr 2015, 08:52

I had to go with

1. All Your Life
2. Polished Stone
3. Bustin' + Dronin'

I feel immensely guilty leaving out Dancehall, Woodpigeon, Get Out of Cities, etc.
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Re: Favorite b-sides: Blur

Post by Mrbriggs » 11 Apr 2015, 09:01

All Your Life
Get Out Of Cities
Swallows in the Heatwave

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Post by metalhipslop » 11 Apr 2015, 09:11

They are all really good. How can you pick only 3? This album's besides is one of many reasons why Blur is the greatest pop band
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Re: Favorite b-sides: Blur

Post by JackS » 11 Apr 2015, 10:53

Very difficult...

1. Polished Stone
2. Swallows In The Heatwave
3. All Your Life

Woodpigeon would have easily featured had the full version been used rather than the edit.

How do people think All Your Life live with The Heavy Seas compares to the Blur version? Very different feel in my opinion, much heavier, and I think it suits the song better.

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Post by He's So High » 11 Apr 2015, 11:00

Probably my favourite set of b-sides...

1. All Your Life
2. Swallows in the Heatwave
3. Polished Stone

And yeah, I thought the heavy seas version was terrific.

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Post by My Name Is Mud » 11 Apr 2015, 11:21

All Your Life
Get Out of Cities (return to the trees, yeah yeah!)
Bustin' + Dronin'

A Spell for Money is one of the very few Blur songs I actively dislike.
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Post by blurvert » 11 Apr 2015, 12:38

All Your Life (just a top song)
Swallows in the Heatwave (I was lucky enough to hear this live in 1997)
Dancehall (fantastic lyrics)

Honorable mention goes to...well, all the rest!

Most difficult B-Side round there will ever be. considering the like of Tame & All We Want were written in and around this time, we have some of the best songs they have ever written (considering the hate and tensions in the band, it wasn't such a bad thing after all) All the Bs are album worthy - what an incredible double album it could of been!
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Post by tom_cas1 » 11 Apr 2015, 12:40

I really think that Colours and Some Glad Morning should be included in the Thank Tank b-sides thread on Monday.
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Post by Miki » 11 Apr 2015, 12:55

1. All Your Life
2. Polished Stone
3. Get Out of City
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Re: Favorite b-sides: Blur

Post by AdvertBreak » 11 Apr 2015, 13:23

The easiest for me

1. All Your Life
2. Bustin' + Dronin' (would be #1 if the outro was a bit shorter)
3. Dancehall

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Re: Favorite b-sides: Blur

Post by Rubi » 11 Apr 2015, 13:38

tom_cas1 wrote:I really think that Colours and Some Glad Morning should be included in the Thank Tank b-sides thread on Monday.
They are not b-sides, Tom. This is strictly reserved to b-sides. We could make a Fan Club singles or non-album tracks poll later on, if you like.

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Re: Favorite b-sides: Blur

Post by JAIME » 11 Apr 2015, 17:46

1. All your life
2. Polished Stone
3. Swallows in the Heatwave

Honorable mention goes to Woodpigeon Song.
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