Last week, with a ravishing €25 Golden Discs voucher on offer, I asked YOU to name your favourite B-side and why?
You answered in your tens.
But there could be only one winner.
Dun Laoghaire by The Boomtown Rats
Ringsend Incinerator writes:
“There’s only one way out of Dun Laoghaire, you know what it is? Off the mail boat piery”
B-side to Like Clockwork. Love the Irish accents done by the band in this song (it’s only on the Irish pressing of the single).
Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
By the 1950s and 60s, the African-American musical styles of rhythm and blues and gospel had become absorbed into mainstream American culture – and there’s a case to be made that the white artists who adopted those expressive styles didn’t have quite the same authenticity as their counterparts.
However, I would say that’s definitely not the case with ‘Unchained Melody’ (the B-side to “Hung on You” by the Righteous Brothers) which is a soul classic up there with the best of them – in my opinion!
Green Onions by Booker T & The MGs
Booker T & the MGs released Behave Yourself with Green Onions on the B side and six months later it became their defining hit. If you’re looking for B-sides that completely outclass their As, then this has to be it. As a pervy aside, this song more than any is responsible for my fascination with watching women’s bums while they dance.
Last week: Win Nick’s Voucher