Remember those old vinyl 45's with the authentic hiss and crackle? As a young child I would spend hours sat at my dad's old Bush slowly lowering an arm onto a shiny seven incher. It brings tears to my eyes thinking about it now. *stops typing to dab eyes with lace hanky* I must stop wallowing in nostalgia it's not healthy. We live in a world of constant change and we have to move on but downloads aren't the same, there's no feel of ownership, no artwork, no lyrics printed on the back sleeve and no B-sides. There were lots of hidden gems on those b-side many were overlooked. Here's a few of my favourite.
1 Abba - Hey Hey Helen - Fernando. This song should have been called Hey Hey Frida see the ginger haired one singing and dancing without a care in the world? the brazen hussy! She divorced her first husband and left the children in his care and buggerd off to Stockholm to become a pop star... and thank God she did, otherwise we wouldn't have had ABBA.
2 Baccara - Cara Mia the B-side to Yes Sir I Can Boogie. In my opinion this is better than the A-side.
3 Morrissey - Hairdresser On Fire The B-side to Suedehead. Can you squeeze me into an empty page of your diary? Camp as Knickers!
4 Fox - If I Point At The Moon - Imagine Me Imagine You
5 Siouxsie And The Banshees - Tattoo - Dear Prudence
I must stress Fox and Baccara were part of my parent's record collection and not mine!