B-Sides (Part 2): Forgotten gems, a lost art?

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As the saying goes, there is often 2 sides to every story – no more so than in the case of a vinyl LP/EP.

For those of you who have been following our trajectory, a few months ago we decided to start a feature delving into this secret garden of delights, to uncover a whole untapped source of interesting sounds (Read Part 1 here).

If like us you like to dig a little deeper and take a moment to find out just what-on-earth x,y,z band or artist was doing in a spare moment of genius/madness whilst the pressure was off – you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover there’s hours and hours worth of listening leisure.

Here’s another selection of six that we’ve unearthed…

Manu Dibango – Big Blow (B-Side to Soul Makossa)


The B-52s – Deep Sleep (B-Side to Mesopotamia)

Yello – Downtown Samba (B-Side to Bostich)

M.A.R.R.S – Anitiиa (B-Side to Pump Up The Volume)

LFO – Track 4 (B-Side to LFO)

Goldie – Jah (B-Side to Inner City Life)