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  1. Jon C

    Oh dear. I may have been the other one to buy ‘Born Late’ as well. This may also explain my (not so) secret love for The Osmonds’ ‘Crazy Horses’ album. Curse having older sisters with questionable tastes in the 70s!

    But yes…I feel your pain. I too was fascinated by b-sides, especially if they were non-album cuts–one of my favorites being the reverse of Three Dog Night’s “Shambala”, a completely silly throwaway song called “Our B-Side”. My first experience with meta!

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    • Amy Vansant

      I’m glad I could clear up your Osmond issues – it must be quite a relief to know it wasn’t your fault!

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  2. Ellen

    I’m the sort of person who bought the 12″ exclusively for the B side. Chances are I already had the A side because I’d bought the whole album, but to tide me over until the next album came out, I’d buy the singles for the new song on the B side.

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    • Amy Vansant

      I never did that, but I’m sorry I didn’t. I still think about Beastie Boys 12″ releases I should have bought…

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  3. Carrie - Cannibalistic Nerd

    Tori Amos is a prolific B-sider. During my teenage years when I was completely obsessed with her, I amassed a ton of CD singles due to her b-side proclivity.

    Sesame Street is always tinkering with their formula, I grew up in the faster paced episode days, so now when my nephew watches it I’m like, “this is taking FOREVER…”

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