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Has a B-side unexpectedly become more popular than A-side?

After a little research (A sides in parentheses): “Rock Around the Clock” (“Thirteen Women (And Only One Man in Town)”)– Bill Haley and His Comets in 1954. “Tequila” (“Train to Nowhere") – The ...
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"Someone else's dream" - female voice, guitar

This is a cover of the song "Life in Mono" I was able to identify it from scraps of the lyrics: The stranger sang a theme From someone else's dream The leaves began to fall And no one spoke ...
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Has a B-side unexpectedly become more popular than A-side?

Green Day's Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) initially appeared as a B-side on their Brain Stew / Jaded single from their album Insomniac. It eventually was re-released as the second single on ...
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Has a B-side unexpectedly become more popular than A-side?

Ice Ice Baby was initially released as the B-side to Vanilla Ice's cover of Play That Funky Music. Source from Wikipedia.
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Has a B-side unexpectedly become more popular than A-side?

Ritchie Valens' "La Bamba" was the B-side of "Donna". While Donna reached #2 and "La Bamba" only #22 on Billboard Hot 100, I think "La Bamba" could be considered "more popular" in the long term. ...
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Vinyl record limited to 700 meaning?

It's a limited release, they only pressed 700 copies. It's intended to make the copies more valuable (similar to limited releases of prints for visual artists). According to this site, it looks like ...
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Has a B-side unexpectedly become more popular than A-side?

I've turned up a few more .. with notes as to which were officially turned over or re-released I Am the Walrus (Hello Goodbye) - Beatles 1967 Never turned over Green Onions (Behave Yourself) - Booker ...
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Has a B-side unexpectedly become more popular than A-side?

Already mentioned in another answer, but I wanted to add a little more detail: Dear God by XTC was originally a B-side-only release on the single Grass, and became so popular so quickly that it ...
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Has a B-side unexpectedly become more popular than A-side?

Its actually kind of tough to tell for sure, at least from sales figures, since a B side was (obviously) sold as an inseparable package with its A side. Probably the best way to tell would be from the ...
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I got "unstable" (IMHO) paper sleeves from online record store for free. How do I use them?

Record goes in paper sleeve, paper sleeve goes inside regular cardboard sleeve, cardboard sleeve goes inside clear plastic cover.
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What's the difference between a record and an album?

My understanding is that a 'record' could refer to any recording that was pressed onto a vinyl disc. It could mean a single song, or a collection. The capacity of the discs changed as the technology ...
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Has a B-side unexpectedly become more popular than A-side?

Some additional ones to supplement @Briller and @ChrisSunami's answers: "Wipe Out" by the Surfaris, original A-Side was "Surfer Joe" "Maggie May" by Rod Stewart, original A-Side was "Reason To ...
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Does virgin vinyl sound different than recycled vinyl?

Yes. Virgin vinyl is better. Recycled vinyl was often made from records they didn't even bother taking the labels off of. You could SEE little pieces of label embedded in the vinyl. It absolutely made ...
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Wavy Gravy Record Labels

From another source, Discogs, you can have a little more information. What records dit this label release? Eddie Noack, Porter Wagoner - Psycho / The Rubber Room Gin Gillette, Baron Daemon & The ...
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Wavy Gravy Record Labels

Wavy Gravy was a bootleg/pirate label with just a scant few releases. Being that the releases were pirates (i.e. released without the bands' knowledge or consent), it's 99.999% likely that none of ...
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Vinyl Records as a long-term investment? Sell 20 years later at a big profit

As with anything else, price is a function of supply and demand, and collector's markets are notoriously subject to trends and bubbles. In terms of vinyl, collectors are usually interested in original ...
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I got "unstable" (IMHO) paper sleeves from online record store for free. How do I use them?

These "inner sleeves" or "envelopes" are meant to provide an extra layer of protection for the record from the comparatively scratchy cardboard jacket. Any new record you buy will ...
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Is there a record player that plays digital music upon needle placement?

yes there is, you do not need a special record player, but a special LP (timecode vinyl) and a software that interprets the timecodes. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinyl_emulation_software
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Sam Sparro - Black and Gold

Here's a link to the video on Vimeo! I went to the website of the original video's director, Mariah Garnett, and it's listed under her music videos. It's the third one from the top.
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