Hot answers tagged

10 votes

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 ...
user avatar
9 votes
Accepted

What was the first vinyl record ever pressed?

According to The Record Collectors Guild: In 1930, RCA Victor launched the first commercially-available vinyl long-playing record, marketed as "Program Transcription" discs. These revolutionary ...
user avatar
  • 2,827
9 votes
Accepted

What's the difference between a record and an album?

Song, Record, Album of the Year: What's the Difference? Album of the Year is the most self-explanatory. It rewards, well, albums. Like Record of the Year, it's a performance and production ...
user avatar
  • 1,050
6 votes
Accepted

"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 ...
user avatar
6 votes

When music goes "out of print", do the writers/performers still hold their copyright?

In most of the world, the default length of copyright is the life of the author plus either 50 or 70 years. Wikipedia article So, even though a particular recording is 'out of print' it doesn't mean ...
user avatar
  • 3,136
5 votes
Accepted

When music goes "out of print", do the writers/performers still hold their copyright?

To answer the rest of the question. Recordings go "out of print" when the company that is printing the recording decides that sales do not justify printing any additional copies and the company's ...
user avatar
  • 626
4 votes

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 ...
user avatar
  • 7,132
4 votes

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.
user avatar
4 votes

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. ...
user avatar
  • 141
4 votes

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 ...
user avatar
  • 141
3 votes

What's the difference between a record and an album?

Way back when, a "record" was just a generic term for a vinyl recording, whether that piece of vinyl be a 7" single, a 12" single, EP or a full album. From the Oxford Dictionary: A thin plastic ...
user avatar
3 votes

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 ...
user avatar
3 votes

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 ...
user avatar
  • 151
2 votes

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 ...
user avatar
  • 4,403
2 votes

Does virgin vinyl sound different than recycled vinyl?

I was the person who answered the other “Virgin Vinyl” question so I will bring a flavour of that answer to this question. There is quite a good page on Wikipedia about “Gramophone Records” in which ...
user avatar
  • 773
2 votes

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 ...
user avatar
2 votes

What's the difference between a record and an album?

I think of an "album" as being the songs that an artist intended to be released together. The album gets released on various mediums, such as 8-track, cassette, vinyl (a.k.a. record), or CD....
user avatar
  • 1,643
2 votes

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 ...
user avatar
  • 8,182
2 votes

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 ...
user avatar
  • 7,086
2 votes

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 ...
user avatar
1 vote

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
user avatar
1 vote
Accepted

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.
user avatar
  • 4,403
1 vote

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 ...
user avatar
  • 11

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible