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Post by Cari on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 1:55 pm

In response to Electric Demon's thread about the decline of albums got me thinking. I personally don't think the album is in decline, and one of the advantages of owning an album (as opposed to only the singles released) is you often get tracks which become firm favourites with fans - especially at gigs. The hidden gems on classic albums often get overlooked - either because of the status of that album being classic or because said album is dominated by a huge single and the other tracks appear pale in comparison.

So, to help other music fans, let's make a list of hidden gems. They must be tracks that were issued on an album but were never issued as singles in their own right, and would therefore only be heard on the album. I'll start with a few of my favourites (the album is in the brackets):

U2 - Running To Stand Still (The Joshua Tree)
Duran Duran - The Chauffeur (Rio)
Villagers - To Be Counted Among Men (Becoming A Jackal)
The Beatles - A Day in the Life (Sgt. Pepper)
The Script - Fall for Anything (The Script)
Madonna - X-Static Process (American Life)
U2 - Acrobat (Achtung Baby)
Madonna I Love New York (Confessions on a Dancefloor)
The Stone Roses - Sugar Spun Sister (The Stone Roses)
The Script - Dead Man Walking (Science and Faith)
manic Street Preachers - The Girl Who Wanted To Be God (Everything Must Go)


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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 2:00 pm

Great thread Smile

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Wet Sand
Manic Street Preachers - Baby Elian
Oasis - She's Electric
Linkin Park - Pushing Me Away

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 2:09 pm

Morrissey - The World is Full of Crashing Bores
Reel Big Fish - Good Thing
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dosed

Chilli Peppers have had some amazing non-single tracks over the past few albums.

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Post by sodhat on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 2:27 pm

The Masterplan by Oasis is a fantastic album, probably their third best for me, and it's just a collection of B-sides.

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Post by Cari on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 2:34 pm

Manic Street Preachers - Intravenous Agnostic (Know Your Enemy)
U2 - Tomorrow (October) - in fact U2 have loads of album tracks I could recommend.... Very Happy
Ray Lamontagne - All The Wild Horses (Trouble)
The Clash - Lover's Rock (London Calling)
Massive Attack - Man Next Door (Mezzanine)
The Buzzcocks - ESP (Love Bites)
The Stereophonics - Goldfish Bowl (Word Gets Around)
Blondie - Fade Away and Radiate (Parallel Lines)
Catatonia - Don't Need The Sunshine (International Velvet)

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Post by Thomond on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 2:38 pm

Billy Talent-Fallen Leaves

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPg63uxYwN0&ob=av2e

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 2:44 pm

The opening tracks of the first 4 Manics albums are all stonking unreleased gems;

Generation Terrorists – “Slash and Burn”
Gold Against the Soul – “Sleepflower”
The Holy Bible – “Yes”
Everything Must Go – “Elvis Impersonator : Blackpool Pier”


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Post by Luke on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 2:46 pm

Goo Goo Dolls - Black Balloon (Dizzy up the Girl)

RHCP - Hard to Concentrate

Tracy Chapman - She's got her ticket ( Tracy Chapman)

Paramore -When it Rains (Riot)

Fall out boy - Hum Hallelujah (Infinity on high)

The Libertines - Music when the lights go out (The Libertines)

3 Doors Down - When I'm gone (Away from the sun)

REM - Try not to breathe (Automatic for the people)

Avril Lavigne - Take me away ( Under my skin)

Levellers - Leave This Town ( Zeitgeist)

All American Rejects - Too far gone ( The all american rejects).
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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 2:51 pm

Foo Fighters - Stacked Actors

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Post by Cari on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 2:56 pm

Demon - Slash and Burn was a single Wink Off Terrorists I'd go for Born To End or So Dead as my fave non-single tracks.

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 3:01 pm

Oh bugger - I didnt think my theory was ruined until "The Everlasting"

So Dead is immense. As is Natwest-Barclays-Midlands-Lloyds

Was "Stay Beautiful" a single? I think it was.

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Post by Cari on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 3:07 pm

Yeah Stay Beautiful was a single Demon. I'd pick I'm Not Working and SYMM from This Is My Truth...just for the vocal melodies more than anything else.


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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 3:14 pm

I love the guitar sound on "I'm Not Working" - it's feels kind of distant, which is weird. So many great album tracks on that record. "Ready for Drowning" is my personal favourite.

I could probably pick 2 or 3 from each album at the very least Laugh

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Post by Cari on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 3:30 pm

Demon - Perhaps we could list them just to help the downloaders...I could do the same for U2. They've done so many - some are much better than the singles.

In fact, sod it, it's my thread...here's the best U2 non-single tracks for downloading:

An Cat Dubh/Into The Heart (Boy)
Stories for Boys (Boy)
I Fall Down (October)
Tomorrow (October)
Scarlet (October)
40 (War)
A Sort of Homecoming (The Unforgettable Fire)
Promenade (The Unforgettable Fire)
Bad (The Unforgettable Fire)
MLK (The Unforgettable Fire)
Indian Summer Sky (The Unforgettable Fire)
Running To Stand Still (The Joshua Tree)
Zoo Station (Achtung Baby)
Acrobat (Achtung Baby)
Love Is Blindness (Achtung Baby)
Zooropa (Zooropa)
When I Look At The World (All That You Can't Leave Behind)
Moment of Surrender (No Line on the Horizon)
Unknown Caller (No Line on the Horizon)

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 3:35 pm

I'll come up with a list of my Manics ones in that case.

Nothing from "How to dismantle...." ?

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Post by Cari on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 3:37 pm

Demon - I think as U2 went on, they issued the best songs as singles (becoming commercial perhaps?). I couldn't find any outstanding non-single tracks for that or Pop Rolling Eyes

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 3:47 pm

In addition to those previously mentioned from Blackwood's finest….

4st 7lb (The Holy Bible)
Die in the Summertime (The Holy Bible)
No Surface All Feeling (Everything Must Go)
You’re Tender and You’re Tired (This is my truth tell me yours)
Freedom of Speech Won’t Feed My Children (Know Your Enemy)
I Live to Fall Asleep (Lifeblood)
Cardiff Afterlife (Lifeblood)
The Second Great Depression (Send Away the Tigers)
Peeled Apples (Journal for Plague Lovers)
This Joke Sport Severed (Journal for Plague Lovers)
Bag Lady (Journal for Plague Lovers – hidden bonus track)
Golden Platitudes (Postcards from a young Man)

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 4:04 pm

Green Day - Whatsername

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Post by Beer on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 5:19 pm

Electric Demon wrote:Green Day - Whatsername

Superb tune.

Green Day - Haushinka (Nimrod)

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Post by GG on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 5:30 pm

Anything from:

Silent Alarm by Bloc Party
Darkness On The Edge Of Town by Bruce Springsteen
What's The Story Morning Glory by Oasis
A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
Elephant by The White Stripes

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Post by Davie on Wed 14 Sep 2011, 9:08 pm

Best mention I've seen here so far is the Blondie song from Parallel Lines

I have to disagree with A Day In The Life though - it may never have been a single but it is hardly a "hidden gem". Anyone with a love of music from that era will know that song. A much better choice from Sgt Pepper would have been Good Morning or Lovely Rita or even She's Leaving Home.

Anyone who owns the Sgt Pepper album already will know them but for those who only know "singles", any one of those songs is a better "hidden gem"

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Post by Cari on Thu 15 Sep 2011, 12:02 pm

Davie - I think it is somewhat of a hidden gem. I produced this thread for people who aren't familiar with the albums mentioned, and might never have heard that song in particular, or at least in its entirety (given its length it doesn't always get played in full on the radio). The other two you mentioned aren't as good IMO.

As for the Blondie one being the only "best mention" in your opinion - have you actually listened to all the others mentioned? That's the whole point of this thread. You might not have heard of them, and would probably never listen to a song by the artists mentioned, but you could be pleasantly surprised. You shouldn't dismiss them just because you don't like the artist or that type of music.

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Post by legendkillar on Fri 16 Sep 2011, 12:26 pm

Hidden Gems. Oh I like this. Some of my favs

Bullet The Blue Sky - Joshua Tree
Shoot You Down - The Stone Roses
English Rose - Mod Cons
Swallowed By The Sea - X&Y
Cast No Shadow - Whats The Story Morning Glory
Under The Cherry Moon - Parade
Bone Machine - Surfer Rosa
She's Not Dead - Suede
Six Blade Knife - Dire Straits
Sins Of My Youth - Habits
Indie Rock And Roll - Hot Fuss
Soma - Is This It?
Dosed - By The Way
You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar But I Feel Like A Millionaire - Songs For The Deaf
Black Math - Elephant

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Post by Cari on Fri 16 Sep 2011, 12:43 pm

I like the fact someone did an album called "Songs For The Deaf" Very Happy

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch on Fri 16 Sep 2011, 5:14 pm

Forgot one of my faves;

Friday Night - The Darkness

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Post by dyrewolfe on Sun 18 Sep 2011, 2:21 pm

Cari wrote:I like the fact someone did an album called "Songs For The Deaf" Very Happy

I believe that was Queens of the Stone Age.
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Post by dyrewolfe on Sun 18 Sep 2011, 2:31 pm

Here are a few of mine:

Gods of War (Hysteria) - Def Leppard
Govinda (K) - Kula Shaker
Toss the Feathers (Forgiven not Forgotten) - The Corrs
Pretend Best Friend (How to Make Friends and Influence People) - Terrorvision
Mohammed (Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia) - The Dandy Warhols
Columbia (Definitely Maybe) - Oasis
Good Times Gone (Silver Side Up) - Nickelback
Dust 'n' Bones (Use Your Illusion 1) - Guns 'n' Roses
Falling to Pieces (The Real Thing) - Faith No More
To Match the Sun (Strays) - Jane's Addiction
If Everyone Cared (All the Right Reasons) - Nickelback
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Post by Cari on Tue 20 Sep 2011, 9:45 am

I'm going to cheat a bit here, I think the following whole album is a hidden gem because it didn't have any singles released from it:

The Orb - The John Peel Sessions.


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Post by Luke on Tue 20 Sep 2011, 2:45 pm

Some more of my hidden gems -

Dance Inside - All American Rejects (move along),
Motivation - Sum 41 (All killer no filler),
(I could never) give you up - Roxette (Look Sharp),
Murder of one - Counting Crows (Augest and forever after),
The riverflow - Levellers (Levelling the land),
Run Riot - Def Leppard (Hysteria),
Soul crying out - Simple Minds (Street fighting years),
Kryptonite - 3 Doors down (The better life),
Bang the doldrums - Fall out boy (Infinaty on high),
Desperate - Vixen (Vixen),
Drain you - Nivarna (Nevermind),
Reality Check - OPM (Meance to sobriety),
Shed my skin - Alter bridge (One day remains).
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Post by Shifty on Thu 22 Sep 2011, 7:36 pm

NRG - Instruments of Destruction

and

Stan Bush - Dare
Stan Bush - You Got the Touch

Great songs, if you love 80's rock Yahoo
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