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    Quote Originally Posted by JIM View Post
    ^ you haven't heard Murder Ballads?! It's a good, though highly ridiculous album. O'Malley's Bar is classic Cave. I never realized how awful they looked in the Henry Lee video. Did Nick get back on the junk before they filmed it? He must have gotten PJ hooked on it too. Either that, or they just hadn't been outdoors for several months, and living off canned tuna and water.
    I haven't! It's remiss of me, I know. I looked up on Polly + drugs out of interest and all I found was how she said she never got into drugs in a big way and she didn't need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by menju56 View Post
    she said she never got into drugs in a big way and she didn't need it.


    Sorry, that was a little unnecessary.

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    Primed And Ticking is probably my favorite of all her B-sides I think.
    66 Promises is a very close second.
    Uh Huh Her
    Evol
    Maniac
    The Faster I Breathe, The Further I Go
    Memphis
    Wicked Tongue

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    Quote Originally Posted by emptytuileries View Post


    Sorry, that was a little unnecessary.


    Back to the b-sides, I think an album collecting them all would be most pleasing. I'm looking forward to the new one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JIM View Post
    (Even though I think it may have been written for Stories).
    You're right. I forgot I saved the chronological BMI list when it was posted over at the Garden a few years back (just included the Desire? and Stories entries):


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    it's not meant to be a strife MikeEP's Avatar
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    ok so like i said earlier, i'm being a crazy person and trying to gather together all her official b-sides. can anyone tell me if i'm missing anything? i'm sure i am. i know there are a bunch of rarities like EVOL she's only done live but never recorded but i'm not at all familiar with most of those, so i'm no help there!

    Dry


    Rid of Me


    To Bring You My Love


    Is This Desire?


    Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea


    Uh Huh Her


    White Chalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brambles View Post
    Dry
    I think the Dry demo is the only real b-side, all the demo versions of the album tracks are on Demonstration, which is its own separate album kind of like 4-Track Demos.
    There's also a version of Highway 61 Revisited on a Bob Dylan tribute called Outlaw Blues - I think this could be considered a Dry-era b-side.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brambles View Post
    Rid of Me
    Might as well include all the 4-Track Demo b-sides, but that would redundant IMO. There is only one version of Goodnight and that is the demo, despite what anyone says. But there is a full-band, Albini-produced version of Reeling which was on (some versions of) the 50ft Queenie single.

    You might also consider the 1993 Peel Session: she played Primed & Ticking and Claudine the Inflatable One, which are true rarities because they have never been officially released anywhere. Claudine was never even played live apart from this performance. The Man Size single includes Wang Dang Doodle from this session, and The Peel Sessions album has Wang Dang Doodle and Naked Cousin.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brambles View Post
    To Bring You My Love
    + The studio version of Naked Cousin, recorded for TBYML but not included. (Appears on the Crow 2 soundtrack)
    + Long Time Coming from Lamacq's Evening Session was included on the Send His Love To Me single. This was a really great session, she also did unique versions of C'mon Billy, The Dancer and Harder.
    + Hook and Water live from the Glastonbury Festival, included on Send His Love To Me. There are great quality bootlegs of this whole show - highly recommended.

    You forgot Dance Hall at Louse Point!

    The single for That Was My Veil had: Losing Ground, Civil War Correspodent (Global Communications Mix) and Who Will Love Me Now. There were also a bunch of collaborations and compilation appearances around this time, the most relevant to PJ being: Ballad of the Soldier's Wife (Kurt Weill tribute), Rest Sextet and Daddy (by Rob Ellis' band Spleen), and a DHALP outtake called Cleveland which was leaked by a fan.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brambles View Post
    Is This Desire?
    That's pretty much it, and also a single remix for A Perfect Day Elise. And more random collaborations: Featherhead, Green Eyes, and Love Too Soon (by Pascal Comelade), This is Mine (for the movie Stella Does Tricks), Zaz Turned Blue (Was, Not Was cover, with Eric Drew Feldman), Nickel Under the Foot (1930s showtune from the Cradle Will Rock) and Broken Homes with Tricky.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brambles View Post
    Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
    Not exclusive b-side tracks, but there are great versions of A Place Called Home and Angelene from Evening Sessions included on one of the singles. Also a bunch of official live stuff which is worth checking out IMO, like an acoustic version of You Said Something, and some live-in-studio promos.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brambles View Post
    Uh Huh Her
    I think everybody is aware of Uh Huh Her and Evol by now, but the definitive versions are from the Peel Session... not itunes, not Please Leave Quietly and definitely not that BBC4 show. The bootleg is pretty good quality, so check it out.


    Quote Originally Posted by Brambles View Post
    White Chalk
    Correct. (Although none are actually White Chalk outtakes!)
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    I wish she would put out a real release containing all of these

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    You forgot the studio version of Reeling that was a b-side to 50FT Queenie, not the 4-track version, since that is on 4-track demos after all.

    JIM, you are wrong about the Dry era btw, the b-sides to the singles of the album Dry are all demo's. It makes sense, because at the time the single were released the album was still unreleased (or in the case of Dress not even been made yet).

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    thank you JIM and Spikey for all that info! exactly the kind of stuff i was curious to know more about

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    I've just discovered how amazing a song Bows and Arrows is. I've ignored it for so long because I never listen to The Letter EP, since I can't get into Falling/Phone Song because of the effects on the vocals (although I do love the piano in The Falling), but I gave that EP another listen tonight and have had B&A on repeat since. I love the vocals and how PJ spits out some of the lines with barely restrained disgust, but then ends the song so gently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHV View Post
    I've just discovered how amazing a song Bows and Arrows is. I've ignored it for so long because I never listen to The Letter EP, since I can't get into Falling/Phone Song because of the effects on the vocals (although I do love the piano in The Falling), but I gave that EP another listen tonight and have had B&A on repeat since. I love the vocals and how PJ spits out some of the lines with barely restrained disgust, but then ends the song so gently.
    The BV's in Bows and Arrows (as well as the string section) make the song for me. Definitely a highlight, and imo should have made the album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brambles View Post
    thank you JIM and Spikey for all that info! exactly the kind of stuff i was curious to know more about
    Since you're interested in non-album stuff beside b-sides (< ehr...);

    On the 2002 album Hitting the Ground by Gordon Gano PJ is featured on lead vocals and guitar solo for the title track, would go in the Stories era. This is a powerful song!

    Also check out the Desert Sessions 9/10, especially the songs Crawl Home and Powdered Wig Machine.

    Another nice track is the 'When will I see you again?' cover from a 1999 short film that featured PJ.

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    I was comparing the info Jim posted here (great post, Jim btw) and I'm curious abour a couple of things.
    There are two b-sides from A Woman A Man Walked By, "False Fire" and "Within a month". On the mp3s I have, those songs are sung by a man... I don't know if it's Mr. Parish or if I downloaded something that was mistagged (does that word exist?).
    I have a version of "This Mess We're In" only with PJ's vocals. I mean, she sings also the parts of Thom Yorke. Where is that song from? Has it been released on any single or promo?
    When he woke up, the dinosaur was still there.

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    An early advanced promo of Stories contains the PJ-version of This mess we're in and the We Float edit.

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