B-Side Babies

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B-Side Babies
BSideBabies.jpg
The cover image for B-Side Babies comes from a 12" single of "Young Parisians", however, neither "Young Parisians" nor its B-side, "Lady", appear on this collection.
Compilation album by Adam Ant
Released 27 September 1994
Genre New wave, post-punk, New Romantic
Length 57:14
Label CBS Epic Records
Producer Adam Ant, Richard James Burgess, Chris Hughes, Marco Pirroni, Tony Visconti
Adam Ant chronology
Antmusic: The Very Best of Adam Ant
(1994)Antmusic: The Very Best of Adam Ant1994
B-Side Babies
(1994)
Wonderful
(1995)Wonderful1995

B-Side Babies is a compilation album by English new wave musician Adam Ant on Epic Records.[1] Not to be confused with The B-Sides, a 7" single of "Friends" b/w "Kick"/"Physical" released by Do It Records in 1982.[2]

Mostly a collection of the B-sides of his singles, both solo and with Adam and the Ants, the collection is described in the following manner on the back cover of the CD:[3]

The "extra special treat never before released anywhere" is a previously unreleased version of "It Doesn't Matter". Most of the tracks on this collection were fairly well known to "Antpeople" regardless of whether or not they owned any of the singles. "Beat my Guest" was the first song Adam and the Ants played at their debut gig at the ICA restaurant in May 1977.[4] "Fall-In" is an old Ants song from 1977 co-written with Lester Square. "Red Scab"' "Juanito the Bandito" & "B-Side Baby" also date back to 1977. "It Doesn't Matter" was performed at a John Peel session on 23 January 1978, and "Physical" & "Friends" were performed at a Peel session 10 July 1978. "Christian D'or", originally called "Christian Dior", is also from 1978, as are "Why do Girls Love Horses?" & "Greta X".

"Physical" was covered by Nine Inch Nails, and appears as one of the two bonus songs on their 1992 EP Broken.[5]

Track list[edit]

All tracks written by Adam Ant, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Fall-In" (B-side to UK release of "Antmusic", 1980[6]) Ant, Lester Square Chris Hughes 2:09
2. "Making History" (From the UK version of the Kings of the Wild Frontier LP, 1980[7])   Hughes 2:57
3. "Beat My Guest" (B-side to "Stand and Deliver", 1981. Also included on the compilation Antics in the Forbidden Zone, 1990.[8])   Hughes 3:11
4. "Friends (Version 2)" (B-side to UK release of "Ant Rap", 1982[9] Also appears on the compilation Antmusic: The Very Best of Adam Ant, 1993.)   Hughes 2:06
5. "Red Scab" (B-side to "Goody Two Shoes", 1982[10])   Hughes 4:08
6. "Juanito the Bandito" (B-side to "Friend or Foe", 1982[11])   Ant, Marco Pirroni 4:27
7. "Why Do Girls Love Horses?" (B-side to "Desperate But Not Serious", 1982[12])   Hughes 3:06
8. "Yours, Yours, Yours" (B-side to "Strip", 1983[13]) Ant, Pirroni Ant, Pirroni 3:07
9. "Kiss the Drummer" (B-side to "Puss'n Boots", 1983[14]) Ant, Pirroni Richard James Burgess, Ant, Pirroni 3:35
10. "B-Side Baby" (B-side to "Apollo 9", 1985[15])   Tony Visconti 4:42
11. "Greta-X" (B-side to "Vive Le Rock", 1985[16]) Ant, Pirroni Visconti 3:18
12. "Human Bondage Den" (Cassette only track from Vive Le Rock, 1985) Ant, Pirroni Visconti 3:09
13. "Physical (You're So)" (B-side to UK release of "Dog Eat Dog", 1980.[17] Also used for the US version of the Kings of the Wild Frontier LP, 1980, and the compilation Antmusic: The Very Best of Adam Ant, 1993.)   Hughes 4:28
14. "It Doesn't Matter" (Previously unreleased, 1985)   Visconti 2:14
15. "Christian D'Or" (B-side to UK release of "Prince Charming", 1981[18])   Hughes 4:15
16. "Vive Le Rock (Instrumental Dub Mix)" (B-side to "Vive Le Rock" (12"), 1985) Ant, Pirroni Ant, Pirroni 5:11
Total length: 57:14

References[edit]

  1. ^ William Ruhlmann. "B-Side Babies (Review)". AllMusic, a division of All Media Network, LLC. 
  2. ^ Adam and the Ants. "The B-sides". Adam-Ant.net. 
  3. ^ Ant, Adam (1994). "B-Side Babies". Adam-Ant.net. 
  4. ^ "Biography". Adam-Ant.net. 
  5. ^ Steve Huey. "Broken by Nine Inch Nails (Review)". allmusic.com. Interscope Records. 
  6. ^ Adam Ant (28 November 1980). "Antmusic". Adam-Ant.net. EMI Music Publishing Ltd. 
  7. ^ Adam and the Ants (3 November 1980). "Kings of the Wild Frontier". Adam-Ant.net. EMI Music Publishing Ltd. 
  8. ^ Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni (27 March 1981). "Stand and Deliver". Adam-Ant.net. EMI Music Publishing Ltd. 
  9. ^ Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni (30 November 1981). "Ant Rap". Adam-Ant.net. EMI Music Publishing Ltd. 
  10. ^ Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni (7 May 1982). "Goody Two Shoes". Adam-Ant.net. EMI Music Publishing Ltd. 
  11. ^ Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni (11 September 1982). "Friend or Foe". Adam-Ant.net. EMI Music Publishing Ltd. 
  12. ^ Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni (19 November 1982). "Desperate But Not Serious". Adam-Ant.net. EMI Music Publishing Ltd. 
  13. ^ Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni (1983). "Strip". Adam-Ant.net. EMI Music Publishing Ltd. 
  14. ^ Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni (1983). "Puss'n Boots". Adam-Ant.net. EMI Music Publishing Ltd. 
  15. ^ Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni (10 September 1984). "Apollo 9". Adam-Ant.net. EMI Music Publishing Ltd. 
  16. ^ Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni (1 July 1985). "Vive Le Rock". Adam-Ant.net. EMI Music Publishing Ltd. 
  17. ^ Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni (3 October 1980). "Dog Eat Dog". Adam-Ant.net. EMI Music Publishing Ltd. 
  18. ^ Adam Ant & Marco Pirroni (4 September 1981). "Prince Charming". Adam-Ant.net. EMI Music Publishing Ltd.