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  • n. On a cassette tape or record, the side which holds the primary track.
  • n. The track on the A-side of a tape or record.


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  • He should do a cover version and put it out on a double A-side with "I am what I am".

    In praise of … Lemmy | Editorial

  • Like the B-side of an A-side that you know cos it was used on a mobile phone advert.

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  • Featuring members of the hyped and doomed Jo Lean And The Jing Jang Jong, but sounding nothing like them, their excellent debut double A-side Left Myself Behind and Clock Chime recalls some kind of late-80s/early-90s jam session between Stereolab, Felt and Pulp, the songs proceeding proudly at their own stately pace, and gathering momentum through their purposeful, clean strumming.

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  • The B-sides - an aimless Josh Homme remix and a live version of the A-side – are negligible, but this is by far the classiest, sexiest, noisiest and best single of the week.

    This week's new singles, reviewed by Aidan Moffat

  • The A-side of the record was an incredible cover of the Billy Joel song, the B-side a beautiful and criminally underappreciated ballad by Van Zandt.

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  • Goodbye - Elton John - always loved this more than it's A-side Holiday Inn

    Readers recommend: B-sides

  • There's always the possibility that if you liked the A-side enough to buy the record, you may enjoy the flip side too.

    Readers recommend: B-sides

  • I remember hearing how the CD changed the album by tossing aside the notion of A-side and B-side music, or experiences.

    The Album and the Internet

  • (A-side International and Terminal 1 have one way in, one way out.)

    San Francisco International Airport Guide

  • In fact, if this was our label, we'd make it the A-side.

    Rosanna (No 826)


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