The terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 78, 45, and 331⁄3 rpm phonograph records, or cassettes, whether singles, extended plays (EPs), or long-playing (LP) records. The A-side usually featured the recording that the artist, record producer, or the record company intended to receive the initial promotional effort and then receive radio airplay, hopefully, to become a "hit" record. The B-side (or "flip-side") is a secondary recording that has a history of its own: some artists released B-sides that were considered as strong as the A-side and became hits in their own right. Others took the opposite approach: producer Phil Spector was in the habit of filling B-sides with on-the-spot instrumentals that no one would confuse with the A-side. With this practice, Spector was assured that airplay was focused on the side he wanted to be the hit side.
Music recordings have moved away from records onto other formats such as CDs and digital downloads, which do not have "sides", but the terms are still used to describe the type of content, with B-side sometimes standing for "bonus" track.

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  1. Oregonhunter5

    The other side of the story

    I was thinking. If we the people had a show of force against us, maybe to take our guns, or other civil liberties, how would we be showing force? That’s been a question in my mind forever.
  2. G

    Side mounted, over barrel scope mount suggestions?

    Hello everyone, I’m looking for suggestions for a side mounted scope base that goes over the barrel; I recently picked up a sporterized Mexican Mauser Model 1936 for pretty cheap and wanted to use the holes already drilled into the side of the receiver instead of getting the front receiver ring...
  3. Mica

    Think im a bit on the small side for Rabbit's.

    At 1.12 inches and 4.5 ounces. One heck of a squirrel gun. All jokes aside. A friend of a friend. Has the kind of skill to build some rifles cannons. Would love to be able to visit with them. Might be a bit on the stout side for a shoulder fired rifle.
  4. deckert

    Build Thread  Side Charger AR-10 {RIGHT SIDE}

    This question was brought up here in 2017 or 2018 with no real clear answers much less any follow up. I already built others but really want a side charger in .308 and maybe something else later on. Besides the three companies below... does...
  5. sagia308

    Rare Recoil side view of Voere 30-06 mauser Remastered 09/09/19

    this was a real older video i found with the example of how much a 30-06 kicks with recoil the scope was sighted in yet note the targets view was flip around by me with so it appears to hiting on the left instead of the right i just got the mauser and scope and was stillsighting it in the...
  6. Reed

    Bright side to lockdown blues

    About a month ago my refrigerator quit working. We bought it from a big box store, and the manufacturer changed their warrantied repair policy. The scheduled repair guy was/is scheduled for this Wednesday. (Yes, we looked local and nobody would touch it and the variables but it outside my...
  7. sagia308

    440 yards eddie 1917 sporter was on the wild side & ablurry remote camera

    ok that was kinda of rookie like of:rolleyes: me i was sitting on some rocks leaning into the rifle and holding on from falling to the left of the hill so i wasnt very comfortable to say the lease and the remote camera was blurry again u see : (
  8. deckert

    Time to divorce the other side or 1/2 as the case may be..

    Is this the barrier we need to keep our sanity and constitutional rights? Feel free to chime in and make corrections since I don't live/work/play/visit those strange lands.. :s0005: Dan
  9. clearconscience

    Eddie Gallagher tells his side of the story, and it should anger you

    I wasn’t in the military but listening to this story angers me. I can’t fathom how this SEAL isn’t suing these people for every thing their worth.
  10. bboy

    Stoeger Side by Side Double Barrel 12GA.

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