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Vinyl-O-Matic Season 4, Episode 22 | 45s and Other Revolutions: A-Sides beginning with the letter G, some with the letter of H

October 22nd, 2018

59 mins 13 secs

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Cher [00:35]
a side: "Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves"
b side: "He'll Never Know"
Kapp Records 1971
If you thought the lyrics on the a-side were weird, woof... that b-side! Anywho, it knocked Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" out of the Number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

Boris [06:38]
a side: "HMA"
b side: "Black Original"
Southern Lord Records Lord108.2 2009
I'm not sure why we have to see Atsuo's underwear on the cover of this single, but I suppose we should be thankful he's wearing underwear?


Miriam [17:28]
a side: "Hand Don't Fit the Glove"
b side: "Take Me for a Little While"
Norton Records 45-189 2015
Soooo good. Not only is she an amazing musician, she also runs Norton Records.

Donna Fargo [23:03]
a side: "The Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A."
b side: "The Awareness of Nothing"
Dot Records DOA-17409 1972
Skip-a-dee-doo-dah indeed!


The Rolling Stones [30:04]
a side: "Happy"
b side: "All Down the Line"
Rolling Stones Records RS-19104 1972
Ironically topped out at number 69 on Billboard's Hot 100.

The Black Crowes [37:10]
a side: "Hard to Handle"
b side: "Waitin' Guilty"
Def American Recordings 7-19245 1990
It ain't exactly Otis, but it does have that nice Crowes groove. Evidently there's a version with a brass section too? B-side's not to bad either.


Jeannie C. Riley [44:10]
a side: "Harper Valley P.T.A."
b side: "Yesterday All Day Long Today"
Plantation Records #3 1968
Plantation Records rose to success with Jeannie C. Riley and fell into decline after her departure.

Olivia Newton John [49:36]
a side: "Have You Never Been Mellow"
b side: "Water Under the Bridge"
MCA Records MCA-40349 1975
What the fuck is going on with the synth/guitar(?)on the b-side?!


"Spinning Wheel" as performed by Terry Baxter and his Orchestra. I dunno. Seemed like the thing to do.

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