Here’s another edition of that game to play with your musically inclined friends, or just fellow audiophiles.
Basically, it’s about creating tiny little playlists. Back in the dark ages before mp3s, CDs, and the dreaded cassette, bands would release singles on something called a 45 (so called because it had to spin faster than an LP, at 45 revolutions per minute vs 33-1/3rpm)
But anyway, that’s just a tiny little history lesson. The important part is, the actual single would go on the A side, and then on the B-side, the band would usually put a song that wasn’t going on the album.
Penny and I came up with the idea of creating dream A-side/B-side combinations, with all the rules out the window when it came to matching the artist.
So I’d pick a song, any song, and then Penny would pick a song — by anyone, from any era — that complimented it well as a B-side.