What with @bricameron having an idea for a ‘deep cuts’ band and everything, I found myself thinking about both this and the ‘death of the list thread’ comments that have been swirling around. So, without further ado let’s see how a Deep Cuts list thread gets on. I’ve actually been thinking about this since coming across this terrific Nick Cave track a week or so ago. Not only have I never really clocked how awesome this track is, I’ve played this album a couple of times without this track standing out. Boy how wrong I was.
But what actually is a ‘deep cut’ I hear you say? Well, please post away according to the literally quite arbitrary rules I have made up:
Not a single obvs. A or B. B-sides is a different beast to Deep Cuts.
Not on a greatest hits.
Not from the debut, most critically acclaimed, or latest albums – so to have a deep cut a minimum of three albums is required.
Not otherwise picked out as a fan favourite/critical hit – so no, Stairway to Heaven is not a deep cut.
Some bands have no deep cuts. Zep, HJH’s, Nirvana. The Stones however – pull out that Deep Cut from Steel Wheels or Undercover right now.
You must actually like the track and want to share it. Hidden away as Track 9, once you have set it free, its true genius can be seen by all.