Following up the recent ‘Best Of’ thread, these are albums that we can go out and buy. But what about the spin-off tracks? When band members go off-piste, get their side project on and strike out for solo glory. By the time three band members have signed to separate labels the prospect of a comprehensive Spin Off Best Of for say, New Order, is nil. Which is where we come in of course, and here’s my Spin Off Best Of for New Order. I’d rather listen to this than the last two NO albums for sure.
Electronic – Get The Message
Electronic – Feel Every Beat
Electronic – Disappointed
Electronic – Forbidden City
Electronic – Vivid
Monaco – What Do You Want From Me?
Monaco – Sweet Lips
The Other Two – Tasty Fish
The Other Two – Selfish
Bad Lieutenant – Sink Or Swim
Freebass – You Don’t Know This About Me
Peter Hook & The Light – Pictures In My Mind
Your collected and imaginary Spin Off Best Ofs please for – brave souls – let’s say the members of The Beatles. Will Ringo get even a track? Will anyone be brave enough to put together a 12-track best of for The Stones side projects? The Who, Led Zep – also interested in their Spin Off Best Ofs, and finding out if anyone has listed to those Roger Daltrey solo lps.Who knows – maybe a record company or two will get in touch and make these a reality. One rule only: 10-12 tracks. No-one wants a double best of – it’s just not making the hard choices.