Besides: Samiam - B-Sides & Rarities **AMENDED REPOST**

Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2011 by Fashion Munx in Labels: ,

For some reason East Bay vets Samiam's career seems to have had more legs in Europe than at home in North America. I couldn't even begin to fathom why because other than Jawbreaker they are probably the most talented band to come out of that scene while bands that have been peddling mediocrity for some time like Rancid and Green Day can pack in clubs and stadiums across the continent. No justice I tells ya. So I've decided my next few uploads are going to focus on them in honor of American Thanksgiving. I give thanks for Samiam.

When I originally posted this last year Samiam had just announced their own official rarities collection Orphan Works but there was no tracklist yet. When I found out I removed the blog post but when it finally came out there turned out there wasn't a great deal of overlap. So I've re-uploaded it removing some stuff and actually adding a few things. Since the band is still releasing music they may have more b-sides to come but those will have to go on a collection of the next two decades. Enjoy:



1. Indigestion
2. New Queen [Alternate Version]
3. Conditions [Demo Version]
4. The Pith [Live Version]
5. Ten Feet Tall [Live Version]
6. At the Bottom [Live Version]
7. Sky Flying By [Acoustic Version]
8. Home Sweet Home [Acoustic Version]
9. You Looking At Me [Acoustic Version]
10. Come Fly With Me
11. Time By The Dime [Alternate Version]
12. Glow
13. Stepson [Brave New Radio Session]
14. Capsized [Live Version]
15. Regret [Live Version]
16. Long Enough To Forget You
17. Bad Day [Live Version]
18. My Convenience [Live Version]
19. Stepson [Live Version]
20. Don't Break Me [Live Version]
21. Pretty Face, Clouded Mind
22. Boy With Monkey
23. Look No Hand
34. Take Care [Remix]

  • 1 & 2 are from Hardcore Breakout USA Vol. 1. 1990. New Red Archives
  • 3 is from the Ox-Compilation #11 7". 1991. Ox Fanzine.
  • 4-5 are from the Live 7". 1992. Your Choice Live.
  • 7-9 are from the Stump 7". 1992. Blackbox Records.
  • 10 is from Chairman of the Board: Interpretations of Songs Made Famous by Frank Sinatra. 1993. Grass Records.
  • 11 is from the West x North-South compilation. 1995. Vagrant Records.
  • 12 is from the Erase Yer Head #4 split 7" with Sixpack. 1996. Pandemonium Records. (This is a earlier version of "Good Enough" that eventually appeared on You Are Freaking Me Out.)
  • 13 is from the Ping-Pong Gods split CDEP with Garlic Frog Diet. 1996. Pakalolo Records.
  • 14 & 15 are from the She Found You CD single. 1997. Burning Heart Records.
  • 16 is from the Short Music For Short People compilation. 1999. Fat Wreck Chords.
  • 17-20 are from the Search & Destroy CD single. 1999. Burning Heart Records.
  • 21 is from the Might As Well...Can't Dance compilation. 2000 Adeline Records.
  • 22 is from the Hopelessly Devoted To You Vol. 3 compilation. 2000. Hopeless Records.
  • 23 is from Hopelessly Devoted To You Vol. 4 compilation. 2002. Hopeless Records.
  • 24 is an alternate mix of the the same track from Whatever's Got You Down, not commercially available. (The band posted it on their MySpace page.)


  1. spavid says:

    What a great blog you have here! You're linked over at mine, Wilfully Obscure ( I have that alternate version of Samiam's "Mr. Walker" somewhere, I just need to dig it out. Will comment again when I do.

  1. Scott Wy says:

    any chance you can send the password along? thanks.