I'd have to say 'I See You'
In my own little world I'd have replaced One Too Many Times with I See you. Then swapped Underwater on Breathe with Drop in the Ocean on Redneck Wonderland.
Special mention to You may not be released and Land (though strictly an A-side)
Here's all the b-sides to help the debate (not counting live versions and remixes)
1.You may not be released (b-side to Forgotten Years)
2.I see you (b-side to Underwater)
3.Heaven and earth (b-side to Cemetry in my mind)
4.Kiss that Girl (bonus track on German version of Capricornia)
5.Ships of Freedom (b-side to In the Valley)
6.No Mans Land (One off single from Gaia project)
7.Kolele Mai (b-side to My Country)
8.Smash the wobbleboard (b-side to Underwater)
9.Wharf Rat (from Grateful Dead tribute album Deadicated)
10.Land (One off single with Hothouse Flowers, Tragically Hip, Daniel Lanois & Crash Vegas)
11.Instant Karma (live) (b-side to King of the Mountain)
12.(What's so funny about) Peace Love & Understanding (b-side to Put Down that Weapon)
13....and the band played Waltzing Matilda (live)(b-side to Surfs up Tonight)
14.Pub with no beer (b-side to Redneck Wonderland)
15.Eye Contact (b-side to The Real Thing)
16.Frontier...what frontier? (b-side to White Skin, Black Heart)
17.Devilfish Shuffle (b-side to Cemetry in my mind)
18.Kingdom of Flaunt (b-side to Underwater)
On Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 7:39 PM, Stefan Hurzeler9 <email@example.com>
The two that come to mind are "Smash the Wobbleboard" and "Frontier.....What Frontier?". A number of these B-sides I find are as strong as the album songs (but those inevitably vary, too) but that's really subjective n-e ways.....
From: Stephan J�nsch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [powderworks] Best-ever Oils b-side?
I'm going to agree on Heaven and Earth. I also really like What's So Funny Bout Peace, Love and Understanding, but then that's just a cover. Gotta say that there's not too many really strong Oils B-Sides, though...
Am 07.12.2011 19:43, schrieb Michael Blackwood:
I was reading some of the list's archives from ten years ago, and it made me nostalgic for some of our "What's your favourite Oils [blank]" discussions. So I've decided to ask you all which Oils b-side you really think should have made the "host album" of the single it appeared on.
For me, it's Heaven and Earth, which is as good as any song on Redneck Wonderland, and would have been a brilliant album closer. Drop in the Ocean would have been better as a b-side, for that matter, as it is really jarring in the context of the rest of the album.