B-Sides and Rarities

Upbeat Records
Release date
13 Nov 2007
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 War Pigs 3:53 59,958
2 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town 2:55 35,712
3 Mahna, Mahna 2:53 40,148
4 Excuse Me, I Think I've Got a Heartache 2:21 30,117
5 Conroy 3:00 34,075
6 Strangers In The Night 2:52 43,759
7 Multiply the Heartaches 2:47 21,101
8 Never, Never Gonna Give You Up 3:49 33,099
9 Thrills 2:58 30,402
10 Short Skirt, Long Jacket 3:15 111,121
11 It's Coming Down 3:45 168,086
12 War Pigs (Featuring Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips) 5:19 2,178

About this album

B-Sides and Rarities (originally referred to as just Rarities on the band’s website) is the first rarities compilation album by Cake, an alternative rock band from Sacramento, California. It features several cover songs, including Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” and Barry White’s “Never, Never Gonna Give You Up.”

A limited edition version of the album features a bonus track, a live version of “War Pigs” featuring Steven Drozd of The Flaming Lips. It also features a scratch and sniff cover with “five different CD cover/scent variations (including red/fresh cut roses, yellow/banana, brown/leather, green/fresh cut grass and purple/grape).”

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  • liico

    amazing album, i dont understand all that hate, mahna mahna, war pigs and conroy are great.

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • t__k

    i agree

    17 Sep 2009 Reply
  • goalie10813

    Both Warpigs and Short Skirt is good, the rest is a little meh to me.

    13 Aug 2009 Reply
  • thekidwiththefa

    There's way too much hating on this album. It's excellent, and you get a great sense of CAKE's roots. Plus the live songs are great.

    2 Nov 2008 Reply
  • AnboX0

    I had doubts about this having a lot of decent country-like songs, but this compilation/album/whatever you wanna call it is awesome.

    26 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Scubasteeve

    i really like the cover of warpigs and short skirt long jacket is pretty good too but mahna mahna is the best

    21 Mar 2008 Reply
  • OneWorldDestiny

    definitely b-sides. only war pigs makes sense, esp. knowing the original

    10 Mar 2008 Reply

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