The Arctic Monkeys Rarities Collection

By Will Oliver, April 10th 2012 — with 7 comments B-Sides & Rarities MP3 Stream

This is my 4,000th post. That’s a pretty big number, so I figured I’d do something special for it.

As you know, as much as this is a music blog, I show a great deal of love and respect to Sheffield’s Arctic Monkeys. Ever since I’ve been a fan, I’ve been collecting anything and everything that I could get my hands on. Now it’s 2012, so if you want to find a song of theirs, you probably can. But sometimes it’s easier said than done, and often it helps to have everything in one place.

I decided to make a giant collection of all Arctic Monkeys rarities. I got all of the covers that they’ve done, as well as some cool stuff they played live.

There are other fan sites that probably do the same, but this is for those of us who don’t follow everything Arctic Monkeys, but are interested in hearing some of their rarer stuff.

So without further ado, here’s my Arctic Monkeys b-sides & rarities collection for you. Share the love.


[mp3]: Love Machine (Girls Aloud Cover)
[mp3]: Take It Or Leave It (The Strokes Cover)
[mp3]: You Know I’m No Good (Amy Winehouse Cover)
[mp3]: Diamonds Are Forever (Shirley Bassey Cover)
[mp3]: Only You Know (Dion Cover)
[mp3]: The Lovers (Rod McKuen Cover)
[mp3]: Katy On A Mission (Katy B Cover)
[mp3]: Alex Turner – Strange (Patsy Cline Cover)
[mp3]: Alex Turner – Colour Of The Trap (Miles Kane Cover)

Studio Covers:

Put Your Dukes Up John (The Little Flames Cover):

Baby I’m Yours (Van McCoy Cover):

Bad Woman (Feat. Richard Hawley) (Pat Farrell & the Believers Cover):

Red Right Hand (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Cover):

Acoustic Recordings:

[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – Piledriver Waltz (RXP Session)
[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – Joining The Dots (Acoustic)
[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – The Fire & The Thud (Acoustic)
[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – Reckless Serenade (Acoustic)
[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – Bigger Boys And Stolen Sweethearts (Acoustic)
[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – Mardy Bum (Live Beat 106 Session)
[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – Riot Van (Live Beat 106 Session)
[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – A Certain Romance (Live Beat 106 Session)
[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – Cornerstone (Live KEXP Session)


[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – The Bad Thing (Demo)
[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – Sandtrap
[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – Put Me In A Terror Pocket
[mp3]: Arctic Monkeys – The Bakery (Acoustic)

  • Lucas

    Great post 🙂

  • Ben

    I’ve been needing sandtrap and only you know. Thanks Will. Congrats on 4,000 posts, I look forward to many more.

  • Danny

    Great mix thanks for putting it together – and congrats on 4k, well done! You run a fantastic site here

  • Mat

    Thanks for posting this. I especially love the Amy Winehouse cover! The Arctic Monkeys AND Amy Winehouse are / WERE such good songwriters.

    I imagine if there was an afterlife Amy Winehouse and Ray Charles would be there drinking scotch and playing soul music together.

    It’s cool to see Arctic Monkeys cover such a variety of music too.

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    God bless you for this post. Cool website too.

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