If you watch the video of B without the sound, it looks like the song can be aggressive and propulsive, but with the sound, the actual song is kinda tame...The first track is standard fare for this kind of thing...Marginal Vote for B
For me the bluesy stabs of the guitar make A and lift it beyond its slightly formulaic nature. Nice, swinging track. There's a wonderful story to B. I'd urge everyone to read The Guardian piece on them (sorry, too lazy to provide a link). It's just a shame they sound like The Vibrators.
Man, another good match. The 5 Royales had some of the baddest motherfucking guitarists of that time, and Pauling was top of the pile. I almost voted A as a kneejerk reaction, but i'm really glad I played B because I like it a lot! Never heard the name or tune before, but it's got a heap of energy - the tight guitar sound plus echoey vocals hit a bunch of my musical hot spots. I'm giving it my vote.
A's very much of its time. The guitar twangs are all good and well, but otherwise it's a fairly lifeless piece of blues. Hard to say anything about it, really.
B has a lot more going on, the way the vocals and bass seem to bounce off each other, there's quite a dynamic there. Yeah, wouldn't exactly stand out on a Brit punk comp, but A wouldn't stand out in a public library.
Really interesting picks. The story of B is amazing but the track is in truth a little ordinary. And A is fairly ahead of its time sounding, bluesy licks, early rock n soul. I make it just about the winner here.