28 February 2017

On This Day In Oasis History...


Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants is the fourth studio album by the English rock band Oasis, released on February 28, 2000. In 1999, the year preceding the final release of this album, Oasis had lost two founding members (Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs and Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan) and hired a new producer (Mark "Spike" Stent). As a result of these changes, the album's tone was more experimental, with electronica and psychedelic influences. The darker feeling and psychedelic tone of this album is a departure from earlier Britpop-influenced Oasis records.

Songs such as the Indian-influenced "Who Feels Love?", the progressive "Gas Panic!" and the electronica "Go Let It Out" depart from Oasis' old Britpop style. The album was the sixth fastest selling album in UK chart history, selling over 310,000 copies in its first week. Despite becoming their fourth number one album in the UK, it is one of the band's lowest-selling albums, selling only 3 million copies worldwide.

Trivia

The album's title was taken from the words of Sir Isaac Newton: "If I can see further than anyone else, it is only because I am standing on the shoulders of giants". Noel Gallagher saw the quote on the side of a £2 coin whilst in a pub and liked it so much he thought it would be a suitable name for Oasis' new album. He then wrote the name on the side of a cigarette packet whilst drunk. When he awoke in the morning, he realised he had written "Standing on the Shoulder of Giants — A Bum Title".

Due to the departure of Bonehead and Guigsy from the band whilst the album was in production, their parts had to be re-recorded, for legal reasons. Thus, the album only features the Gallagher brothers and Alan White. The sleeve of the album also features them.

The first track, "Fuckin' in the Bushes", is featured on the soundtrack for the film Snatch, and is regularly used in introductions for high-tempo events, due to its quick tempo and loud volume.





















In the April 2006 issue of Q magazine, the album was the only Oasis record to feature in a countdown of the "50 worst albums of all time". It was placed at number 46 and described as "the low point of their fallow years", despite the fact that the album had been favourably reviewed in the magazine at its time of release and featured in the magazine's "50 Best Albums of 2000" list. In response to the Q feature, Noel has said, "Even though it wasn't our finest hour, it's a good album born through tough times. I worked harder on that album than anything before and anything since."

A notable B-Side was Lets All Make Believe. This song was on the Go Let It Out single and is said to be one of the bands finest songs. Q Magazine declared it the greatest ever "lost" track in the February 2007 issue and said that if it was on the album it would have carried "an extra star" on the review. Q gave this album 4 Stars back in 2000, meaning an extra star would be 5 stars. So with Lets All Make Believe on the album, according to Q magazine's logic, SOTSOG would have been a 5 star classic.









Track listing

01: "Fuckin' In The Bushes"
02: "Go Let It Out"
03: "Who Feels Love?"
04: "Put Yer Money Where Yer Mouth Is"
05: "Little James"
06: "Gas Panic!"
07: "Where Did It All Go Wrong?"
08: "Sunday Morning Call"
09: "I Can See A Liar"
10: "Roll It Over"

Demos

A bootleg of demo sessions recorded for this album was leaked onto the internet in January 2000. Most of these songs were recorded by Noel Gallagher with the help of a couple of friends in his home studio at Supernova Heights and at Oasis' own Wheeler End Studios complex. All of the songs, apart from "Little James", were sung by Noel.

The tracklisting of the demo bootleg is:

"Carry Us All"
"Who Feels Love?"
"Fuckin' in the Bushes"
"Little James"
"Gas Panic!
"Put Yer Money Where Yer Mouth Is"
"Sunday Morning Call"
"I Can See a Liar"
"Go Let It Out"
"Roll It Over"
"Revolution Song"
"Where Did It All Go Wrong?"
"(As Long As They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell"
"Just Getting Older"
"Let There Be Love"

At the time of the leak, four songs ("Carry Us All", "Revolution Song", "Just Getting Older" and "Let There Be Love") were not scheduled for release on either the album or as B-sides on the new single "Go Let It Out". These songs were also completely undocumented, apart from "Revolution Song", which had been mentioned by author Paolo Hewitt in his 1999 book Forever the People — Six Months on the Road with Oasis. As such, these four songs had made-up titles based on commonly-repeated phrases mentioned in the songs. Whilst "Carry Us All" and "Just Getting Older" were correctly guessed, the other two tracks were given titles which, in time, would prove to be incorrect. "Revolution Song" was given the title "Solve My Mystery" and "Let There Be Love" was given the title "It's a Crime". "Let There Be Love" was released on Don't Believe the Truth. Because Noel mentioned in a February 23, 2000 interview with Melody Maker magazine that "Revolution Song" had been demoed — but not released because Blur had recently released a similar sounding song — it can be assumed that these titles are correct.

Currently, only one song ("Revolution Song") remains commercially unreleased.

26 February 2017

On This Day In Oasis History...


On February 26th 2001 Noel Gallagher presented the BRIT Award for 'Outstanding Contribution To Music' at The BRIT Awards 2001 to U2.

25 February 2017

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweet


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24 February 2017

Blossoms Want To Be As Big As Oasis


Blossoms want to be as huge as Oasis and say Liam and Noel Gallagher have taught them to think big as a band.

The 'Charlemagne' hitmakers - Tom Ogden, Charlie Salt, Josh Dewhurst, Joe Donovan and Myles Kellock - cite the legendary Manchester group as one of their biggest influences and they have an infinity with the rock 'n' roll siblings because they are from nearby Stockport in England.

As much as Liam and Noel's music has had an impact of their songwriting the boys also have taken a lot from the pair's confidence - with Noel making statements such as "we're not arrogant, we just believe we're the best band in the world" - and learned that they should aim to be as successful as possible and try and take their songs around the world.

In an interview with The I Paper, Tom - whose first concert was watching Oasis play a massive open air show at Manchester's Heaton Park - said: "Oasis come from a similar area to us: Burnage is about is about six bus stops away from Stockport on the way to Manchester. We've grown up listening to their attitudes, what they say about there being no limit. I've never understood wanting to be an underground band. I just want to write big choruses and be massive."

Blossoms supported fellow Manchester indie legends The Stone Roses at the Etihad Stadium last summer and since the release of their self-titled debut album their fan base has been growing and growing.

And the band believe the secret to their popularity is that they are just the same as their fans and play as many gigs as possible.

Tom said: "People like people who work hard. We did 150 gigs last year - 43 flights and 45 festivals. No other band will have done as many ... There are more people who sit in economy class than business. We appeal to economy."

Source: www.list.co.uk

Anais Gallagher Talks About What It's Like To Have Noel As Her Dad


Anaïs Gallagher, daughter of Noel Gallagher, has said that she almost cries when she watches him perform live.

Model Anaïs, 17, recently spoke to the Evening Standard, describing what it’s like having the former Oasis guitarist as a father, saying: “He doesn’t give a fuck about what anybody thinks of him or says of him, and will always say what’s on his mind and I admire him so much for that.”

“People are like: ‘What’s it like having a famous dad and being in the spotlight?’ It’s all I’ve known. Do I remember when [Oasis] played Wembley Stadium? My only memory was getting really upset that they didn’t put any Cadbury Chocolate Buttons in the dressing room.”

She added: “It’s only now, as I’ve got older and understand the scale of things, that I almost tear up seeing my dad play on stage. Now, I go and see my dad and pop over to his studio and say, ‘I’m so proud of you’. But when I was younger I was literally like: ‘It’s so embarrassing, dad. Stop singing.'”

Anaïs went on to credit her music taste to her father: “My taste is identical to my dad’s. I’m a diehard David Bowie fan. I love The Beatles, I love The Smiths, my dad’s music… anything that’s made with real instruments. I don’t listen to anything that’s on the radio and I doubt that anything on a playlist of mine is from the last 20 years. My knowledge of music has always been good because I think my dad would disown me if it wasn’t. What I take from my dad is my taste in music, his sense of humour, his no-bullshit kind of attitude, and then from my mum I take her energy and positive outlook on life. She’s high as a kite all the time — not in that way, obviously”.

She also explains the troubles of having famous parents: “It’s very hard trying to find your own way, dealing with people saying you’re only doing it because of your parents. I’ve had stuff written about me since the moment I was born. When I was younger, I’d never done anything to deserve the amount of attention that I got. It’s not like I was a singer or had any significant talent. It was just because I was the child of my dad. So I have to respect that, in a way. I can’t do anything too crazy or say anything too crazy because it’s going to reflect back onto my dad. I don’t want to speak my mind too much.”

“I wouldn’t want people thinking he’s a really bad parent, because he’s not — he’s a really good parent. But that’s [not] how the media would portray it. So you have to be careful. People think there’s this huge team around me telling me what to say. Trust me, there’s not. I get told off quite a lot for speaking my mind too much on social media.”

Source: www.nme.com

Noel Gallagher On Losing His Phone In A Taxi


The former Oasis star panicked after realising he had left his mobile in a taxi after Wednesday’s BRIT Awards.

And its contents could land him in trouble.

Arriving at the Sony after party, Noel said: “I’ve lost my f****ing phone, I have tried calling it and it’s actually gone. I have no idea where it is!

“I better find it because of all the f****ing porn on it, don’t want that to get out and splashed everywhere. I can’t have that out, it will ruin my image of being an innocent, wholesome pop star.”

Noel innocent? Ha!

The rocker then made a not-too-subtle reference to the recent expose of David Beckham’s emails, revealing his desperation to become a Sir.

Noel quipped: “I can kiss goodbye to my knighthood, that won’t happen after someone picks up my phone.”

Becks obviously has Noel’s full support as later he partied with his eldest son Brooklyn, left, who is nursing a broken collarbone.

Still on the lemonade – well he is 17 – Brooklyn is close pals with his daughter Anais but Noel keeps an eye on him.

Noel also partied with Simon Cowell, who once offered him £2million to become a judge on The X Factor.

Things could have been awkward when the guitarist bumped into Ed Sheeran at the Warner party later, after criticising his brand of “polished pop”.

But, instead, the duo shared a Ciroc Vodka together.

After all Anais is a fan of Ed too!

Source: www.dailystar.co.uk

Liam Gallagher Has A Dig At Noel For Partying With Simon Cowell


The former Oasis frontman has commented on the company his estranged sibling kept at the BRIT Awards.

Liam Gallagher has had a sly dig at his brother Noel after the BRIT Awards on Wednesday (22 February).

After his estranged sibling was pictured with Simon Cowell, the Supersonic rocker took to Twitter to post the image alongside the words: "Nuff Said".

It follows the tease of his return earlier this week, where he issued a warning to his brother's fans, saying they were "gonna have nowhere to run or hide".

Source: radiox.co.uk

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweets


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23 February 2017

On This Day In Oasis History...












The video below is from February 23rd 2000, when Oasis played at the San Reno Festival in Italy.

The Blossoms Think Liam Gallagher Deserves To Win A BRIT Award Every Year


The band revealed they're fan of the former Oasis frontman and would probably "lick his face" if they met him.

Blossoms think Liam Gallagher deserves to win a BRIT Award every year because "he's Liam Gallagher".

The Charlemagne five-piece attended this year's ceremony at London's The O2 arena on Wednesday night (22.02.17), where they were nominated for British Breakthrough Act.

Speaking to NME, frontman Tom Ogden said: "Liam Gallagher should win an award every year, just for being Liam Gallagher. What I've heard his solo album sounds exciting."

Drummer Joe Donovan is also a massive fan of the Supersonic star and his older sibling Noel Gallagher, but fears he would "lick his face" if they ever met.

He added: "We're big fans of the Gallaghers and Oasis, so anything they do is gonna be dead exciting. I just hope I don't bump into him at one of these things because I'm a full-on fan boy and I'd just lick his face."

Source: www.radiox.co.uk

22 February 2017

What's Going On At 'This Feeling' This Weekend?


A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance, this week's event is in Manchester, Liverpool and London.

Visit www.thisfeeling.co.uk for tickets and information on club nights all over the UK.

Gallery: Noel Gallagher Presents David Bowie's Son With British Album Of The Year At The BRIT Awards


The late rock star received his second posthumous award of the evening for his Blackstar album.

David Bowie has won the Mastercard British Album Of The Year for his Blackstar album- the last record he released two days before his passing on 10 January 2016.

The posthumous award - which was presented by Noel Gallagher - was accepted by Bowie's only son, Duncan Jones, who said: “I lost my dad last year but I also became a dad… and I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking: 'What would I want my son to know about his granddad?'

“He’s always been there supporting people who are a little bit weird, a little bit strange and a little bit different.

"So this award is for all the kooks and all those who make the kooks."

Click here for a number of pictures of Noel at the event.

Source: www.radiox.co.uk

21 February 2017

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweets


HEY HO AGUERO LG x

That refs a cunt

Get in there

Yes I

Jesus Christ

MCFC LG x

Robbie Williams Wants to Team Up With Liam Gallagher


Robbie Williams has said that a collaboration with Liam Gallagher would be “fucking amazing” and “would shock the world” but that Gallagher hasn’t “got it together enough to allow himself to do that”.

Speaking in a recent interview with NME, Williams said that he has “always been a fan of Oasis” and is “looking forward” to Liam’s forthcoming solo album.

Asked about a possible collaboration, Robbie continued: “It would be fucking amazing! But I don’t think he’s got it together enough to allow himself to do that. He’s not gonna work with fucking Robbie Williams. It’s really unfortunate for me because I’d fucking love it. And it would shock the world for a day.”

Revealing that the last time he saw Gallagher was “backstage at the Brits in – I don’t know – 2009?”, Williams went on to explain how he still likes to surprise people and that modern pop stars these days aren’t as daring.

“You know, I like to entertain,” he said. “That’s my primary function. I do have limited creative skills and I find myself saying things that, at later inspection and later dates, I probably wouldn’t have said. I’m just trying to entertain and be funny all the time. I’m not really trying to be controversial but if what I say is funny and controversial at the same time then so be it and great. I just think there are so many boring PH7 neutral artists out there that it’s not very difficult standing out.

“We were a different breed back then, cussing and dissing and needing to say things in order to be interesting. I don’t think people do that now. It was expected of everybody to be drunk and off their face on cocaine. As people don’t do that now it seems so fucking weird, it’s not acceptable and great. If people did that now it would look a bit sad. I think it depends what drugs are out there at the time. What’s out there at the moment? Ketamine? Or am I out of date on that?”

Source: www.nme.com

On This Day In Oasis History...


The video below is from February 21st 2003, when Oasis appeared on the 'Late, Late Show' in Ireland.



20 February 2017

On This Day In Oasis History...














The videos below are from February 20th 1998, when Oasis played a third night at the Budokan, Tokyo, Japan.

Tickets to all three shows sold out within days of going on sale, with over ninety percent selling on the first day.

During the afternoon of the second show, Liam was forced to cut short a shopping trip when he was mobbed by an enthusiastic crowd of over two hundred fans, in Shibuya in central Tokyo.

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweets


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I'll be up there nxt Wk and it ain't about being hard Putin it's bout having a bit of respect you donkey 

If you ever go to mcr heaton moor swerve the Elizabethen the bar mans won't let you in if you ain't got a Gucci bath robe on and fucking wot

19 February 2017

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweets


When they gave you roses and believed your wild excuses you we're sealing the deal LG x

Listening forward to my new tunes all you NGHFB fans are gonna have nowhere to run or hide Ha ha

As you were you wanna be LG X

My heart is together my head is exploding why don't you come back to me Ddjknhfhjlpyteshkkysahjgdsuujfjjkjuh

Look out be brave LGx

LFUKING is on his way


@PChunid @YouTube As long as your Martha's are open you must know by now it's not about the money honey LG x

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James Blunt Says Liam And Noel Gallagher Are Miserable


James Blunt thinks Liam Gallagher is miserable because he's never had as much sex as Mark Owen.

The 'You're Beautiful' hitmaker insists there are far better benefits to being in a boy band than there are to landing critical acclaim and popularity within a rock group.

He said: "Take That got laid more than Oasis, so join a boy band. No really, they did. I know you don't want to admit it but look at the stats.

"An audience of beer-swilling lads arm in arm football-chanting 'Wonderwall' or an audience of screaming girls chasing you to your hotel, and breaking in through the fire escapes to get to you. Say what you like, but Mark Owen got more action than Noel and Liam combined. And he doesn't get drunk blokes coming up to him in the pub trying to be his mate. No wonder the Gallaghers are so miserable."

Source: www.thespec.com

Yet Another On This Day In Oasis History...


The videos below are from the Brit Awards on February 19th 1996 that took place at Earls Court in London.

Oasis won Best British Video for Wonderwall, (What's the Story) Morning Glory? won Best British Album and Oasis won Best British Group.




Another On This Day In Oasis History...


"Don't Go Away" is a song by English rock band Oasis from their third album, Be Here Now (1997), written by the band's lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. The song was released as a single only in Japan on February 19th 1998, peaking at number 48 on the Oricon chart. It was also a success in the United States, where it hit #5 on the Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart in late 1997.



History

In a 1997 interview promoting Be Here Now, Noel Gallagher had the following to say about the song: "It's a very sad song about not wanting to lose someone you're close to. The middle eight I made up on the spot -- I never had that lyric until the day we recorded it: 'Me and you, what's going on?/ All we seem to know is how to show/ The feelings that are wrong.' It's after a row. Quite bleak."

"We put Burt Bacharach horns on because he was the master of break-up songs. I did all the string arrangements. I tried to keep them as simple as possible. I like the way Marc Bolan used them on Children Of The Revolution. People do remember string parts as separate hooklines, you know. You just don't want to use them slushily."
























Artwork

The cover of the single features the old Liverpool Speke Airport building. The airport is famous as the scene at which thousands of hysterical fans greeted The Beatles on their return to Liverpool at the height of Beatlemania. Derelict at the time, it has now been turned into an exclusive hotel.

B-sides

The live version of "Cigarettes & Alcohol" was recorded 14 December 1997 at the G-MEX Exhibition Centre in Oasis' home town of Manchester.

"Sad Song" originally appeared as a bonus track on the vinyl release of the first Oasis album, Definitely Maybe. It also appeared on the Japanese CD edition of Definitely Maybe.

The 'Warchild' version of "Fade Away" is from the 'HELP' album recorded in September 1995. It features Noel on vocals, and guests Johnny Depp on guitar, Kate Moss on tambourine and Liam and Lisa Moorish on backing vocals.

All proceeds from that track went to Warchild Charities.

Track listing

CD: Epic/Sony Music / ESCA-6948 Japan
"Don't Go Away" - 4:43
"Cigarettes & Alcohol" (Live from GMEX, Manchester, December 14, 1997) - 4:58
"Sad Song" - 4:16
"Fade Away" [Warchild version] - 4:08
(featuring Johnny Depp on guitar & Lisa Moorish on additional vocals)

On This Day In Oasis History...


"Don't Look Back in Anger" is a song by the British rock band Oasis, written by the band's guitarist, Noel Gallagher. Released as the fourth single from their hit second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, on February 19th 1996.

The song became the band's second single to reach #1 in the United Kingdom charts, where it also went platinum. "Don't Look Back in Anger" was also the first Oasis single to feature Noel on lead vocals instead of his brother, Liam Gallagher. The title is perhaps a play on the song "Look Back in Anger", from David Bowie's Lodger album or on the play, Look Back in Anger by John Osborne, from which Bowie's song took inspiration.



Music video

The video for the song, directed by Nigel Dick, features Patrick Macnee, the actor who played John Steed in the 1960s television series The Avengers, apparently a favourite of the band. While filming the video, drummer Alan White met future wife Liz Atkins. They were married 13 August 1997 at Studley Priory Hotel, Oxfordshire but later divorced. Macnee has no recollection of the filming of the video.

History

Noel said of the song, "[It] reminds me of a cross between All the Young Dudes and summat the Beatles might've done." Of the character "Sally" referred to in the song he commented, "I don't actually know anybody called Sally. It's just a word that fitted, y'know, might as well throw a girl's name in there. It's gotta guarantee somebody a shag off a bird called Sally, hasn't it?". Noel claims that the character "Lyla", from Oasis' 2005 single is the sister of Sally. In the interview on the DVD released with the special edition of Stop the Clocks, Noel also revealed that a girl approached him and asked him if Sally was the same girl as in The Stone Roses' track "Sally Cinnamon". Noel replied that he'd never thought of that, but thought it was good anyway.





















Noel admits that certain lines from the song are lifted from John Lennon: "I got this tape in the United States that had apparently been burgled from the Dakota Hotel and someone had found these cassettes. Lennon was starting to record his memoirs on tape. He's going on about 'trying to start a revolution from me bed, because they said the brains I had went to my head.' I thought 'Thank you, I'll take that'!" "Revolution from me bed" most likely refers to Lennon's infamous bed-ins in 1969, both in the quote and in the song. The piano during the intro of the song highly resembles Lennon's "Imagine". Like many other popular songs,the chord progression for both the verse and the chorus are based on the classical piece Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel. The songs only differ slightly at the end of each phrase. Gallagher also admits that he was under the influence of substances when he wrote the song, and to this day he claims he does not know what it means.

The song has become a favourite at Oasis' live performances. Noel encourages the crowd to sing along and often keeps quiet during the chorus, allowing the fans instead to sing along while he focuses on his guitar playing. The volume of crowd noise that usually descends on the chorus at concerts is easily audible on the rendition of "Don't Look Back in Anger" on Familiar to Millions. During the Dig Out Your Soul Tour the song has been played acoustically at a slower rate by Noel. Which surprised some fans, but it is still sung by all the fans.

In a 2006 radio interview, Liam Gallagher said that it was he who came up with the line "so Sally can wait" as Noel was struggling with that particular line at the time. Noel confirms this on the bonus DVD, entitled Lock the Box, released with the Stop the Clocks retrospective album. In the interview with Colin Murray, Noel admits, "I was doing it in the sound check and the so Sally bit, I wasn't singing that...and he [Liam] says, 'Are you singing so Sally can wait?' and I said, 'No.' and he said, 'Well you should do.'"

Noel was so excited of the potential of the song when he first wrote it, he used an acoustic set to perform a work-in progress version, without the second verse and a few other slight lyrical differences to the finished version, at an Oasis concert at the Sheffield Arena on April 22, 1995, saying before playing that he'd only written it the previous Tuesday (April 18, 1995) and that he didn't even have a title for it.

Track listing
CD CRESCD 221 (re-issued as RKISCD 018)
"Don't Look Back In Anger" - 4:48
"Step Out" - 3:40
"Underneath the Sky" - 3:20
"Cum on Feel the Noize" - 5:09

7" CRE 221
"Don't Look Back In Anger" - 4:48
"Step Out" - 3:40

12" CRE 221T
"Don't Look Back In Anger" - 4:48
"Step Out" - 3:40
"Underneath the Sky" - 3:20

Cassette CRECS 221
"Don't Look Back In Anger" - 4:48
"Step Out" - 3:40

CD re-issue (US) 34K78356
"Don't Look Back in Anger" - 4:48
"Cum On Feel The Noize" - 5:09

16 February 2017

On This Day In Oasis History...


On February 16th 2010, Oasis' album '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' won the award for the best album of the past 30 years at the Brit Awards ceremony at Earl's Court in London.

 

15 February 2017

Oasis Win Two Awards At The NME Awards


Oasis have won two NME Awards tonight in London, 'Supersonic' won 'Best Music Film' and the bands 1997 album 'Be Here Now' won 'Best Reissue'.

Liam Gallagher To Play In Manila In August


Liam Gallagher has been revealed to perform in Manila on August 14 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Tickets go on sale February 18 via SM Tickets. Ticket prices are: 8,700 PHP, 7,700 PHP, 5,700 PHP, 4,700 PHP, 3,700 PHP, 1,700 PHP.

14 February 2017

On This Day In Oasis History...


Below are a number of videos from February 14th 2007, when Oasis picked up the Outstanding Contribution award at the Brit Awards.

13 February 2017

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweets


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Vote For Oasis' 'Supersonic' At This Year's Empire Awards


Oasis' 'Supersonic' has been nominated for 'Best Documentary' at this year's Empire Awards.

If you'd like to cast a vote then head over to their website here.

On This Day In Oasis History...


On February 13th 2003, Noel Gallagher performed 'Wonderwall' at the NME Music Awards. Oasis won two awards that night for 'Best Band' and the 'NME Artist Of The Year'.

Liam Gallagher won the award for 'Best Haircut'.

 

12 February 2017

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweet


Get in there BURNLEY LG X

11 February 2017

Gallery: Noel Gallagher And His Wife Sara Enjoy Dinner In London


Click here and here for pictures of Noel Gallagher and his wife Sara who attended the pre-BAFTA Working Title VIP brunch 2017 at London's Chiltern Firehouse earlier today.

10 February 2017

Another On This Day In Oasis History...


Below is a video from February 10th 2009, when Liam Gallagher was interviewed on The Hot Desk at the The Holly Bush Pub in Hamsted.

 

On This Day In Oasis History...


The videos below are from February 10th 2002, when Oasis played at the Columbiahalle in Berlin, Germany.

8 February 2017

What's Going On At 'This Feeling' This Weekend?


A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance, this week's event is in Glasgow and Leeds.

Visit www.thisfeeling.co.uk for tickets and information on club nights all over the UK.

On This Day In Oasis History...














The video below is from February 8th 2003, when Gem Archer and Liam Gallagher appeared on Top Of The Pops and performed Songbird.




7 February 2017

Chrissie Hynde Urges Oasis To Get Back Together


Music icon Chrissie Hynde has urged Manc rockers Oasis to get back together - as she visited a major photographic exhibition of the band in the city centre.

Chrissie, frontwoman of rock legends The Pretenders, headed to Manchester Central Library to catch the Oasis:DNA exhibition, put on by her long-time friend Jill Furmanovsky.

Photographer Jill joined Chrissie for her visit to give her a private tour of the exhibition on Tuesday.

Chrissie said: “This is an exhibition of beautiful photographs of a great band and it gives a really good retrospective.”

Added Chrissie: “I just wish it was more up to date and that they hadn’t stopped when they did”.

“Like everyone else, I just hope they get back together. I know they have their family differences, but come on – think of your audience!”

Chrissie urged warring brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, who disbanded Oasis in 2009, to put aside their differences while “their fans can still dance.”

Chrissie said: “I hope they don’t leave it too long, or when they do come back, younger music fans will have forgotten them. They should get them while they can still dance.”

Chrissie and photographer Jill originally met in London during the heyday of punk in the late 1970s and have worked together ever since.

Chrissie said: “We’ve been mates for a long time and I can always call Jill with some daft idea and she says, “let’s do it”. So we have a huge archive now”.

“I have enough stuff on file to do a similar exhibition on Chrissie”, confirmed Jill.

The exhibition includes a picture taken at a 1994 Oasis gig in Cambridge that Chrissie attended.

It was the first time Jill had seen the band play – and she took Chrissie with her to check the young pretenders out.

“I remember that show and I thought they were a great band at the time, I loved them. And the camera loved them”, Chrissie said.

Jill added: “I have loved working with Central Library for this exhibition and I would love it to stay in Manchester permanently. It would be great to have a home for it in the city, because this band is part of Manchester’s cultural DNA.”

Chrissie said: “We don’t need a rock’n’roll hall of fame in the UK, but we do need living, breathing exhibitions like this one.

“If I was a young American rock’n’roller coming to the UK today, Manchester would definitely be on my list of places to go.”

The Oasis:DNA exhibition is at Central Library (First Floor Exhibition Space) until the end of March 2017 and is free entry.

For more information about Jill Furmanovsky, go to www.rockarchive.com/photographers/jill-furmanovsky.

Source: www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweets


There's only 2 sauces worth there wait in gold that's HP and HEINZ the rest can kiss my arse JESUS SAVES LG x

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Is Richard Ashcroft Helping Liam Gallagher Assemble His Live Band?


A source has told Radio X's Gordon Smart that Mr. Ashcroft has played an important role in Liam's new band.

Richard Ashcroft has helped Liam Gallagher put his new band together. Speaking with Radio X's Gordon Smart, a source has revealed that The Verve frontman was highly involved with putting together musicians for Liam's new solo project.

Ashcroft has previously said he plans on performing with Liam across the summer. Asked whose offer he would accept if both Liam and his brother Noel Gallagher asked, Ashcroft replied to Q magazine:  "I would have to politely tell them both that I had something else on and stay at home.

"I played a show with Noel a few months ago and I'm playing with Liam later in the year."

A source has also revealed to Radio X what tracks Liam Gallagher plans to perform live, which include Whatever, D'You Know What I Mean, My Big Mouth and ballad Don't Go Away. Plus, we can expect Beady Eye's Flick of the Finger and The World's Not Set In Stone.

It looks like Liam's live return is going to be something very special indeed. Although no UK live dates have been announced yet, the Oasis legend has confirmed shows at Norway's Bergenfest, Serbia's Exit Festival, Lollapolooza Paris and Spain's Benicassim Festival.

The former Oasis frontman has yet to announce a release date for the album, but we do know that he's steering clear of stadium rock, and instead focusing on a more acoustic sound. Take a look at What We Can Expect From Liam Gallagher's Solo Album now.

Source: www.radiox.co.uk

On This Day In Oasis History...


"Go Let It Out" is a song by English rock band Oasis, written by the band's lead guitarist Noel Gallagher.

It was released on February 7th 2000 as the first single from the fourth studio album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants. The song peaked at #1 in the UK charts where it went Silver.

The lyrics are a similar vein to "Roll With It" in that it encourages the listener to get on with their life without being specific about how this is to be achieved. The song samples the drums from Johnny Jenkins' version of Dr John's "I Walk on Gilded Splinters". The title may be a reference to the line in "Hey Jude" by The Beatles, "So let it out and let it in, hey, Jude, begin". Noel described the song as "the closest we came to sounding like a modern day Beatles" in the 'Lock the Box' interview found on the DVD in the special edition of Stop the Clocks.

The song, along with B-side "(As Long As They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell", also embodies the psychedelic feel which the band experimented with on the album. It couples this with an acoustic guitar chord sequence. "Let's All Make Believe", the second B-Side is considered by many to be one of the best Oasis B-sides. Some people believe the lyrics of this song to relate to the cracks that began forming in the group at the time (see below), for example: "So let's all make believe/that we're still friends and we like each other."




















Due to the departure of guitarist Bonehead and bassist Guigsy in the early recording sessions for Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, the track features only Liam Gallagher (vocals), Noel Gallagher (rhythm guitar, bass guitar, lead guitar) and Alan White (drums).

Oasis were looking for replacements for founding members Bonehead and Guigsy and while Bonehead was quickly replaced with fellow Creation signing and former Heavy Stereo frontman Gem Archer, Guigsy proved harder to replace. Thus the trippy video for "Go Let It Out" had to be filmed with Noel on bass, Archer in Noel's role as lead guitarist and Liam in Archer's role as rhythm guitarist.



The b-side "Let's All Make Believe" has recently been included in several lists as a 'hidden gem', such as Q magazine placing it at number one on its list of '500 best lost tracks' and at 4 on its 'list of songs to download this month - January 2006.' Q magazine said in the description 'If Standing on the Shoulder of Giants had contained this track, it would have probably got another star'.

In the "lock the box" interview, Noel considers "Go Let It Out" to be "head and shoulders" above any other songs he had written during this time, and its "up there with some of the best things I've ever done."

"Go Let It Out" is included on Oasis' compilation album Stop the Clocks, and is the only song from Standing on the Shoulder of Giants on that album.

Track listing

CD RKIDSCD 001
"Go Let It Out" - 4:41
"Let's All Make Believe" - 3:53
"(As Long As They've Got) Cigarettes In Hell" - 4:21

7" RKID 001
"Go Let It Out" - 4:41
"Let's All Make Believe" - 3:53

12" RKID 001T
"Go Let It Out" - 4:41
"Let's All Make Believe" - 3:53
"(As Long As They've Got) Cigarettes In Hell" - 4:21

Cassette RKIDCS 001
"Go Let It Out" - 4:41
"Let's All Make Believe" - 3:53

Japanese CD ESCA 8114
"Go Let It Out"
"(As Long As They've Got) Cigarettes In Hell"
"Helter Skelter"

This was the first Oasis product to be released via their new Big Brother record label, that is ten years old today.

The catalogue numbers across all formats include RKID 001.

Due to new regulations concerning the length of singles in the UK, this was the first Oasis single to only include 2 b-sides.

6 February 2017

Liam Gallagher Rumoured To Be Playing Oasis' 'Be Here Now' Tracks Live On Tour


A source has told Radio X's Gordon Smart that Gallagher will revisit the 1997 album to give fans "something they're not getting" from his brother Noel.

Liam Gallagher is planning to revive a number of Oasis songs at his first ever solo shows this year, according to insiders.

The former Oasis frontman, who has announced dates across Europe so far this year, is believed to be rehearsing tracks from the band's 1997 Be Here Now album- some which haven't been performed live in two decades.

A source told Radio X: “He wants to give fans something they’re not getting from Noel.”

The insider adds that Gallagher believes his decision to revisit Be Here Now will attract fans desperate to hear some of their favourite Oasis tunes that haven't been played live in 20 years.  They supposedly include No1 D'You Know What I Mean, My Big Mouth and ballad Don't Go Away. Liam is also said to be rehearsing Stand By Me, Born On A Different Cloud, B-side Listen Up, Bring It On Down (taken from Definitely Maybe) and Whatever.

Beady Eye's Flick of the Finger and The World's Not Set In Stone are also being rehearsed.

Despite his vow to play Oasis tracks, the source told Gordon Smart that Liam is very confident in his new solo material, and is planning a set to take to arenas.

While there's no confirmed release date for Liam Gallagher's debut solo album, the Oasis legend has confirmed live dates at the likes of Norway's Bergenfest, Serbia's Exit Festival, Lollapolooza Paris and Spain's Benicassim Festival.

One date the Songbird rocker definitely won't be playing, however, is TRNSMT Festival.

After rumours he would headline the new Scottish City festival, the Supersonic star took to Twitter to clear up the news, writing: "Sorry to disappoint all my Brothers n Sisters in Scotland but I won't be playing TRNSMT stay cool bware of knobheads LG x"

Source: radiox.co.uk

Liam Gallagher To Play Summer Sonic


Liam Gallagher will be playing at Summer Sonic in Japan, the festival takes place in August.

Click here for more details.


5 February 2017

Listen To Noel Gallagher's New Playlist


Ease into February with Noel's latest playlist, featuring tracks from the likes of Toots & The Maytals, Leonard Cohen, Toydrum & Bowie...

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For the rest of you, here's the playlist track listing:

Sexbombe Uber Alles - James Clarke Five
Funky Kingston - Toots & The Maytals
Peace Trail - Neil Young
Can I Have It Like That - Pharrll & Gwen Stefani
Silver Timothy - Damien Jurado
Nightclubbing - Iggy Pop
Death Of A Ladies’ Man - Leonard Cohen
Lark On My Go-Kart - Asher Roth
Red Lady - Phil Cordell
The Silent Sun - Genesis
Cactus - David Bowie
Know One Will Ever Know - Gavin Lark & Toydrum
Come on Baby Hold My Hand - Marie Knight
Did You No Wrong - Sex Pistols
I Exhale - Underworld
Platoon.- Jungle
My Life Is Natural - Slade (not available on Spotify)

Source: www.noelgallagher.com

3 February 2017

Noel Gallagher And Paul Weller Team Up On Remix Of Syd Arthur Track 'No Peace'


Syd Arthur have unveiled new single ‘No Peace’ and a remix ‘No Peace’ was made by Paul Weller‘s Sine Of 4 project and features Noel Gallagher on guitar.

Listen to the track below.

Gallery: Liam Gallagher Shopping In London


Click here to see a number of pictures of Liam Gallagher shopping in London yesterday.

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