19 February 2017

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


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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.

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