31 August 2015

Another On This Day In Oasis History...















The Videos below are from August 31st 1994, when Oasis played at the Tivoli, Buckley in the United Kingdom.

The two videos below are from the Definitely Maybe DVD that was released in September 2004.

This gig was the first time that I saw the band live.





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On This Day In Oasis History...














The videos below are from Live By The Sea, originally released on video on August 31st 1995.

It features Oasis' gig at the Southend Cliffs Pavilion on April 17th 1995, as well as the videos for Rock 'N' Roll Star and Cigarettes & Alcohol.











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30 August 2015

Listen To Noel Gallagher's 'Here's A Candle (For Your Birthday Cake)'













Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Here's A Candle (For Your Birthday Cake) Official Audio it's the B-Side to the current single Lock All The Doors.

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28 August 2015

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds 'Lock All The Doors' Single Is Out Now!













Today marks the release of 'Lock All The Doors', the latest single from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' No1. album 'Chasing Yesterday'! You can order the limited edition yellow vinyl here, featuring the B-Side 'Here's A Candle (For Your Birthday Cake)', or a digital copy here.

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27 August 2015

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 there are nights in London, Manchester, Brighton and London.

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

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Win A Money Can't Buy Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Prize














Who’s pre-ordered the limited 7” Lock All The Doors Vinyl? If you have, then as a thank you we’ve got a seriously special competition for you!

Up for grabs is the ONLY acetate of the vinyl in existence! You just need post your order number and first name here to enter.

We’ll pick a winner by random early next week. The vinyl is released on Friday. If you haven’t got round to pre-ordering it yet you’re not too late to enter.

There are still a limited number of the vinyl left and we’ll keep the competition open until Tuesday 1st September.

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26 August 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...















The video below is from August 26th 2000, when Oasis played at the 'Gig On The Green' in Glasgow, Scotland.




25 August 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...














The videos below are from August 25th 2000, when Oasis played at the Reading Festival in England.



24 August 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...















Below is an interview with Liam and Noel Gallagher in Orlando, Florida. The interview was originally broadcast on CDUK on August 24th 2002.


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On This Day In Oasis History...















The video below is from August 23rd 1996, when Oasis played on MTV Unplugged in London, England.

22 August 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...















"The Importance Of Being Idle" is a song on the British rock band Oasis' sixth album, Don't Believe the Truth, written and sung by lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. It was the second single released from the album in the UK, on August 22, 2005, where it debuted at #1. It was also the first time that Oasis earned two successive #1's in the same calendar year. It was written by Gallagher sometime during the summer of 2004, before the band made their final attempt at recording what would become Don't Believe the Truth. He got the title from the Mark Twain book of the same name which he found whilst cleaning out his garage (it belonged not to him but to girlfriend Sara McDonald.)

Musically, as Noel has commented, the song sounds like tunes from two British bands, The Kinks and The La's. In particular, the sentiment expressed is noticeably similar to The Kinks' "Sunny Afternoon" and "Dead End Street", and the use of falsetto for every other verse line recalls The La's "Feelin'". The guitar sound is similar also to The La's b-sides; "Clean Prophet" and "Over". It also is a breakaway from the sound of Oasis's latter albums, especially the straight ahead rock 'n' roll anthems of Heathen Chemistry. The keyboard used on the pre-chorus sections was bought by bassist Andy Bell from the auction website eBay.

Noel has said that the lyrics of "The Importance of Being Idle" are inspired by his own laziness. Some of the second verse, with the reference to begging his doctor for "one more line", seems to be referring to an actual event as this resembles Noel's account of how he gave up cocaine in 1998.





















Most reviewers acclaimed the track as one of the highlights of Don't Believe the Truth, which itself was widely praised as a marked return to form. The band mentioned in interviews in June that it would become the second single, after the UK Number One "Lyla". The b-sides are Liam Gallagher's "Pass Me Down the Wine" and Gem Archer's "The Quiet Ones."



The promo film was directed by Dawn Shadforth, (whose previous videos include Kylie Minogue's award-winning "Can't Get You Out Of My Head"). Shadforth's film for "The Importance of Being Idle' starred Welsh actor Rhys Ifans and homages the style of early 1960s kitchen sink drama British films, and is set during the build up to a funeral procession in a northern town, with the extravagant undertakers parading the coffin at the video's climax and Ifans playing the part of a high-kicking funeral director. The video is based on the film and play Billy Liar with Ifans playing the role of Billy. Noel and Liam therefore play Shadrack & Duxbury, the owners of the funeral parlour where Billy works. The rest band (Gem,Andy and Zak) make a brief appearance as lazy workers playing cards in an undertaker's office. It was widely acclaimed at the time as being probably the best video Oasis had ever made, not least by the band themselves, who were said to be very happy with the finished product. The video is very similar in style and concept to the music video for "Dead End Street" by The Kinks.

Q Magazine readers placed the song at #1 in a list of 2005's greatest tracks.

The video for the song was voted the video of the year at the NME Awards.

The song is included on Oasis' 'best-of' album Stop the Clocks.

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21 August 2015

Noel Gallagher Reckons Britain’s Top Football Clubs Should Bring Back Terraces














The former Oasis guitarist reckons standing should return because supporters are now more responsible.

He said: “I think they should definitely have an area in one corner of the ground for safe standing.
“I think people and football supporters and authorities are wise enough now not to let it go out of hand. I think it would be a good thing for the atmosphere but I don’t think it will happen.”

The Manchester City fan, 48, joins thousands of supporters who want standing brought back.

The Football Supporters’ Federation’s Safe Standing campaign aims for the introduction of terracing on a trial basis.

Source: www.dailystar.co.uk

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On This Day In Oasis History...















Be Here Now is the third studio album by the English rock band Oasis. Released on August 21 1997, the album was highly anticipated by both music critics and fans as a result of the band's previous worldwide successes with their 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe, and its 1995 follow up (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. The album's pre-release build up led to considerable hype within both the music and mainstream press. At that point, Oasis were at the height of their fame, and Be Here Now became the UK's fastest selling album to date, selling over 420,000 units on the first day of release alone, and over one million within two weeks. As of 2007, the album has sold eight million copies worldwide.

Oasis' management company Ignition were aware of the danger of overexposure, and before its release they sought to control the media's access to the album. Ignition's campaign included limiting pre-release radio airplay, and requesting that journalists sign gag agreements. These tactics resulted in the alienation of members of both the music and mainstream media, as well as many industry members connected with the band. Ignition's attempts to limit pre-release access to the album only served to fuel large scale speculation and publicity within the British music scene.

Artistically Be Here Now failed to live up to the expectations that preceded its release. Although initial reviews were positive, retrospectively the album is viewed by much of the music press and by most members of the band as over-indulgent and bloated. In 2007, Q magazine described Be Here Now as "a disastrous, overblown folly—the moment when Oasis, their judgement clouded by drugs and blanket adulation, ran aground on their own sky-high self-belief." The album's producer Owen Morris said of the recording sessions: "The only reason anyone was there was the money. Noel had decided Liam was a shit singer. Liam had decided he hated Noel's songs [...] Massive amounts of drugs. Big fights. Bad vibes. Shit recordings." None of its songs were included on the band's 2006 "best of" compilation album Stop the Clocks.






















Album cover
The cover image to Be Here Now was shot at the Stock Hotel in Hertfordshire in April 1997. It features the band standing outside the hotel surrounded by assorted props. At the centre of the image is a Rolls Royce floating in a swimming pool. The photographer Michael Spencer Johns said the original concept involved shooting each band member in various locations around the world, but when the cost proved prohibitive, the shoot was relocated to the Stock Hotel. Spencer remarked that the shoot "degenerated into chaos", adding that "by 8pm, everyone was in the bar, there were schoolkids all over the set, and the lighting crew couldn't start the generator.

It was Alice in Wonderland meets Apocalypse Now." Despite various meanings people have tried to read into the selection of the cover props, Johns said Gallagher simply selected items from the BBC props store he thought would look good in the picture. Two of the props that had considered thought in their inclusion were the inflatable globe (intended as a homage to the sleeve of Definitely Maybe) and the Rolls Royce, which was suggested by Arthurs. The release date in each region was commemorated on the calendar pictured on the sleeve; Harris said the dating "[encouraged] fans to believe that to buy a copy on the day it appeared was to participate in some kind of historical event."

Tracklisting

D'You Know What I Mean? – 7:42
My Big Mouth – 5:02
Magic Pie – 7:19
Stand by Me – 5:56
I Hope, I Think, I Know – 4:22
The Girl in the Dirty Shirt – 5:49
Fade In-Out – 6:52
Don't Go Away – 4:48
Be Here Now – 5:13
All Around the World – 9:20
It's Gettin' Better (Man!!) – 7:00
All Around the World (Reprise) – 2:08

Singles





D'You Know What I Mean?"
Released: 7 July 1997
Producers: Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher
Chart positions: #1 (UK), #1 (FIN), #1 (IRE), #3 (CAN), #4 (US)





Stand By Me
Released: 22 September 1997
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher
Chart positions: #2 (UK), #5 (US), #2 (IRE)





All Around The World
Released: 12 January 1998
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher
Chart positions: #1 (UK), #1 (IRE)





Don't Go Away" (Japan Only)
Released: 13 May 1998
Writer: Noel Gallagher
Producers: Owen Morris and Noel Gallagher.

20 August 2015

Oasis – The Stories Behind Their Cryptic Album And Single Sleeve Art














What's the first thing you think of when you think of Oasis? No, apart from drugs and fighting. No, not Knebworth or Britpop or massive ’90s anthems or slagging off other acts or whatever else you're thinking. Yes, that's right, classic record sleeves.

Oasis covers, often designed by Brian Cannon's Microdot, were amongst the most striking of the past 20 years, full of clues, red herrings and tributes to a certain Liverpudlian band of yore – and always with a colourful story attached.

Click here to see 15 of the best.

Source: www.nme.com

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On This Day In Oasis History...















The video below is from August 20th 2005, when Oasis played at the V Festival in Chelmsford, England.




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19 August 2015

Noel Gallagher Locks Horns With Airport Staff













Noel Gallagher "locked horns" with airport staff over a £65 excess baggage charge.

The former Oasis rocker reportedly spent 20 minutes at a British Airways check-in desk at London's Heathrow Airport on Monday (08.17.15) before he and wife Sara MacDonald "reluctantly relented" and paid the charge.

A source told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "Noel and his wife locked horns with BA staff at check-in, where they were forced to pay a surcharge for extra luggage. It clearly wasn't the start to the holiday they wanted. After 20 minutes they reluctantly relented.

"As if that wasn't enough, they had a tricky time getting through security, with staff searching the kids' shoes - leaving both parents more in need of a holiday than ever."

Meanwhile, the 'Wonderwall' hitmaker - who was jetting out to the south of France with children Donovan, seven, and Sonny, four - previously admitted he loves to spend money on his children as he wants the best for him.

Noel, who also has daughter Anaïs from a previous relationship, said: "I don't want them to be scruffy oiks from a council estate. I don't want them to be like me.

"Just because I didn't have money until I was 26, I'm not going to deny them private school, holidays, cars and all that."

Source: www.caledonenterprise.com

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Noel Gallagher Picks His Favourite Song, German Stalkers, Concert And More














Click here to listen to Noel Gallagher on Andy Goldstein's Sports Bar on TalkSPORT he talks about favourite song,

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18 August 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...














The video below is from August 18th 1994, when Liam & Noel Gallagher and Bonehead appeared on 'MTV Most Wanted' in Camden, London.

Also on August 18th 1991, Oasis played their first ever gig at the Broadwalk in Manchester supporting Sweet Jesus.

17 August 2015

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14 August 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...














The video below is from August 14th 2008, when Oasis played at the Black Islands Studios in London in front of a small number of competition winners.



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More Items Added To Pretty Green's Summer Sale














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13 August 2015

Another On This Day In Oasis History...














Below is an interview with Liam and Noel Gallagher from August 13th 1994, at the Hultsfred Festival in Sweden.





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On This Day In Oasis History...














Below are a few videos from August 13th 2005, when Oasis played at the Summersonic Festival in Osaka, Japan.



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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds To Play Lollapalooza 2016 In Brazil, Argentina And Chile Next Year














It's being rumoured here that Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play Lollapalooza 2016 in Brazil, Argentina and Chile in March next year.

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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.

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





















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12 August 2015

Noel Gallagher No Longer Receives Fan Mail














With few people using snail mail these days Noel no longer has to battle through a sack of fan mail every day.

The rise of the internet might mean music sales have plummeted for Noel Gallagher , but at least he no longer has to spend hours replying to fan mail.

The ex-Oasis star admits: “It has all stopped. I remember getting sacks of the stuff. That doesn’t happen any more. ​

"Now there’s no need ​to reply as the fans a​re online talking to each other.”

He says the business is totally different to what it was like when Oasis first broke on to the scene.

He adds: ”Since Definitely Maybe the industry has changed beyond all recognition. The music business we signed into doesn’t exist any more.”

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

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11 August 2015

Happy Birthday Andy Bell













Happy Birthday to Andy Bell who is 45 today.

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On This Day In Oasis History...














On August 11th 1996, Oasis played the second of two nights at Knebworth. Support for the two days included The Prodigy, Ocean Colour Scene, Charlatans, Manic Street Preachers, Kula Shaker and Dreadzone.

Below is a video from the gig.



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10 August 2015

Pre Order: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - Where The City Meets The Stars: Chasing Yesterday: The Remixes














Where The City Meets The Stars: Chasing Yesterday: The Remixes

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds release, ‘Where the City Meets the Sky: Chasing Yesterday: The Remixes’, on September 25 2015.

The record includes remixes by Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve, Andrew Weatherall, Toydrum, Massive Attack’s 3d and the previously unreleased reworks by David Holmes and Psychemagik.

The EP will be released as a double heavyweight vinyl.

Tracklisting

Side A
 1. Ballad Of The Mighty I (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation)
 2. Ballad Of The Mighty I (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation Instrumental)
 3. In The Heat Of The Moment (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

Side B
 1. Riverman (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation)
 2. Riverman (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation Instrumental)
 3. The Right Stuff (Psychemagik Remix)

Side C
 1. The Right Stuff (High Flying Birds In 3D – version 1)
 2. The Right Stuff (High Flying Birds In 3D - version 2)

Side D
 1. The Girl With The Xray Eyes (David Holmes Rework)
 2. The Girl With The Xray Eyes (David Holmes Rework Instrumental)
 3. In The Heat Of The Moment (Toydrum Remix)

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Is This Oasis-Inspired Car Number Plate Is The Most Manc Registration Ever?














Car sporting reg number which is a tribute to Britpop star Noel Gallagher was spotted in musician's home city.

One Oasis fan has taken his obsession with the Britpop band to a whole new level by getting a number plate inspired by songwriter Noel Gallagher's famous catchphrase.

The 'R KIIDDD' reg was spotted in a supermarket car park in the south of city, showing that despite the band having split up six years ago they are still loved by their home town fans.

The phrase is how Noel - the songwriter and driving force behind the group - used to refer to little brother Liam, the tearaway lead singer with whom he used to fight on a regular basis. Their feud ultimately destroyed Oasis in 2009.

He said in an interview with Q Magazine: "First time I saw Liam sing I thought, 'Our Kid’s got summat about him'."

The rocking reg plate was seen and snapped on a white Vauxhall Corsa at Asda in Longsight.
It’s not known who the owner is, but they were obviously picking up some Champagne Supernova and a Roll With It.

Nele Sithole, 22, from Moston, spotted the car.

He told the Manchester Evening News: "I found it hilarious to be honest but I would probably only get one if I had a flashy sports car - just to rub it in!"














Source: ww.mirror.co.uk

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Gallery: Noel Gallagher Enjoying His Holiday In Spain













Click here to see a number of pictures of Noel Gallagher enjoying his holiday in Spain.

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On This Day In Oasis History...














On August 10th 1996, Oasis played the first of two nights at Knebworth. Support for the two days included The Prodigy, Ocean Colour Scene, Charlatans, Manic Street Preachers, Kula Shaker and Dreadzone.

Below is a review from THE TIMES of the show.

Review: Oasis at Knebworth, 1996

One in 20 Britons applied for tickets to see Oasis in concert at Knebworth. Our critic joined the crowd on Saturday.

Three million people, 5 per cent of the population, applied for tickets and those lucky enough to get them were treated to two new songs, My Big Mouth and It's Getting Better Man , along with tried and tested hits. With a guest list of 7,000 there were plenty of opportunities for star-spotting: Mick Hucknall of Simply Red, Jarvis Cocker and Kate Moss made their way to the celebrity enclosure to compare bodyguards with Liam Gallagher and Patsy Kensit, and all looked disingenuously surprised when mobbed by amateur paparazzi.

For those not chosen as Kate Moss's plus one, there were tickets still available at a price. Cro-Magnon touts were willing to get you into "The Gig of the Decade" for £300, a sizeable mark-up from £22.50. Once inside, many would have gladly paid £300 to avoid queues. There were 400-yard tailbacks for each bar and toilet. But with the temperature into the 70s and a PA so powerful everyone was guaranteed to leave touched by tinnitus, such matters were of little importance. Oasis took to the stage at 9pm, greeted by a roar so huge that flocks of birds took to the sky from Knebworth's old oaks.

"Hello, hello, hello," Liam said, making a fairly good job of John Lennon's famous "retard" impression. "Let's go." And off they went, kicking out the music that has made the Top 40 truly exciting for the first time in ten years and working hard for the estimated £5.6 million the weekend accrued.

Joined for the inevitable encore of Champagne Supernova by The Stone Roses's ex-guitar player John Squire, Oasis bowed out in a blaze of guitar solos and a firework display. As many tired and emotional punters fell over backwards, disorientated from staring at the sky so long, Martin Carr of the Boo Radleys said: "Everyone in Britain - except Damon from Blur - loves Oasis. They can do no wrong." He would appear to be right.



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8 August 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...














"Live Forever" is a song by British rock group Oasis. Written by guitarist Noel Gallagher, the song was released as the third single from their debut album Definitely Maybe on 8 August 1994, just prior to that album's release.

Gallagher wrote the song in 1991, before he joined Oasis. Inspired by The Rolling Stones' "Shine a Light," "Live Forever" features a basic song structure and lyrics with an optimistic outlook that contrasted with the attitude of the grunge bands popular at the time. The song was the first Oasis single to enter the top ten in the United Kingdom, and garnered critical acclaim.

Background and recording
Noel Gallagher wrote "Live Forever" in 1991, while working for a building company in his hometown of Manchester. After his foot was crushed by a pipe in an accident, he was given a less-strenuous job working in the storeroom, allowing him more time to write songs. One night he was listening to The Rolling Stones' album Exile on Main St. While playing one of his own chord progressions, Gallagher noted that it sounded good against one of the vocal melodies from the album: "It was the bit from 'Shine a Light' that goes [sings], 'May the good lord shine a light on you,'" Gallagher recalled. Gallagher incorporated the melody, changing the line to "Maybe I don’t really want to know". For a period afterwards, that was the only part of the song Gallagher had completed.

The song was later instrumental in helping the band secure their record deal with Creation Records. Reflecting on when he first heard the song, Creation boss Alan McGee recalled "It was probably the single greatest moment I've ever experienced with them."

The demo version of "Live Forever" begins with an acoustic guitar intro. While recording the album version, the record's producer Owen Morris cut out this intro and replaced it with a drumbeat played by Tony McCarroll. Morris further cut a second section in Noel's guitar solo. Although Gallagher was upset, Morris felt the part had sounded "a bit like fucking Slash from Guns N' Roses".

Reception

"Live Forever" was released on 8 August 1994 as the band's third single, a month before the release of their debut album Definitely Maybe. The song had been part of the band's set for longer than a year at that point, and had amassed so many mentions in reviews of the group that "its release [as a single] had long seemed inevitable." In its review of the single, NME found "Live Forever" to be an improvement over Oasis' previous singles, concluding, "Basically, what thus far looked like obnoxious Manc arrogance suddenly looks like sheer effortlessness. A terrific record."

While Oasis' first two singles, "Supersonic" and "Shakermaker", were modestly received, it was "Live Forever" that "got the world's attention." "Live Forever" became Oasis' first top ten hit, reaching number ten on the British singles charts in 1994. In 1995, the song became the band's first chart success in the United States, reaching number two and ten on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, respectively. Noel Gallagher commented on the praise given to the song: "People said to me after 'Live Forever', 'Where are you gonna go after that?' And I was like, I don't think it's that good. I think it's a fucking good song, but I think I can do better."

"Live Forever" has garnered additional acclaim years after its release. In 2006, "Live Forever" was named the greatest song of all time in a poll released by Q; the song had ranked ninth in a similar Q poll three years before. In 2007, "Live Forever" placed number one in the NME and XFM poll of the 50 "Greatest Indie Anthems Ever". The song was selected by Noel Gallagher for inclusion on Oasis' compilation album Stop the Clocks in 2006.

Music videos





Two music videos were made for "Live Forever" for British and American airplay. The original video, directed by Carlos Grasso, features unusual imagery such as Liam Gallagher sitting on a chair affixed to a wall, and a number of scenes are devoted to the band burying drummer Tony McCarroll alive. Some of the UK version of the promotional video was filmed at the Strawberry Fields memorial, the area of New York City's Central Park dedicated to John Lennon—the single cover features 251 Menlove Avenue, the childhood home of Lennon. The American video, directed by Nick Egan, features the band playing in an office with pictures of Sid Vicious, Kurt Cobain, Jim Morrison, John Lennon, Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan, and Bobby Moore on the wall. Both videos are included on the 2004 Definitely Maybe DVD.


















Track listings

UK tracklisting

CD CRESCD 185
"Live Forever" – 4:38
"Up In The Sky" (Acoustic) – 3:32
"Cloudburst" – 5:21
"Supersonic" (Live) – 5:12

7" CRE 185
"Live Forever" – 4:38
"Up In The Sky" (Acoustic) – 3:32

12" CRE 185T
"Live Forever" – 4:38
"Up In The Sky" (Acoustic) – 3:32
"Cloudburst" – 5:21

Cassette CRECS 185
"Live Forever" – 4:38
"Up In The Sky" (Acoustic) – 3:32

European tracklisting

CD HES 660689 2
"Live Forever" (Radio Edit) – 3:43
"Live Forever" – 4:37
"Up In The Sky" (Acoustic) – 3:32
"Cloudburst" – 5:21
"Supersonic" (Live) – 5:10

7 August 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...














The video below is from August 7th 2005, when Oasis played at the FIB Heineken Festival in Bennicassim, Spain.


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6 August 2015

Pretty Green's Autumn Winter ’15 Green Label Promotional Video














Pretty Green's Autumn Winter ’15 Green Label campaign takes us to the Isle of Wight and digs deep into the world of the British scooter clubs. We look at the adoption of scooters from Italy into the British Mod subculture in the 1960s and the infamous scooter rallies across the country that have come to symbolize the MOD movement.

Take a closer look here.



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4 August 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...
















The video below is from August 4th 2000, when Oasis played the Benicassim Festival in Spain. At the time Noel Gallagher had decided to quit overseas touring with Oasis.

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Noel Gallagher Blasts Apple Music














Gallagher continues his criticism of streaming services following take down of Tidal.
Noel Gallagher has voiced his opinion on Apple's new music streaming service Apple Music following recent disparaging remarks made about rival platform Tidal.

In May, Gallagher was quoted as saying that the artists that helped launch Jay Z's Tidal thought they were "the fucking Avengers". Commenting on their goals to "save music", the former Oasis guitarist said that "they might want to write a decent chorus for a fucking start".

Now, speaking to the Varvet International podcast, Gallagher has said that while he admits that streaming is "clearly the future" because "people wiser than me tell me that it is", the lack of record sales in modern music "makes him sad".

Gallagher explained his feelings: "If you tell me now that the record buying era is over that makes me sad, that the culture of buying and believing in a record is over. That era is over and the belief is that music is for hire and for rent, the money that you pay lets you access everybody’s music but own none of it. I think that’s a sad day. I understand that it’s the future, but it’s a sad day."

He then shifted his focus to Apple Music, saying of their launch of 24/7 global station Beats 1: "Apple Music, world radio, is that some sort of George Orwell shit going on?"

"How can you be so arrogant that you can say 'We now fucking own world radio'. It came up on my phone, it’s there. What would I listen to? It's not playing The Kinks. Unless there’s a fucking section that says 'Noel Gallagher’s music collection' then I won’t be listening to it.

"I don’t know the idea, what is it exactly? You pay 10 pound a month and then think ‘Mmm, I’m in a jazz mood today’ and then you’re not listening to yours, you’re letting someone else make the decision and I don’t know."

Referring to Apple's new 'Connect' feature that allows fans to follow artists they like, Gallagher continued: "Who gives a fuck what the artist is doing? My love for The Smiths never suffered because I didn’t know what they were doing. They were either on tour, disappeared and then put an album out and we all said ‘Wow, fucking hell an album’s coming out, what’s it called? Nobody knows’.

"Who cares what fucking Thom Yorke is up to? Seriously who gives a shit? I'd find it creepy if everyone wanted to know what I was up to."

Listen to the podcast in full here.

Source: www.nme.com

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3 August 2015

Check Out These Liam And Noel Gallagher Tea Towels














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Armand Van Helden On Noel Gallagher













DJ and producer Armand Van Helden has responded to recent comments made by Noel Gallagher relating to EDM acts headlining festivals.

Gallagher recently made headlines by dismissing "DJs pressing play on a CD player" during their performances.

The former Oasis man also told NME of Swedish DJ Avicii: "I don’t know anything about Avicii. I don’t wish to know anything about Avicii. It sounds like an artist from the Renaissance period."
With Avicii replying by labelling Gallagher a "bitter old time rocker", fellow EDM producer Van Helden has hit back at the veteran musician's remarks.

"Any real musician is going to look at a DJ or an EDM artist and be like 'What is that and how did that even work in the first place?'. If you're out there on stage and you're a drummer, a guitarist a frontman or whatever – you're a band, that's just raw talent being exposed on a stage," he told Gigwise.

He added: "With the chemistry going on, that's just a magical moment. With a DJ or the EDM thing, they don't get it. It's a completely different thing – the youth is always supposed to piss off the elders. The youth will always find a way to make sure that their parents don't like their music. To me, EDM, dance music and DJ culture is just following in this path that we've been in forever."

Van Helden, who has worked with Dizzee Rascal, Daft Punk, Bloc Party and more, added: "When jazz was brand new, all of the people that first heard it called it 'cacaphone' - 'That's just a bunch of noise, that's not real music'. Jazz is the music we're talking about right now. Jazz now is considered the most musical you can be."

Watch the full interview with Van Helden below.



EDM producer Deadmau5, on the other hand, recently spoke out in defence of Gallagher.

In a blog posted to Tumblr, Zimmerman took aim at CD-ing playing DJs: "Are you or are you not a guy who can use a computer to make music? Because you're making in upwards of 200K to play a fucking CD…. so… wait. why?

"With all the resources you have attained in the past X years of getting to where you are now…. WOULD IT FUCKING KILL YOU, to be able to add some sort of modularity, performance, showmanship BEYOND putting a fist in the air, telling people to make noise, and or playing the top line on an invisible keyboard in the air to show the crowd 'HEY! EVERYONE! THIS LEAD GOES HERE! WATCH MY HAND. IT GOES DOOT DOOT DOOT DOOT.'"

He added: "Do with an inexhaustible amount of income from all the good fine folk who gave you way too much money to be up there…. you couldnt even be fucked to plug in a keyboard to play 4 fucking notes from time to time?

"Look, you MADE the fucking track, you HAVE the stems (at least you BETTER have them fucking stems) DO SOMETHING. ANYTHING. You're a fucking act. You're beyond a CD player. At least YOU FUCKING BETTER BE if im going to pay 100 bucks to watch you.

"So you can't play a keyboard? COOL! ME NEITHER! MIDI bro. It's been around since the 80s which is about 11 years before you were even fucking conceived. And it STILL works great.

 "Please, stop fucking up 'EDM' with your fucking bullshit lazy CD playing and get to fucking work like the many others who are… then, the people who do put forth the bits when they can, don't look as fucking stupid as you."

Deadmau5 concluded: "I think this hits the core of what Noel Gallagher was hinting at. Not EDM in general."

Source: www.nme.com

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2 August 2015

Noel Gallagher: I Don't Want My Kids To Be Like Me














The ex-Oasis man says he'll let his kids have whatever they want – while his brother Liam turned up in an Irish pub to give his new songs an airing.

Noel Gallagher is never shy of an opinion when it comes to family politics.

But, after years of colourful rants on his pet subject sibling rivalry, I’m pleased to bring you part 2 in the Oasis legend’s life lessons: parenting.

As one of the most recognisable rock stars on the planet, you might think Britpop guitar hero Noel would agonise over ways to keep his brood grounded... Er, not so.

The straight-talking father of Anaïs, 15, Donovan, seven, and Sonny, four, said: “My kids have got a f***ing amazing childhood.

“Just because I didn’t have any f***ing money to speak of until I was 26, I’m not going to deny them private school, nice clothes, ­holidays, cars and all that s***. I would have to be a f***ing a***hole to toughen the kids up and all that.

“I want them to be smart intelligent guys. I don’t want them to be scruffy oiks from a council estate. I don’t want them to be like me. I want to be the only me in my house and I want them to be them.”

Noel, 48, grew up in a one-parent family in Manchester, so doesn’t he want to share his tough coming-of-age tales? And what about a plane ticket in economy class as a learning curve for the rich kids?

“What would I say, ‘You’ve got to f***ing sit in coach, it’ll be good for you’? Who wants to live in reality? That is clearly f***ing nonsense.

“I will never preach to them about the value of money and, ‘Well, when I was growing up, we never had all this s***’ – f***ing so what?

“Who wants to sound like a parent? When we were growing up, what was the first thing our parents said? ‘What about the war?’ Oh f***ing hell, I wasn’t born! I don’t give a f***.

“‘Things were tough in the war.’ I don’t give a f*** about the war. I don’t give a f*** about Winston Churchill or Adolf Hitler or any of those idiots – they ruined the world.

“Don’t saddle me with that sh**. I just wanted to talk about The Beatles.”

Wish you were my f***ing dad, Noel – and the swear jar would be as full as my wallet.

Meanwhile, Noel's brother Liam aired his new songs in a humble Irish pub.

Liam joined local musos in a bar to play his fresh material on an acoustic guitar, singing in one ditty: “Yes I know, I’ve been wrong, Didn’t do what I was told, Yes I know I’ve been wrong...”

With a reputation like Liam’s, it’s difficult to tell who he’s apologising to but girlfriend Debbie Gwyther may be all ears.

One punter said: “That man is full of regrets. You can see it all over his face and in his music.”

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

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