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Old 10-08-2006, 02:26 PM   #106
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Now I'm a big fan, and I don't care

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Old 10-08-2006, 04:54 PM   #107
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Which do you think is better? This version:

or the one that appeared on Be Here Now?

I just wish someone had reined Oasis in a bit on Be Here Now. I love the songs on it but they're all so long and crammed full of production effects that when they're all together on one album it simply doesn't work, it's just a bit much. If only they'd done stripped down versions for songs like Stand By Me and Don't Go Away and left the fancy bits to D'Yer Know What I Mean and All Around The World then I think Be Here Now could've been right up there with WTSMG and Definitely Maybe.

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Old 10-08-2006, 08:51 PM   #108
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You are right on the money with Be Here Now. A potential classic, but as it stands its just really good to put in everyonce in a while
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I have just about all their songs. Amazing band.
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Oasis can be or .

For that little space in time when they had Definitely Maybe, Morning Glory, and Acquiesce as most of their repertoire, they were brilliant. After that...they were iffy. SOTSOG was good, as was DBTT, but neither could touch the first two.

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Gallagher revisits band's legacy in a longtime Oasis

I didn't know about this until I read a review in the L.A. Times about it on 11/11

Gallagher revists band's legacy in a longtime oasis

By Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer

This has been quite a week for special performances by feisty leaders of turbulent British rock bands.

First, the Who's Pete Townshend anchored an intimate Tuesday show at the tiny Hotel Café in Hollywood. And on Thursday, Oasis' primary songwriter and lead guitarist, Noel Gallagher, took over the 1,400-seat Wadsworth Theatre in Brentwood, revisiting his star-crossed band's legacy and promoting a new best-of album.

It was a fitting convergence. Though separated by a generation and a different taste in musical models, the Who and Oasis have a lot in common: a spirit of ambition and an urge to greatness, a torch-bearing passion to embody the best of British rock, a volatile dynamic among the membership. They even share a drummer, Zak Starkey, though the son of Ringo has yet to be named an "official" member of Oasis.

Of course, the big difference is that the Who attained that greatness, both commercially and culturally, and Oasis, despite its revered stature in Britain and its popularity elsewhere in the world, foundered in its campaign to conquer the U.S. during its mid-'90s prime.

Gallagher jokingly alluded to that stigma during the Wadsworth show, a free concert sponsored by radio station KDLD-FM (Indie 103.1). As it happens, this is one American city that's an exception, a market supportive enough to have made Oasis a Hollywood Bowl headliner its last time through.

So the theater's close quarters made the one-hour-plus set (preceded by a screening of a new Oasis documentary, "Lord Don't Slow Me Down") a special occasion for the fans, who engaged in playful (mostly) verbal sparring with the artist throughout the show.

Sitting on a chair and playing mainly acoustic guitars, supported by drummer Terry Kirkbride and Oasis' Gem Archer on guitar and organ, Gallagher played a career-spanning program that, in typical contrary fashion, was front-loaded with a few songs that aren't even on "Stop the Clocks," the anthology CD that will be released here Nov. 21.

He also sang the Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever," a vivid acknowledgement of the muse that pervades virtually all of his music. There was also a little Kinks, circa "Sunny Afternoon," in "The Importance of Being Idle," and he gave "Wonderwall" a moody, understated reading.

Gallagher's melodic instincts and distinctive way with chord progressions helped keep the show afloat despite the limited range in tone and texture, and his authentically working-class, roughhewn voice made every lyric believable. His brother Liam, Oasis' lead singer, may have the powerful snarl and rock star attitude, but Noel seems closer to the heart of his songs.

The heart of the best of them, this bare-bones display reminded fans, touches some of rock's most relevant concerns — trying to make a connection with other souls and the struggle for survival and dignity in an indifferent world. Oasis might have fallen short of its dream, but its legacy is secure.

wish I had known about it...
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Old 11-12-2006, 12:05 PM   #112
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More Oasis News:

According to Noel:

"There'll probably be an EP out in mid to late 2007, and a new studio album in 2008, which we can't postpone 'cause we haven't started it yet. We do have some rather excellent songs written though, so I think it'll be a good 'un".

Though what Noel says will happen and what actually does happen are often two very different things!

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