27 April 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...















On April 27th 1996, Oasis played the first of two legendary sold-out concerts at Manchester's 'Maine Road' Stadium.

Footage from the two shows are available on the Official Oasis Video/DVD release 'There And Then'.




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26 April 2015

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweets
















"We're gonna win the league! We're gonna win the league!" big kisses bitches LG x 

UTD are back? My ass...LG x

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Get Noel Gallagher's Record Day Store Vinyl For Face Value












Strictly one per customer.

Limited edition Record Store Day 12" with Andrew Weatherall making In The Heat Of The Moment sound like something from Blade Runner (awesome!) and another remix from Toydrum

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25 April 2015

Noel Gallagher On His New Album, The Cosmos And More













Below is an interview with Noel Gallagher that was done during his recent visit to South Korea, he talks about his new album and more.


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Video: Noel Gallagher On 'Later With Jools Holland' Part Two












(UK Only) 

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Pretty Green Add A Large Number Of New Arrivals To It's Current Collection














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24 April 2015

Why The World Still Seems Obsessed By Oasis













Exactly 20 years on from the release of Oasis’s first No 1 single, there are good reasons why they still cast a huge shadow over the pop landscape.

Last week, the Daily Mirror ran a story on a supposed (read: 100% not happening) Oasis reunion. It arrived almost exactly one year on from a Daily Star front page that claimed the “chart-topping Manchester band” were “set to headline Glastonbury in a £500m comeback deal”. Coincidence? Maybe. Although perhaps it isn’t coincidence. Maybe the tabloids take turns. Maybe the Sun is readying its own Gallagher-brothers-reunite exclusive for this time next year.

Also likely coincidence, but the Daily Mirror story arrives close to the 20th anniversary of the landmark event that kickstarted the red tops’ obsession with Oasis: Some Might Say, the band’s first No 1 single, was released exactly 20 years ago, on 24 April 1995. The single entered the charts at No 1, a landmark event not just for Oasis, but for what was then “indie” music, and for British music in general. Up until then, the idea of a band like Oasis reaching the top of the charts, as much as Echo & the Bunnymen or the Stone Roses might have boasted it was their aim, seemed like a romantic, nebulous concept. But Oasis actually did it. When Noel Gallagher raised his guitar above his head during a celebratory appearance on Top of the Pops that week (guest presenter – of course – Chris Evans), the alternative, music press-consuming nation felt a collective pang of triumph. At that precise moment, their world became the mainstream.

Within a year, genuine disappointment would greet Bluetones singles “only” entering the charts at No 2. Oasis, meanwhile, graduated from having indie centrefold Evan Dando trail them around on tour and play tambourine badly with them at instore appearances to having Robbie Williams – the Zayn Malik of his day, only with more cocaine – trail them around on tour and dance onstage badly with them during a Glastonbury headline set. Some Might Say was followed by Roll With It, the release of which – for reasons you’ll be aware of – was a lead item on the national news. Enter the tabloid press, bearing daily stories on Liam and/or Noel for at least the next two years. In August 1997, a picture Of Noel Gallagher mooning in Ibiza was the lead story on a Daily Record front page. The second lead was the death of Princess Diana.

In April 2015, pictures of Liam getting pissed would be unlikely to trump the arrival of Kate Middleton’s baby, but the regularity with which reliably spurious Oasis stories are deemed of greater interest to readers of a national newspaper than, say, the general election is testament to a continuing, insatiable public appetite for all things Gallagher. At the more specialist end of the media scale, consider also that NME – a magazine that is in theory primarily for teenagers keen to discover the hottest new bands – has published three Noel Gallagher covers already this year, and 21 Oasis-related covers in the six or so years since they ceased to exist. Even given there have been two Noel solo albums and two Beady Eye albums to contend with in that time, that’s a lot. And it can’t solely be down to the fact Noel is consistently the sharpest, most entertaining interview in town. It is because a lot of people still care, a lot.

There is a tendency to scoff that these people are all nostalgic football-loving British lads in their mid-30s, but that is easily disproved. Noel Gallagher recently expressed frustration that neither Arctic Monkeys nor Kasabian have succeeded in inspiring a next generation of bands. There’s a reason for that. If you look to Catfish & The Bottlemen – easily the fastest rising guitar band of the moment – they’re still going back to Oasis. Their leader Van McCann had his “I must do this” epiphany at their gigs at Heaton Park in 2009. “It was as if Jesus had come back,” he said recently of the occasion. It’s worth noting at this point that McCann was not even two years old when Definitely Maybe was released.

Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian themselves, of course, are both direct, self-confessed descendants of Oasis. And if you want to look beyond white, male British guitar bands, you could pan out to Frances Bean Cobain – born the same week as Van McCann – who continues to be a vocal, B-side referencing obsessive on Twitter (quizzed as to who she preferred out of Nirvana and Hole, she answered “Oasis”). Or to Jessica Alba, who celebrated her 21st birthday at an Oasis gig in Las Vegas. Or further afield to Mish Way, singer with Canadian feminist punks White Lung, who recently wrote an article entitled “It’s literally impossible to hate Oasis”. These are just a few. Marilyn Manson adores them (‘Be Here Now’ is his favourite album). Quite brilliantly, Tupac Shakur once said that they were “true thug life”.

What Oasis still represent to this wide spectrum of people is that idea of a band doing things completely on their own terms and triumphing over ”manufactured” music. Oasis didn’t even make a dedicated video for Some Might Say (Liam didn’t turn up to the shoot, and a clip had to be cobbled together from footage shot for Cigarettes and Alcohol). Nor did they, unlike the supposedly more alternative-minded likes of Blur and Pulp, utilise that most execrable of 90s fan-extortion tactics – the multi-edition CD single – to pump up its chart position. They didn’t, it turned out, need to play either of these games. Their songs and their attitude was enough.

“We’re here to get lids like you out of the charts and bands in,” Van McCann said recently in response to fawning adoration from Louis Tomlinson of One Direction. A fantastically correct attitude for a young would-be rock’n’roll star to have. And one that comes directly from Oasis, a band who will likely still be the template for kids with or without guitars to do the same in even another 20 years’ time.

Source: www.theguardian.com

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Noel Gallagher On How He F*cking Loved Being In Oasis, His New Album, Ed Sheeran And More













Click here to read an interview with Noel Gallagher who talks about how he f*cking loved being in Oasis, his new album Ed Sheeran and more.

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Extended Version: Watch Noel Gallagher On 'Later With Jools Holland' Later Today













Friday 24th April 2015
11:35pm - 12:40am BBC Two (UK Time)

Jools presents performances by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, with tracks from their latest album Chasing Yesterday, and funk legend George Clinton with Parliament Funkadelic. They are joined on the bill by London folk-rockers Mumford & Sons, Finnish blues singer Mirel Wagner, Senegalese musician Cheikh Lo and South London's Obaro Ejimiwe, better known as Ghostpoet. Extended version of Tuesday's live show.

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On This Day In Oasis History...














"Some Might Say" is a song by British rock band Oasis and was released on the 24th April 1995.

The song was written by the band's lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. It was the first single to be released from their definitive second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory ? in 1995, and provided the band with their first #1 in the UK Singles Chart.

















The track was apparently inspired by the Small Faces and/or T-Rex. It was the last Oasis track to feature original drummer Tony McCarroll, who was asked to leave the band before the main recording sessions for (What's the Story) Morning Glory ? when tensions arose between McCarroll and the Gallagher brothers. The rest of the tracks on the album feature Alan White on drums.

The sleeve artwork, shot at Cromford railway station in Derbyshire, England, features art director Brian Cannon's father with wheelbarrow and his mother with mop. Also pictured are Matthew Sankey, Cannon's aide and Carla Knox, barmaid of his local pub. Liam Gallagher can be seen on the bridge whilst Noel can be viewed with a watering can. Cannon himself rates this piece amongst his greatest works.

The planned promo video for the song was canceled due to Liam not turning up for the shoot. Instead, a makeshift video was created using footage from the "Cigarettes & Alcohol" and US "Supersonic" videos.

Track listings

All songs written by Noel Gallagher except where noted.



Track listings

All songs written by Noel Gallagher except where noted.

In the UK

CD CRESCD 204
"Some Might Say" - 5:28
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21
"Acquiesce" - 4:24
"Headshrinker" - 4:38

7" CRE 204
"Some Might Say" - 5:28
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21

12" CRE 204T
"Some Might Say" - 5:28
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21
"Acquiesce" - 4:24

Cassette CRECS 204
"Some Might Say" - 5:28
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21

In Japan
CD ESCA-6251
"Some Might Say" - 5:27
"Talk Tonight" - 4:21
"Acquiesce" - 4:24
"Headshrinker" - 4:39
"Some Might Say" (Demo) - 6:47
"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) - 2:16

In Australia
CD HES 664059-2

B-sides
Aside from the title song, the single boasts some of Oasis' finest B-sides, all of which were deemed worthy to grace the critically acclaimed Masterplan album. "Talk Tonight", is one of many acoustic B-side tracks sung by Noel, and was, at the time, the most vulnerable song he had attempted. It was inspired by the near-breakup of the band in Los Angeles in autumn 1994, when Noel walked out without telling anyone and headed for San Francisco.

The B-side "Acquiesce" was released as part of the Stop the Clocks EP in promotion their compilation album, Stop the Clocks.

In an interview promoting the compilation album, Stop the Clocks, Noel stated that "Some Might Say" is the "archetypical Oasis song' and 'defines what Oasis is". Noel added later in the interview that along with "Some Might Say", its b-side, "Acquiesce", was also the song that defined Oasis.

The song also appears on Stop the Clocks, as do two of the b-sides. Suprisingly, this means that the "Some Might Say" single contains the fourth largest number of tracks to appear on Stop the Clocks of any Oasis release (after Definitely Maybe, Morning Glory and The Masterplan). Therefore, more songs from this single ended up on Stop the Clocks than Don't Believe the Truth (2 songs), Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, Heathen Chemistry (1 song each) and Be Here Now (no songs from this album appear on Stop the Clocks).

"Some Might Say" is a playable track in both Guitar Hero World Tour and The European version of Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades.

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23 April 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.

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






















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Michael Eavis Drops A MAJOR Hint That Oasis Are Set To Play Glastonbury













Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has dropped the biggest hint yet that Oasis will reform for this year's festival.

The founder of the music event, which takes places in Somerset, south-west England in late June, confirmed 'two British bands' will be joining together to headline the world-famous festival on the Sunday night.

Speaking to the Daily Express, he explained: 'It is going to be two British bands.'

When probed further on whether the bands would be performing separately, Michael, speaking at a Glastonbury talk at the Victoria & Albert museum, replied: 'No! They will be joining forces - that's not been done really.'

The exciting revelation comes after rumours began swirling about feuding brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher joining forces for the first time since the Britpop band dramatically split in 2009.

A source close to the brothers recently told the Daily Mirror Noel, who left the band claiming he couldn't work with his younger sibling anymore following a series of rows, is back on good terms with Liam.

The insider said: 'It's early days in terms of the details, but Noel and Liam are back on good terms and ready to give things another go.'

'Nothing is signed but it's what you might call a gentlemen's agreement between them.'
'Ultimately they’re family and whatever has gone on before can be sorted out – they're very close beneath all the bluster.'

Noel, who is now the frontman of High Flying Birds, appeared to shy away from the idea of a reunion last month, revealing in a radio interview that he 'doesn't want to do it again'.

But the 47-year-old rocker confirmed he was open to the idea of a reunion with his younger brother if the money was right.

'If I was ever going to do it, it would only be for the money,' he said.

Speaking to Q magazine, he added: 'This isn't me putting it out there, by the way. Would I do it for charity? No way. We’re not that kind of people. For Glastonbury? I don’t think Michael Eavis has got enough money.

'But would we get back together one day? As long as everybody is still alive and still has their hair, it’s always a possibility. But only for the money.'

Last month Liam, 42, whose band Beady Eye split up last year after five years together, shared a picture of himself holding a backstage pass to one of Noel's gigs, proving their relationship is on the mend.

He captioned it: 'Keeping it in the family...LG x'.

Around the same time, Noel, who's set to tour North America next month with his band, encouraged his younger sibling to make a solo album, saying he should 'put his balls on the line.'

Formed in 1991, Oasis' first LP Definitely Maybe at the time became the fastest selling debut album in the UK and set the wheels in motion for a number of hits including Don't Look Back In Anger.

However as the band grew more popular, tension between the two brother began to mount and the pair often clashed while on the road.

In 2009 after an altercation with Liam which resulted in one of his guitars being destroyed Noel quit.

In a statement, he wrote in a statement: 'It is with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight.'

He added: 'People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer.'

The final addition to the Sunday line-up of the Pyramid Stage is set to be announced by Michael on June 1.

The festival kicks off on June 24 and Foo Fighters and Kanye West headlining the first two night.

Source: www.dailymail.co.uk

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22 April 2015

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Video: Noel Gallagher On 'Later With Jools Holland'












Click here to watch Noel Gallagher's performance and interview on 'Later With Jools Holland' (UK Only).

Skip to 13 minutes into the show.



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21 April 2015

Watch Noel Gallagher On 'Later With Jools Holland' Later Today













Tuesday 21st April 2015 
10pm - 10:30pm BBC Two (UK Time)

Jools presents performances by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, with tracks from their latest album Chasing Yesterday, and funk legend George Clinton with Parliament Funkadelic. They are joined on the bill by London folk-rockers Mumford & Sons, Finnish blues singer Mirel Wagner, Senegalese musician Cheikh Lo and South London's Obaro Ejimiwe, better known as Ghostpoet. An extended edition can be seen on Friday.

Friday 24th April 2015
11:35pm - 12:40am BBC Two (UK Time)

Jools presents performances by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, with tracks from their latest album Chasing Yesterday, and funk legend George Clinton with Parliament Funkadelic. They are joined on the bill by London folk-rockers Mumford & Sons, Finnish blues singer Mirel Wagner, Senegalese musician Cheikh Lo and South London's Obaro Ejimiwe, better known as Ghostpoet. Extended version of Tuesday's live show.

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