November 19, 2009

Liam confirms intention to do solo record

Liam Gallagher says his songs with his new band are better than Oasis
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The 37-year-old singer has been working with every member of Oasis, except brother Noel who quit the group in August, on fresh material and plans to have an album out by July.

He told MTV Italy: "We've been demoing some songs that we've had about, that we've had for a while. Just doing that, on the quiet, not making a big fuss about it.

"After Christmas we might go in the studio and record them and hopefully have an album out in July.
"We'll do it in a different kind of way now. I'll try and reconnect with a new band, new songs, and I'm feeling confident about the songs.

"I'm feeling a million per cent confident that they could be better than Oasis."

The band broke-up last summer after Liam's older brother Noel quit following a backstage fight before a concert in Paris, France, which saw them smash up each other's guitars.

However, Liam believes his guitarist sibling used the fight as an excuse to leave so he could work on his own solo project.

He explained in an interview with Italian radio station Radio Deejay: "To be quite honest, I think Noel wanted out.

"We had an argument - but we've had bigger ones, about more important people. Basically, I think he wanted out, wanted something different, but he hadn't got the b******s to tell the band or the fans."

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November 8, 2009

Who was the Fat Dancer from Take That?

The Fat Dancer from Take That” was the name given to Robbie Williams by Noel Gallagher in 2000 when they were in the middle of a public slanging match. Noel is famous in some parts for his quips and quotes. Some are designed to generate publicity and some are just mean. Wishing Damon Albarn from Blur would die of aids was perhaps his most vile comment of them all.


Robbie responded to the fat dancer comment by calling Noel a "mean spirited dwarf". The comments continued and escalated when Noel offered Williams a gun so that he could kill himself.

This was all following how Williams was befriended by both Noel and Liam Gallagher, at the time when their band was the world’s most popular. Paranoid and taking too much cocaine, according to Mr Williams, they fell out in proper rock star fashion – through the press.

The reference to Robbie being a fat dancer is now a tad ironic as though Robbie had become a successful singer in his own right at the time the comment was made, he went on to become a major solo artist, being just as popular as Oasis in their hey day.

In 2009 the last laugh could be on Robbie as Oasis split up leaving Noel open to quips that he’s just that old cranky bastard from Oasis. Still, the rumours abound that Robbie is going to rejoin with the reformed Take That so we'll see what commnet Noel makes if that happens...


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October 9, 2009

Liam Talks Oasis Spilt


Liam Gallagher has spoken publicly about the future of the Oasis for the first time since his brother Noel quit in August this year, and although he admits Oasis are over he plans to continue making music with the remaining members - guitarist Gem Archer, bassist Andy Bell and drummer Chris Sharrock.
He said: "Oasis are no longer. I think we all know that. So that's done. Without a doubt. And it's a shame, but that's life. We had a good run at it. The thing about Oasis is, no one ended it for us, we ended Oasis. Which was kind of cool. I'm thinking of what my next step is musically, which is all my mind's on.
"It's not all for the worst because Noel can do his thing and I can do mine. People will be able to buy his records. People will be able to buy our records. So everyone's happy."
The 37-year-old rocker - who has an eight-year-old son, Gene, with his wife  Nicole Appleton, and two other children from previous relationships - added to Britain's The Times newspaper: "We've always had a lot of fun on tour. I've always had a lot of fun. That's why it was never hard work for me. It was a joy and it was always a bit of a bummer when the tour ended. You know, it was great.



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September 4, 2009

Well, I want Oasis to party like it's 1995



Like a Cassandra to his own Trojan war, it might just be that last year Liam Gallagher saw the events of the past few weeks advancing over the horizon and felt unmoved to avert them. If, as sources close to the band suggest, the rest of Oasis plan to continue beyond Noel Gallagher’s departure, then the Liam-penned final tune on last year’s Dig Out Your Soul will assume some prescience. “Who’s to say/You were right/And I was wrong?/Soldier on.” Would they dare to, though? What kind of an ego would it take to continue Oasis without their songwriter Noel Gallagher, the man who gave them Live Forever, Wonderwall and Supersonic?

There’s no shortage of anecdotal mater-ial to suggest that Liam has succumbed to many of the clichés that surround the pampered rock frontman. Own dressing room? Check. Boutique clothing range? Check. Personal security guard? Check. From here, it would be natural to infer a gulf that has Noel and the rest of Oasis on one side and Liam — who has long since relinquished even the need to be present at soundchecks — on the other. And yet it’s worth noting that — in the wake of the fight that nixed their appearance at Friday’s Paris en Seine festival — Liam and his wife Nicole Appleton high-tailed it to Lake Como in Italy with the Oasis bassist Andy Bell and his girlfriend in tow. According to one insider: “People are scared of Liam. And if he wants to carry on the band, Andy and [guitarist] Gem Archer will probably go along with it.” In the statement released hours after the Paris altercation, Noel pronounced himself disappointed with the “lack of support and understanding from my management and bandmates that left me with no other option than to seek pastures new”.

The history of brothers in bands — from the Bee Gees to the Kinks — is dotted with recriminations and subsequent reconciliations. Oasis have had their fair share, most seriously in Barcelona nine years ago, when Liam goaded his brother by casting doubt on the legitimacy of Noel’s daughter Anaïs. Wasn’t there every reason, then, to assume that these latest wounds would also heal? Their mother Peggy seems to think so. “They love each other,” she says. “They’ve had fights before and got over it.”

Mothers often know best, but mothers are also rarely able to view their children’s spats as, well, anything more than children’s spats. In the wake of Oasis’s no-show at the V Festival — attributed to Liam’s laryngitis — the singer had seemed similarly keen to play down rumours that the band’s future was in jeopardy. Bypassing the spellchecking software on his phone, he issued a reassuring tweet to his fans: “The voice may of disappeared, but I’m still here ... I’m gutted your gutted what can I say f*** all at the moment.”

Friends of the guitarist, however, were left with an altogether graver picture. Noel told friends that Oasis would never play a British show again, the implication being that if they could just see out their remaining European festival shows, he could walk away quietly. If Oasis had fulfilled the Paris obligation, they would have had just one more show left to play.

So what happened at Rock en Seine to tip Noel over the edge? Despite occupying the neighbouring dressing room, the New York band Vampire Weekend have kept their counsel, merely hinting at the weirdness of coming off stage following a triumphant set to encounter ugly scenes. The Scottish singer-songwriter Amy McDonald was less discreet: “Oasis cancelled again, with one minute to stage time! Liam smashed Noel’s guitar, huuuge fight!”

Speaking to The Times, a source close to Noel said: “The problems began even before Liam arrived in Paris. He travelled separately from the band, as he does these days, on Eurostar. By the time he got to the venue he was his usual confrontational self. He said things about Noel’s family and made pointed personal insinuations about Sara [MacDonald, Noel’s partner].” What we now also know is that the guitar smashing involved an acoustic guitar given to Liam by Appleton, to which Noel laid waste before walking away.




In any band of Oasis’s stature there are usually systems in place to stop the build-up of tensions. If pre-gig drinking has the potential to become an issue, management and the security staff employed by them can ensure that group members make it onstage in a state of relative sobriety. In the days when Liam Gallagher was merely the frontman with Oasis, such matters would have been dealt with by the group’s management company, Ignition. In 2009, however, things have ceased to be as simple. Accompanying Gallagher on Eurostar was Stevie Allen, Liam’s personal security guard and the business partner with whom the singer set up his clothing line Pretty Green. As anyone who has kept up with Liam’s Twitter updates this year will know, the singer’s enthusiasm for Pretty Green seems, at times, to have eclipsed his enthusiasm for his band.

Sources close to Noel say that he is furious at what he sees as Liam’s willingness to use the goodwill earned by Oasis’s music to sell clothes. The confusion between Liam’s band and brand was further heightened by the singer’s recent interview with NME, arranged through the PR he uses for Pretty Green. Parading various garments on his label, Liam confirmed that the pair were no longer on speaking terms, alleging: “It takes more than blood to be my brother.”

Others have questioned the wisdom of a band with Oasis’s fractious history committing to a ten-month world tour — not least because of issues around the recording of Dig Out Your Soul that were still not resolved before its release. After eight weeks of sessions at Abbey Road studios, Liam had yet to record a single vocal. Speaking to Q magazine, Noel revealed that Liam waited until mixing for the album commenced in LA before recording his vocals. Even then, halfway though the fortnight-long stay in LA, Liam fled to London, saying he had “some business to attend to”. This, it turns out, was his wedding to Appleton, to which none of his bandmates had been invited. As a result, Noel told Q, the band were forced to shelve two album tracks, including “an epic, Champagne Supernova song with backwards Are You Experienced-type rhythms” and a 50-piece choir. Anything but contrite, Liam tweeted: “A 50-piece choir on it ... more like 50 shit guitar solos on it.”

And that’s the way it’s been with the Gallaghers this year. “He’s constantly going on about how much soul he’s got,” Noel said. “I assume Bob Marley had soul ... I don’t see Bob Marley at the Rainbow [the scene of the famous Wailers concert in 1977] wailing about the colour of the napkins in his dressing room.”

Paul Rees, the editor of Q, remembers being struck by the way that, throughtout their interview, Noel kept bringing the subject around to his brother. “He seemed so tired,” Rees says. “People who have seen them on tour this year have noticed that he seems to be going through the motions.”

Beneath the weariness, however, is hurt. “He’s never seen my little lad [one year-old Donovan]. Just pictures,” Noel confided (a claim strenuously refuted by Liam). “If you were in the circle of people that we are in, you wouldn’t have him in the house if he spoke to you the way he speaks to me and my family.”

One bone of contention appears to be MacDonald herself, who Liam is said to have consistently sought to antagonise. “At the Brits in 2007 Liam snatched her glass of wine and allowed it to smash at her feet,” one insider alleges. And the source of the acrimony? “They move in different circles. Sara knows journalists and people in the media. He sees her as sleeping with the enemy. Liam seems to prefer celebrities. He’s friends with Gok Wan and Holly Willoughby. Noel, meanwhile, prefers the company of musicians.”

Rees echoes the sentiments: “Noel has always been keen to broaden his musical horizons — perhaps more than Oasis would allow at times.” The man who discoverer Oasis, Alan McGee, reckons it’ll be less than five years before the brothers end up on the same stage together. Friends of Noel suggest that ten years is a more realistic assessment. But If Liam’s ego has spiralled out of control, Noel may want to stop and consider whether he inadvertently had a hand in the process. Seven years ago, when his younger brother brought his maiden songwriting effort Little James to the table, Noel encouraged him to write more. Now, with three creditable efforts on Dig Out Your Soul, it’s conceivable that Liam — who, lest we forget, started Oasis without his brother — feels bold enough to carry the burden of their reputation.

In a funny way, he may even have a point. In this divorce, Liam may come off surprisingly well — at least in monetary terms. It may not excite the critics, but an Oasis that functions as a travelling jukebox — Britpop’s first heritage act — may play in Liam’s favour. Hard to imagine? Go and see Oasis live and the beery mass you see bellowing the words to Wonderwall bear far greater resemblance to Liam than Noel. Will they mind if Oasis never record another note? Or do they just want to party like it’s 1995?


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Another article on the Oasis split.

An article from the Independent in the UK covers the effect of Noel Gallagher calling it quits with Oasis. It seems a lil misguide really as Noel constantly claimed he wanted to be in the biggest band in the world and to do that you gotta play all the big gigs... He also says it ended with a whimper, not so true as word on the street is that Liam smashed one of Noel's guitars in an argument just before Oasis were due to hit the stage....

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Noel Gallagher's decision to quit Oasis is years overdue, says Nick Hasted. The band were no longer relevant. And yet there is much to celebrate about their Champagne Supernova.

When the end finally came for Oasis, it did so with a whimper. The violent altercations between the Gallagher brothers, a source of knockabout humour in the good days, had turned sour and abusive, said Noel, so he walked out with relief. One of the biggest bands in the history of British rock had just imploded, and the music world reacted with a bored shrug. Everyone, it's quite clear, had lost interest long ago – Oasis, perhaps, most of all. It makes you wonder what legacy all those tens of millions of the band's albums in homes worldwide amounts to. What mark have they left on the rock history books that they were more in thrall to than any band before them?

The ledger looks thin to most critics, these days. It has been more than a decade since Oasis made an album that mattered for any reason other than to justify another money-vacuuming tour. In that sense they were like the modern-day Stones, 20 years earlier in their careers. Watching last year's shows in Liverpool and London, with Noel, wounded after a moronic fan crashed into his ribs, hunched in the shadows, and Liam still standing motionless, singing the same old hits, Oasis looked like a rusting machine, running down fast.

Their lasting influence on music seems at first to be unremittingly awful. The critical fashion for bands of angular intelligence and artful arrangements, for Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes and the rest, is in response to a so-called "indie landfill" of their desperately unimaginative guitar-toting peers. That hole seems populated entirely by Oasis support acts: The Enemy, The Fratellis, Twisted Wheel. It was fellow Mancunians The Stone Roses who first let the British musical clock, relentlessly futuristic till then, turn back to acknowledge The Beatles, in 1989, while welding them to brand-new acid-house. Oasis only looked at rock's past, permitting no future in a way Johnny Rotten never meant. Noel's kneejerk protest at Jay-Z's Glastonbury appearance last year said everything about a band paralysed with fear of progress.

But there is a flipside to Oasis's influence. The exhilarating, arrogant demand for success of early songs such as "Rock'n'Roll Star", delivered by council estate kids from Burnage with nothing to aid them but the self-belief that burned through Noel's writing then, motivated a generation of working-class boys just as powerfully as punk. If Noel had nothing concrete to say to that generation once their dreams had awakened enough to pick up a guitar instead of working "when there's nothing worth working for", as Liam once sneered, he had still done more good than today's more refined indie kings.

The mass audience that resulted, filling global stadia irrespective of their creative decline, is Oasis's glory and curse. Theirs has always been the crowd most likely to hurl pints of piss and turn to violence, in a throwback to the rock shows of Noel's beloved 1970s. Horrified reports from their huge Manchester gigs this year even mentioned a man flinging his own excrement at those around him, as if there was something feral, barely human, about their fans. These hooligans were enfranchised by Oasis, and no other rock band. They are part of a football-style support; faithful as if to a home-town team, irrespective of form, and constantly replenished by fresh generations.

Other "people's bands" have followed in their wake. And not just the cluelessly conservative likes of The Enemy, whose album title We'll Live and Die in These Towns denies Oasis's dreams of escape. Fiercely intelligent, underestimated working-class bands in their teens and early twenties have also been inspired by the Gallaghers. At Oasis's Liverpool gig last year, I bumped into Dundee's The View, giddy with excitement at seeing their heroes. Uxbridge's brand-new 12 Dirty Bullets have the requisite football-style fans, but also a songwriter, Jamie Jamieson, who literately questions his environment as Noel never would. "They were massively inspirational," he tells me, "because they represent where we come from. Rock stars like David Bowie seem like they come from another planet. Oasis could be the lads next door, who just happened to take over the world."

Oasis's golden years were only ever short, stretching from their 1994 debut Definitely Maybe to 1996's Britpop Götterdämmerung at Knebworth, when 250,000 fans saw them over two days, the cocaine flowed, and the world seemed theirs for the taking. I was there as a fan, separated from friends for the whole long day, with no apparent prospect of getting home as the rain fell, and Oasis began. But when that impossibly huge crowd roared themselves hoarse as one to the communal anthems which every song on their first two albums had become, nothing else mattered to me. Rock hasn't had that warming generational unity since.

Noel Gallagher has admitted on many occasions since that that is when Oasis should have split. He knew it was the top, from which they could only fall. He said he didn't have the nerve to do what his hero Paul Weller had done with The Jam, that he had to keep his band-mates in jobs. It sounded bravely honest the first time, just sad every time afterwards. Oasis's legacy to Noel Gallagher had become one of him dutifully clocking on at stadia and studios, the opposite of the reason they formed.

Flicking through the channels the other day, I caught Noel singing "Half a World Away", the great old Oasis B-side The Royle Family uses as a theme song, this time alone with an acoustic guitar. It was deeply affecting, in a way not a second of his band's empty thunder was last year. The last remaining good thing Oasis can do is turn out the lights, and let their leader go. When not being closed-minded and cloth-eared, they have freed more people than we'll ever know. Noel Gallagher, unburdened from his dying creation, deserves no less.


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Hitler upset about Oasis break up?!

I thought I was depressed when Oasis split up but apparently not. Check out this outburst from one Mr A Hitler that amazingly was caught on camera during a filming for a documentary.



Hitler is clearly a long term Oasis fan having lost his virginity listening to Definitely Maybe and taking his first ecstasty tablet listening to Be Here Now!

What would Hitler have been like when the Beatles broke up?

It seems odd to be laughing about the Oasis break up using one of the most inhuman people that ever existed as the joke. I guess it can remind us there are are worse things that happen in the world than two brothers having a spat.

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Liam to continue as Oasis?

Liam Gallagher insists there is “no way” he will reconcile with his brother Noel.

The Oasis singer told an Italian waiter he will never let his sibling return to the group after the guitarist quit last Friday following a fist fight just minutes before they were due on stage in Paris.

Vincenzo Della Corte – who served the rocker, his wife Nicole Appleton and bandmate Andy Bell at Lake Como’s il Gatto Nero restaurant on Tuesday – said: “I asked him what the future was and he said it was all over and there was no way he would get back with Noel.

“He said that Noel had his style of music and he had his and they would be going their separate ways.”

Despite Liam’s professional turmoil, Vincenzo was amazed by how calm and relaxed the singer was.

He added to Britain’s Daily Mirror newspaper: “You hear all these stories about Oasis being real rock and rollers but Liam was very polite and very happy to talk.

“There were fans outside and he went out to sign autographs and pose for pictures. He was with them for ages.

“They were having a good time and he didn’t seem at all bothered about the fact he had caused one of the world’s biggest bands to split.”

Liam, 36, seemingly wants to continue to perform as Oasis, while 42-year-old Noel is planning to start recording a solo album.



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August 31, 2009

Sing a Sad Song...



So I go away for the weekend and Noel Gallagher quits Oasis. I am never leaving the house again in case U2 break up, mid tour.

It appears there was a bit too much Wibbling Rivalry in the band that resurrected rock roll in Great Britannia with Noel Gallagher stating "People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer." He must have felt like he was in a lonely place eh?

Tis a shame really, Don't Believe the Truth and Dig Out Your Soul had proved to the fans that Oasis were a band who had recovered their creative form and were delivering some top songs such as Lyla and I'm Outta Time and Falling Down.

So now we get to await the long wished for, Noel Gallagher solo album. I bet he's got a truck load of songs hidden in a box somewhere. Look for a solo album with a whole lot of Paul Weller on it....

What about Oasis and its three remaining members? I expect the record company will push the greatest hits numbers from know on and maybe release a B-sides album. Liam has become come into his own as a song writer and Gem probably has a few songs up his sleeve. Would a Noelless Oasis album be any good? Maybe time will tell.

Maybe Liam will go solo.... two words, Liam, Ian Brown.

Anyway, it's a big late in the midnight hour for me, in a bit.

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August 29, 2009

It's All Over Red Rover

Noel Leaves Oasis, What next?

Lead guitarist and songwriter Noel Gallagher quit Oasis because he can't work "a day longer" with his brother Liam, according to a statement he posted on the band's website.

The announcement came shortly after the last-minute cancellation of the group's scheduled performance on Friday at the Rock En Seine festival in Paris.

"It's with some sadness and great relief to tell you that I quit Oasis tonight," Gallagher wrote in a statement. "People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer."

In a lengthier statement, Gallagher thanked fans for their commitment to the band.

"I would like to thank all the Oasis fans, all over the world. The last 18 years have been truly, truly amazing (and I hate that word, but today is the one time I'll deem it appropriate). A dream come true. I take with me glorious memories."

He hinted that tension in the band had become unbearable.

"I feel you have the right to know that the level of verbal and violent intimidation towards me, my family, friends and comrades has become intolerable. And the lack of support and understanding from my management and bandmates has left me with no other option than to get me cape and seek pastures new."

Noel's brother and Oasis lead singer/guitarist Liam Gallagher founded the band in 1991 with Paul Arthurs, Paul McGuigan and Tony McCaroll. Noel joined shortly thereafter and took over as Oasis' lead songwriter.

The Gallagher brothers are the longest-standing members of the band; the rest of the current lineup includes guitarist/keyboardist Colin Archer, bassist Andy Bell and drummer Chris Sharrock.

The British band had performances scheduled Saturday at the Rock Am See Festival in Konstanz, Germany, and Sunday at the I-Day Festival in Milan, Italy, both of which are canceled, according to Gallagher's statement.

"Apologies to all the people who bought tickets for the shows in Paris, Konstanz and Milan," he wrote. No further news on the band's future has been announced.

Oasis' most recent album, Dig Out Your Soul, peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 in October.

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August 22, 2009

Noel Gallagher to perform 22 minute loing version of Falling Down


NOEL GALLAGHER TO PERFORM 'FALLING DOWN' REMIX WITH AMORPHOUS ANDROGYNOUS

22 August 2009

Noel is set to hook up with the psychedelic band Amorphous Androgynous to perform their epic re-working of 'Falling Down' on September 17th at Matter in London. Their 5-part, 22 minute remix of 'Falling Down' was released earlier in the year as a B-Side to the Oasis single and received great reviews.
Readers of Noel's 'Tales From The Middle Of Nowhere' will be familiar with the band as upon finding their album last year he wrote, 'If you're wondering what to ask Santa for x.mas, ask him for an album called "A Monstrous Psychedelic Bubble Exploding In Your Mind (Vol 1. Space Rock)".

It's a compilation album by someone called "The Amorphous Androgynous" (I'd hazard a guess that's a made-up name). I've had it on in the dressing room for a month now. It's one of the best things I've ever, ever heard. Go and find it NOW! It'll blow your tiny little minds.

This special, one-off performance is to celebrate the release of Amorphous Androgynous' new album 'Vol 2 - Pagan Love Vibrations' which will be available to buy from 26th October.


Classic 70s space-rock pioneers Hawkwind are also set to perform so it's sure to be a very special gig!


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August 21, 2009

Oasis Set List Bridlington Spa

Oasis Set List Bridlington Spa

Rock 'N' Roll Star
Lyla
Shock Of The Lightning
Roll With It
Cigarettes And Alcohol
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
Half The World Away
I’m Outta Time
Wonderwall
Supersonic
Live Forever
Don’t Look Back In Anger
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus

Oasis' next stop is at the V Festival, Staffordshire on Saturday.

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An Oasis mixing desk tells a story..

From Popbitch:

Some years ago Oasis bought a vintage EMI TG
mixing desk from a studio in Australia. Before
it was shipped to England a famous record
producer working in the studio heard about it...
and carved "Blur" inside it. He's always wondered
if the Gallaghers ever found his handiwork.

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July 17, 2009

Oasis Set List Gurten Festival, Switzerland

Oasis Set List Gurten Festival, Switzerland
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Into the business end of their tour, Oasis have played some massive gigs, and now this week two fesitivals, the Bennicassim Festival and the Gurten Festival in Switzerland.

Saturday 17th July 2009

Guerten Festival Set List Oasis:

Fuckin’ in the Bushes
Rock N Roll Star
Lyla
Shock Of The Lightning
Cigarettes And Alcohol
Roll With It
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
Half The World Away
I’m Outta Time
Wonderwall
Supersonic
Live Forever
Don’t Look Back In Anger
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus


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Oasis set list from the Benicassim Festival

Oasis played on the first night of the Festival having some 'technical diffficulties' during Wonderwall.

Oasis Benicassim Set List:

Fuckin’ in the Bushes
Rock N Roll Star
Lyla
Shock Of The Lightning
Cigarettes And Alcohol
Roll With It
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
Half The World Away
I’m Outta Time
Wonderwall
Supersonic
Live Forever
Don’t Look Back In Anger
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus (Beatles)

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July 15, 2009

Oasis Set List Eden Project, Cornwall.

Oasis Set List Eden Project, Cornwall

14th July 2009

Oasis Set List

Fucking In The Bushes
Rock 'N' Roll Star
Lyla
The Shock Of The Lightning
Cigarettes And Alcohol
Roll With It
To Be Where There’s Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
Whatever
Half The World Away
I'm Outta Time
Wonderwall
Supersonic
Live Forever
Don't Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova

I Am The Walrus

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July 9, 2009

Oasis Set List Rioch Arena, Coventry, UK

Oasis Set List Rioch Arena, Coventry, UK

Same Oasis set list, different venue....

Fucking In The Bushes
Rock N Roll Star
Lyla
Shock Of The Lightning
Roll With It
Cigarettes And Alcohol
To Be Where There’s Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
The Importance Of Being Idle
Half The World Away
I’m Outta Time
Wonderwall
Supersonic
Live Forever
Don't Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus

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July 7, 2009

DO you know what I mean?



"D'You Know What I Mean?" is a song by classic British rock band Oasis. DYWIM was the first single from Oasis's third album, the great rock and roll swindle, Be Here Now and was released on the 7th July 1997.

DYKWIM reached #1 in the UK singles chart, the 3rd Oasis song to do so. It was written by Oasis mainstay, Noel Gallagher. It was certified platinum for UK sales.

At the time "D'You Know What I Mean" was released, Oasis were at the height of their fame, and as a result, the single, along with the album, was highly anticipated. Upon its release it was critically and commercially successful.

The guitar chords on both the verse and the chorus are similar to the chords used for the Oasis single "Wonderwall" (F#m7/A/Esus4/Bsus4).

The song also shows more of Noel's influences. References include Bob Dylan ("Blood on the tracks and they must be mine"), and The Beatles ("Fool on the hill and I feel fine"), and even their own earlier work ("Don't look back in Anger "). The song also features a drum loop from N.W.A.

The Morse code in the background translates to include such sayings as "bugger all", "pork pies" and "Strawberry Fields Forever." Oasis haven't performed this song since 2002.
B-Sides

One of the B-sides, "Stay Young", has become a popular Oasis song, so much so that fans voted it onto the B-sides collection The Masterplan - one of only two B-sides from the Be Here Now period which made the album. The song was originally intended to be the "Digsy's Dinner" of Be Here Now (the lighthearted novelty track, such as "Digsy's Dinner" on Definitely Maybe and "She's Electric" on (What's the Story) Morning Glory?), until Noel set it aside in favour of "Magic Pie". Gallagher claims not to be particularly fond of the track.
Interview with Noel Gallagher on the song:

In a 1997 interview promoting Be Here Now, Noel Gallagher had the following to say about the first single: "I was going to make up some profound statement in the chorus but I couldn't come up with anything that fitted. Then I just thought "All my people right here, right now. D'You Know What I Mean? Yeah, Yeah" Very vague, very ambiguous, that'll do. Look in the mirror and wink while you're singing it and it's quite saucy. And I f***ing love that line, 'Coming in a mess, going out in style'. We were a bunch of scruffs from Manchester and we're going out in a Rolls Royce."

In another 1997 interview, this time on BBC, Noel Gallagher said: "I cant believe I wrote it, it's going to blow people away."

"The morse code in the background was inspired by Strawberry Fields. We got hold of a code book and tried to tap out 'Bugger All' to follow that line 'Don't look back cos you know what you might see'. But if anyone can tell me what we really said, please let me know. Profound lagerisms..."
Seven Ages of Rock

In an interview with the BBC for their documentary Seven Ages of Rock, Gallagher said of the song, "Its eight and a half minutes, the first single, the drums haven't fuckin' come in for two minutes- its all feedback!". He also says that he expected someone to ask them to edit the introduction to the song down, but such was their status in Britain, nobody did. They even performed the song on Top of the Pops, still playing most of the lengthy introduction.

The performance on Top of the Pops ended with a stage invasion by surrounding fans- the second of three stage invasions in the whole history of the show (the first was Nirvana and the last Symposium).
Cover information

The single cover photograph, by Michael Spencer Jones and directed by Brian Cannon of Microdot, was taken in front of the 'Blind Steps', a staircase in Wigan so called because they run past the Blind Workshop, which can be seen to the left of the shot. The steps can still be found on Darlington Street. The shoot was shrouded in secrecy to protect mass media coverage, but newspaper The Wigan Evening Post got exclusive rights to cover the event and subsequently sold the photos to the Daily Mirror. At a lunchtime break, Liam Gallagher and sleeve designer Brian Cannon enjoyed a pint of beer in the nearby Crispin Arms pub by Birkett Bank.



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July 3, 2009

Oasis at the Rock Werchter, Belguim Set List

Oasis at the Rock Werchter, Belguim Set List

July 1 2009

Liam finished the show with somehting along the lines of "You where good, but not as good as us ! I'm the walrus, good night!"

Oasis Belgium Set list:

Rock N Roll Star
Lyla
Shock Of The Lightning
Roll With It
Cigarettes And Alcohol
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
Half The World Away
I’m Outta Time
Wonderwall
Supersonic
Live Forever
Don't Look Back In Anger
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus

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July 2, 2009


Oasis Slane Castle Concert Set List, UK

This was one of Oasis' big summer gigs. Slane Bloody Castle. It's the kind of place where U2 get Oasis to open for them. It's that big, and now Oasis commanded the line up of Kasbian and the Prodigy.

Afterwards Noel drank the night way and apparently couldn't remember leaving the gig!

Here's the Slane Castle Set List:

Fucking In The Bushes
Rock N Roll Star
Lyla
Shock Of The Lightning
Roll With It
Cigarettes And Alcohol
To Be Where There’s Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
The Importance Of Being Idle
Half The World Away
I’m Outta Time
Wonderwall
Supersonic
Live Forever
Don't Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus

Source: The Spaghetti Incident?

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June 19, 2009


You may recall the Oasis concert that had a few set backs at Heaton Park, whereafter Oasis offered fans a ticker refund. This article suggests 20,000 people took up the offer.

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Oasis star Noel Gallagher revealed around 20,000 "cheeky" people asked for their money back after their Heaton Park show was hit by technical problems.

The band were twice forced to leave the stage when they played the homecoming gig earlier this month due to a power fault.

The band went on to play a full set but as a gesture of goodwill concertgoers were offered their ticket money back.

The guitarist said: "It seems that around 20,000 of you have asked for a refund from that night at Heaton Park. 20,000! So you were genuinely disappointed?

"I don't recall seeing a 20,000 gap in the crowd. Tsk... some people," he wrote on his online blog.

Around 70,000 people saw the band abandon their opening track only for them to return and be driven off once more when they tried the second song.

At the time, Gallagher told fans: "We're not getting paid for this so buy a t-shirt on the way out. Credit crunch and that, keep my kids in sweets. Kind of regret offering you your money back now."


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June 18, 2009

Oasis Set List Murrayfield, Scotland

Oasis Set List Murrayfield, Scotland

Fresh from their binge drinking, Oasis pounded Scotland with this stonkin set list:

Oasis Set list Scotland:

Fucking In The Bushes
Rock N Roll Star
Lyla
Shock Of The Lightning
Roll With It
Cigarettes And Alcohol
To Be Where There’s Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
The Importance Of Being Idle
Half The World Away
Wonderwall
Live Forever
Supersonic
Don't Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus


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Newsflash: Oasis drink beer in Endinborough


Have you ever read a news report of your favourite band that focused solely on their visit? If so, don't read on. If not, here's Oasis on a drinking binge. Of Sorts.

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something something....is not the first image that springs to mind when you mention Liam Gallagher and Whiski.

But when the Oasis frontman and his band called into a Royal Mile bar they wanted to head into the kitchen to see how a haggis is cooked.

The world-famous band spent seven hours eating and drinking in Whiski.

And they were so impressed with the service from staff they left a gift that will live forever in their minds.

The band, who called into the bar on Tuesday, handed over four VIP tickets for last night's sell-out Murrayfield gig as a thank-you for the afternoon they had enjoyed.

Spearheaded by singer Liam, the band also asked to be shown the kitchen area so they could see a haggis being cooked for the first time.

Owner Gary Still said: "They came in at about three o'clock but we didn't even realise it was them until about five, when one of the workers recognised them.

"They just seemed like ordinary guys in having a few drinks.

"They were all extremely pleasant, and dealt with the autograph hunters and people wanting photographs very well. We've had bands in before, but these guys were the most famous yet."

There were around 12 of them in total, including sound engineers and other crew, although band leader and main writer Noel Gallagher was not in attendance.

Despite being rock and roll stars, they told fans that instead of hitting traditionally trendy areas such as George Street, they were more than happy half a world away in the Royal Mile pub.

Little by little, more members of the public realised who was drinking nearby and squeezed through the door to seek photos and autographs with their heroes and performers of classic songs familiar to millions.

Mr Still, who rebranded the pub in May 2007, added: "They left a nice tip, although I'm not sure exactly how much, and drank mostly Supercharger clone beer, though I'm sure they tried some of our whiskies as well.

"It's great for us that someone as popular as this should choose to stay with us in the bar. Some had approached asking where they would go next and they replied they would stay in Whiski because they thought it was 'cool'.

"They went down to the kitchen as well because they'd never seen a haggis before, so we cooked one for them so they could see for themselves how it was all done.

"We did generally leave them alone, and although a lot of people came up to speak to them they were generally left in peace."

The band, who have played several times in the Capital before, are understood to have left the pub at around 10pm.







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June 14, 2009

Oasis Set List from Théâtre Antique de Vienne




June 14th 2009

Oasis  Set List:

Fuckin' In The Bushes
Rock 'N' Roll Star
Lyla
The Shock Of The Lightning
Roll With It
Cigarettes And Alcohol
To Be Where There's Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
The Importance Of Being Idle
Half The World Away
I'm Outta Time
Wonderwall
Live Forever
Supersonic
Dont Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus (Standard Beatles cover goo goo ga joob!)

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June 12, 2009

Millenium Stadium Cardiff Oasis Set List

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July 12th 2009

Millenium Stadium Cardiff Oasis Set List

Oasis  Set List:

Fuckin' In The Bushes
Rock 'N' Roll Star
Lyla
The Shock Of The Lightning
Roll With It
Cigarettes And Alcohol
To Be Where There's Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
The Importance Of Being Idle
Half The World Away
I'm Outta Time
Wonderwall
Live Forever
Supersonic
Dont Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus (Standard Beatles cover goo goo ga joob!)

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June 8, 2009

Oasis set list at The Stadium Of Light, Sunderland

laim gallagher live oasis

Fresh after a 3 night residency at Heaton Park Oasis moved on to The Stadium of Light in Sunderland on 10 July 2008.

Oasis  Set List:

Fuckin' In The Bushes
Rock 'N' Roll Star
Lyla
The Shock Of The Lightning
Roll With It
Cigarettes And Alcohol
To Be Where There's Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
The Importance Of Being Idle
Half The World Away
I'm Outta Time
Wonderwall
Live Forever
Supersonic
Dont Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus (Standard Beatles cover goo goo ga joob!)

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Oasis Heaton Park Set List Night 3

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The Spaghetti Incident has got the set list from the Oasis kumara vine for their 3rd and final night at Heaton Park, Manchester.

Oasis Heaton Park Set List Night 3:

Fuckin' In The Bushes
Rock 'N' Roll Star
Lyla
The Shock Of The Lightning
Roll With It
Cigarettes And Alcohol
To Be Where There's Life
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
The Importance Of Being Idle
Half The World Away
I'm Outta Time
Wonderwall
Live Forever
Supersonic
Dont Look Back In Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus (goo goo ga joob!)

Here's Oasis Night Two and Night One at Heaton

The next stop for Oasis is a set list at The Stadium Of Light, Sunderland


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June 6, 2009

Liam Gallagher singing in a hat

Liam Gallagher singing in a hat

Here's the Oasis set list to Heaton Park Night Two June 7 2009

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May 29, 2009

Oasis Heaton Park, Manchester Set List

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Oasis Heaton Park, Manchester Set List, United Kingdom

Oasis played the first of their big concert series in the place synomous with the band, Manchester on 4th June2009.

The show was notable for being a bit of a shocker with things going wrong around the band.

The band, playing in front of 70,000 fans, were finishing their first song - Rock 'n' Roll Star - when the sound system cut out. The Gallagher brothers left the stage and returned a couple of minutes later, launching into Lyla.

But two huge screens relaying the action to the capacity crowd went blank and there was a plume of smoke from behind the stage.

The band left again - and did not return until 45 minutes later.


Noel later said the show would be free - who knows if that means people actually get a refund...

What's notable about the set list is that Live Forever has snuck back in!

Here's Oasis' set list:

Fuckin' in the Bushes

Rock 'n' Roll Star

Lyla

The Shock Of The Lightning

Roll With It

Cigarettes & Alcohol

The Meaning Of Soul

To Be Where There's Life

Waiting For The Rapture

The Masterplan

Songbird

Slide Away

Morning Glory

My Big Mouth

Half The World Away

Wonderwall

Live Forever

Supersonic

Don't Look Back In Anger

Falling Down

Champagne Supernova

I Am The Walrus (Beatles cover Oasis usually perform as the last song)



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May 13, 2009

“He’s like a man with a fork in world of soup.”

oasis soup

Noel Gallagher, songwriter for Oasis, has made a classic call on on his brother Liam, whom he has called “the angriest man you’ll ever meet”. The two are well known for their rivalry with one another, recorded arguments and punch ups were nom du joer in their Britpop heyday.

Noel drops this line of Our Kid:

“He’s like a man with a fork in world of soup.”

At least he didn't say Liam was like 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife....

Sauce: The Week


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May 9, 2009

Oasis Sau Paulo Brazil Set List


Oasis set list from the São Paulo Arena Anhembi in São Paulo, Brazil

May 8th 2009

Fuckin’ In The Bushes
Rock’n’Roll Star
Lyla
The Shock of the Lightning
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Meaning of Soul
To Be Where There’s Life
Waiting for the Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
Ain’t Got Nothin’
The Importance of Being Idle
I’m Outta Time
Wonderwall
Supersonic
Don’t Look Back in Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus

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Oasis Brazil Set List


Oasis set list from the Citibank Hall, Rio de Janeiro in Brazil

May 7th 2009

Fuckin’ In The Bushes
Rock’n’Roll Star
Lyla
The Shock of the Lightning
Cigarettes & Alcohol
The Meaning of Soul
To Be Where There’s Life
Waiting for the Rapture
The Masterplan
Songbird
Slide Away
Morning Glory
Ain’t Got Nothin’
The Importance of Being Idle
I’m Outta Time
Wonderwall
Supersonic
Don’t Look Back in Anger
Falling Down
Champagne Supernova
I Am The Walrus

The band's next stop is São Paulo Arena Anhembi in São Paulo

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Noel from the Road

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Noel Gallagher has kept up his tour diary. Here's his lastest entry:

These gigs just keep getting better and better. I didn't think we could top Peru, Argentina and Chile but fuck me, last night was easily up there with the best nights EVER! Amazing crowd. I suppose one should expect nothing less from Brazilians, but still - "well done".

And if that wasn't enough, I spent the day by a virtually deserted pool right on the beach. Hungover. Just me. And some beautiful people playing volleyball in the pool.

The atmosphere was spoiled somewhat by "Man, I Feel LIke A Women" by that Shania Twain playing somewhere in the distance. 3 TIMES!!

Still, it's days like these that I'm glad I persevered with that bloody guitar when I was a young boy.

Sao Paulo tomorrow. Home of Robinho and Elano. WE ARE CITY etc..

In a bit.

GD.

PS. By the way, The Bulldozer didn't show up.


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May 5, 2009

Definitely Maybe Lego Oasis Album Cover



Definitely Maybe Cover Done in Lego

The Definitely Maybe album front cover has become an iconic image for Oasis. It's no wonder then that some bright spark chose to redo it in Lego. If I had one complaint, it would be the wine glass is empty!

I found the image on flickr, there more album covers in Lego there too!

Here's the original cover of the album:

definitely maybe cover

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