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


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
Shock Of The Lightning
Roll With It
Cigarettes And Alcohol
Waiting For The Rapture
The Masterplan
Slide Away
Morning Glory
My Big Mouth
Half The World Away
I’m Outta Time
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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