Posts Tagged ‘andy bell’

Beady Eye.

10 November, 2010

I’m not saying its bad. I’m not saying its fucking terrific, either. At least its music. I look forward to hearing more.

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Today’s Noelism(s) and Liam’s Gem(s), etc…

8 February, 2010

Great video from the early “naughties” or whatever. I don’t think Noel ever got his confidence back after Be Here Now…

Liams “Gem” of the Day…

19 November, 2009



Let’s be honest here, Liam was not the creative force behind Oasis. Noel is, has been and always will be the reason Oasis did what they did and continued to be semi-relevant until their split.

On top of that, his voice is wrecked. Its pretty much gone. He ruined it in about 2001 and it hasn’t been the same since. But, of course, he’s gotta build himself up the only way he can…

”We’ve been demo-ing some songs that we’ve had about, that we’ve had for a bit. 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.”

Better than Oasis? The only way they could possibly be better is if you let Andy Bell have a larger say in them. Next to Noel, he was definitely the most technically proficient and creative of the post 90’s lineup…

8 September, 2009

Happy Birthday…

11 August, 2009

Andy Bell…

Thanks, Dude…

20 July, 2009

We get it. Alan McGee had nothing but boatloads of compliments for “Dig Out Your Soul” in an interview:



The signs were good when I met up with the Gallagher brothers last year in Los Angeles. We discussed music and, curiously, Noel told me how much he liked Glasvegas. I was surprised that he had heard of them at that point. The evening fell into typical Oasis debauchery: hanging out with Brody Dalle and Biffy Clyro and ending up in a dub club in east LA with Oasis participating in a stage invasion. The surreal nature of being Noel Gallagher must be bizarre. Noel, at his best, writes songs about pure escapism, northern ambition and transcending class culture, all in rock’n’roll Technicolor. The question is: “What do you do when you’ve achieved all your dreams?” You return to your youth and get back to who you were.

Dig Out Your Soul works because Noel has returned to the original inspiration of his youth for his songwriting. Definitely Maybe was about their dreams of rock’n’roll stardom, Morning Glory was about achieving the dream, Be Here Now was the coked-up aftermath, now Dig Out Your Soul is a glance to a psychedelic yesterday, again. For me, the past four post-Morning Glory albums never captured the magic of the first two. Songs from the past five albums had moments of pop reverberations and incredible songwriting, but were never complete statements. With Dig Out Your Soul, the notorious Oasis brothers have found their mojo. It’s back, without a doubt.

The whole thing is here… As usual, Alan McGee is on Noel’s nutsack, but I guess I would be too if The Gallagher’s albums paid for my houses, cars, etc…

Legitimately Good…

8 April, 2009



This is a legitimately good interview with Gem and Andy from Oasis…

That’s Just Crazy…

3 March, 2009



closequoteOasis were informed Saturday, the 28th of February by their Chinese promoters, (Emma Entertainment/Ticketmaster China) that representatives from the Chinese Government have revoked the performance licenses already issued for the band and ordered their shows in both Beijing and Shanghai to be immediately cancelled. The government have instructed the ticket agencies to stop selling tickets and to reimburse the thousands of fans who have already purchased tickets for these inaugural Oasis shows in the People’s Republic of China.closequote

Ok, let’s be honest. They’re banned because Noel played at a Free Tibet show in 1997. Nineteen ninety-fucking-seven. He was probably so out of it he doesn’t even remember being there. Noel didn’t get clean for another two years after that. On top this, come one, its been 12 years. Governments are funny…