If “Live Forever” would have stayed like this, it may not have been a generation defining epic of a single. But there is definitely aspects of the song here that ended up making it a staple for Oasis for nearly two decades. Like that guitar solo. So good.
We always loved the initial rush of the 4th track off of Definitely Maybe, as you had got through some great pop tunes in the beginning three tracks. “Up in the Sky” was just a quick shot of adrenaline with the same sentiment as “Live Forever:” And Liam really sounded like a snarling kid on a bit of a drug high. Sounds better now than it did then.
This is the week where Noel Gallagher releases his first post-Oasis album, and although we think its one his better efforts in probably 16 years, some people will not be into the Chief solo. This track, “I Wanna Live In A Dream (In My Record Machine)” is a nice subtle highlight from a guy who really just wanted to be by himself in the end…
We might as well go back about 17 years to the original excitement of Oasis, and a middle track on Definitely Maybe, “Bring It On Down.” This song has grown on us over the years, a simple rocker that has evolved well since our teenage years. Enjoy.
It was so much simpler then, when Noel Gallagher just wrote great b-side material and Oasis was becoming a household name in the UK. Liam Gallagher sounds like he is 16 here. From 1994, off of the “Cigarettes & Alcohol” single. Enjoy.
One of those epic Oasis tracks that was sent to B-side even though it would be any other bands A-side, “Let’s All Make Believe” seems to be one of the most personal songs between Noel and Liam in the Oasis catalog. There is something sad about this song, as if they knew it would never work, the brothers were always going to disagree with each other.
In typical Oasis fashion, this song sounds like every band before them, and like no other band all at the same time. Just one charging riff, one note change, a Street Fighting Man vibe, one of the more enjoyable Noel Gallagher songs of the past decade. “Don’t ask why… “