We close out our year of Oasis and “Definitely Thursday” with the last time Noel Gallagher went full-bore into his bag of early 1990s tricks with the vastly underrated “My Big Mouth” on 1997′s Be Here Now. Even though most of Oasis at this point was cocaine and excess, there were still at the core some pop gems that were destroyed in the studio… but with Noel’s comeback this year, we feel like we can look back on this era fondly.
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.
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.
NME, the British music magazine equivalent to US Weekly in the US, is in full Noel Gallagher vs Liam Gallagher, end of Oasis, solo careers burning mode. They just compiled a list of about 50 moments where, in Oasis, Liam and Noel got in a fight or argument over something. Most of it is when they were drunk. Or happy. Or when the music got bad.
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.