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Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:03 pm
by Garth Cartwright
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b062hplj

He's a droll bastard, our Noel - that's how they talk on Corrie, right? Anyway, he gives good chat while playing his choices. Not exactly musically adventurous but meat & 2 veg rock has made him incredibly wealthy. I hope one day he writes a song as good as Live Forever again. But as he astutely summarizes it - you have a 4 year period when the music you are making reflects your audience. He rode that wave and is surely aware surf's not going to be up again.

Re: Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:36 pm
by AndyM
Yes, the first two Oasis albums were great, a fact (well, an opinion really!) which tends to get drowned out by all the wholly justified criticism of how doltish and bloated they became after that. But I vividly remember how thrilling those first records seemed at the time, and Liam sounded so swaggeringly great, the exact cross-pollination of Lennon and Rotten. (With a bit of Noddy Holder round the edges.)

Re: Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:11 pm
by Adam Blake
Hear, hear! It's easy to forget how fresh that 1st Oasis album sounded at the time, and I enjoyed the 2nd one. I had to teach the songs on it to a lot of kids for a long time and I never minded. "Wonderwall" has achieved campfire classic status and will probably sustain for a good few years yet. Noel always give good copy. His running commentary on the Oasis promo vids is priceless.

Re: Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:11 pm
by Chris P
that guy called gerald thing ,Voodoo Ray, is good innit

Re: Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:14 pm
by AndyM
Chris P wrote:that guy called gerald thing ,Voodoo Ray, is good innit


It is, very much so, though it prompts me to make a shaming confession. I bought a compilation album with that track on, before I had ever actually heard it, and when I put it on the record player, I played it at 33 rather than 45. (The compilation, don't ask me why, was in effect made up of 12-inch EPs to be played at 45.)

So I'm thinking, golly this is much slower than I expected, what bloody drugs slow you down enough to dance to this ?? Then the next track, with proper vocals, came on, and the penny dropped. Oops.

Re: Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:32 pm
by Adam Blake
AndyM wrote:
Chris P wrote:that guy called gerald thing ,Voodoo Ray, is good innit


It is, very much so, though it prompts me to make a shaming confession. I bought a compilation album with that track on, before I had ever actually heard it, and when I put it on the record player, I played it at 33 rather than 45. (The compilation, don't ask me why, was in effect made up of 12-inch EPs to be played at 45.)

So I'm thinking, golly this is much slower than I expected, what bloody drugs slow you down enough to dance to this ?? Then the next track, with proper vocals, came on, and the penny dropped. Oops.


Andy, I did that once - and fucking reviewed it in Music Week. (Oh God, the shame...) It was a Holger Czukay/ David Sylvian ambient instrumental thing so there were no vocals to help me out.

Re: Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:39 pm
by NormanD
OK - Bela Bartok at 45. A bit short for an LP, I thought, but some snappy Hungarian folk dances there.

Re: Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:46 pm
by alister prince
Adam, a cynic (not I perish the thought), might speculate that: a) the fact you thought it was meant to be at that speed speaks volumes about ambient; b) the listening public are unlikely ever to hear it, so phew, your creds intact.
Aly

Re: Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:07 pm
by AndyM
I wonder if David Sylvian, a man I have never perceived as overly blessed with the comedy gene, read your review, Adam.

Re: Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:37 pm
by Adam Blake
AndyM wrote:I wonder if David Sylvian, a man I have never perceived as overly blessed with the comedy gene, read your review, Adam.



He almost certainly did, Andy. And I was a bit tart about him too.

I actually did something worse than that once. I gave an absolutely stinking review to a solo album by Mick Jones in which I accused him of basically selling out everything that ever mattered about The Clash in order to woo the American record buying public. It wasn't until it had been typeset that I realised it wasn't that Mick Jones, it was the Mick Jones from Foreigner. Fortunately, the reviews editor (Duncan Holland, wherever you are, I owe you) elected to see the funny side of this and it was NEVER MENTIONED AGAIN (until now...)

(Imagine giving ME an album like THAT to review.)

Re: Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:41 pm
by Adam Blake
NormanD wrote:OK - Bela Bartok at 45. A bit short for an LP, I thought, but some snappy Hungarian folk dances there.



Poor old Bartok. He probably would have seen the funny side.

Re: Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:42 pm
by Rob Hall
Adam Blake wrote:
AndyM wrote:I wonder if David Sylvian, a man I have never perceived as overly blessed with the comedy gene, read your review, Adam.



He almost certainly did, Andy. And I was a bit tart about him too.

I actually did something worse than that once. I gave an absolutely stinking review to a solo album by Mick Jones in which I accused him of basically selling out everything that ever mattered about The Clash in order to woo the American record buying public. It wasn't until it had been typeset that I realised it wasn't that Mick Jones, it was the Mick Jones from Foreigner. Fortunately, the reviews editor (Duncan Holland, wherever you are, I owe you) elected to see the funny side of this and it was NEVER MENTIONED AGAIN (until now...)

(Imagine giving ME an album like THAT to review.)


This is hilarious, I love it. Thanks for sharing Adam.

Re: Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:33 am
by AndyM
^^^ Seconded!

Re: Noel Gallagher- DID

PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:11 pm
by Jamie Renton
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