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Oasis Demo Tape tracks from 1992/93 available online
A Live4ever forum group effort recently made the purchase of a rare Oasis demo cassette possible.The tape is a mix of recordings that were
made at the Real peoples studio in Liverpool and The Broadwalk in
Manchester between 1992/1993. Guigsy made a copy of the tape in his bedroom
Noel Gallagher has admitted this week’s Brit Awards ceremony left him feeling ‘very old’ and wondering ‘where all the rock bands have gone’.
The 2013 Brits saw the British Album prize predictably taken home by Emeli Sande thanks to her big selling debut ‘Our Version Of Events‘, while Mumford & Sons won the British Group award. Of particular bemusement to Gallagher, though, was the winner of the British Breakthrough gong.
“I mean, who the fuck is Ben Howard? I suddenly felt very old tonight,” he is quoted as telling the Mirror newspaper. “I’d never heard of anybody. I’m sure he’s brilliant but where are all the rock bands?”
Later, Gallagher spoke of his desire to collaborate with his new bestest buddy Damon Albarn, whom he shared a table with at the O2 on Wednesday.
Noel Gallagher persuaded legendary The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to play on a track which turned out to be the ''s****est'' he ever wrote.
Noel Gallagher persuaded Johnny Marr to play on the ''s***est'' track he ever wrote.
The former Oasis man used to hang around with The Smiths musician before his band took off, but only managed to convince him to appear on the band's 2002 album 'Heathen Chemistry'.
He said: ''He only ever played one Oasis track, 'Probably All in the Mind', and is irony would have it, it was probably the s****est track I ever wrote.''
Noel remembered how humble Johnny was when he first met him and despite having been in one of the country's biggest bands, he never wanted to talk about his own achievements.
He explained: ''He was always all about the music. I was hanging out with him before Oasis took off, and I don't think we ever spoke about anything he'd ever done, all he wanted to talk about was Oasis and what was going to happen to us. I've never met a man as humble as him.''
At one point in 1999 after Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs and Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan left the band, Oasis even thought of getting to play with them, and he considered joining.
He told NME magazine: ''It was only a contingency. A few phone calls went back and forth between our offices when Bonehead and Guigsy left, but I couldn't do it, and they knew it wasn't a good idea.'
In 2011, Noel Gallagher struck out on his own, releasing his first album with his new act Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. On March 5th, the erstwhile Oasis guitarist will release International Magic Live at the O2,
a concert film that captures High Flying Birds' show at London's O2
Arena on February 26th, 2012.
International Magic Live at the O2 will be available by video download, two-disc DVD and Blu-ray. The package includes Ride the Tiger,
which features the band's set at the 2012 NME Awards and all three of
their music videos, and a set by Gallagher at Toronto's Mod Club in
November 2011. The Blu-ray edition features the exclusive album Faster than the Speed of Magic, which contains all the demos and B-sides from the Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds album and the previously unreleased live track "Freaky Teeth."
One "God like genius" on another "God like genius"....
Noel Gallagher On Johnny Marr
"The second time I ever met him, we drove to this guitar shop in
Doncaster because he'd been asking were I got my guitars from. He
picked me up in this big Mercedes with Owen Morris - who would go on
to produce the big Oasis albums - and he was playing 'Exodus' by Bob
Marley And The Wailers. He kept rewinding it and going on about the
groove. He was so knowledgeable, so enthusiastic, that every time I
hear that song now, it reminds me of driving to Doncaster in the rain
with him. He was always about the music. I was hanging out with him
before Oasis took off, and I don't think we spoke about anything he'd
ever done: all he wanted to talk about was this band Oasis and what
was going to happen with us. I've never met a guy as humble as him. He
only ever played on one Oasis track ['(Probably) All In My Mind' from
2002's 'Heathen Chemistry'], and as irony would have it, it was
probably the shittiest track I ever wrote.
Taken from this week's NME that includes as interview with Marr
himself where he reflects on his entire career, looks to the future,
has a pop at the government and settles the score on The Smiths
reunion rumours, for now...
Noel Gallagher will perform a set ‘packed’ with Oasis classics in Dubai next month.
The iconic guitarist and singer will make his UAE debut on Sandance Beach on Friday March 15 – and promoters have told the crowd to expect a set brimming with Oasis hits.
Former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft will also perform at the one-off gig, which is dubbed as being ‘presented by Sandance’, rather than a full Sandance festival.
Gallagher will be backed onstage by his current band the High Flying Birds, whose eponymous debut album was released to critical acclaim in 2011.
However the 45-year-old rocker is expected to relieve his ’90s heyday when he plays in Dubai. The gig’s promoters have seen a sample of Gallagher’s 90-minute set and are expecting ‘around 75 percent’ of the tunes to be drawn from Oasis’ back catalogue, the bulk of which was written exclusively by Gallagher.
‘This is going to be really special,’ a source said, ‘he’s not promoting an album or doing a tour this year, it’s just a one-off show of Oasis classics.’
Ashcroft will support Gallagher playing solo acoustic at the gig, relieving the memorable set he performed at the third Sandance event in October 2011.
Keep an eye on our ticket site today for more details.
Last year we revealed that Liam Gallagher had called Russell Brand a “dick” after we spent a boozy night with the ex-Oasis frontman.
But now Russell is having his say on the matter, admitting that despite Liam’s jibe he still finds the star sexy.
The funnyman, 37, confessed: “Liam’s music has given me pleasure, but it turns out he thinks I am a dick. That is the price I have paid.
“I am very good friends with his brother and they have a notorious spat.
“Noel is a proper serious good mate. But I like Liam. If you see him on the stage he is very sexy and a brilliant rock star.”
Russ added: “One of the cultural mistakes we make is we expect people who are good at one thing to be good at everything. Take Michael Jackson. He was very good pop star but he had issues in his private life.”
Which is clearly a lot nicer than what Liam had to say about Russ at last year’s Cosmo awards.
He blasted in November: “He’s a dick. I don’t care about any of his relationships. All I know is anyone can do better than go out with him.”
Russell Brand and Noel Gallagher reunite for Xfm shows
The notorious dream team are back to celebrate the Teenage Cancer Trust dates...
Russell Brand is to return to Xfm next month... and he's reuniting with his old friend Noel Gallagher for a special series of shows to mark this year's Teenage Cancer Trust gigs.
The pair are to helm a new programme in the lead up to the week-long set of dates for the charity - the first time in seven years that they've worked with producer Matt Morgan and poet Mr Gee.
Noel told Xfm presenter and Sun columnist Gordon Smart: "Xfm asked me if I wanted to do my own radio show leading up to this year's TCT concerts. I said, I have a better idea. Why don't we resurrect whats-his-name's career? That hairy skinny-legged yogameister, Rustle Brand? Last seen shaming the nation at them Olympics…
"It'll be great to remind people how colossal me, Matt Morgan and Mr Gee were on that bloody show before 'Arthur' got us all the sack. Tune in and see if I'm wrong."
Russell told Gordon: "I miss radio. It was lovely when we did the show. It'll be great to get the old team back together."
This was the show that landed Jonathan Ross and Brand in trouble over the whole Andrew Sachs "Sachsgate" affair. Xfm is excited, ecstatic, pleased - and ever so slightly nervous - at welcoming the Brand/Gallagher team back into our studios.
Noel has curated this year's Teenage Cancer Trust dates, which include performances by Primal Scream, Kasabian, Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon and an evening of comedy featuring Russell Brand, Noel Fielding and more.
The Xfm shows will make a fine prelude to an incredible run of gigs at the Royal Albert Hall.
It's going to be unmissable, and takes place in late March. The TCT shows start on March 19 and run through to March 24.