Beady Eye -” Different Gear, Still Speeding” (2011)

March 2, 2011 at 7:12 am (Liam Gallagher, Music, Oasis, Reviews & Articles)

A review of the “debut” album by Oasis spinoff band, Beady Eye (basically Oasis without leader Noel). This comes from the website, Feb. 18, 2011, and was written by Paul Lester…

Considering that Noel Gallagher wrote the majority of Oasis’ songs, best or otherwise, and that Liam’s role throughout their chequered history was to be the charismatic bit of rough, and bearing in mind that the latter’s contributions to the Oasis canon were hardly propitious, it’s actually quite staggering that Beady Eye’s debut album is anything less than abysmal. In fact, it’s pretty fine, really good in places, with moments that eclipse most Oasis material since (What’s the Story) Morning Glory. There isn’t a Beatles comparison that springs to mind, but it does strike one as being a little like The Who making a decent record without Pete Townshend.

Different Gear, Still Speeding has the energy, if not the invention, of a classic Who album. Hardly surprisingly, however, it’s the Lennon and McCartney Read the rest of this entry »

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