Liam Gallagher – “I’ve All I Need” (Video – 2018)

May 26, 2018 at 10:18 am (Liam Gallagher, Music, Oasis)

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Liam Gallagher – “Paper Crown” (Video – 2018)

May 26, 2018 at 9:22 am (Liam Gallagher, Music, Oasis)

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Liam Gallagher – “Come Back to Me” (Video – 2017)

February 5, 2018 at 1:59 pm (Liam Gallagher, Music, Oasis)

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Liam Gallagher – “Greedy Soul” (Live at Air Studios – 2017)

February 3, 2018 at 1:36 pm (Liam Gallagher, Music, Oasis)

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Liam Gallagher – “For What It’s Worth” (Live at Air Studios – 2017)

February 1, 2018 at 12:48 pm (Liam Gallagher, Music, Oasis)

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Liam Gallagher – “Chinatown” (Video – 2017)

January 31, 2018 at 12:42 pm (Liam Gallagher, Music, Oasis)

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Liam Gallagher – “Wall of Glass” (Video – 2017)

January 29, 2018 at 10:48 am (Liam Gallagher, Music, Oasis)

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Beady Eye – “BE” (2013)

June 11, 2013 at 3:58 pm (Liam Gallagher, Music, Oasis, Reviews & Articles)

An NME review of the second Beady Eye album, dated June 7th…

With Dave Sitek at the controls, Beady Eye are bound for a bold new future. But do they have the ideas to stoke the engine?

The problem with Beady Eye is they were born with a point to prove – but only to their lead singer. The band’s debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding  matched or exceeded most people’s tempered expectations for it, but only Liam Gallagher ever seriously entertained the notion that they would become “bigger  than Oasis”, and only Liam would have been surprised when Noel’s record outstripped their own, critically and commercially. Clearly, when you’ve spent all of your adult life in one of the biggest bands in the world, the indignity of being in Just Another One takes some getting used to.

In interviews, Liam’s defiance in the face of dissenting opinion has been replaced with out-of-character admissions about DGSS’s shortcomings and hints that he might call it a day if he’s “barking up the wrong tree” with its follow-up. The subtext seems to be that he doesn’t need to do this. He could happily retire to a life of designing desert boots and riding dogs around pubs until the inexorable Oasis reunion of 2018. Coming from a man who once claimed to be  possessed by the spirit of John Lennon, however, we have to wonder: since when does he care which tree he’s barking up?

On their second album, Beady Eye have attempted to do what their old band never could: evolve. When it came to producers, Oasis hired craftsmen, not visionaries, because their comfort zone was exactly where their fans liked having them. Beady Eye, not having that luxury, have turned to TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, a sonic maverick who surely numbers among the least likely candidates for the task. Read the rest of this entry »

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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 BBC.co.uk 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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