Monday, December 04, 2006

"kiss the fucking sky"

Fitzy taped a fantastic Oasis show from last year, in the States (so the kids were not as "mad fer it" as the Brits, claro) and we watched it with J Mo and Will this weekend. It was quite a hoot to see them watch the Original Lads at it, pumping out their songs. Liam, in his stupid hat and shorts and Noel and His Hair. Will couldn't really get over it. Said it looked like an old timey leather NFL helmet. So true. (But, hey, rocks stars got to have the right hair--just ask 'em, they'll explain why.)

I have never considered Oasis a good live band. I've seen them 3 times and I think they are a studio band. Really. Liam is just an ape. And Noel is a rock gawd, sure, but he's really so very-un-rock star. They take great pains to ignore each other on stage, which is silly and frustrating ("They're babies!" says Fitzy. True, say I.) Not that Noel needs to do the Windmill or set his guitar on fire or something to be righteous in the flesh...but...he just doesn't have that star quality. He just writes perfect rock songs and has a wonderful guitar talent that drives that Oasis sound (Tom Petty-like-solos, if you ask J Mo--she totally has a point).

In Manchestah, my man just played (*sigh*) these songs...all by himself. whew. I fully support the idea of Noel going solo...by the by...

(It's Good) To Be Free
Talk Tonight *he dedicated this one to Andy, the ex-Arctic Monkey! huh*
Fade Away
Cast No Shadow
The Importance Of Being Idle
Listen Up
Half The World Away
Wonderwall
Whatever
Slide Away
Strawberry Fields Forever
Don't Look Back In Anger
Married With Children



Ah--and: my most recent fave Noel quote, talking about his music, of course:
"[music that will]make you feel like you're 18, you've got a new jacket on and you're going out to kiss the fucking sky."

or, as I might say...Oasis is the kind of shit you put on *immediately* after work on a Friday evening.

1 comment:

J said...

hellllllllloooooooo??
Talk Tonight?????????

Let's hold each other ...