22 September 2017

Uncut's Review Of Liam Gallagher's 'As You Were' Album

Below is Uncut's review of Liam Gallagher's 'As you Were' album.

Liam Gallagher
As You were

Business as usual without big brother.

Supposedly taking it's title from his oft-used Twitter post sign off, Gallagher's solo debut's meaning is arguably twofold, the contents never veering far from the by-the-book Beady Eye generic rock template. Solidly crafted but with few surprises, there's a smidgen more of a punch to the multi-tracked harmonies of 'Paper Crown' (erstwhile Oasis buddy Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs on bass), and 'You Better Run' benefits from a hobnail-booted-glam rock stomp.

The voice is, as always, heavy on sneering lennon-isms ("Happiness is still A warm gun," he suggests on the state-of-the-nation "Chinatown"), although the lasting impression is of John Singing Julian's songs.

Terry Staunton

On This Day In Oasis History...

"Stand By Me" is a song by British rock group Oasis and was released as a single on September 22 1997, written by lead guitarist, Noel Gallagher.

It was the second single to be released from the band's third album, Be Here Now, and peaked at number 2 in the UK charts.

It was kept from the top-spot by the record breaking Elton John single "Candle in the Wind 1997," re-recorded and released in memory of Diana, Princess of Wales, who had died three weeks before the release of "Stand by Me". Despite this, "Stand By Me" still went Gold in the UK. "Stand by Me" was acknowledged as one of the stand-out tracks from Be Here Now.


In a 1997 interview promoting Be Here Now, Noel Gallagher had the following to say: "It starts, 'Made a meal and threw it up on Sunday'. When I first moved to London my mam kept on ringing up and asking was I eating properly. Yes, Mam. So I tried to cook a Sunday roast and puked up for two days with food poisoning. It was back to Pot Noodles after that. It's a bit like "Live Forever", I suppose, with a touch of "All the Young Dudes" in the background -- though I made sure I changed the chords."

Live Performances

Due to Noel Gallagher's general dislike of Be Here Now, "Stand by Me" is rarely played live by the band at their concerts, as it is Noel who usually decides the song listings for Oasis' tours. A live version of the song from this tour can be found on the double-CD version of Familiar to Millions.

A well-known acoustic version of "Stand by Me" was shown on television the night before the release of Be Here Now as part of a BBC1 documentary, featuring Noel, Liam Gallagher and drummer Alan White sitting by the side of a swimming pool, with Liam on vocals, Noel on acoustic guitar and White holding a tambourine.


Noel Gallagher claims to have written the song whilst suffering from food poisoning when he first moved to London. His mother Peggy would phone him to check on him and repeatedly told him to ensure he was eating properly. This spurred Gallagher to cook himself a proper English Sunday dinner, which resulted in a bout of food poisoning. Gallagher claims that the song's first line—"Made a meal and threw it up on Sunday/I've got a lot of things to learn"—came to him as he lay on the floor and it was then that he began to pen the lyrics to the song.

The title for the song probably comes from the song "Stand By Me", which was covered by the Gallaghers' idol John Lennon. In a characteristic example of Noel Gallagher lifting elements from songs of which he is fond, the rousing sequence of chord changes between the repeated chorus lyrics 'Stand by me/Nobody knows the way it's gonna be' bears a remarkable similarity to a similar chord sequence in Mott the Hoople's "All the Young Dudes", written by David Bowie.


The video for the song was a reworking of a famous series of adverts for The Guardian newspaper. Entitled The Whole Picture, the adverts showed people appearing to be engaging in criminal and/or anti-social acts—only to revealed that they are actually helping someone else. For example, a scruffily-dressed skinhead rushes at a businessman; it appears he is making an effort to mug him; only the "whole picture" reveals that he is fact dashing to push him away from a load of falling bricks. Similarly in the video for "Stand By Me", a shop appears to be being burgled - its window smashed and people taking away electrical goods—only for it to be revealed that in fact the victim of a motorcycle crash has gone through the window and is buried under the televisions.

Track listing

"Stand by Me" – 5:55
"(I Got) The Fever" – 5:14
"My Sister Lover" – 5:58
"Going Nowhere " – 4:41

7" CRE 278
"Stand by Me" – 5:55
"(I Got) The Fever" – 5:14

12" CRE 278T
"Stand by Me" – 5:55
"(I Got) The Fever" – 5:14
"My Sister Lover" – 5:58

Cassette CRECS 278
"Stand by Me" – 5:55
"(I Got) The Fever" – 5:14

"My Sister Lover" - Some fans believe the title to be a reference to the band Sister Lovers, a group that invited Oasis to a May 1993 gig at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, Scotland, where they were spotted by Creation Records chief Alan McGee, who reportedly offered Oasis a recording contract on the spot after the gig.

"Going Nowhere" - apparently Noel's attempt at a Burt Bacharach style song - can be found on The Masterplan, a collection of Oasis B-sides. It is one of only two B-sides from the Be Here Now era to be included on the album. Although it was not released until 1997, the song was written in 1990, before Noel even joined Oasis, let alone before they were signed.

Liam Gallagher On 'As You Were', Noel, Oasis, Beady Eye, Taylor Swift And More

Click here to read an interview with Liam Gallagher who talks about 'As You Were', Noel, Oasis, Beady Eye, Taylor Swift and more.

Liam Gallagher's Latest Instagram Post

21 September 2017

Robbie Williams: I Once Checked Into A Hotel As Liam Gallagher

Robbie Williams has revealed he once pretended to be Liam Gallagher to check into the Oasis star’s hotel room.

The former wild man of pop had been up all night and knew Gallagher had booked a room that he was not going to use, so decided to assume his identity.

Williams said in his upcoming biography, Reveal: “Did I ever tell you about the time that I booked into a hotel as Liam Gallagher?

“I was up all night in Manchester and then got on the train the next day with all the journalists that were still awake, and pulled a journalist.

“I think it was Later… With Jools Holland that he was supposed to be coming down for, and I knew that Liam wasn’t coming, and I knew that he had a hotel room free and I knew his pseudonym – Billy Shears.

“So I checked in as Billy Shears and slept with this journalist.”

Williams, 43, said Gallagher later discovered what he had done.

He said: “I think somebody told him.

“‘Cheeky c***…’ I don’t know if it was ‘cheeky c***’ good or ‘cheeky c***’ bad – I’m guessing bad.

“But, you know, I’d been up for more than twenty-four hours in the fumes of rock ‘n’ roll. In the dying embers of the night.

“What seems a good idea off your rocker is not the best idea sober.”

Source: yahoo.com

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweet...

Life begins at 45 then as you were LFUKING x 

What's Going On At 'This Feeling' This Weekend?

A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance, this week's event is in London, Preston, Sheffield, Glasgow and Leeds.

Visit www.thisfeeling.co.uk for tickets and information on club nights all over the UK.

Noel Gallagher Is On Radio 6 On Monday

Shaun welcomes actor & director Richard Ayoade to the show to chat about his new book The Grip of Film after 9am and Matt Everitt has a Music News interview with Noel Gallagher.

Shaun Keaveny
BBC Radio 6
07:00-10:00 (UK Time)
Monday 25th September

Details here.

Listen to the show here.

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweet...

Thank you for all the birthday vibes I love you all as you were LG 45 x 

Liam Gallagher's Latest Instagram Post

Happy Birthday Liam Gallagher...

Happy Birthday to Liam Gallagher who is 45 today.

20 September 2017

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweet...

Good to see my French brothers n sisters tnight see you Saturday as you were LG x 

Liam Gallagher Is On The Cover Of Rock & Folk Magazine

Liam Gallagher is on the cover of Rock & Folk, the magazine is on sale in France now.

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweet...

Little shindig tnight in Paris can't wait as you were vive la France LG x 

19 September 2017

Liam Gallagher Is On The Front Cover Of Spain's Esquire Magazine

Liam Gallagher is on the front cover of the Spanish edition of Esquire, the magazine is on sale now.

Video: Liam Gallagher In Milan

Below is a video from ‘Vogue Fashion Night Out’ that took place last week in Milan, Italy.

Thanks to OasisBlues

18 September 2017

On This Day In Oasis History...

The video below is from September 18th 2002, when Oasis appeared on the Harald Schmidt Show in Germany.

Liam Gallagher's Latest Instagram Post

17 September 2017

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweets...

MCFC Top of the league as you were LG x 

Nothing like a lovely stroll on the Heath on a Sunday morning with a loved 1 as you were LG x 

16 September 2017

On This Day In Oasis History...

On September 16th 2002, Death In Vegas released the Scorpio Rising album it featured the track 'Scorpio Rising' with Liam Gallagher on vocals.

Liam Gallagher: "I’m F**ing Like Usain Bolt When I Go Out Shopping"

Taken from a interview with Liam Gallagher, that you can read here (Subscription required).

When asked "What would his girlfriend Debbie Gwyther, say is his worst habit?"

He said ‘My worst habit is talking. I talk a lot. I like the sound of me own voice.’ He smiles. ‘No, I’ll tell you what my worst habit is: I’m f—ing like Usain Bolt when I go out shopping. She likes to browse. I ain’t got time for browsing. My mam will say the same thing. Groceries or clothes, I’m the same – I’m in and out.’

Liam Gallagher On Why He Goes For A Run Everyday

Taken from a interview with Liam Gallagher, that you can read here (Subscription required).

Liam Gallagher has spoken about why he goes for a daily run on Hampstead Heath at 6.30.

He said ‘When I’ve done a run I feel great after. I ran for Manchester when I was in school, long-distance. Won a few medals. So I’ve always been into it. But then I got in a band and all that shit goes out the window. But I love it – I can run, man. I’m not speedy but I can go long distances. I don’t know how many miles. I don’t wear all these silly watches, I just go for it.’ For Liam, this way lies good mental health.

‘I get things off my chest. A lot of people keep it all indoors. Being me’s good. I can f—ing say what I want, whether people like it or not. I go for my run, I come back, I’ve let all my shit out, then I bring it in, then I let it out. I’m like a good conveyor belt.’

Liam Gallagher's Latest Tweet...


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