Oasis legend Liam Gallagher has tweeted about his daughter Molly seeing Blur live.
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) August 16, 2023
Louder Sound reports Liam Gallagher performed at the Cornwall’s Boardmasters festival. Liam Gallagher feels like an unadventurous choice of headliner, with a setlist that relies on decades-old material to do the heavy lifting and a stage act that hasn’t ever evolved much beyond standing around in a coat.
However, Liam certainly has something the others don’t, and it’s the most valuable commodity in rock’n’roll: a catalogue of songs that are loved by people who weren’t around when they were made. When opener Morning Glory kicks into gear, people who weren’t born when Oasis played Knebworth bellow along like it’s been the soundtrack of their lives, and it probably has. In the ether, ever-present, since birth.
Liam knows it. Four times, across the course of the evening, as he switches from his own (moderately well-received) material to the (rapturously received) music of his old band, he asks the same question – “Do we have any Oasis fans in the house?”
Liam’s voice isn’t quite what it was. On Rock ‘N’ Roll Star it sounds like he’s struggling for breath, with the backing singers filling out the sound. On his own Paper Crown his voice cracks horribly as he reaches for notes that were easier to come by in the studio.
However, by and large, his vocals are intact, with all the sneer and snarl of old. He still uses his tambourine and maracas as if they’re props to keep his hands busy rather than musical instruments, and he still speaks in enigmatic riddles.
“I’ve never been to this festival, but it looks decent,” admits Liam, before delving into his repository of Cockney rhyming slang to question the weather: “It’s a bit Mork and Mindy though, know what I mean?”