Oasis members, The Gallagher brothers -Liam and Noel Gallagher had proven everything they needed to prove as one of the biggest bands in the world with the release of Be Here Now. However, they went on a long hiatus.
Noel Gallagher recently talked about the prospect of an Oasis reunion in the future. The beef between the Gallagher brothers, Liam and Noel Gallagher is no secret. The split of Oasis certainly shocked the fans back in the day. In 2009, the band parted ways immediately following a backstage tiff in Paris.
Tension had been brewing in the time building up to their scheduled performance at Rock en Seine festival. The weekend prior, Oasis pulled out of headlining V Festival because Liam Gallagher was suffering from laryngitis, and rumors floated about their tumultuous relationship. It was also recently noted that Liam Gallagher has teased starting a new band with his brother Noel Gallagher and his son in a new tweet. This would definitely excite fans.
Although Standing on the Shoulder of Giants was intended to be their next big comeback, things didn’t exactly go as planned for Noel Gallagher.
When crafting the album, Noel believed that the next phase of their career needed to happen without their longtime producer Owen Morris, instead hiring Mark ‘Spike’ Stent, who had previously worked with acts like The Spice Girls. While some parts of the album hint towards the Beatles-worshipping of the past few records, it wasn’t enough to sustain their momentum, leading to many fans not caring one way or the other about it.
Noel Gallagher opens up on the matter
Oasis lost traction that lost them a key part of their sound, with Bonehead and Guigsy leaving the group halfway through the production after not going along with Noel’s policy of no drinks or drugs in the studio. While the album still holds together as a nice time capsule in the group’s catalogue, Noel has admitted that it didn’t exactly turn out how he had originally planned.
When talking about the album for the compilation Time Flies, Noel mentioned how he wasn’t in love with the finished product, saying:
“The sounds on that album, on ‘Go Let It Out’ and ‘Who Feels Love’ are brilliant, but the songs aren’t there. That’s kind of symptomatic of that record. The sounds are great, and the playing is pretty good, but the songs aren’t there. I mean, there are no killer singles on there”.
The album is also home to one of Noel’s least favourite Oasis songs, ‘Sunday Morning Call’, which he called one of the lousiest pieces of songwriting he’s ever done. Apart from the songs he openly dragged through the mud, there are a few more introspective pieces in the mix that hint at something more interesting beneath the surface.
Noel Gallagher released the melancholic new track ‘Dead To the World’. The song is the latest single to be taken from his upcoming High Flying Birds album, ‘Council Skies’, which is due for release on June 2.