8 November 2012
17 January 2013
9 May 2012
8 November 2012
Long John Silver said
Well actually it's homage as it's just intro, and the text in the same song "I'm gonna start revolution from my bed" is reference to Lennon.
I was thinking that. Not a big Oasis fan, but I don't understand this distinction between homage and ripoff.
1 December 2009
17 January 2013
1 May 2011
I always agreed with George's opinion on Oasis
"The band don't actually need him. Noel is really good. He writes the tunes and sings better than Liam as far as I am concerned.
"Oasis have written some good songs and I liked them when they appeared on MTV's Unplugged but that was mainly because the silly one wasn't there. I think it is proven when you see the band without him. They are more in tune."
It was always the case that they were better without Liam doing a bad impression of John when he sang Rain. Hate his voice.
9 May 2012
My big problem with Oasis wasn't the Beatles worship as much as the fact that the Gallaghers couldn't fucking SING.
Liam (period from 1994-2000) and Noel have great voice but it's all down to opinion. Liam lost his voice, but Noel's one is still good.
6 December 2012
The Beatles' influence on 90s rock group Oasis has been noted by critics ("Beatles copyists") as well as the band members themselves; guitarist Noel Gallagher has stated "It's beyond an obsession. It's an ideal for living. I don't even know how to justify it to myself. With every song that I write, I compare it to The Beatles." Vocalist Liam Gallagher (whose vocal style imitates aspects of John Lennon's) named his first son Lennon. The two brothers shared the role of frontman, a concept made popular by The Beatles. The band has been known to perform live covers of "I Am the Walrus", "Helter Skelter", "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away" and "Strawberry Fields Forever", which have seen release on live albums and as b-sides. From 2004 to 2008, Ringo Starr's son Zak Starkey was Oasis' drummer. Noel Gallagher sat on a panel in 2004 to decide on the most influential of pop artists to be included in the UK Music Hall of Fame, and was quoted as saying "[The Beatles] inspire me more now than they did when I was a kid and are still the greatest".
Oasis have been successfully sued for plagiarism by Neil Innes, ironically himself a member of Beatles-parody band The Rutles sued by McCartney over plagiarism of The Beatles' songs, as Noel Gallagher's 1994 song Whatever directly lifted parts of its melody from Innes's 1973 song How Sweet to Be an Idiot. This event was subsequently referenced in The Rutles song Shangri-La off their 1996 album The Rutles Archaeology, itself a parody of The Beatles Anthology.
 Lyrical/musical references to The Beatles in Oasis music
Oasis songs also often contain references to Beatles' songs, such as:
- “You can sail with me/In my yellow submarine” – "Supersonic" off Definitely Maybe (1994).
- During live performances of "Whatever" (1994), the band often alter the lyrics to match those of Beatles song "Octopus's Garden".
- "Walking to the sound of my favourite tune, tomorrow never knows what it doesn't know too soon" – Morning Glory" from (What's the Story) Morning Glory (1995)
- The song "Don't Look Back in Anger" from (What's the Story) Morning Glory (1995) features a piano line near-identical to that of John Lennon's solo hit "Imagine", as well as a bridge section instrumentally reminiscent of "Octopus's Garden" and featuring a Lennon quote in the lyric ('so I start a revolution from my bed.
- The song "Wonderwall" takes its name from a 1968 film for which George Harrison wrote the soundtrack. A lyric in the song, 'all the roads we have to walk are winding', references The Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road".
- "Champagne Supernova" features a lead guitar line (occurring approximately 5 minutes & 45 seconds into the song) markedly similar to the closing lead guitar of "Dear Prudence".
- "She's Electric" from (What's the Story) Morning Glory (1995) ends with the same chord progression as the end of "With a Little Help From My Friends".
- John Lennon was once asked to sum up the 60s in one phrase – his reply, "Be here now", was used by Gallagher for Oasis' 1997 album, and for the album's title track. George Harrison had previously used the title for a song on his 1973 album Living in the Material World.
- “Sing a song to me/One from ‘Let It Be’” – "Be Here Now" from Be Here Now (1997).
- The "Na-Na-Na-Na" segment of "All Around the World" from Be Here Now (1997) is very similar to that of "Hey Jude"
- "Get on the Helter Skelter/Step into the fray" – "Fade In-Out" from Be Here Now (1997).
- “I’d like to be/Under the sea” – a line from Beatles song "Octopus' Garden" is recycled in "Take Me Away" from the Supersonic [EP] (1994). The same line can also be heard around the 4:50 mark of "The Masterplan" (b-side to "Wonderwall", 1995) being sung by Noel.
- “Fool on the Hill and I Feel Fine” – "D'You Know What I Mean?" from Be Here Now (1997).
- “Down The Long and Winding Road/and back home to you” – "My Big Mouth" from Be Here Now (1997).
- The title of Go Let It Out may be a reference to the line in "Hey Jude", "So let it out and let it in, hey, Jude, begin (2000)
- "Won't let you down/Don't let me down" – "Won't let you down", b-side to "Lyla" (2005)
- The melody for the Liam track "Guess God Thinks I'm Abel" from Don't Believe the Truth (2005) by his own admission, is a slowed down version of "I Wanna Be Your Man".
- “Who kicked a hole in the sky, so the heavens will cry over me?” a reference to Beatles song "Fixing a Hole" – "Let there Be Love" from Don't Believe in the Truth (2005).
- "Love is a litany/A magical mystery" – "The Shock Of The Lightning" from Dig Out Your Soul (2008).
- "I'm Outta Time" from Dig Out Your Soul (2008) features an audio-clip of Lennon defending his right to live in New York, when he says "As Churchill said, 'It's every Englishman's inalienable right to live where the hell he likes. What's it gonna do? Vanish? Is it not going to be there when I get back?'"
- "Falling Down" from Dig Out Your Soul (2008) imitates the rhythm and drum-focussed sound of "Tomorrow Never Knows"
 References/Influences of The Beatles in imagery used by Oasis
The music video for "Supersonic (1994) features the band performing on a rooftop, similar to a famous rooftop concert delivered by The Beatles
The music video for "Shakermaker" (1994) features Liam Gallagher in a record shop, holding the Paul McCartney and Wings LP Red Rose Speedway.
The front cover of the "Live Forever" single (1994) features a photograph of the childhood home of John Lennon.
The cover of "Don't Look Back in Anger" (1995) is a reference to the story when Ringo left The Beatles for a short time, only to be welcomed back with flowers all over his drum set.
The cover for the single "Don't Go Away" (1997) features Liverpool Speke Airport, famous for being the site of The Beatles' return from a major trip to the US, to be mobbed by fans during the "Beatlemania" era.
The Rolls Royce on the cover to Be Here Now (1997) features the same license plate number "(SYD 724F)" as the police van on The Beatles "Abbey Road" album.
The video to "All Around the World" (1997) features the band in white suits similar to those worn by The Beatles for their performance of "Your Mother Should Know" during the film Magical Mystery Tour. Psychadelic, cartoon imagery – similar to that used in music videos by The Beatles – is used throughout, as the band appear to be travelling in a yellow spaceship, a reference to The Beatles song "Yellow Submarine". During the video, the band do in fact come across an actual yellow submarine.
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14 January 2013
I have a tiny record collect and besides The Beatles I have:
- Ozzy Osbourne- Bark at the Moon
- Kiss-Dressed to Kill
- The Who- Tommy (the soundtrack)
- Fleetwood Mac- Rumors
- Simon and Garfunkel- Sound of Silence
- Ronnie James Dio- Dio
Non records: Autograph copy of the first Spider-man (reprint) issue by Stan Lee
Multiple copies (paperback, which I owned first for some, and hardback) of Harry Potter books including a British copy of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone". I'll probably re-buy them when the new covers come out too.
Multiple versions of all the Star Wars movie: VHS, dvd, and blu ray.
Thats all I can think of right now.
6 December 2012
1 May 2011
Egroeg Evoli said
To be honest, I like other artists, but I don't really "collect" any music except The Beatles.
Im the same. Have a few Buddy Holly Ep's but 99% is Beatles & solo Beatles. I dont do a lot now as in truth i cant be bothered tho i did get the second remastered anniversary Love Me Do single from last year. Im not sure why as its sitting in a cupboard and is never looked at – tho i am wiser than i was at one point and dont fall as easily for Apple's money extraction exploits. Im quite proud i dont have the MMT limited box.
13 February 2013
My other obsessions (bands I know I'll always love till the end of my days ) are R.E.M., Pink Floyd and Queen, in no particular order. I own all the albums, with a few expensive deluxe editions of some stuff. The funny thing is that I didn't really care about those bands before my 20s.
…I also collect Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck comics, but I guess this is a bit off topic!
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