Sunday, September 06, 2009

revealed: how Oasis almost went post-rock

see, a Straight Outta Compton drumloop almost provided the backing track for "D’You Know What I Mean?"

almost... trouble was the Other Four, about whom Noel complained "It's difficult when you're in a band with four other people who've got no concept of black music, who just can't see anything further than the Beatles." Making you wonder why, since he wrote the tunes and ran the show, he didn't just get some less closed-off people to work with? Of course the problem was not the Other Four, but the Other One: knowing that he needed Liam's voice and star power to put his songs across... an almost Faustian pact

not convinced by the argument in the Quietus piece to watch out for a now freed-up Noel to stretch his wings and soar... teaming up with FSOL/Amorphous Androgynous would have been a pretty pedestrian move in 1993 (didn't Chapterhouse do precisely that?)... but in 2009...