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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Live Throwing Copper

  • Live Throwing Copper

    I Alone - The beat of the song has that quintessential 90s guitar rhythm - Emotions change drastically from the intro to the chorus, intro kinda makes you value everything that's happened in your past, the chorus to me conveys the emotions of someone who is madly in love to the point of insanity. - Live's songs seem to come from a higher place, the lyrics are just too good.
    All Over You -Great intro, soulful singing by Ed once again, there's this expression of desperation in his voice as if he is pleading -Once again drastic but great transition from intro to chorus, chorus a little similar to Blue Oyster Cult's "I'm Burnin' For You". -The guitar is great and not all overlapping and groggy
    Lightning Crashes -A song about the circle of life, many of Ed's songs have religious context -A perfect intro that instantly gets you thinking, what's going to happen next -Three guitar chords have rarely been as effective in my opinion -You can feel the intro building up to something big, the song gives me chills especially in the chorus where you feel this sense of power coming from within you
    Selling The Drama -Song starts off pleasant, takes you back to simpler times as a kid playing in a field however the chorus, like so many Live songs, is much more intense than the rest of the song -Ed's yodeling is awesome and while the chorus is intense it is catchy
    Iris -Creepy intro, almost feels like walking down the city streets at night -This song seems to represent Live as a whole, deep lyrics, Ed's way of digging deeper than imagineable to convey emotions through his singing -Great drumming in this song and I love the bass - gives it this funk.
    Horse -A very underrated song, sometimes you are just seeking the simple things in life, imagining life in the country, very twangy and almost country -To me this is the perfect song for the end of the album, something different than what you've heard -The guitars in this song convey emotion in an amazing way
    Waitress -this song grows on you, you start to realize his message that we're all people with our own sets of issues and kindness goes a long way even if you don't realize it -the whistle solo in this is awesome

  • William M. Watt

    That's just a brief thing

    and didn't comment on all of them, just songs I liked lol
  • It's also one of those albums like Blind Melon where every song is great.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

British Popular Rock Oasis The Swamp Song, a b-side of Wonderwall

For all of you guys and girls looking to listen to music at school. I have free music online for you. In our exploration of Oasis What's The Story Morning Glory we come to tracks 6 and 11. These are excerpts from the song, The Swamp Song. This is free online music below.
Oasis The Swamp Song live in Maine 1996
Ah, the free music streaming of youtube. Stream this music online with me. Not satisfied? Listen to more free music online by watching the following version of The Swamp Song.


                  Oasis Swamp Song and Acquiesce live. Both studio versions appear on The Masterplan

A sea of Oasis fans are here to see this stop alternative rock band. Oasis were always such a great live band. Still nothing is better than the studio version. Along with interesting notes about the Swamp Song The Masterplan features many great unheard b-sides I will discuss on a later date. The Oasis Masterplan booklet states that The Swamp Song was often a warm up exercise for the Morning Glory sessions. This helped both Alan White's drumming and Noel and Paul Weller's guitar playing during concerts live in the UK. It certainly helped the guitar get in tune!

In What's the story Morning Glory excerpts of the song appear on track 6 and 11. This helped the flow of the original audio tape. To me this exemplifies the attitude of experimentation, always practicing their  music. This I felt from the snippets on What's The Story Morning Glory. You are impressed with Oasis and wonder what they could accomplish with this potential song. But honestly, when I discovered it was a full song I was disappointed they didn't do more with the song. They could have at least had a version where they attempted singing lyrics. Or perhaps even added music for vocal bridges and altered the song. But you can hear this song on their B-side compilation The Masterplan. Such a relaxing album of Oasis rock music. Nothing bad in the lyrics yet rocks hard. If you choose to you are able to listen to this music with unexplainable peace of  Jesus Christ.

Oasis is an alternative rock band that was always focused on guitar oriented songs. And Swamp Song is the epitome. Noel's guitar is always interesting. I love his guitar with the British flag colors / symbols. This song that was recorded in South Whales in 1995 was used as a warm up exercise for Morning Glory sessions. The part you hear closer to the end of the album near Champagne Supernova is strategically placed. Paul Weller joined Oasis for Champagne Supernova. His lead guitar and harmonica make him the star on The Swamp Song.

If you can't find the Wonderwall cd or the Wonderwall single of which The Swamp Song is a b-side then I recommend purchasing The Masterplan. If however, you are looking for free online music to listen than my rock music website is second to none. I prowl the web for rare songs mostly of British Rock bands and present them on this blog. My biggest work was on The Verve's rarities. The article was deleted and I was able to include as many. But I brought the names of the rare songs to help organize your music playlists online.

If you enjoy alternative rock and listening to free pop music than check out my series on Oasis. I have so far gone through every song from Oasis Definitely Maybe to the middle of Oasis What's The Story Morning Glory. Here is a solid review of the masterplan despite it trashing the Swamp Song. Still it might have been a review on this site or Borders (now extinct) which tells the back story of why Noel Gallagher scrapped the working title The Jam.

For guitar tabs and playing Oasis The Swamp Song musician Bill Watt recommends:

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Alternative British Rock: Oasis What's The Story Morning Glory: Hey Now short story part two

       I am motivated to see my cousins. But the start of my trip has me wondering if I should play it safe and have another boring summer in small town Los Angeles. Around the lumber comes a huge 8 foot figure. A Giant black-hooded creature, I see no face. A cold blast of air comes toward me. I close my eyes and brace for death. I am frightened to the point of a heart attack. I look up and nothing is there. This really has me baffled. When I look down at a pentagram on the back of the box car I realize it was a demon. I kiss my cross with christ on it necklace and feel bravery once more. I am Brielle, God's bravest woman.  her cross necklace and feels bravery once again. 

       I travel through Arizona Territory, New Mexico Territory, Texas before finally getting to Louisanna. Though it is hot I have enthusiasm towards my trip. I am truly enjoying the scenery of the forest. The undense forest of the desert turns denser with tall spruce trees. When I see the South Pacific Railraod train take almost a right angle and stop I know I have arrived in New Orleans! I can finally see my cousins! 

       Finally, I arrive at  the station. The train is stopping for maintenance. I must avoid being seen. Oh shit I have been spotted. I hop a fence and runs into the woods. I had always written letters to my cousins. They had described their house and how close they were to the train tracks. I knock on the house with the purple 85 on it. At long last I can bond with my cousins.

        Suddenly, I look out the window and see Jesse James and his gang outside the house.  My cousins Sarah, Jessica, and Parker grimmace in fear. "shit muffins, our reunion was short lived," says Parker. Jesse James knocks down the doors. His gang ties up my cousins and I. They stab all of us. As we slowly die I look at my cousin Jessica's hands. They remind me of my mother's hands. The hands I long to hold. But once I left town I never did return. This is the darkest interpretation of 

I hitched a ride by the side of the road 
           Just as the sky turned black

           I took a walk with my fame, down memory lane

          I never did find my way back

Be sure to get a copy of Oasis What's the Story Morning Glory


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Alternative Rock. British Rock Oasis What's The Story Morning Glory Hey Now short story

This is the song

These are the lyrics:

I hitched a ride with my soul 
by the side of the road
just as the sky turned black
I took a walk with my fame
Down memory lane
I never did find my way back

You know that I gotta say time's slipping away
What will it hold for me
What I am going to do while I'm looking at you
You're standing ignoring me

I thought I heard someone say now
There's no time for running away now
Hey now! Hey now!

Feel no shame- cos time is no chain
Feel no shame

The first thing I saw
as I walked through the door
was a sign on the wall that read
it said you might never know
that i want you to know
what's written inside of your head

And time as it stands
Won't be held in my hands
Or living inside of my skin
And as it fell from my sky
I asked myself why
Can I never let anyone in?

Source: (What's The Story Morning Glory booklet)

Be sure to pick up the album.

Here is my fictional short story based on those lyrics:

My name Brielle is a deriviative of Gabrielle. So it means I am God's bravest woman. I live with my mother, a loving women in the small town of Los Angeles. It's the summer of 1871; I've worked hard on the farm and need a vacation. I am visiting my cousins in New Orleans.

I am a young 17  year old girl and I can't afford a ticket on the transcontinental railroad. So I go off the side of the dirt road and down the wooded path. I know where the classic old cargo train stops before the sun goes down. I hop on, hitching a ride like a railroad bandit, a hobo. I won't look back from this adventure. Still very early in my adventure I am excited and scared.

I do already miss my lovely mother. And I wish I wasn't alone. The shadows have turned into pitch blackness. There is a chill in the air. I hope no one from the railroad gets angry with me for sneaking on this cargo train. I also know anyone could be on this train, whether hobos, homeless dudes, robbers, murderers, or rapists.

The train has started moving and is now moving full blast. It is certain death to jump off now. Suddenly, I hear a noise. I turn to the rail road car behind me with the lumber and see nothing. I look to the car infront of me and I can't even see over the container. Now I hear footsteps. I hear a sort of grunted sound a disreputable human or a bigfoot would make. The footsteps are coming closer to me. I turn around and realize they are coming around the side of the lumber car. I turn to run but there is no toe holds on the container. I am trapped. I am petrified as my unknown assailant is approaching. Could this person be a friend?

Part two to be published Wednesday March 11th.