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Friday, October 14, 2016

New Oasis songs from Be Here Now 3 CD Re-Issue October 14th, 2016

With the re-release of Oasis's infamous Be Here Now today, I will examine how I would have changed the album's Oasis songs.

However, let me be clear that I have truly grown to love the album as it is. I love the 30 plus guitars overdubbed on the Oasis song My Big Mouth. I love the epic sound and drug fueled music adventure throughout the album. In a Wave Magazine news article from December 16th, 2006 Noel Gallagher explains, ""The really interesting stuff from around that period is the B-sides. There's a lot more inspired music (oasis songs) on the B-sides than there is on Be Here Now itself, I think". So I am replacing some of the Be Here Now A-sides with B-sides on my fictional re-issued version. Here are the changes I would have made:

Opening oasis song: I would replace D' You Know What I Mean with the Oasis B-side song Stay Young. Even though the excess on this track is the essence of the cocaine supernova found on Be Here Now, Noel admits the song is about nothing. The song also drags on a bit too much and its anti-God lyrics make it not relaxing for me. Do You Know What I Mean is an Oasis song you listen to when you are ready to go to battle! Stay Young has universal purpose.

oasis song 2: For Much the same reasons as I mentioned concerning Do You Know What I Mean I would suggest the relaxing Oasis song Stand By Me B-side Going Nowhere as positive variation.

oasis song 3: I would keep  the oasis song Magic Pie. However I would trim the ending by about 30 seconds.

oasis song 4: Stand by Me is perfect is a perfect Oasis song as it is. I stands for the cocaine driven rock. Long slightly out of tune guitars backed by Liam singing his arse off.

oasis song 5: Again, I Hope I Think I Know is simply a perfect Oasis rock song. In fact, I am going to queue that up as I write.

oasis song 6: I would keep the oasis song The Girl In the Dirty Shirt. However, I might re-mix parts of the sound quality. Also the ending as it spans the last minute and a half could be reduced. I would have it so the phrase "She knows exactly what she's worth to me" is repeated maybe 5 or 6 times. And it just ends on one "Now I See". The music would be playing in full force to the very end. Not like the current track where the "Now I See" part is sung while the music slowly disassembles.

oasis song 7: Sorry Johnny Depp, but I would cut the oasis song Fade-In-Out and replace it with I Got the Fever. Another Stand By Me b-side.

oasis song 8: I would keep Don't Go Away. But again the ending drags on with the unplugged outro. I would cut the outro of this oasis song.

oasis song 9: Be Here Now reminds me of another oasis song, Some Might Say and has the potential of being a classic song. I would fix the outro. I would make it so the music heard in the beginning and middle of the song is also heard at the end. I would have a few repeated phrases and then an instrumental outro. This would be similar to the vein of Some Might Say and Morning Glory.

oasis song 10: I would cut some of the repetitious phrases from the famous Oasis song All Around The World. I would cut some of the singing during the soaring guitar solo. And I would double up the guitar solo from a mere 50 seconds or so to over 2 minutes. I would include the best parts of All Around the World Reprise to do this.

oasis song 11: There is a BBC documentary called "Right here right now" and that version of It's Getter Better Man is far superior to the album. The outro presented is an instrumental compared to the repetitious vocals of the album version's outro. And its way more amazing sounding. Even the versions found in the epic Be Here Now tour are far superior to the album's version.

oasis song 12: I would use the final b-side from Stand By Me, the oasis song My Sister Lover to close out the album.

There are other variations of Be Here Now b-sides I would replace songs with. Hell, I might even change what songs I would replace. Heroes and Fame stand out as great Be Here Now b-sides also.

The question is how would you fix Be Here Now?

Be sure to purchase the actual Be Here Now Re-Issue

Be Here Now [3 CD][Remastered Deluxe Edition] And weigh in how you like Oasis's Be Here Now 3 CD Re-Issue.
What are you favorite new Oasis songs from the newest 3 cds put out by Oasis.


Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Shining True Skies

        The Shining were an English rock band formed in 2000 that consisted of two ex-Verve members (bassist Simon Jones and Guitarist and keyboardist Simon Tong). This is an extra bit of rock magic you have never heard. Their album True Skies gives that adrenaline warm-blooded feeling. The feeling that only those lesser known musicians with something to prove can deliver. I will point out the highs and lows of this album.

Quicksilver- Steady bass and guitar line. The vocals are what make the song.

Young Again -A more complicated song with greater musical range. Different sounding chords during the verses.

Find A Reason- This song is neither dynamic nor a hard rocker. However it has gentle crescendos. A relaxing song. Interesting instrumentation at the very end.

Creast Of An Ocean- The music is high energy. The first song with a guitar solo. Although the pure guitar solo is short it continues through increasingly intense vocals. Then a whammy bar sounding outro. Great song!

Show You The Way- I love the bass in this song! Such a steady beat. And the vocals are well done in terms of accompanying the music. The best solo of the album so far. Very extensive and the exciting unique guitar not heard as often anymore.

I Wonder How- The vocals are very affecting and have wide range. The lyrics are unspecific and kind of weak. But the music sounds unique and the singing is great to listen to.

 I Am The One- This is a slower and beautiful song. The lyrics are stronger than other songs. The singing conveys much emotion yet is restrained. The beginning music alludes to The Beatles Strawberry Fields Forever.

Danger- Another slow song. The lyrics and vocals are strengthened by the obvious sincerity in Duncan's voice. This band is authentic. They bring something more than meets the surface. Sounds like a steel guitar is in the mix. I imagine going to see these guys perform would be fun. Although they broke up in 2003.

Find Your Way Home- This song has a slightly different feel and more textured sound. No disrespect to the band intended but this is fantastic background music. Towards the end is a guitar sound that hasn't been heard yet on the record. A sound that has vibrations to it. The high pitch notes resonate into the music's atmosphere.

What You See- Another song to start with acoustic guitar. This is creatively done. But the lyrics and vocals don't initially excite one. However the value of the song as a whole builds if you listen all the way through. This is because the "Through my eyes" part adds greater meaning.

Until The End- You now know this song is a 10 minute epic. Listening to it as a whole should be greater than the sum of sampling it. This consistently captivating song has a slow build with interesting percussion. However the lyrics are vague with only some crescendos. This spells relaxing. Suddenly around 7 minutes the volume of the music is being raised when you aren't pressing or turning it up. Oh my what an easy listen this album is. You can sit through is in one pleasant sitting as I have done tonight. The music is not really that intense with no controversy. Parents this is rock music to enjoy with your kids! This will rock their socks off!

Quicksilver Outro- Glad they kept this in. They were obviously coming up with some good music during the Quicksilver sessions. This is a variation of the music. And an interesting piece of music to stand on its own. However if you listened to music as artists never intended you might be disappointed in downloading this one track.

    As a whole, I believe The Shining have a truly unique sound. And if you have good relatively free spirited individuals in your family then they will all enjoy this music. The lyrics are uncontroversial. The music is interesting. It rocks sometimes but mostly has a pleasant enjoyable beat.

Check out this album for yourself.
True Skies

Sunday, January 3, 2016


This comic features me as a Sandman. Very extensive. More extensive than my blog. Very entertaining.