Based on the the recent, great brit pop articles ‘Gum has done such a great job examining this week…I would NOT want to be on this list!
The songs on this list specifically from Urban Hymns are not the ones that should be on this list. Don’t mistake ‘hits’ with classic Verve. Velvet Morning, Rolling People, Catching the Butterfly, and Come On….Let’s get real here…if I’m sitting in front of a jukebox in my favorite beer bar, I’m pickin one of these.
I agree…although I think his solo stuff started to border on contemporary adult alternative and I mean that with great respect. But, when you face it off against Northern Soul and then the tail end of Urban Hymns, you can sense a change in the wrong direction which saddened me. Think it was right around ‘Alone with Everybody’ (great album, mind you) where the dream began to wind down. It was sorta taking on a David Gilmour type solo transition vibe which kinda freaked me out. Oddly enough, I took great liking to both their solo endeavors.
This is great & really digging these flashbacks…so many memories immediately like recollecting Elastica’s truly fantastic album, the obvious missing of anything Ashcroft related, Charlatons (UK), James….I mean, God, I love you, James. How much do I miss the night I saw you supporting the album Laid and songs from Seven in front of 500 people. Have no idea why they didn’t rise to a grander scale here. Their early 90′s run could almost be transported to today and not skip a beat.
This is what I comprehend most, Spanky….Oasis was one of the most overrated bands of my generation. Period.
Only thing I struggle with is reading about this poor excuse for for a band. Sorry, but there are much better out there. The hype far exceeded the talent.
At this very moment, Robert Smith is tapping on his Caps Lock readying himself to unleash goth hell…
Nothing like a brief excerpt from a irrelevant book about a band whose fame turned comical quicker than a fling with Tony Blair. It merely drums up how asinine these chooches really were. Never did get The Beatles references (I don’t ever remember The Beatles releasing an album like ‘Heathen Chemistry’) and the fact they pointed out Nirvana as white trash while they fought each other and walked around as publicly bickering lushes like it was some trait you must have in order to be rock Gods always blew my mind. These guys were the definition of Brit trash and the reason they’re not around today is their own pompous undoing.
There are right ways and wrong ways to carry that ‘bad boy’ personas and these guys made it look like a Housewives of Manchester TV show. Come to think of it, an Oasis reality show would have been great, I bet.
First listen through this was great. Want to say there’s a sorta lush vibe to it, but that isn’t the right descript because that’s essentially the best way to describe them anyway. The increased production value adds an immediate new gear to their sound. Definitely a nice way to cruise through a Spring morning listen.
Dude. There 8. Get a grip.
Love, love, love this song and album. This album continually reminds me of Exile on Main with every listen. Hope its not forgotten come year end.