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.
Fallons ‘that was awesome’ charm is exactly why he is such a success. Thought this was a pretty cool bit…they seemed to be subtly reminiscing with a grateful charm, especially on Krists end.
Reminds me of a story you’ll probably not read, but I must express anyway cuz I’m feelin it this AM….
I remember a few times where bands blew up right around the time I was able to catch them live, similar to what Dave was talking about in the interview. One of those Holy Shit moments involved, of all bands, The Counting Crows.
One time, me and couple friends caught them at a small club that was less than half full. The cool thing Duritz’ would do was wander about the club and have a few beers pre-show, which I keenly sniffed out. So, I’d randomly bump into him and chat for awhile which was mostly just me expressing my ‘that was awesome’ charm while shootin the shit about their outstanding debut album, August and Everything After. They were so good on stage that night (you have to remember, early on they were one of the best live bands around). So we traveled their tour route for few more shows, and as we did, the clubs got fuller and fuller with each show until they were quickly starting to sell out. And, during this whole time, there was Duritz wandering the bar, and there I’d be tuggin on his shirt while we exchanged mutual looks like, “Dude, you’re starting to sell out here!” Finally, I remember hitting Northhampton, MA, and it was impossible not to see the transformation. ‘Mr. Jones’ had officially blown up on the charts, and they were off and running. Place was sold out and a line of 75 or so waiting to get in. The entire street was buzzing. Imagine REM and Murmur spiking Athens, or Coldplay and Parachutes catching on in Boston, or Radiohead with their Here is the Future of Alternative Rock moment in Chicago.
Then, true story, we slogged across the street, moped over a game of pool because we just traveled two hours to find out their popularity was evidently now through the roof and preventing our ability to see them again. So, with drunken beer muscles, I decide to call the club pretending to be a Geffen Records rep, imploring the page to track down any member of the band for me because I needed to relay something ‘very important.’ Sure enough, after a few minutes of ‘no way is this going to work,’ Adam is on the other end of the line. I quickly told him who I really was, not to hang up (creeper alert!) and where we had met over the past week. Wouldn’t ya know it, he got us into the sold out gig. I remember him asking for one request which was for me not to yell in his ear while if we should see each other again. Evidently, in my short ‘interviews’ over beers with him, my excitement would get the better of me and would become a titch excitable. Told us to cut the line and our names would be at the ticket counter with the page.
Ended up havin another few beers with him (again) after the show, asked him why he never plays Raining in Baltimore, whats up with the hair, and how did it feel to be gaining fame at such a explosive clip. They literally grew into a power band during that one week long stretch run up I-95N. You could see his surprise, his look…like “Finally, I think we are doing it,” and I tried my best not to yell.
Was a true music fan experience.
I know this isn’t the popular vote, but if you are going to go so off the grid like this with Jett, then I honestly think Courtney (of all people) should have been the choice here if going female. Think the emotionalism would have been sky high, or at least come across that way.
But, the problem is that the band hates her, and she can’t stand upright for more than ten minutes at a time.
Either way, this all is no more than a nice glancing tribute. JJ will be fun.
It should totally be Dylan Baldi.
Personally, I thought Rape Me was by far the boldest move the band made during their fleeting moment in rock for so many, many reasons.