a song like “Ramblin’ Home” shows a glimmer of hope that Alberta Cross could be bound for great things… and word is that their first full-length is due sometime this month, so we’ll see.. their 2007 EP The Thief & The Heartbreaker was re-issued after selling out, and they have been on the road since. per Noel Gallagher’s personal request, they supported Oasis’ UK dates in ’08, performed at this year’s Coachella and Bonnaroo festivals, and are heading back across the pond for a string of live dates and festivals including Glastonbury and Hard Rock Calling with Neil Young… before they head back to the states for Lollapalooza and ACL. busy busy bees
This second emerging track from Beady Eye’s June album is arguably better than the first strong song, “Flick of the Finger”. This song also has horns, with an interesting groove underneath. Meanwhile Liam Gallagher is doing his best to fan the flames, stating he’ll retire if this album doesn’t do well. Based on these first two tracks, I don’t think that will be a concern. He also remarked on a photo of brother Noel hugging Blur’s Damon Albarn, saying that pic marks “the end of Britpop.” By Bruce Rave
Wirral’s finest, The Coral put a lovely spin on a Byrds classic. Somewhere in the Irish Sea, with his sail cascading in the wind, ship captain, seafarer, and musical savant, David Crosby is channeling the voice of James Skelly and drawing inspiration for his next nomadic tale (well, maybe not). The Coral are always at their best, and their rendition of “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better” is right on cue.
The Coral – I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better (Byrds Cover)
Roof Light helps insomniacs everywhere with this, his latest and post nightstep jam “When You Sleep, I Turn To Rust”. It’s the perfect bed for bed… straight outtaspace type shit. Let the dreams takeover. #B3SCIAFTERDARK
The Chief and the boys pay homage to the David Bowie and Brian Eno penned classic. Circa ’97, “Heroes” is a b-side to the Be Here Now 7:22 long debut single “D’You Know What I Mean”. A song, by the way, which should win an award as one of the greatest debut singles, to a post global phenomenon album, of all time.
Really, how ballsy is “D’You Know What I Mean”? Other than the fact it’s basically “Wonderwall” a half step down, just listen to it let alone the entire Be Here Now LP. It’s coked out, it’s Liam Gallagher hurling in between vocal takes, it’s infinite layers of consonant genius.. it’s getting kicked out of Abbey Road Studio’s ballsy. Be Here Now radiates the sort of ambitious irony that only a band that believes they are the greatest band in the world can create. And for that reason it is genuine, and for that reason it is great. Noel claims to hate Be Here Now par a few tunes. Liam… us… and select Oasis fans around the world rather claim it’s one of the best Rock and Roll albums of all time. Either way look at it, it’s “Coming in a mess, going out in style”.
“Heroes” finds a nice home as part of the Oasis B-side legacy. Part of an infamous B-side collection that would be a worthy A-list collection to a majority of artists. Example, dude’s performed their ’95 b-side “Acquiesce” on Saturday Night Live in 1998. How good was it? Good enough for Saturday Night Live to include it on their SNL Celebrates 25 Years of Music 2 CD collection. And they’ve got LOTS of music to chose from. Get it here!
timeless track, off a timeless album, by a timeless band. legend has it Noel gave little bro Liam the choice to sing either “Don’t Look Back In Anger” or “Wonderwall,” but one of them were gonna be for him. the rest is history and we’re convinced the right decisions were made. also if you can, get your hands on the single. it’s got a great b-side on it called “Step Out,” a would be album track for What’s The Story Morning Glory before rights disputes with Stevie Wonder, and so you have “The Swamp Song” edit instead..
in other Oasis news, Noel has a solo project on it’s way expected to drop by the end of the year, and Liam along with rest of the most recent big O line up have finished a new album as Beady Eye, produced by Steve Lillywhite…. expected in October. and for both, we’re stoked!