on 4 December 2002
Track 1:Typical 97' Oasis, one of their longest tracks. Synthed loud and proud but not their finest work.A great opener from the album Be Here Now.If your a fan of oasis you'll love it. A steady paced tune combined with oasis beat and vocals.
Track 2:A pop/rock song, fast and cheerful.A great pick me up not to be taken seriously but well worth a listen to.
Track 3:One of Noels ecoustic b-sides. Very familiar, in a light gentle melodic way.Whose voice do you prefer Noel or Liam
Track 4:Superb David Bowie cover. Pulled off brilliantly in an oasis style with Noels deep vocals.As good as the original if not better.
on 23 May 2014
In contrast to Stand By Me, also from the eagerly anticipated 3rd Oasis album Be Here Now released in 1997, this track seems to step across the line from power ballad into self-indulgent, bloated loss of control. There is simply too much happening on this track. However, clearly as always music is a subjective appreciation, since the track raced to #1 on its release in the UK and Noel Gallagher has often expressed his pleasure at the song despite generally being derogatory towards the Be Here Now sessions & works they spawned. There are some clever lines in this song - eg 'coming in a mess, going out in style' as a description of how Oasis had found their spectacular rise through the brief Britpop era - and you cannot fault the musicianship or vocals of Liam Gallagher; in fact the weakness of the track seems to be more the actual song-writing itself. However, when you hear Noel G refer to the over-the-top nature of the Be Here Now works, then the first track & video that comes to mind as exemplifying what he means is this one - listen to Noel's commentary over the video on the DVD collection. For Oasis fans, this is one of their big hits but for non-fans, there are better tracks from the late 1990s which demonstrate why Oasis became the huge band they deserved to be and why Noel Gallagher remains one of the best song-writers of his generation.