In my opinion, NOEL GALLAGHER's finest song.
A four and a half minute salvo of adrenaline-pumping, guitar-bashing perfection. Play it very loud and soak up every last note - you're listening to a songwriter who's a cut above many of his contemporaries when it comes to crafting exceptional music. Vocally, brother Liam is at the top of his game too, utilising his ear, nose and throat to superb effect - all of which makes THE HINDU TIMES by OASIS an essential pop masterpiece. And if you're REALLY tuned in, you might just catch the subtlest of references to THE BEATLES' one and only instrumental, FLYING. Also included on this DVD is the demo version. Sung by Noel at a slower tempo, it's very nearly as good and serves as a worthy insight into the creative decisions that shape a finished product.
The boys' mission to entertain and inform doesn't stop there, however. In the bonus documentary, 10 MINUTES OF NOISE AND CONFUSION (Pt One), we follow the band as they tour America in a Greyhound-style luxury bus. And yes, it's Spinal Tap all the way as the Buffoon Brothers argue, pontificate and argue some more, then try to play a malfunctioning CD. Laugh? I thought I'd never stop.
Perfect on almost every level, you just couldn't make this stuff up. Thank God.
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 8 March 2002
I am biased cus I live and breathe this bands music, I dream of a return to those mid nineties summer days of listening to morning glory and definately maybe, then music was exciting. Lets be realistic thats never going to happen, theres more chance than Damon albarn growing hair. This song is everything you could hope for as a fan, its catchy not too long and not too over-produced. Its a nice teaser for the new album.
The Hindu Times was a great comeback single for Oasis - it's rocky, it's catchy, it's gritty, it has a great vocal, a great riff, and great lyrics. It is so different to everything on Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, and it is a song which is underrated, and should be firmly embedded amongst the oasis classics.
The DVD single is worth a buy for two reasons. Firstly, video footage of the Gallaghers is always entertainment of the highest order and the sections here are no different. Secondly, the demo version of The Hindu Times is, for me, a brilliant exposee of the Gallagher songwriting process. At demo stage, it is a sad and bitter tale of lost love ('the ghost that is your soul leaves me cold, babe'), and final release it is a screaming, uplifting crowd anthem ('cos God gave me a soul in your rock 'n' roll, babe').
Well worth the extra few quid...
on 6 February 2004
it appers to me that the oasis boys where robbing me as they released 2 singles (one in the normal format-audio and one in the dvd format) but after buying both i now see that toughter they are amazing!!! the DVD single has the song (the hindu times) the hindu times demo where you can see how the song had developed and a 10 min documentry of the band in america in june 2002,
the 10 min documentry is funny (with liams usual behivour) and shows the viewer a differnt side of the band! all in all well worth buying 2 singles, -good song -great DVD
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This is an excellent song from oasis, it's got that high octane cocky rock n roll of the old days. It's catchy and never loses it's edge. I can't wait till the album Heathen Chemistry comes out. The riff is a rock n' roll take on a hindu like riff.
Liams voice over the year has taking it's toll, but he's still great, probably all the cigarettes and alcohol. ;-)
Overall, it's a beautiful song. Back to the roots as 'Cuz God gave me soul in your rock n roll'!
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 18 March 2002
Oasis have been critised heavily in the press and by public over the last few years. This comeback single is a return to the good old days when people queed for hours in the pouring rain on release day of Oasis records. With a riff not dissimilar to 'Same Size Feet' by the Stereophonics this song is classic Oasis and a sign that this next album could be their best yet.
7 of 30 people found the following review helpful
on 18 April 2002
This is a single in which the popular pop group oasis sing another song for us. There are some pictures of it aswell on the DVD, but the group don't dance around very much. They seem to prefer to stand still and sing rather than move. They use their guitars on the song and one of them (I think his name is Leon) sings aswell. The words are quite nice and I wish them all the best for the future. I hope this review has helped you to make a decision about whether or not you wish to buy this item. Bye.