First review of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds


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Getintothis gives the low down on Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

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Noel Gallagher announced today he will release his debut album, his first new music since, the acrimonious Oasis split in 2009.
The 10-track LP, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, will be released on October 17 on his own label, Sour Mash Records.
Getintothis gives an exclusive insight on what to expect from Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.:
1. Everybody’s On The Run:
Largely a plodding instrumental chug with a glam rock beat containing a sample from Neil Young‘s Live Rust. Contains Noel and his Flying Birds coo-ing in the background.
Sounds like: Gary Glitter deflowering a oxe.
2. Dream On
A wistful strum-along which Noel wrote in a Portakabin while stoned circa ’96 while escaping a gnarly bust-up between Bonehead and Guigsy.
Sounds like: A Kinks out-take recorded in a sock.
3. If I Had A Gun…
This ‘achingly beautiful’ mid-paced ballad finds Noely all introspective, contemplating: ‘Should I shoot the sky, should I shoot a nun, would I shoot myself, if I had a gun?‘ It’s a ‘grower’.
Sounds like: Oasis
4. The Death Of You And Me
A piano-led autobiographical account of Liam and Noel‘s ups and downs. Containing the line ‘I shoulda chucked you off that ferry years ago…
Sounds like: Ocean Colour Scene‘s cult classic Unplugged in Stourbridge.
5. (I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine
An old Oasis number rejected for Standing On The Shoulders of Giants for being a bit rubbish. Given a makeover by Jagz Kooner it now has a beat. ‘The psychedelic one’.
Sounds like: Oasis.
6. AKA… What A Life!
A six minute ‘jam’ with Kasabian‘s Serge. The ‘krautrock’ one.
Sounds like: The View.
7. Soldier Boys And Jesus Freaks
A three minute acoustic ballad decrying London life, contains the line: ‘I wish I could slide away, just for today, if I could have my way, come what may, where’s my mate, Ray?
Sounds like: Oasis.
8. AKA… Broken Arrow
Another instrumental this time recalling hidden Oasis track The Cage. But includes sitar and a bongo drum. ‘The George Harrison one.’
Sounds like: The Beatles circa 1967
9. (Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
A mid-paced mod rocker with Miles Kane playing sixth guitar.
Sounds like: Paul Weller.
10. Stop The Clocks
An old Oasis MoR track who’s title became used for their Best Of but wasn’t good enough for the best of.
Sounds like: Oasis
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, will be released on October 17.
Gallagher will release a second album with The Amorphous Androgynous in 2012. It will be ‘far out’.

Noel Gallagher: Stop The Clocks live at Liverpool’s Zanzibar




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