Post by theyknowwhatimean on Jul 25, 2016 16:25:16 GMT -5
What a beautifully written piece!
The faceless ‘many’ will equally attest that it doesn’t work, and shouldn’t exist. Yet for so many others it’s the final statement from a band they love more than any other. An album which in fact, to those paying attention, shares a lot with the far more cherished work that went before, it stands in 2016 as perhaps the most appropriately named album in history, where the ethos of the group, their era and their generation – however flawed – are captured forever in an age when rock and roll exists on the sidelines.
Exeter 97, Wembley 00, Reading 00, City Man 01, Finsbury 02, Osaka 02, Clapham 05, Manchester 05, S'hampton 05, Cardiff 05, NG Camden 06, Rehearsal 08, Wembley 09, Eden 09, Noel Albert H 10, NGHFB NYC 11, Beady Eye NYC 11, Beady Eye Heaton 12, NGHFB O2 15, NGHFB Albert H 15, NGHFB Brixton 16, LG Brixton 17, LG Glasto 17, LG Reading 17, LG Ally P 17, LG NME 18, NGHFB W Arena 18, LG Finsbury 18, LG Glasto 19, LG One Show 19, LG O2 19, LG Heaton 20
Great article, and sums up why Be Here Now is my all time favourite album.
The best there was, the best there is, and the best there ever will be...
I second this. It is my favorite Oasis album. It has the melodies and madness that are the recipe for greatness. I love the length of all the songs and for me it's simply an epic masterpiece. Noel was at his finest on guitar during the Be Here Now tour as well, which is why I wish they would officially release a concert from that tour [probably G-MEX]. The way they stretched out Champagne Supernova, All Around the World, Fade in/out, etc... was pure rock and roll bliss for me. That era is when I became a lifelong fan and inspired me to learn guitar and start writing my own music. If I could change anything it would be slight changes to the mix [turn the bass up, separate the tracks a bit so they breathe a littler better]. But none of that changes how I feel about it.
The best there was, the best there is, and the best there ever will be . . .