Wednesday, June 25, 2008

How Noel Gallagher got his groove back

We were thinking the other day that most of the first wave of fans of Dadrock are probably actual Dads now. But still, the Dadrock keeps coming, as Oasis unveil plans for a new album. And they're going dance:

Speaking about the album, Noel Gallagher said: "I wanted to write music that had a groove."

It's called Dig Out Your Old Parka, They're Back Again. Or maybe Dig Out Your Soul. And Noel... let's try and pay attention... he's excited... really...
"I wanted a sound that was more hypnotic; more driving. Songs that would draw you in, in a different way. Songs that you would maybe have to connect to - to feel."

Of their new single Gallagher said: "If 'The Shock Of The Lightning' sounds instant and compelling to you, it's because it was written dead fast. And recorded dead fast.

Eh? In order to feel the songs you have to have a connection with them? Isn't that true of any piece of art, ever? And why... recorded fast... compelling? How? What? Need... no... silence...


My hmphs said...

It's called "We have no new ideas and are no longer relevant, therefore we're changing genres to appeal to the flavor of the day." I wonder if they'll be just as obnoxious playing dance music. Wait, I know the answer to that.

Anonymous said...

That doesn't look like any economy section I've ever been in Simon - did you sneak up the front to take this picture or are times good round No Rock mansions?! (maybe they always have been and you write about the plight of the working band a la Monbiot...) - Elvis

simon h b said...

Elvis: The lemur refuses to travel coach; we have to sit in the back with the luggage.

Seriously - combination of a credit card which has air miles as rewards, relatives on both sides of the Atlantic and all over the US, and a wife who understands the fine details of getting upgrades (it's all about the Y Fares)

Anonymous said...

Aha, many thanks for the enlightenment, my better half regularly mentions such things also, though I've yet to see the fruits of our debt in this way. Getting there early in my thickest soled shoes has seen me rewarded with exit row seats though.

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