parodies by nacrowe
my listening habits are a MYSTERY to me. i feel like i spend a lot of time and effort seeking out new sounds online by finding what i consider INNOVATIVE musicians pushing SONG STRUCTURE and SONIC TEXTURE forward with CREATIVE JUXTAPOSITIONS and COMPOSITIONS. even getting out the word on such is the idea behind the CHECK OUT THIS BAND blog segment i publish every friday.
but i always seem to inevitably return to OASIS.
as far out on the deep end i get there is something MAGICAL about the MEAT-AND-POTATOES AESTHETIC SIMPLICITY of a STELLAR NOEL GALLAGHER-penned track. notorious for wearing their influences on their sleeve (THE KINKS, T. REX, THE WHO, THE ROLLING STONES, DAVID BOWIE, THE JAM, THE SMITHS, THE STONE ROSES and of course THE BEATLES), there is a PALPABLE sense of UNADULTERATED POP TRADITIONALISM when listening to an OASIS song. its like they took those CHORD and SONG STRUCTURES and wrote better songs with more ATTITUDE (courtesy of ICONIC frontman LIAM GALLAGHER). im constantly reminded of the U2 song "EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING" when thinking about OASIS. ORIGINALITY and INNOVATION is beside the point. its kind of a distraction from what actually matters, which is the SONG. OASIS write and perform the best songs. period.
for me its a cycle i go through. one minute searching for something FRESH and INVENTIVE and then ultimately coming to the conclusion that OASIS got it right the first time. no real need to look elsewhere. and man do i wish theyd reform already. i need to see them play an arena at least once in my life. here's still hoping.