Noel Gallagher—Beta ST / Se-ego type: SLE (Ti-ESTp) or LSI-Se?; or SEE?
“Today was gonna be the day when they're gonna throw it back to you / By now you should've somehow realized what you've gotta do / I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do, about you now / Back beat, the word is on the street / That the fire in your heart is out / I'm sure you've heard it all before / But you never really had a doubt / I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now / And all the roads we have to walk are winding / And all the lights that light the way are blinding / There are many things that I would like to say to you / But I don't know how . . . . maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me / And after all, you're my wonderwall / Today is gonna be the day / But they'll never throw it back to you / By now you should've somehow realized what you've got to do / I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do, about you now / And all the roads we have to walk are winding / And all the lights that light the way are blinding / There are many things that I would like to say to you / But I don't know how / I said maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me / And after all, you're my wonderwall . . . .”
“ . . . . All of the stars are fading away / Just try not to worry / You'll see them some day / Take what you need / And be on your way / And stop crying your heart out . . . . We're all of us stars / We're fading away / Just try not to worry / You'll see us some day . . . .”
‘Noel Gallagher has said that David Bowie's recent comeback "blew his mind", adding that the
way in which he came back with a brand new album shows that established acts don't always
have to rely on their former glories.
Asked by NME what he thinks of Bowie coming back with his new studio album 'The Next Day'
(released on March 11), Gallagher said: "It's great to hear his voice singing something new. The
more you hear 'Where Are We Now?' the better it gets. The video's mad – like his fucking cat
Stop the Clocks [Sony/BMG, 2006]
[Robert Christgau]: ‘One of the many things I never got about this band was where the Beatles
were. Where was the ebullience, the wit, the harmonies, God just the singing, and, uh, the
songwriting? Cotton Mather made me understand that when Oasis say they love the Beatles they
really mean they love the post-Help!, pre-Sgt. Pepper Beatles. Since that span encompasses
Rubber Soul and Revolver, many would say tally ho, but (a) not me 'cause I love the Beatles start
to finish and (b) only if you're writing songs as good as, uh, "We Can Work It Out." Instead
Oasis, meaning loudmouth bro Noel Gallagher, write songs that resemble "We Can Work It Out"
in thickened texture and momentum but not depth or charm, then add arena size in the swagger
of the drums and the bigged-up vocals themselves. This band-selected best-of--two discs lasting
87 minutes, like an old-fashioned double-LP except it's only 18 tracks--capture their sonic
moment as fully as any freelance music historian needs. A 2010 package repeats 11 of these
songs and adds 16 others--too many, I say. Also, it omits the opening "Rock 'n' Roll Star." If ever
there were guys whose message to the world is summed up by an opener called "Rock 'n' Roll
Star," it's these bigheads. B+’