The answer to this question is - arguably, yes - yet I need to qualify the response. If you ask a dozen people the same question, you will no doubt end up with twelve different answers - for the word 'best' is of course subjective. Yet in order to be somewhat objective - lets ensure … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Is Dan Baird & Homemade Sin the Best Rock ‘n’ Roll Band In The World ?
My recent post about Slade - where I referenced Noel Gallagher from Oasis - reminded me of another article I've been meaning to write for some time. And it is something very close to my rock n roll heart: the mighty Oasis and more specifically - what are my Top 10 Oasis songs ?! The timing … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: What Are The Top Top 10 Oasis Songs ?
Today I am giving Slade's 1973 record 'Sladest' a thorough inspection - and damn it's good. Actually it’s extraordinary ! What you are in fact all looking at folks - is the very first record I ever bought. See, me and the Cowboy used to spend many Saturday mornings as kids - perusing local school … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Slade – ‘Sladest’
Well – 2011 is almost done and dusted. There’s been a few albums released that are worthy of your attention, so here we go, Cowboy Col’s Top 5 albums of 2011 (in no particular order). Lucinda Williams – Blessed: Read all about it here https://rockbrat.wordpress.com/2011/03/25/whats-the-rockbrat-listening-to-today-michael-monroe-lucinda-williams-glambone/ Noel Gallagher – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Already Number … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: What Are Cowboy Col’s Top 5 albums of 2011?
Part of the charm of the Gallaghers is their no nonsense approach. Neither suffer fools lightly, be they journalists or not, so at last, late last year this little book was released that compiles all the wit and wisdom of the Gallaghers in one book. I read through it the other day and reading some of Noel's … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Reading Today ? Mad For It – The Wit And Wisdom Of The Brothers Gallagher
For those not aware of Oasis history - this show at Wembley has achieved legendary status, chiefly because Liam is as pissed as a parrot. Things were not going all that great for the boys on the 'Standing On The Shoulder of Giants' Tour - with Noel walking out mid-tour after a brotherly fight - and … Continue reading What’s The Rockbrat Listening To Today ? Oasis – 2nd Night In a Shithole – Wembley 22.7.2000
This album went to number one in many countries and sold millions. It's a freakin classic filled with anthems. Hard to believe it's now 15 years old. Most of the albums came with a standard silver disc. However some of the discs themselves feature a photograph of the back of Noel Gallagher's head. Story goes … Continue reading Lifting The Lid On The Rockbrat Treasure Chest: Oasis ‘What’s The Story’ CD with Noel’s Head
Oasis are a giant beast - bigger than maybe the Gallagher brothers themselves, or so I thought. I was sure that they would carry on in some form much like the Stones. But when big brother Noel walked out on the band for what seems like the final time one year ago - he effectively … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Why Noel and Liam Gallagher Cannot Resolve Their Differences ?
Who: Oasis When: Makomanai Ice Arena – Sapporo, Japan - 22 March 2009 With Noel and Liam gone their separate ways - it would appear unlikely that Oasis will ever re-unite. It would now appear then, that a snowy and wintry Sunday evening - in Sapporo, Japan of all places - will be the final … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Oasis – Sapporo, Japan (2009)
Ticket for Noel and GemWho: Noel Gallagher & Gem When: Enmore Theatre, Sydney - 14 December 2006 Famed Beatles Producer Sir George Martin once remarked 'I consider Noel to be one of the finest songwriters of his generation'. Heavy praise and a statement with which the Rockbrat wholeheartedly agrees. Martin was of course talking about Noel Gallagher. … Continue reading Best Gigs The Rockbrat’s Seen ? Noel Gallagher & Gem (2006)
Note: This is a re-published post - written in 2009 when the great Oasis were still active ! British Rock kings Oasis have always been held in high regard with the Japanese fans – it’s a relationship which has never really been analysed – until now. I am a fan of both subjects, so thought … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: About The Oasis-Japan Relationship
Just back from Japan with a bunch of Oasis collectables packed in the suit case. I thought I would make an update on the previous Oasis-Japan post as it never ceases to amaze me just how much the boys are adored over there. Whilst driving, I heard ‘Lyla’, ‘Let There Be Love’ and ‘Falling Down’ … Continue reading Rockbrat Wonders: Why The Japanese Music Press Love Oasis ?