Thursday, February 15, 2007

Pot. Kettle. Black

It's not often I defend David Cameron's Tories, but this comment from Noel Gallagher, songwriter with Beatles Tribute Band Brits Lifetime Achievement Winners Oasis, is up there with Mr Tony himself in the hypocrisy stakes.

"They wait to see what Tony Blair says...and then they move in behind and switch it and change a little bit. It's like a song writer who's eternally ripping off someone else's song and just changing the odd line a little."

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4 comments:

David Gladwin said...

It's not often I defend Oasis, either (come to think of it, this is the first time) but at least their appropriation of other people's music and lyrics is a trifle more varied than the accusation levelled at David Cameron's team by Noel Gallagher.

Besides The Beatles, Oasis have merrily pinched bits of music by T-Rex, Gary Glitter, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones and whoever wrote the theme tune to that old children's show You and Me.

And a bit of - er - shoplifting? - isn't a bad thing in popular music. Oasis are merely following in a noble Mancunian tradition...after all, nobody castigates Johnny Marr for his numerous lifts from T-Rex (them again) The Velvet Underground and Scotty Moore.

Ali said...

He was being ironic wasn't he? Even Mancs can do irony - how else would you explain Rochdale?

Raymond said...

Oh, come on Paul. Oasis are a good band. Not as good as they think they are, of course, but good nonetheless ...

RedEye said...

A Beatles Tribute Band? Not on Definitely Maybe, they weren't.