With the advantage of being able to observe everything calmly, it is easier to assess the path of a band beloved / hated like Oasis, simple workers of music turned into superstars for some, absolute geniuses for others. Extreme judgments, as befits two characters of the caliber of the Gallagher brothers, or those who have first set up and eventually finished the parable license plate Oasis, including recriminations, insults, blows to the head and, occasionally, some great piece for really.
Since the dissolution of one of the most famous and imitated in the nineties and noughties, we have inherited two obvious paths: the more psychedelic and ambitious autorale of High Flying Birds by Noel, and Beady Eye, Liam creature classic rock'n'roll ( and other ex Oasis), straight to the point, no frills, but also, so far, without any upsurge of genius. The debut of the latter, Different Gear, Still Speeding, had aroused great impression, with songs that seemed to be some bad b-side of the former group and a live activity that struggled to make sense of it all. Liam himself has admitted that the process that led to the birth of Beady Eye was essentially a reaction to the sudden dissolution of the band's mother and, therefore, little meditated.
Fixed the training with the addition of bassist Jay Mehler, coming from Kasabian, the five (in addition to Liam there are Andy Bell, Gem Archer and Chris Sharrock) have decided for a surprise move, choosing a producer like Dave Sitek, a member of the New Yorkers TV On The Radio - as far removed as you can imagine by Beady Eye, already at work with Yeah Yeah Yeahs -, and closing in the recording studio to manufacture a product that would finally live up to its reputation. Titled simply BE, but Liam had wanted to Universal Gleam, the album is what fans of the singer grumpy been waiting for, or a disc of great songs in line with the rock'n'roll markedly Sixties who had the good fortune of two brothers and brit pop phenomenon in general.
Sitek's work was, therefore, to focus on the ideas and make it compact, giving way to the unmistakable nasal voice of Liam and guitars of Archer and Bell. The quality is felt from the very individual, Flick Of The Finger (and title piece inspired by Street Fighting Years by Tariq Ali) and Second Bite Of The Apple, both blessed with a beautiful horn section that embellishes the melody, but that's all BE to shine those insights that its predecessor lacked: Do not Brother Me is a ballad dedicated - with great affection and frankness - his brother Noel, Face The Crowd is perfect for igniting the audience live, Iz Rite is the song that Oasis did not write for years, with a chorus to sing in the choir, Shine A Light is a psychedelic raga influences with classic Beatles. Start A New Closes, programmatic title, which is a prelude to the real take-off of Beady Eye. Welcome aboard!