For many of you who don't know, I adore Oasis. I have explained why numerous times but what I don't think I have ever really explained is the appreciation for the amount of great work they di in such a short time.
British bands release singles, and with that single comes a "b-side". American's often do this but usually what they do is remix or re-release an older song as an acoustic version. When a band has 2 or 3 singles they will have to create possibly 10 more songs to accompany them. Oasis' 10 or more songs released as b-sides are possibly better than any full length album put out by any band not named "The Verve" or "Radiohead" at that time.
When Oasis came on the scene in 94' Noel Gallagher had a fountain pen that wouldn't stop churning out masterful songs. His b-sides to the singles that were released are considered by the most avid fans and music afficianados as his best work. They are considered this because they are arranged in a more classical fashion or laid back fashion and usually with him singing in lieu of his brother. While they may not have been instant classics in terms of their catchiness they are revered as something to treasure and behold, especially among the catagory of b-sides.
This song below is the best b-side I've ever heard and in my opinion should have been released instead of "Whatever" and even instead of Champagne Supernova or - right after it in the fall of the same year.
Please enjoy my and just about everyone else's favorite unknown Oasis song: BTW - this video is released in conjunction with the new Stop the Clocks album to be released. While I do not condone the purchasing of Soccer Mom greatest hits collections I do have to say that if I would recommend one - I guess this would be it - well this and all the old Motown, Chess and Sun record recordings.