Noel Gallagher

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Sometimes I feel like the only Oasis fan who adores most of what Noel has done with High Flying Birds. Honestly I just think he's getting better. Black Star Dancing is an awesome EP. And yes, Sail On is one of his best HFB tracks.

Noel debuted a new song called Wandering Star the other night at a show in Auckland in support of U2. Pretty good stuff if you ask me:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biPdAVimBO8
 

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Sometimes I feel like the only Oasis fan who adores most of what Noel has done with High Flying Birds. Honestly I just think he's getting better. Black Star Dancing is an awesome EP. And yes, Sail On is one of his best HFB tracks.

Noel debuted a new song called Wandering Star the other night at a show in Auckland in support of U2. Pretty good stuff if you ask me:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biPdAVimBO8
Ah - this must be on the rumoured 3rd EP!

I love what NGHFB has done mostly. I find Holy Mountain a bit insufferable to listen to. But Ft Knox is very vaguely like Airbag by Radiohead in a cool way. The title track on TMWBTM is so kickass! Everything is more experimental and I'm certainly not in the business of being like those Oldplay-only fans.

However, I do wish there were more guitar solos across NGHFB discography, since that's what makes me love Riverman and The Dying of the Light so much. Both Tim Smith and Gem are great guitarists.
 

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I haven't listened to the most recent EP yet, but here are some opinions on Black Star Dancing:

1. The title track is pretty good, but feels like a rehash of other NGHFB disco-influenced songs such as What a Life, Ballad of the Mighty I, and in particular, it sounds like a huge ripoff of It's a Beautiful World. I do like that this has a serious guitar solo reminiscent of Riverman, one that shreds well and is up there with Ballad.

2. Rattling Rose is good. It reminds me of Lowrider or various bossa nova songs. Not a sound that NG is associated with usually. I'll have to listen to it a few more times to decide how much I like it / how forgettable it is.

3. Sail On is by a light year the best song on Black Star Dancing. I wish it had a guitar or piano solo or something, which makes me rate Dead in the Water higher (man, is there a more raw and amazing track?!). The music videos and thematic imagery (sail on, water) are even similar between the two. Imagine an album that was just If I Had a Gun, Dead in the Water, Sail On, and The Dying of the Light. Well I guess that would be boring and homogenous, but do it for the fans damnit!

Sail On reminds me a lot of Noel's other folksy endeavour from a few years ago:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZv5POIbUss


NGHFB's ballads are the best. :)
What...... Is this an unreleased NGHFB song?
 

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Ah - this must be on the rumoured 3rd EP!

I love what NGHFB has done mostly. I find Holy Mountain a bit insufferable to listen to. But Ft Knox is very vaguely like Airbag by Radiohead in a cool way. The title track on TMWBTM is so kickass! Everything is more experimental and I'm certainly not in the business of being like those Oldplay-only fans.

However, I do wish there were more guitar solos across NGHFB discography, since that's what makes me love Riverman and The Dying of the Light so much. Both Tim Smith and Gem are great guitarists.
Yes!!! But I find it a shame that Tim Smith left the band :( Gem is great though!
 

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Sometimes I feel like the only Oasis fan who adores most of what Noel has done with High Flying Birds. Honestly I just think he's getting better. Black Star Dancing is an awesome EP. And yes, Sail On is one of his best HFB tracks.

Noel debuted a new song called Wandering Star the other night at a show in Auckland in support of U2. Pretty good stuff if you ask me:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biPdAVimBO8
It's so nice to see there are more NGHFB fans around here! I thought I'm the only one :laughing:
Of course Noel hasn't got a fandom as big as Coldplay do but yet I really, really think Noel is one of the most underrated musicians (since he has gone solo).
I don't get it. He deserves much more recognition and streams to his songs.
He is a very nice (and funny) person. Probably the nicest rock 'n roll star ever existed if you ask me! Also, he's ''as lovely as can be'' which are Jonny's words about when they were recording with Noel before AHFOD during an interview in 2015.

Of course Coldplay will always be my favourite artist, but Noel has written and produced songs of which I think are even better than some of Coldplay's.
To point out a little as possible songs:

View: https://youtu.be/1NMUDb3Ewhs


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2EKF35mevg

He's written many more amazing songs but I won't share them all on here. It's still a Coldplay forum :laughing:

And finally, my favourite NGHFB song: (it deserves so much more recognition!!!!!!!)

View: https://youtu.be/MOveYAuDJvw
 
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^My link may have been removed, but I'd Pick You Every Time is a B-side from the NGHFB (first album) era. Isn't it great?!

IMHO Gem > Tim Smith. But I do appreciate that Tim Smith would sing backup vocals on a number of songs, which was really important to the no-ow part of If I Had a Gun:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBIyFiGzWZs


But otherwise Gem seems to be the better player...better feel, better tone, etc.

Also holy wow, Chris Sharrock is so much better than Jeremy Stacey. He is just a perfect drummer.

Speaking of IIHAG, can y'all believe this was all we had back then, a crappy recording from the 2000s...I couldn't be happier that they turned it into a real song that sounds so great.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nApdayFAHjA
 

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^My link may have been removed, but I'd Pick You Every Time is a B-side from the NGHFB (first album) era. Isn't it great?!

IMHO Gem > Tim Smith. But I do appreciate that Tim Smith would sing backup vocals on a number of songs, which was really important to the no-ow part of If I Had a Gun:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBIyFiGzWZs


But otherwise Gem seems to be the better player...better feel, better tone, etc.

Also holy wow, Chris Sharrock is so much better than Jeremy Stacey. He is just a perfect drummer.

Speaking of IIHAG, can y'all believe this was all we had back then, a crappy recording from the 2000s...I couldn't be happier that they turned it into a real song that sounds so great.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nApdayFAHjA
Yes, that's something I really miss as well. I liked Tim.
That's probably why he chose to add people to the High Flying Birds, such as the French lady (with the scissors XD) and some backup singers!
 

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^My link may have been removed, but I'd Pick You Every Time is a B-side from the NGHFB (first album) era. Isn't it great?!

IMHO Gem > Tim Smith. But I do appreciate that Tim Smith would sing backup vocals on a number of songs, which was really important to the no-ow part of If I Had a Gun:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBIyFiGzWZs


But otherwise Gem seems to be the better player...better feel, better tone, etc.

Also holy wow, Chris Sharrock is so much better than Jeremy Stacey. He is just a perfect drummer.

Speaking of IIHAG, can y'all believe this was all we had back then, a crappy recording from the 2000s...I couldn't be happier that they turned it into a real song that sounds so great.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nApdayFAHjA
Wow, I didn't know it was written in the 2000s already! It's a masterpiece now.

By the way Noel's new song Wandering Star's out!
I haven't heard it yet......


EDIT:
It's a really nice song! It has a bit of an Oasis sound I think. Also, it gives me feelings of X-mas.
View: https://youtu.be/4Rb0oIXrsqQ
 
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By the way Noel's new song Wandering Star's out!
I haven't heard it yet......EDIT:
It's a really nice song! It has a bit of an Oasis sound I think. Also, it gives me feelings of X-mas.
View: https://youtu.be/4Rb0oIXrsqQ
Hnnggggg, thats the one bay beeeeeee, mastapiece! Wish the backup vocals on the chorus stood out a bit more a la the live version
 
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