Vinyl Frontier: Retro Reviews: Oasis – Don’t Believe The Truth

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by Andrew David James …By 2005 British rock music was on the crest of a wave not seen since 1997. The vast majority of bands and acts who had been involved back then were not able to enjoy the renaissance but one band, very familiar to the British public, somehow had defied everything to be […]

Vinyl Frontier Retro Reviews: Beady Eye – Still Speeding, Different Gear

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By Andrew David James….. ‘Beady Eye’ are basically, for the uninitiated, Oasis Mk V. (Or if you are feeling pedantic, Rain Mk VII) Like ‘The Faces’ or ‘Fleetwood Mac’ they have a complicated family tree but I love a good history lesson. The original line up consisted of five young lads from Manchester: Noel Gallagher  (lead guitar, songwriter) brother Liam (singer), Paul […]

Vinyl Frontier: Retro Reviews – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

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by Andrew David James …After 15 years struggling along with his failed outfit Oasis, little known singer/songwriter Noel Gallagher decided to leave the group after a rather nasty altercation with lead singer and his younger brother Liam that involved a plum. Oasis had a small but loyal fan base who followed them as they toured British Legions and Working […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Block Rockin’ Beats” by The Chemical Brothers

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Along with Fatboy Slim, The Crystal Method, Groove Armada, The Propellerheads and The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers introduced the world to an influential dance oriented “Big Beat” music driven by heavy breakbeats in the early 1990s. The duo of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons called themselves “The Dust Brothers” after the influential U.S. producers of […]