Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Out On Blue Six: Oasis

In preparation for seeing Supersonic, the new documentary film about the brothers Gallagher, I've been pulling out and playing my old Oasis albums somewhat relentlessly.

She's Electric was track 9 on (What's The Story) Morning Glory? the band's second studio album, and it was always a favourite of mine. The cheeky chappieness of the song's narrator, professing his love for his girl but adding the proviso that he needs 'more time' whilst eyeing up everyone from her sister, her cousins and her mother, is pure Max Miller, whilst the lyric shamelessly mines from children's BBC show You and Metapping into that dole queue existence of grown men in their twenties and late teens with nothing else to do but watch kids TV. Other influences point back to the Fab Four themselves of course, with cues from While My Guitar Gently Weeps and the rousing, falling 'ahh' finale reminiscent of With a Little Help From My Friends

It's just the perfect slice of Britpop

End Transmission


  1. What I love about Noel's songwriting is his out and out honesty when it comes to whose riffs/motifs/melodies he's 'borrowed'. He's a magpie. But he'd be the first to tell you that. Whether it's Lennon, McCartney, Bolan or, some seventies TV show from the States - it's all fair game to him. You can't copyright chord progressions, but as Mike Leander and Gary Glitter told him the minute Morning Glory came out, 'Hello! You can't nick our tune wholesale and pass it off as your own.'

    1. Britpop artists were notorious for it I guess, look at the flak Elastica came in for