The calls for an Oasis reunion have grown louder over recent years and they’ve hardly been dampened by the lockdown. Largely perpetuated by former frontman Liam Gallagher, it would seem the world is ready for he and brother Noel Gallagher to put their troubles behind them and reunite. After all, with the band’s seminal sophomore album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory reaching the grand old age of 25, the Mancunian legends are suddenly being revered as a legacy act.
Elder brother Noel has so far resisted all of the ploys his younger sibling has laid out for him when trying to capture his signature on a lucrative contract. Whether it’s antagonising him like the annoying little brother he has proven to be on occasion, or indeed publicly offering him lucrative contracts to reunite the band, big brother Noel has kept well away from the fuss and furore.
Despite all of the hesitance around reuniting the band that’s not to say that Noel isn’t proud of his achievements with the Mancunian legends. The singer, all the while arguing with Liam, has always maintained that Oasis were and still are to this day the greatest rock and roll band of all time.
Their back catalogue says something similar too. The band’s bruising heights in the nineties may be the stuff of legend but they continued to churn out classic rock records for some time after the Millenium dawned. It was after this momentous world event that Gallagher picked some of his most underrated Oasis songs.
A couple of years ago, the always blunt and never bashful Noel took to one of Reddit’s legendary Ask Me Anything sessions. It sees artists sit in front of a computer and respond to questions from their adoring crowd. Of course, a few are always side-stepped but on the whole, Noel answered pretty much everything he could.
The questions included some about his favourite band’s like The Smiths, with Noel picking his favourite songs by the other Manchester legends. It also saw Gallagher pick his favourite brand of crisp as well as what the next Oasis album would’ve sounded like had they have ever got to finish it. That said, the most interesting question came when Noel was asked to pick his most underrated Oasis songs.
All of the songs Gallagher picked were from the band’s later career (clearly feeling their nineties work had all the attention it needed) and sees some choices from 2002’s Heathen Chemistry and 2005’s Don’t Believe The Truth, as well as a couple of rare B-sides. It’s a serious list and one that any true Oasis fan will now immediately reacquaint themselves with.
Noel Gallagher’s most underrated Oasis songs
- ‘She is Love’
- ‘Idler’s Dream’
- ‘Let’s All Make Believe’
- ‘Part of the Queue’