Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Are You Sure it Wasn't the Cocaine?

Paul McCartney believes that comparing yourself to the Beatles is the kiss of death:

Paul McCartney says Oasis’ claim that they were bigger than The Beatles was the biggest mistake of Oasis’ career.

Oasis made the claim in a 1996 MTV interview, saying that their albums ‘Definitely Maybe’ and ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’ meant that they were bigger than The Beatles. 

In 2015, Noel Gallagher admitted that he was “high” when he made the claim. And in a new interview, Paul McCartney has said that the claim was the biggest mistake of Oasis’ career.

I would agree with him, but out of fairness, let's get one thing straight: it was the cocaine that did in Oasis. It was the cocaine that left them with a bloated, overstuffed third album that wrecked the momentum of the band and sent over half of the members packing. If you replaced Be Here Now with the Masterplan album, they'd have had another big, big hit. If you subtract the cocaine from Be Here Now, you'd have had a great album with great songs.

Yeah, hubris is bad for you. The white line, a little more so.

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