Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Wonderwall is Tricky

A little sympathy for the devil here, please:

Liam Gallagher has admitted that he still can’t play ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis on guitar.

While hailing the huge 1995 hit from their seminal second album ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ as “a big song everywhere all around the world”, the former Oasis frontman turned solo star confessed that he himself still can’t play it – unlike his son Gene.

“I don’t even know how to play it on guitar, man, that is the joke,” he told The Herald Sun.  “My kid can play it, but seriously, I can’t.

“Gene’s still in sixth form but he’s desperate to be in a band. He plays guitar and drums, he’s on the lookout for band members. I’ve not heard him sing, but he’s got the attitude and the look for sure. He’s a good little guitar player; he’s better than me. I mean, I can’t play, but he’s good.”

Wonderwall is one that I love to play, but I can't get through it without messing up. I love the fact that you can put a capo on the second fret and anchor yourself to the bottom two strings. It's deceptively easy, but I know what Liam is getting at. If you can't do the up and down strumming perfectly, it's a mess.

Anyway, if you're Liam, you find a person who can play it and sing along. And that's just the chords, by the way. Forget about the accents and the lead part. 

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