As anticipated, at dawn here on Valentine's day, Beady Eye album (out on 28 February) "Different Gear Still Speeding" leaked... I'm listening to it (but of course already ordered 3 :) (also vinyl), $10=only £6.
It's probably the most important music album of the year 2011 in the world, not only because I'm a fan, but surely also the most expected one.
It was a temptation difficult to resist... Let's say that I want to listen because I want to know very well the songs before the upcoming concerts.I'm not putting a link to download it, but I can tell you how is the album... Or give you the link if you get on your knees and promise you'll buy it :)
Well, usually you appreciate music with time, and when you put personal memories on it, maybe now it's still too early to judge. And I don't want to influence much the people, at least now. Anyway we've already read many reviews in the past weeks.
Usually reviews give 4 stars out of 5, I'd give a 4.5. Maybe only What's the Story Morning Glory can still have a 5 out of 5, but perfection doesn't exist.
The cars are often quoted in different songs (in fact the album title is Different Gear Still Speeding), I think it's a good album to listen while driving :), in the night (in fact the word "dreams" is also repeated - but better not to sleep while driving :). Album that ends with the sound of the sea, as in Paul Weller's English rose.
Every time there's something new from the Gallaghers, even only one song, I can't sleep at night and I continuously listen to it. You can imagine now with a whole album. It's catatonia, even more than a mania. Yes, I live for this, not ashamed to admit it, proud of my passion. There are people with few interests, and weak ones, they seem asleep (Different Year, Still Sleeping, lol). Not our case :)
First impression...this album is awesome... first I listened to one I immediately liked months ago, Three Ring Circus (I expected it better). Then I heard Wigwam (quite psychedelic), and another long, the one I liked most, is probably the Morning Son (by Liam), sounds as a dream (with seagulls at the beginning), the title and lyrics "play" with the words, also referred to the morning sun. I'm thinking it's music good for some film soundtrack. In fact, Liam is gonna produce a Beatles film soon. And then The Beat Goes On, very retro (sounds like a classic, feels like crying, quite touching). Another wonderful one: Kill for a dream (with a final na-na-na as the Beatles). I expected Wind Up Dream was worse, but it's a great one (with also the harmonica). So these were the songs I noticed among the others. Well we already knew four (the nice The Roller, Bring the Light, Four Letter Word, and Beatles & Stones).
Then we'll see well the possible meanings of each song. Sorry I feel too much emotion to write things with a sense now, I'm having that effect this album can convey as Kasabian's Tom Meighan said, blowing my mind. I need to listen again and again, so I can say more.
I made these quick slideshows-videos, quite appropriate.
around the minute 2:38 the song becomes unforgettable
Sexy song :), leopard-jaguar skin everywhere: with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Milan's leopard Just Cavalli where Liam was the other day, Liam as always @ Como lake near Milan for his birthday (auguri=best wishes), paparazzi, Italian mod scooter, mod Quadrophenia bed, and my countryhouse bed, lol
still with something referred to Quadrophenia,
and to the Beatles in Milan. After Milano Lambretta, Milano Alfa Romeo speeding :)
"...staring at the deep blue sky, and you say to the driver: just drive... cos you’ve never felt so alive... we open the door and let out the sound..."
In love with these words by Andy Bell. I put a photo of McLaren :) in Monza near Milan, the fastest circuit (the song says: you're moving too fast in the back of the car :), when we've been there to meet the drivers.
-1 month to the start of the world championship.
Just one week ago Noel Gallagher said he's not able to swim, and as we know he's not even able to drive :), I think Liam hasn't got a driving license as him, but they don't need it. I have, but I almost never drive. It's because we feel to be important and we want a driver :)
psychedelia, WigWam WonderWall film -> George Harrison Pretty Green inspiration, Beady Eye's Four Letter Word -> Michelangelo Antonioni Blow-up (Milan's Carlo Ponti), see old post (also Zabriskie Point -> Oasis' Who feels love), are you in a hole ('sick of life and its demands'), wife, car, different gear still speeding