For this month’s This Original vs The Cover is the song “Wonderwall” originally by the band Oasis. The song was released in October 1995 and on the band’s album ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory’. The song did really well and went to #8 in the U.S. and #1 in several countries and charts. The cover version we are battling with is Ryan Adam’s cover which was released back in 2003 on his album ‘Love is Hell, pt 1’ EP.
The song was written by Noel Gallagher and was originally titled “Wishing Stone. There is a little mix up on who and what the song is about. Originally the thought was the song was about his girlfriend at the time Meg Mathews who later became his wife and then even later became his ex-wife. It was after that divorce that the story of the song changed. It was no longer about his ex-wife, it was now about an imaginary person or friend that shows up and helps you save you from yourself. Ok. Noel has stated that it was the media’s fault for the confusion and once it was out in the universe he didn’t want to spoil it for his girlfriend/wife. But now that they are divorced, I guess it doesn’t matter anymore.
That is enough backstory. Let’s get to the song and we will start with the original version as well always do, no need to change now.
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Is anyone else tired of see ing Liam and Noel in the news and everyone mentioning a reunion? Well, I sure as hell am. So, to celebrate that fact, lets do a day of memes associated with Oasis. Like them or not, we are going to do it. I hope you enjoy, or hate them, either way is fine with me.
Champagne Supernova? Click on the title to find out.
I never thought of them as a one-hit wonder…
If it was only this easy…
Do the boys fight? Yes, but they really love each other! Right????
For My Sunday Song #42, I bring to you one of my favorite Oasis’ songs “Champagne Supernova”. The song is off their album ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory’ that was released back in 1995. The single was released in 1996 and went to #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks and actually to #20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
There is something about this epic 7 minute song that resonates with me and I do not know what it is. The psychedelic sound of the song and the complete ridiculousness of the lyrics spoke to me for some odd reason. Musically and sonically it was so rich and it sucked me in to its vortex.
And the lyrics…What the hell do those lyrics even mean? What is a “Champagne Supernova”? Does anybody know? It turns out, NO! Noel Gallagher was apparently really high when we wrote the song…duh!!…and he doesn’t even know. He believes the lyrics can mean something different to everyone and I guess that is actually true.
For me, it is the story about how hard life is and how we get caught between the “landslide” of the heaviness of that life. We think we are going to be and do great things, but it doesn’t really matter as we are going to die and the world will go on without us. We are just a blip in the universe, inconsequential. Kind of sad actually.
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