You, my reader, are going to pick an album for me to review each month. It is really simple…first, I will give you 5 albums to choose from and second, you will tell me which one of those you would like to see reviewed on the site. See…simple! Now, if you want to cast more than one vote, comment on the Twitter and Facebook post and you could get up to 3 votes on your favorite pick.
There are a few simple rules I have put in to place in my selections. They are…
- One has to be a new release (within the last month)
- One has to be one I have never heard before (new releases don’t count for this one)
- One has to be from a genre I don’t normally listen to at all or very often
- And the last two are choices from my collection that I haven’t reviewed before
What are the 5 albums you ask? Funny you should ask because I have those right here…
New Release – Bryan Adams – ‘So Happy It Hurts’
Never Heard Before – George Harrison – ‘All Things Must Pass’
Not My Normal Genre – Gnarls Barkley – ‘St. Elsewhere’
From My Collection – Oasis – ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory’
From My Collection – Harry Connick Jr. – ‘Blue Light, Red Light’
Let me know which one you would like to see and sometime in April, I will post a review of the album that gets the most votes. You have one week to decide and from there I will start listening to the album and do a review.
Thanks for participating!!
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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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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