Oasis 2.0: First Beady Eye track released

Things have gotten off to a shaky start for Liam Gallagher as he has officially set off on his post-Oasis career, one where he claimed to be “doing the best record you'll hear for the next 50 years.”

Don’t kids say the darndest things?

Today saw the free download offering of “Bring the Light,” the first single from Beady Eye (a moniker only slightly less lame than Gallagher’s first choice of Oasis 2.0). It’s as you might expect, like leaving a child in charge of the house for the first time unsupervised while the parents go away on vacation; upon return it might look clean at first glance, but you just know that there’s some vomit in the closet that wasn’t cleaned up properly.

Liam pukes his predictable Sometime in New York City-era John Lennon imitation and unimaginative lyrics over a rollicking piano melody that poorly tries to ape The Beatles version of “Slow Down.” Stringing together “moon” with “June” would be a marked improvement over the lyrical felonies he creates on the repeated verse “I bring the light, you get to see / You bring the love, it’s ecstasy.” And the chorus is as basic as it gets, consisting of “Baby hold on” and “Baby come on.”

The rest of the lads keep the thievery tradition alive. Gem Archer shamelessly lifts the guitar break from “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey” for his solo, and a ridiculously out of place choir of female back-up singers do their best to mash-up up The Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” with The Isley Brothers’ “Shout.”

The Beady Eye full-length isn’t due until next summer. That’s just enough time for big brother Noel to come home and set Liam straight for doing something he shouldn’t have done in the first place.


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