Sunday, August 17, 2008

Oasis strike back with the Shock of the Lightning

The new single from Oasis, The Shock of the Lightning, is quite possibly the best single they've released in 14 years. The band have recaptured their original sound evident on their first two albums, 1994's Definitely Maybe and 1995's (What's The Story) Morning Glory?

The song is loud, powerful and drenched a rock and roll wall of sound, that's not only dangerous, but it's heavy, psychedelic and relentless. This is totally unexpected and surprising news from a band who were almost close to becoming a paradoy of themselves. If this song is anything to go by, the band's forthcoming album is sure dominate planet earth (but not as we know it).

If you loved their early songs including Rock N' Roll Star, Supersonic and Cigarettes & Alocohol, then you'll feel right at home with The Shock of the Lightning. Sometimes simplicity works, but the groove in this track is undeniable, catchy and highly addictive.

In a recent interview Liam Gallagher said that Oasis had no competition. If this song is anything to go by, he may be right on the money.

The Shock of the Lightning is a masterclass in rock and roll adrenalin. This is pure, class Oasis. The drum break towards the end of the song is a nod to the Who's Won't Get Fooled Again. Accept no substitute.



I just think that the Chemical Brother's remix of "Falling Down" is better than anything Oasis could have done themselves - sorry, I'm just not that big of an Oasis fan..

Cucumber Jones said...

I don't think you have to be an Oasis fan to appreciate the Shock of the Lightning. It's a killer tune in its own right. As far as rock'n'roll goes, there is nothing else that comes close to it. Oasis, keeping it real and always on the edge. The band's previous two albums were suspect, but this new track is a return to their original style which is what put them on the map in the first place.