Friday, February 25, 2005

Ian Brown
"Keep What Ya Got"

I bet this was the conversation between Ian Brown and Noel Gallagher while recording "Keep What Ya Got":

Noel: No, no, Ian, THIS is how you write a song. This is why the last Stone Roses record was rubbish.
Ian: Oh really? Then why are the last two Oasis records total shite?
Noel: Touche, Ian. Touche.

The truth is, the latest from the former Stone Roses vocalist, at least this song from this fourth solo album, isn't half bad (which may be because, well, Gallagher co-wrote it.) It's epic, slightly moving, has some chilling piano, and is, above all, testament to Brown's staying power. The first legit single of 2005.

Monday, February 07, 2005

Tuesday, February 01, 2005