- Don’t Go Away [Live in ‘98]
- Noel Gallagher
Apparently, I have a “thing” about some people’s (mostly men’s) voices. I thought that I simply had discerning taste, but it has been pointed out to me that it’s actually pathological. Either way, I avoid a number of bands almost exclusively because I cannot stand to listen to the singer’s voice. Many of them are very popular and, lemme tell ya, it’s exhausting fighting that tide.
Oasis is one of those bands. I can only take so much of Liam Gallagher’s voice (by which I mean, I hate it), even though they’ve got a number of songs that I appeciate as great songs, like this one. So, even better than waiting around for someone else to cover it is to have the other brother (the one who actually wrote the song) sing it. Now, I can listen to the whole thing!!
Also, this is one of those songs that I think really lends itself to being stripped down, as it is here. I’m not actually 100% sure where “here” is or when it is (although I have made a guess
), but that does not stop me from loving it.