Oasis – “Guess God Thinks I’m Abel”

I often feel isolated as an American in my appreciation for Oasis, and I don’t think Americans quite understand how massive Oasis was on a global scale beyond our borders. There’s a lot to appreciate throughout their career but particularly in the back nine (post Be Here Now era) of their catalogue – there’s an experimental side and a versatility that is a bit understated. During this time Liam began to show he was very much capable of writing songs of his own. This is one of my favorites among them. Just wish they would get along…

“Cain and Abel… it’s me and our kid (Noel). Or me and you. Two people who are the opposite, who become one…“It’s nice to put a band aid on it for a bit, know what Imean?…I love him, I adore him, more than anyone else in the fuckin’ whole wide world. But we also don’t speak that much. We don’t have to speak. But that song is basically for him. It’s like, shut the fuck up, give respect and you’ll get respect back. Life, brothers and sisters, that’s what we all want isn’t it, respect?“ (Mojo, June 2005)