LIAM GALLAGHER – Happy 50 To The Natural Born Rock And Roll Star

21 September 2022

Our kid William John Paul Gallagher was born in Burnage, Manchester
on 21 September 1972, the son of Irish immigrants.

Happy 50 to the man of the people, raised on the streets of Manchester, playing for the people. He’s the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll star singing happy-go-lucky chants made to be sung along under the shower, in your car, and at his massive concerts. No arty farty shit, only supersonic earworms.

Liam a couple of weeks ago…

It was the original Oasis bassist Paul McGuigan (Guigsy) who asked Liam to join his band Rain in the late 80s. He became the lead singer/frontman. When his brother Noel joined in 1991 the name was changed to Oasis. Noel was the 24 Carat songwriter, but Liam was the voice, the face, the hero, the one-liner champion, and the wonderwall of the band.


(photo by Turn Up The Volume, Brussels 2018)

With Oasis he recorded 7 studio LPs. After the umpteenth fight with his brother in 2009
at a Paris festival the group split. Liam formed Beady Eye with the other Oasis members, made two longplayers, and called it a day as his heart wasn’t in it and started his victorious journey. His 3 LPs (so far) all went number one in the UK and his ecstatic concerts attract as many fans as before with Oasis.

You love or hate him. I love him, especially live (saw him 27 times
with Oasis, 2 times with Beady Eye and, so far, 4 times solo.)

Three awesome live LIAM moments

– WONDERWALL –

– CIGARETTES & ALCOHOL –

– SHOCKWAVE –

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One of the greatest gigs I ever saw

Godlike Genius LIAM GALLAGHER And His Delirious Fans Went Champagne Supernova In Heatwave Hot Belgium

15 August 2022

The way the 2018 NME Godlike Genius was hailed out loud when he hit the stage yesterday at the Hear! Hear! Festival in Belgium was as deafening as the noise of
a supersonic jet.

The delirious cheers from about 20.000 ecstatic people packed in a red-hot-sauna tent (and thousands standing outside) were over the top. From there on everybody sang every word of every song (also of 3 new ones from his recent LP, Better Days, More Power, and Diamond In The Dark).


With a parka and a hat on? It’s 1000 degrees in here, Liam!!!

The exhilarated – from 14 to 75 years old – audience’s reception of Oasis classics (especially Morning Glory, Rock ‘n Roll Star, Cigarettes and Alcohol, Wonderwall – dedicated
to Belgian footballer Kevin De Bruyne, the hero of Liam’s favorite team Manchester City and the dumbfounding version of closer Champagne Supernova) was nothing less than staggering.

This was not a concert, it felt like it was one of Manchester City’s UEFA Champions League Finales, with tireless fans chanting non-stop (even when he performed, surprisingly, the Beady Eye song Soul Love), while having a shower with their own sweat and lots of beer.


Who is Noel?

I experienced this over-the-top sensation 30-plus times now (27 x Oasis, 4 x Liam solo) with this one as, truly, one of the most memorable. The fact that this was my first big festival since the 2 lockdown years helped of course.

I witnessed other standout performances yesterday. The ones by the good old Pixies,
the Parquet Courts, Wolf Alice, and Thurston Moore, but Liam‘s grand gathering was the
one everybody (except his diehard haters) was talking about afterward.

Our (rich) street Kid has the gift to make you feel over the moon, on cloud nine, as happy as a lark. He made everybody feel like a rock ‘n roll star last night. Live forever, Liam.


Everybody was a rock ‘n roll star last night

SETLIST

1. Morning Glory
2. Rock ‘n’ Roll Star
3. Wall of Glass
4. Better Days
5. Roll It Over
6. Slide Away
7. Soul Love
8. More Power
9. Diamond in the Dark
10. Once
11. Cigarettes & Alcohol
12. Wonderwall
13. Champagne Supernova

NME’s 2018 Godlike Genius Award Winner in action.

(all photos by Turn Up The Volume)

Waking Up… To Go To A Festival On The Hottest Day Of The Year

Works better than caffeine

14 August 2022

Today, Sunday 14 August, I’m about to leave for HEAR HEAR,
a brand new one-day festival in Hasselt, Belgium.

No real news for my beloved followers who know I’m a live/concert/gig/show/festival freak. But (there’s always a ‘but’) today will be the hottest day of the current heatwave in Belgium (and the rest of Europe). I’m crazy, right? I know, can’t help it, I was born that way.

Whatever, this is the top 3 on my watch list.

– LIAM GALLAGHER –

– WOLF ALICE-

– PARQUET COURTS –

Our Kid LIAM GALLAGHER Still Is A Rock And Roll Star – New Album ‘C’MON YOU KNOW’ Out Now

New longplayers

27 May 2022

Artist: LIAM GALLAGHER
Solo LPs: As You Were (2017) and Why Me? Why Not.

New album: C’MON YOU KNOW
Release: 27 May 2022 – order info here

Liam about the album: “I’m quite happy with the formula. All these people that go out
and do something different – good for them and all that, but if I like something, I just stick
with it.”

NME says: “At once experimental and familiar enough to keep his stunning second act on course, ‘C’mon You Know’ finds Liam Gallagher having his cake and eating it – and there’s plenty to go round at this party. If he doesn’t overthink it, why should you? Turn off your mind, relax and bring the cans.” Full review here. Score: 4/5.

Turn Up The Volume: Liam says that he is happy with his rock formula. So nothing new? No, just a bunch of new songs from good to very good. As much as I love our kid I enjoy him the most when he’s a rock ‘n’ roll star on stage. That’s his habitat. That’s what he does best. Entertaining a crowd/choir of 50.000 in a green field. See you in Belgium in August, Liam, on a green field of course.

Singles/clips: Everything’s Electric / Better Days / C’Mon On You Know

– EVERYTHING’S ELECTRIC –

– BETTER DAYS –

– C’MON YOU KNOW –

Stream the album on Spotify…

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MOJO #343 Out Now

New MOJO issue is out now.

Frontman Liam Gallagher looks back on 50 years of mayhem in his first in-depth interview about his surprising new solo album and upcoming megashows, plus: math rock, scotch
eggs and Frankie Dettori’s arse.

Also this month: the Grateful Dead and friends remember their pivotal 1972; Pistols on
the box – Steve Jones and Danny Boyle reveal all; Magazine – post-rock’s unsung heroes;
Sting in the MOJO Interview. And: Labelle; Mighty Baby; Sharon Van Etten; Gil Scott-Heron; Elizabeth Fraser; Nick Cave; Neil Young; Arcade Fire; Ava Cherry; Taylor Hawkins.

You can buy a copy and let it send to your home. Info here .

Newest LIAM GALLAGHER single…

LIAM GALLAGHER Knows ‘BETTER DAYS’ Are Coming

New striking strokes

23 April 2022

On 27 May LIAM GALLAGHER, one of the greatest rock ‘n roll entertainers
of modern times, loved by millions and hated by as many, unleashes his third
solo LP called C’MON YOU KNOW.

The mad for it Gallagher already warmed up our ears
with Everything’s Electric and C’mon You Know and
here’s another cut.

BETTER DAYS starts with a short symphonic orchestra intro and
evolves slowly but surely into a sing-scream-yell along belter when
the euphoric chorus comes up.

One for green fields this summer. I’ll be there too.
But first this roof performance…

All 3 singles together on Spotify…

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