I‘m really of two minds about Oasis’, and specifically Liam Gallagher’s, love of The Beatles. On the one hand, this is a nice little cover of “Tomorrow Never Knows.” (Extra points for Johnny Marr.) On the other, I just read what the Gallagher brothers supposedly did to John Lennon’s talisman. You know the one he wore practically daily from early ’67 to late ’68.
“I bought [Liam] a few presents in the 90’s. I bought him a thing from an auction which was an Indian necklace thing that John Lennon wore when he went to see the Maharishi. It’s worth a fortune — it was round the man’s neck when he wrote ‘Sexy Sadie’ — so I sent it to him for Christmas and next time I saw him he had it on. He took it out the frame and the label saying ‘worn by John Lennon.’ I said, ‘What are you doing? It’s fuckin’ memorabilia!” and he said, “John Lennon wore it, I’m wearing it”. He’s probably flushed it down the toilet by now I don’t know, haven’t seen it since.”
Yeah, well, John Lennon did a lot of things, Liam, but he didn’t wear Buddy Holly’s glasses. Here’s what L. Gallagher said about the necklace:
“It came in a glass case, but I wanted to try it on. So one night I came in, tanked up and took a hammer to it. All these beads started falling off and rolling across the floor. I thought, ‘Fuckin’ hell, John Lennon’s beads! It’s back in a case now.”
You know, I’m agnostic on the subject of whether Liam is really the reincarnation of John Lennon. It would be just like Lennon to bend the rules somehow and transmigrate into somebody seven years old. “They’ll never find me here! Hee hee hee!” But unfortunately Liam’s the Hamburg version. And according to this thread, both Gallaghers were lying.
Anyway, here’s the cover. See what you think.