March 6, 2011 11:45
Beady Eye: 'We can't play Oasis songs without Noel Gallagher'
Liam Gallagher's new band claim it wouldn't 'seem right' to revisit the past
Liam Gallagher's new band played their debut gigs in Glasgow on Thursday and Friday (March 3 and 4), when, as expected, no songs by Oasis featured in their setlist.
Instead, their 14-song show at the city's Barrowlands venue largely consisted of songs from their debut album 'Different Gear, Still Speeding' and also included a cover of World Of Twist's 'Sons Of The Stage'.
Speaking to the Daily Record, guitarist Andy Bell said that the decision over the setlist was made "from day one".
"It just doesn't seem right to play those songs without Noel there. He wrote most of those classic tunes. That's what Oasis was," he commented.
Bandmate Gem Archer continued: "We're only playing Beady Eye music. It's not like we're on the run from the past but it's a time to say, 'Look, this is where we are. It's a great place to be'."
"It's not like we're just topping up a set we've been playing for ten years. We're playing everything we've got more or less."
Last month, Liam Gallagher refused to completely rule out reforming Oasis with his brother Noel, commenting: "I'm not going to say 'never', but at the moment, no fucking chance.
Beady Eye's UK tour continues at the Manchester Apollo tonight and tomorrow (March 6 and 7) before wrapping up at the London Troxy later in the week.
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