September 30, 2008 17:32
Alan McGee compares Oasis' 'Dig Out Your Soul' to Beatles' 'Revolver'
The man who signed the Manchester band raves about new album
Alan McGee - the man who discovered Oasis - has claimed that their new album 'Dig Out Your Soul' is as good as The Beatles' 1966 classic 'Revolver'.
McGee signed Oasis to his Creation label after seeing them live at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow in 1993.
Writing on Guardian.co.uk, McGee claimed that 'Dig Out Your Soul' showed "a return to the grander ambitions and excess of before" for the band.
He compared Oasis' career trajectory with that of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Paul Weller.
"Maybe it is their [Oasis'] lucky seventh album?" he wrote. "The Beatles and the (Rolling) Stones released 'Revolver' and 'Beggar's Banquet' respectively, both were album number seven, and 'Dig Out Your Soul' is on a par of with both in terms of classic songwriting.
"Or maybe it was his [Noel Gallagher's] musical peer Paul Weller who inspired Noel to turn his back on Britpop and take a more eclectic direction?"
McGee added that the only British bands worth "artistically competing with" at present are Oasis and Glasvegas.
In other Oasis news, the band's official website oasisinet.com claims that tickets for the group's Electric Proms show at London's Camden Roundhouse on October 26 sold out just 40 seconds after they went onsale today (September 30).
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