Oasis ‘ripping off Sir Cliff Richard’

Sir Cliff's fans accuse the Manchester band of taking inspiration from their idol

Fans of Sir Cliff Richard have accused Oasis of ripping off their idol.

Users on internet forums have claimed that ‘The Turning’, the second track on the Manchester band’s new album, ‘Dig Out Your Soul’, out today (October 6), is similar to Richard‘s 1976 song ‘Devil Woman’.

Click on the video below to hear ‘Devil Woman’. ‘The Turning’ can be heard at MySpace.com/oasis.


“This is a rip-off,” claimed one forum poster. “What’ll they do next? Remix ‘Mistletoe And Wine’?”

Janine Castle of the International Cliff Richard Movement, was more positive about the supposed similarity, telling the Daily Mirror, “I’m astounded Oasis used Cliff as their muse – but delighted.”

Do you think Oasis have ripped off Sir Cliff Richard? Compare the songs by clicking below and heading to MySpace.com/oasis then sign into MyNME and leave your opinions in the comment box.