Wednesday, June 20, 2007

B-Side Of The Week: Oasis

I'm in an Oasis kinda mood today, so here's one of my favorite Oasis b-sides. A little backstory on "Step Out" from Wikipedia:
Originally, it was intended that "Step Out" would be included as a track on Oasis' second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?; however, due to the similarity of the song (and in particular the chorus) to Stevie Wonder's 1965 hit "Uptight (Everything's Alright)", Wonder's publishing company demanded a substantial amount of royalties, else they would proceed with legal action (this was by no means the first, or last time Oasis would be in this position).

Oasis refused, and as such removed the track from the album completely. The last minute nature of this change was evidenced by the fact that some promotional copies of the album were released with "Step Out" included on them (as track 8, between "Some Might Say" and "Cast No Shadow"). These albums, especially the vinyl editions, are very rare and are highly sought after amongst Oasis fans.

Once the issue was (partially) resolved, "Step Out" appeared as a B-side on the fourth and final single released from the album ["Don't Look Back In Anger"]. Tellingly, the songwriting credit for the song appeared as Gallagher/Wonder/Cosby/Moy.
Enjoy this top-notch b-side.
Oasis - "Step Out"
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Previous B-Sides Of the Week:

Centro-Matic - "Not Like Anyone Would Mind"
Nirvana - "Even In His Youth"
Radiohead - "Bishop's Robes"
Catherine Wheel - "Capacity To Change"
The Black Crowes - "Waitin' Guilty"
Jeff Buckley - "Thousand Fold"
Idlewild - "Good Times Wasted"
Foo Fighters - "Baker Street"
Muse - "Fury"
Screaming Trees - "Silver Tongue"
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Loaded Gun"
Stereophonics - "Carrot Cake And Wine"
Oasis - "Let's All Make Believe"
Guns N' Roses - "Shadow Of Your Love"
Ryan Adams - "What Sin Replaces Love"
Chris Cornell - "Sunshower"
Feeder - "Bruised"
Snow Patrol - "Post Punk Progression"
Jeff Buckley - "Strawberry Street"
Rainer Maria - "Automatic"
Radiohead - "Coke Babies"
Gomez - "Shot Shot (Folk Shot)"
Foo Fighters - "A320"
Turin Brakes - "Balham To Brooklyn"
Pearl Jam - "Long Road"
The Black Crowes - "Darling Of The Underground Press"
Juliana Hatfield - "Girl In Old Blue Volvo Disowns Self"
Gemma Hayes - "Perfect Day"
Veruca Salt - "Sleeper Car"
Audioslave - "We Got The Whip"

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Blogger Jennifer said...

This song is awesome! I had never heard this song before, but it's my brand new favorite Oasis song. How was this relegated to a measly b-side? It could have been a huge hit.

June 21, 2007 2:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think its one of the best Oasis songs they done. Its awesome...
try driving along without tapping your hand on the steering wheel ....impossible .....and its a great summer feel good tune ...

June 02, 2008 4:15 PM  

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