Attack of the Killer Track! is a series that explores tracks from artists from a variety of genres. Some of the tracks were singles, some of them were obscure b-sides or long forgotten album tracks. One thing is certain – all of them are killer tracks.
The early to mid 90’s Britpop movement brought a lifetime’s supply of musical gems. Dozens of bands put out albums and singles that looked to the 60’s British Invasion for inspiration, whilst putting their own spin on it. Among bands that broke into America, Oasis was #1 (Blur’s brief conquering of America was after their Britpop infatuation had passed). Punk rock attitude backed up by songs that were instant classics, Oasis was the 2nd coming of The Beatles (for just a moment in time). For me, they’ve been a hit or miss affair. Even some of their bigger hits featured lyrics that still make me cringe. But when they put all of the pieces of the puzzle together, I love them unreservedly. Sad Song was originally a bonus track on their debut record, Definitely Maybe, released in mid 1994. Bonus track meaning – only available on the vinyl and Japanese CD versions of the album. What a shame – this is one of the strongest songs Oasis ever cut to tape. This is an acoustic based song featuring Noel Gallagher on vocals instead of Liam. Haunting guitar licks, emotive vocals, and lyrics that resonate – the perfect package. The song is now easily available on the deluxe edition of Definitely Maybe so you can sing along to these words “and we cheat and we lie / nobody says it’s wrong / so we don’t ask why / cause it’s all just the same at the end of the day”