Cover #17 is “Supersonic” by Oasis, from their 1994 album Definitely, Maybe. Written by Noel Gallagher.
I got a lot of love for Oasis. A lot. The whole thing about them claiming to be bigger than the Beatles…..well, look. They didn’t have a Sgt. Peppers in them. They had maybe half a Rubber Soul. But oh man what a half. They were cocky, huge rock stars with cocky, huge rock songs when rock stars were supposed to mumble, be self-deprecating, and hide in their room with their heroin and Courtney Love and whatnot.
The idea for covering the song in this way was… I’m not sure. I think I wanted to try something weird and trippy and completely different from the original, and I think it only half works. But oh man, what a half.
This one, for better or for worse, goes out to Jon and Chris at Generation Goat, for mentioning this project on their podcast. You guys flatter me too much. Also, it’s one of the many songs we attempted to cover in our horrible high school band.
And by the by, Chris: I do remember covering “Walk Like An Egyptian.” I’m just not so sure it’s a good idea to cover now.