Plenty to pick from but here I will offer up what I think are the 10 best cover versions that Oasis performed.
My Generation (originally by the Who)
This song just seems to work with Liam’s sneering vocals and Noel’s backing vocals. And just goes to show how much Oasis truly rocked!
Cum On Feel the Noize (originally by Slade)
This Oasis version of the Slade classic was released as the B side to the song ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’. Oasis turning ‘glam’ rock back in to rock!
Heroes (originally by David Bowie)
Oasis released this as part of their number 1 single ‘D’you Know What I Mean’. It still retains much of the original sound and yet still sounds like an atypical Oasis song.
Street Fighting Man (originally by the Rolling Stones)
Oasis recorded this as the b-side to ‘All Around the World’. Covering a Rolling Stones song s the b-side to a song that certainly has many Beatles references in it? Surely that is ironic!
Whole Lotta Love (originally by Led Zeppelin)
Oasis took to playing this at some of their concerts as an ‘outro’ to their song ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’. It is available on their ‘Familiar to Millions’ album.
At this point you may have noticed that there has not been one Beatles cover yet and surely Oasis would have covered the Beatles. Don’t despair, here they are!
I Am The Walrus (originally by the Beatles)
Oasis covered this one live on many occassions and it is available on their b-sides album ‘Masterplan’ and as part of the ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’ single.
Helter Skelter (originally by the Beatles)
Oasis covered this song live on many ocassions and released it as part of their ‘Who Feels The Love’ single.
You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away (originally by the Beatles)
Another Beatles cover version by Oasis but one that is relatively rare as it was only released in Japan as part of the ‘Some Might Say’ single.
Tomorrow Never Knows (originally by the Beatles)
Oasis played this as part of ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’ on their ‘Familiar to Millions’ album. This video, a full version of the song, features Johnny Marr on guitar.
Within You Without Me (originally by the Beatles)
Oasis recorded this George Harrison penned Beatles song as part of the BBC Radio 2 40th year anniversary release of the ‘Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album.
P.S. This article was originally published by the same author on Triond on the 12th of October 2010 and can be found by clicking HERE.