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“Talk Tonight” of Oasis' B-sides-album The Masterplan (1998) is my favorite track by far. And Oasis is one of my favorite bands, so to me it’s basically one of the best songs ever written. 

Legend has it, it was written by Noel after a gig in Los Angeles at the start of the band’s success. Liam and the rest of Oasis were really drunk and coked out, it was literally a shit show. Noel had enough afterwards, hopped on a plane to San Francisco, where he had met a girl earlier that tour. He just wanted to get away, leave the band. 

Turns out, heading to SF was the best thing he could have done to save the band. Because after talking to the girl, he cooled down and came back to L.A. Mind you, this was in the days before cell phones so everyone was going nuts, looking for Noel. He sat down and wrote the song though. Up until today it’s one of the few Oasis song Noel plays at his shows with his new project Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. I know, I’ve seen them thrice. 

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About the curator - Julia Maehner

Julia Maehner - Music to Curator

Julia knows two main passions: Music and writing. From an early age she has been making music after a fashion. When she was 13, she sat herself down and decided: “I will be a music journalist. Because I love music and writing.” After a brief intermezzo in New York City working for the music boutique agency Girlie Action as a digital marketer, she moved back to Germany. This experience helped her build her know-how for her content marketing client, the business intelligence software CoffeeCup. She still writes for several German music and tech magazines and is working on launching her own blog, amps on ears.

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