The Gallagher brothers sure have excelled over the years at getting their name printed alongside some of the biggest names in rock history—especially the Beatles—and now, with a little help from their former label’s co-founder, the self-canonization of Oasis is almost complete. In a glowing review of Dig Out Your Soul, the group’s seventh studio album, Creation Records’ Alan McGee compared Liam Gallagher to Elvis and Oasis to the Beatles, the Sex Pistols, and the Rolling Stones.
“Oasis have captured the pop zeitgeist (and my personal zeitgeist) as a band that combine the best elements of the Beatles and Sex Pistols to emerge as this generation’s Rolling Stones,” McGee wrote in his review on ZANI. He goes on to contend that Dig Out Your Soul is on par with two other famous seventh albums from the Beatles (Revolver) and the Rolling Stones (Beggar’s Banquet).
Liam Gallagher, or the “psychedelic Elvis” as McGee calls him, concurs with at least one of these statements; in an interview while on tour in Brazil recently, he said of Dig Out Your Soul: “I think it’s better than Revolver, anyway.”
McGee and the Gallagher brothers have a bit more lobbying to do, however, as Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” ranks Revolver at #3, but you won’t hear McGee apologizing for his Oasis fandom anytime soon: “Being an Oasis fan is never having to say I’m sorry,” he concluded.