Hear ‘Don’t Stop,’ a Lost Oasis Song from 2009 that Noel Gallagher Dug Up at Home (and Prompted Liam to Say ‘Zzzzzzzzz’)


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Remember CD-R’s? In the era before streaming, they were all the rage. Playlists “burned” to blank CDs that would remain blank unless you wrote on them. Labeling them is key — lest you end up with piles of unnamed CDs collecting dust, which is the circumstance that drove Noel Gallagher of Oasis to finally look into some sitting around at his home.

Gallagher posted this on the Oasis Instagram page on Wednesday, revealing that he had discovered a previously “lost” demo recording of a song called “Don’t Stop” in his piles of CDs that he dove into while sheltering at home during the coronavirus pandemic:

Hey there dudes and dollies.
Like the rest of the world I’ve had infinite time to kill lately so I thought I’d FINALLY look and find out what was actually on the HUNDREDS of faceless unmarked cd’s I’ve got lying around in boxes at home.
As fate would have it I have stumbled across an old demo which I thought had been lost forever.
As far as I’m aware there is only one version of this tune “out there” from an Oasis soundcheck in Hong Kong about 15 years ago?
I’m not sure whether the soundcheck version pre dates the demo as there’s no date on the CD.
I know some of you love this tune so we thought we’d put it “out there” for you to enjoy/argue over.
It’ll be up on the Internet from midnight.
The song is called:
‘Don’t Stop…’
Hope everyone is staying safe and trying to ride out the lockdown with the minimum of fuss.
You’re welcome by the way.
✌🏽(NG)

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Hey there dudes and dollies. Like the rest of the world I’ve had infinite time to kill lately so I thought I’d FINALLY look and find out what was actually on the HUNDREDS of faceless unmarked cd’s I’ve got lying around in boxes at home. As fate would have it I have stumbled across an old demo which I thought had been lost forever. As far as I’m aware there is only one version of this tune “out there” from an Oasis soundcheck in Hong Kong about 15 years ago? I’m not sure whether the soundcheck version pre dates the demo as there’s no date on the CD. I know some of you love this tune so we thought we’d put it “out there” for you to enjoy/argue over. It’ll be up on the Internet from midnight. The song is called: 'Don’t Stop…' Hope everyone is staying safe and trying to ride out the lockdown with the minimum of fuss. You’re welcome by the way. ✌🏽(NG)

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Below, stream the mostly acoustic, Noel-heavy song, which was uploaded to YouTube shortly thereafter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qf_trVM5p6g

As the context of Oasis would dictate (and as Rolling Stone points out), this song was apparently recorded at a show in Japan in 2009 during soundcheck (the show came during the band‘s final tour before breaking up):

As expected, Liam Gallagher had something to say about this newly discovered, Noel-focused Oasis track, and he let his feelings show (as always):

And the follow-up:

OK then.


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