This is an extract from an Op-Ed article in the current issue – that’s the December 2019 issue – of a hi-fi magazine (print edition available in your hi-fi shop) entitled “Who’d have thought Liam Gallagher would have trumped Noel?”.
It is written by a regular contributor and the magazine pays someone to be an editor. Can you spot the mistake?
“But..but..but. It’s Liam Gallagher who has just scored his second No 1 album in a feat that he has
– in typical understated fashion quoted as ‘biblical’ – with his album ‘Why Me? Why Not’. It fended off
competition from rock group Keane who were widely tipped to come out top in the sales charts.
‘Why Me? Why Not’ has already sold more than 68,000 copies including 17,000 on vinyl. That makes
it the fastest-selling vinyl album of 2019 and perhaps gives us another example of the continuing vinyl revival as most of those buyers will be drawn from the younger age group.
Very few people – including myself – would have predicted such an outcome when Oasis split
all those years ago. And I suspect Liam is enjoying lording it over his brother Noel over those sales
figures. Who’d have thought Liam Gallagher would have trumped Noel?
But last, leave all that for the moment and look forward. Kiss are on their final tour – so who’ll
make the best go of going solo from them? Say The Who split – Roger Daltrey or Pete Townshend? The Eagles? The Rolling Stones? Primal Scream? Blondie? (Pretty easy – it’ll be Debbie Harry!).
And then, of course, there’s Chas And Dave. I’d wager it will be Chas – so the chances are we’re
going to see Dave become the big international star. Good luck to him too in that venture and I hope Chas takes it well.”