One half of Manchester’s most famous brothers has agreed to release a previously lost Oasis track with all proceeds going to Manchester’s Canal Guardrail Charity (MCGC) who will use the proceeds to build guardrails on the tow paths of all of the city’s canal sides.
The charity, headed by Skip Flipper, is hoping to put an end to the recent spate of accidents and possible murders across the city’s canal network. “It’s time for change,” said Mr Flipper. “We needed action and luckily for us Noel has agreed to help our plight by making canals safe again.”
Noel discovered the track on cassette after a lengthy spell in his attic attempting to evict a family of pigeons who’d taken residence in the eaves of the singer’s London home.
Spokesperson for Mr Gallagher, Liz Balltickle, explained: “He’d separated everything the pigeons had shit on to be thrown out, which was mostly songs Liam had written but amongst them he found some old demo’s and decided to release the track for charity.”
“…[It’s] a sort of homage to the Scottish group The Proclaimers…”
The song, entitled Sunshine Saturdays, was written by Noel and recorded during the group’s three week recording session at Felch Farm in Stockport, the home of legendary record producer Zeb Knuckle. During that time other Manchester bands such as Rim Lords, Slagtastic and Shelby Johnson & the Piss Pots recorded seminal albums, however, none of them reached the dizzy heights of fame quite like Oasis.
Winston Vesuvius, editor of Manchester record magazine Fuck Digital said: “I originally saw Oasis perform the track when they played one of their first gigs in The Goblin’s Bollock pub just off Whitworth Street. The song was unique because both Liam and Noel swapped vocal duties after each line in a sort of homage to the Scottish group The Proclaimers. I’d never given up hope of hearing it again.”
But Ms Balltickle was quick to quash any rumours of an Oasis reunion. “No fucking chance; Noel’s too busy with his band. Over the years he has become concerned with public safety on Manchester canals and see’s the MCGC as a worthwhile cause. He’s been prolific about the subject on Twitter and Instagram and at live shows he regularly encourages fans not to use the canal towpaths as a means to get home.”
Sunshine Saturdays is released on March 1st and if you would like to donate to the MCGC go to www.MCGC.co.uk/gotasparequidmate
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