NEWS: Liam Gallagher & John Squire announce new collaboration

Gallagher/Squire and other supergroups

There have been many supergroups formed through the years of popular music, the latest incarnation features John Squire of The Stone Roses/Seahorses fame and Liam Gallagher of Oasis/Beady Eye fame, releasing music promising to be as good as The Beatles Revolver album.

Having heard the first track Just Another Rainbow it’s a nod towards Tomorrow Never Knows and gets gets the toe tapping as Love Is The Law did, especially 3 minutes in when a Squire guitar solo rifles through the speakers. If the promised album has similar tinges to this it’ll be worth the wait.

And whilst the world waits here’s a list, far from comprehensive, of some of the other great supergroups that have graced stages and turntables in previous years:

Dirty Mac. Formed for the Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus to cover The Beatles Yer Blues and Whole Lotta Yoko, John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell blew the roof off the circus tent.

Blind Faith. formed on the back of Steve Winwoods exodus from Spencer Davis Group and Eric Clapton trying to move away from Cream, the bands mix of rock and blues is formidable.

Humble Pie. In a similar vein to Blind Faith but welcomed more favourably by American crowds, Natural Born Bugie saw The Herds Peter Frampton and Small Face Steve Marriott joined forces.

Electronic. Bernard Sumner and Johnny Marr were fans of each others music and promised for a number of years to make music together. What they delivered was pinnacle 90’s synth guitar pop of the highest order, with Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys being brought in for timeless backing vocals this was a match made of the musical gods.

Coxon/Weller. After brushes with each other’s music from Coxon witnessing The Style Council at close quarters and Weller being a fan of Blur, This Old Town matched them with The Who’s Zak Starkey on drums and The Stone Roses Mani on bass, a top notch one off single was produced which still delights.

Matt Mead

Matt Mead

Freelance writer who likes anything with heart and soul