Oasis Dismissed Paul McCartney’s Contribution, Justin Hawkins Claims

It’s not a mystery to anyone that the Beatles’ sound influenced Oasis. The Gallagher brothers tend to reference George Harrison or John Lennon regarding their music. Yet, according to Justin Hawkins, they almost overlook Paul McCartney’s contribution to the band. Here’s what Hawkins had to say about the parallels between Oasis and the Beatles on his YouTube channel Justin Hawkins Rides Again.

Hawkins stated in his video that the Oasis track ‘Wonderwall’ was inspired by George Harrison’s solo album ‘Wonderwall Music’ in terms of its title. So it’s no secret that the brothers have incorporated the Beatles into their music in one way or another.

Or the track ‘She’s Electric’ has a very similar sound to ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps.’ As Hawkins’ explained, although it falls in a different part of the bar, the Gallagher brothers have inevitably been very inclined to have notes inspired by George Harrison in their music while dismissing Paul McCartney as a valuable addition to the Beatles sound.

Justin Hawkins’ words about Oasis disregarding Paul McCartney:

“This is what I always say about Oasis, like, you know, they used to sort of say a lot about how important John Lennon was to them. I remember back in the days, they were sort of almost dismissive of even Paul McCartney’s contribution to the Beatles experience, but whenever I hear some cues and things that I would consider to be sort of really close to like a Beatles thing, it always seems to be George Harrison’s writing that inspires them.

Like that one that goes, ‘She’s electric; she’s in a family full of eccentrics,’ and it is that bit that goes, ‘And I want you to know’ you know that bit there reminds me of, ‘I don’t know why nobody told you how to unfold your love’ from ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps.’ It’s almost a direct lift but almost falls in a different part of the bar, and there are other musicology reasons why it’s not a lift, but you know what I’m saying? It’s like the George Harrison stuff is what really seems to be prevalent in the influence of Oasis to me, anyway.”

For the Darkness frontman, it’s also pretty apparent to Oasis fans that the Gallagher brothers have incorporated their admiration towards Harrison’s sound in the Beatles to several of their tracks. Still, their dismissiveness toward Paul McCartney should also be noted.