Beady Eye track was written for Oasis

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 April 2013
Liam Gallagher

Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher

Beady Eye's new single 'Flick Of The Finger' - featuring Fonejaker - was originally intended for an Oasis album in 2004, but the initial record was scrapped at the time

Beady Eye's new single was originally intended for an Oasis album.

The group - which comprises former Oasis members Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Chris Sharrock and Andy Bell, and former Kasabian rocker Jay Mehler - previewed new track 'Flick Of The Finger' earlier this week, but the song was originally titled 'Velvet Building' and considered for a Death In Vegas-produced LP in 2004, before the project was abandoned.

Discussing the age of the track, Gem said: "It was on cassette, that's how long ago it was."

The track has been changed since his early inception, with new lyrics from Gem and Andy and the addition of a brass accompaniment and a spoken-word section, taken from Tariq Ali's book 'Street Fighting Years: An Autobiography Of The Sixties' and read by 'Fonejacker' star Kayvan Novak.

Speaking of the unlikely collaboration, Gem told ShortList magazine: "We needed to re-record it anyway, and Kayvan came on board to do it. I just love that it's this heavy, heavy piece of wordage, but delivered by Fonejacker."

Liam added: "So that's the only guest appearance on the album - Fonejacker. And the first thing that people will hear of our new stuff is his voice, 'Say what you believe.' So he's lucked out there, the little f***er!"

Kayvan has also spoken about his role on the track, admitting he came to the band's attention thanks to a sketch which used Oasis' song 'She's Electric'.

He said: "We recorded it round Gem's house and Andy and Liam were there in big fur coats.

"They like the show - the mouse is their favourite. I did a call where I was a mouse calling a talent agency, telling them I was an Oasis tribute act and sang 'She's Electric' down the phone."


Britpop demi-gods Oasis head North with their seventh album 'Dig Out Your Soul'.

Beady Eye

Liam Gallagher and the rest of the Oasis line-up who are not Noel strut their stuff.

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