Having made a small fortune ripping off the Beatles as a member of Oasis, Liam Gallagher is putting some of that money behind a film about the Fab Four's record label, and he's recording the music himself.
"The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider's Diary of the Beatles, Their Million-dollar Apple Empire and Its Wild Rise and Fall" by Richard DiLello recounts the author's tenure working at Apple Records in the late '60s. Gallagher is producing the film adaptation, with the mercifully truncated title "The Longest Cocktail Party."
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"We can recreate that sound like that, you know what I mean? I think it will be more exciting if you have a sound that reminds you of that era, instead of the obvious, going, 'Oh, there's 'Let It Be' ... plus I don't think we can afford it," he told the paper.
Yes, anyone who lived through the '90s is painfully aware of how well Gallagher can "recreate" (read: co-opt) the Beatles' sound.
"The Beatles aren't gonna be in this film -- there's gonna be no one auditioning for John, Paul, George, Ringo -- I ain't gonna be doing that... it's gonna be about the characters behind the scenes," he added.
We haven't read the book, but it sounds like it could make for a fascinating film, in addition to being the home of the Beatles, they were also one of the most innovative labels of their day, working in music, film, retail, electronics, basically everything your average label is into nowadays.