Ryan Adams compares Oasis to Led Zeppelin

He really, really, really likes Oasis
He really, really, really likes Oasis

Ryan Adams thinks Oasis are right up there with Led Zeppelin. On his blog, the singer-songwriter reveals his favorite album of theirs, and compares it to the best of Zep.

Regarding Oasis's 2000 album Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants, Adams writes: My fav Oasis record. Liam's first tunes - and the opening of the sound for the take off. Sure - Morning Glory/ Def Maybe (goes without saying they are essential) but this, this record was like ignored - it is classic - like Led Zepplin classic."

Obviously Ryan Adams is a big, big fan. And he's living out a dream: he and his band, The Cardinals, are opening for Oasis during their current brief run of dates through the US and Canada.

Elsewhere on his blog, updated after a show, Adams writes: "Wow. Day off. Full Cardinals and full Oasis at supper proper. Fucking yes - what a trip. Funny Noel went off to hang solo after, as did I, but you know, the others headed for some drinks."

He added: "I left so inspired, so inspired, they are GREAT dinner company and such gentlemen. What an honour. I am just blown away they even know we exist at all. So awesome. Life is just full of surprises."

As of this writing, Adams has yet to be asked to dine with the members of Led Zeppelin.

Joe Bosso

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