Liam Gallagher: As It Was Image

I vividly and fondly remember jamming out to Oasis’ (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? with my friends. Their sophomore release sold over 22 million copies, quickly becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time. This marked the beginning of a remarkably successful, tabloid-fueled career, with the lead singers/brothers – Liam and Noel Gallagher – getting as much attention for their string of record-beating albums as they were for their rock-star lifestyles and sibling disputes. Gavin Fitzgerald and Charlie Lightening’s documentary/expose focuses on Liam in the present day, over a decade after the Oasis craze died off. It stirs up nostalgic memories, but also leaves one with a lingering sense of melancholy.

“…focuses on Liam in the present day, over a decade after the Oasis craze died off.”

It was during the fated 2009 concert in Paris that Liam and Noel finally had a blow-out that dismantled Oasis. Without so much as a breather, Liam went ahead and formed his own band, Beady Eye, which failed to catch fire. We see him at a concert, supporting The Stone Roses, in denial. “Headlining? Don’t want it,” he says. “Been there, done that.” The already-dismal album sales plummeted. A period of depression followed, Liam resorting to drinking. “Fuck knows who I am anymore,” he says.

Liam: As It Was (2019)

Directed by Gavin Fitzgerald, Charlie Lightening

Written by

Starring Liam Gallagher, David Adcock, Debbie Gwyther, Christian Madden, Drew McConnell, Dan McDougall, Jay Mehler, Mike Moore. , etc.

Movie score: 7/10

Liam: As It Was Image

"…I’m doing it because I love music."

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