Fifteen years after first performing his cover of Oasis‘ “Wonderwall” live, Ryan Adams not only had Noel Gallagher open for him, he debuted two more Oasis covers live: “Morning Glory” and “Supersonic.” Adams’ “Wonderwall” cover was officially released on his 2003 EP Love Is Hell, Pt. 1 and became a notable success for the singer-songwriter.
Adams’ show with his backing band the Shining at Pittsburgh’s Stage AE was the second of two shows he played with Gallagher this month. According to Stereogum, Adams has never performed either song with the Shining but had previously sung “Morning Glory” with Gallagher in London in 2002. Adams stayed faithful to the original versions of the songs, not stripping down the Nineties hits like he had done with “Wonderwall.”
Liam Gallagher responded to the cover on his Twitter. “Just seen Ryan Adams versions of morning glory and supersonic oh dear I bet POTATO was mesmerized hold on no this will all soon be over LG,” he wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
In a 2008 interview with SPIN, Noel was complimentary of Adams’ take on “Wonderwall,” responding to Liam’s sentiments that he hates singing their biggest hit. “I think Ryan Adams is the only person who ever got that song right,” he said. “I’d love to do the Ryan Adams version, but in front of 60,000 Oasis fans that wouldn’t be possible.”