Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned

Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned saw the light of the day on August 11th, 2004 and had a big success, even though the reception was rather lukewarm. In the early 2000s the athmosphere in the band was quite tense, so Liam decided that he wanted to produce the album single-handedly: neither Maxim nor Flint partook in the production. Howlett later admitted that the process had been very slow and at times he had had very little motivation to continue. Despite not having his bandmates on board, Liam invited many artists to collaborate.

As far as the production goes, Liam made use of various software instruments and synths. For instance, Howlett switched from Cubase to Propellerhead’s Reason. In one of the interviews, Liam claimed that it had been this DAW that helped him to get himself together. Programmed beats, software synths and guitars recorded in the studio – not much room for sampling. Still, Liam used some.

LP
SPITFIRE
    Sample: guitar riff
    Sample source: Jay-Z – 99 Problems [The Black Album, 2003]
    Sample: kick
    Sample source: Billy Squier – The Big Beat [Tale Of The Tape, 1980]
    Sample: stab (at 1:45 and throughout)
    Sample source: Zero-G – Chemical Beats [2002] – CB Stab-32
GIRLS
    Sample: vocals (‘imagine how it would be to be at the top making cash money, go on tour all around the world, tell stories about all the young girls’) & instrumental
    Sample source: Broken Glass – Style Of The Street (Original Mix) [Style Of The Street, 1984]
    Note: The sample source is listed in the booklet of ‘Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned’: ‘Girls’ contains elements from ‘Style Of The Street’ performed by Broken Glass, licenced courtesy of Abyss Music Ltd., written by J. Martinez / F. Cooke, published by Abyss Music Ltd.
    Sample: bass synth
    Sample source: Zero-G – Chemical Beats [2002] – Titanic Bass
    Sample: snare (at 0:27 and throughout)
    Sample source: Zero-G – Chemical Beats [2002] – 05 Snare1
    Sample: melody
    Interpolation source: D-Train – You’re The One For Me [You’re The One For Me, 1982]
    Note: The source information is listed in the booklet of ‘Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned’: ‘Girls’ contains elements from ‘You’re The One For Me’ written by Hubert Barclay Eaves III / James Williams, published by Zella Music (BMI) and Blue Image Music (PRO) (and as administrator for Diesel Music (BMI)), both divisions of Unidisc Music Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
HOTRIDE
    Sample: guitar
    Sample source: Ciccone Youth – Macbeth [The Whitey Album, 1989]
    Sample: melody
    Possible interpolation source: Flash – Lifetime [In The Can, 1972]
    Sample: vocals (‘up, up and away in my beautiful, my beautiful balloon’)
    Interpolation source: The 5th Dimension – Up, Up And Away [Up, Up And Away, 1967]
    Note: The vocals were re-recorded by Juliette Lewis. The source information is listed in the booklet of ‘Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned’: ‘Hot Ride’ contains elements from ‘Up Up And Away’ written and composed by Jim Webb. Published by EMI Sosaha Music Inc / Jonathan Three Music Co. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
WAKE UP CALL
    Sample: guitar
    Sample source: Psychedelic Skratch Bastards – Side B: Mud Cuts [Battle Breaks, 1992]
    Original source: Slayer – South Of Heaven [South Of Heaven, 1988]
    Sample: alarm clock bell
    Sample source: Pink Floyd – Time [The Dark Side Of The Moon, 1973]
    Sample: stab (at 1:04)
    Sample source: Zero-G – Chemical Beats [2002] – CB Stab-21
    Original source: Coldcut – Beats + Pieces (Mo’ Bass Remix) [Beats + Pieces, 1987]
ACTION RADAR
    Sample: synth fx (at 1:40)
    Sample source: Propellerhead Reason – woodelayed_elab
MEDUSA’S PATH
    Sample: melody
    Sample source: Gholam-Hossein Banan – Elaheye Naz [Elaheye Naz, 1954]
    Note: Liam claimed he had heard this track being played in a restaurant he and his wife were in. The sample source is listed in the booklet of ‘Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned’: ‘Medusa’s Path’ contains elements from ‘Elahaye Naz’ composed by Rooholah Khaleghi and performed by Gholamhossein Banan, the copyright in the composition and sound recording of which is owned by Iran Seda Art and Cultural Company. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
    Sample: beat
    Sample source: Jaydee – Plastic Dreams (Hohner Retro Mix) [Plastic Dreams (Re-Revisited), 1997]
    Note: The sample source is listed in the booklet of ‘Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned’: This title includes a sample from ‘Plastic Dreams (Hohner Retro Mix)’ performed by Jaydee. Licenced courtesy of Antler-Subway Records, division EMI Music BV. Written by Robin Albers, published by TBM Publishing / EMI Music Publishing Holland BV. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
PHOENIX
    Sample: sitar loop
    Sample source: Shocking Blue – Love Buzz [At Home, 1969]
    Sample: guitar
    Sample source: Shocking Blue – Love Buzz [At Home, 1969]
    Sample: sitar stab & guitar & drums loop
    Sample source: Shocking Blue – Love Buzz [At Home, 1969]
    Sample: vocals (‘can’t you hear my love buzz’) & instrumental
    Sample source: Shocking Blue – Love Buzz [At Home, 1969]
    Sample: vocals (‘would you believe me when I tell you, you’re the king of my dreams’) & instrumental
    Sample source: Shocking Blue – Love Buzz [At Home, 1969]
    Sample: sitar & guitar & drums sequence
    Sample source: Shocking Blue – Love Buzz [At Home, 1969]
    Sample: vocals (‘darling, oh when I don’t get to see you, so spread your wings and fly’) & instrumental
    Sample source: Shocking Blue – Love Buzz [At Home, 1969]
    Note: The sample source is listed in the booklet of ‘Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned’: ‘Phoenix’ contains elements from ‘Love Buzz’ performed by Shocking Blue, licenced courtesy of Red Bullet Productions B.V., written by Robert Van Leeuwen and published by Nada Music BV. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
    Sample: snare
    Sample source: Noreaga – Superthug (Original Instrumental) [Superthug, 1998]
YOU’LL BE UNDER MY WHEELS
    Sample: vocals (‘I rock, I roll’)
    Interpolation source: Ultramagnetic MC’s – Poppa Large (East Coast Acapella) [Poppa Large, 1992]
    Note: The vocals were re-recorded by Kool Keith from Ultramagnetic MC’s himself.
THE WAY IT IS
    Sample: beat #1 & guitar & voice
    Sample source / Interpolation source: Michael Jackson – Thriller [Thriller, 1982]
    Note: In an interview, Liam said he had been forbidden to sample any elements of Michael Jackson’s track, so he had it recreated. However, there is a rough mix of ‘The Way It Is’ containing the direct sample from ‘Thriller’. This track emerged on the ‘Axing Lyrical’ promo compilation.
    The source information is listed in the booklet of ‘Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned’: Recreation work by Matt Robertson and Rinse. ‘The Way It Is’ based upon ‘Thriller’ written by Rod Temperton and published by Rodsongs / Almo Music Corp (ASCAP). Used by permission. All rights reserved.
    Sample: beat #2
    Sample source: Darth Fader & Scarecrow Willy – Side B [Toasted Marshmallow Breaks, 1995]
SHOOT DOWN
    Sample: piano & drum sticks
    Sample source: Sagittarius – My World Fell Down [Present Tense, 1968]
    Note: The sample source is listed in the booklet of ‘Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned’: ‘Shoot Down’ contains elements from ‘My World Fell Down’, performed by Sagittarius under licence from Sony Music. Written by John Carter / Geoff Stephens. Published by Carter-Lewis Music Pub. Co. Ltd. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Liam Gallagher appears courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
    Sample: reversed guitar (at 1:49 and throughout)
    Sample source: Goblin – Dr. Frankenstein [Roller, 1976]
EP / SINGLES
BABY’S GOT A TEMPER
    Sample: stabs (at 0:14 and throughout)
    Sample source: Word Of Mouth – King Kut (Latin Rascals Instrumental) [King Kut, 1985]
    Also can be found in: 1st Prodject – Right Before (Remix) [Right Before (Remix) / Shady, 1992]
    Sample: break
    Sample source: Steve Miller Band – Take The Money And Run [Fly Like An Eagle, 1976]
SPITFIRE 05 VERSION
    Sample: break
    Sample source: The Chemical Brothers – Not Another Drugstore (Planet Nine Mix) [Singles 93-03, 2003]
    Original source: Cash Money & Marvelous – A Real Mutha For Ya [Where’s The Party At?, 1988]
UNDER MY WHEELS ORIGINAL MIX
    Sample: vocals (‘ooh yeah’) & pad
    Sample source: G.T.O. – Pure (Pure Energy) [Pure, 1990]
    Sample: flute
    Sample source: G.T.O. – Pure (Pure Energy) [Pure, 1990]
    Note: This sample source is listed in the booklet of the ‘Girls’ single: Contains elements from ‘Pure’ written by Michael Wells/Lee Newman. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Contains a sample of GTO Pure licensed courtesy of Michael Wells.


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OPEN COMMENTS | 1 thought on • Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned
  1. nobodie says:

    Sample from Slayer surprised me the most. Never checked the samples before, so was an interesting insight. Zero Beats snare 05 I think Ive heard in Colin McRae Rally 2 menu theme hah!

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