Liam and Noel Gallagher from Oasis

Oasis "Rip Off" Sir Cliff

05 Oct 2008

Indie rockers accused of copying Cliff Richard's song


Rockers OASIS have been accused of ripping off SIR CLIFF RICHARD with their new single The Turning.

Oasis posted the track on their page on Thursday, but the song has received harsh criticism from fans of ageing crooner Richard - who claim the tune bears an uncanny resemblance his 1976 hit, Devil Woman.

Writing on Richard's official site, one user by the name of Rolybunny, says, "This is a rip-off. What'll they do next? Remix Mistletoe and Wine?"

However, the track has not been panned by all Richard fans.

Janine Castle, from the International Cliff Richard Movement, admits the similarities came as a shock, albeit a welcome one.

She says, "I'm astounded Oasis use Cliff as their muse - but delighted. I can hear the similarities. It's about time Cliff's musical genius got some recognition."

Oasis have yet to comment on the comparisons - but it would not be the first time the band has sampled songs from other musicians.

Guitarist Noel Gallagher has previously confessed that a riff in 1994's Cigarettes and Alcohol was based on T REX's Get It On, and Don't Look Back In Anger pays homage to the late JOHN LENNON's 1971 song, Imagine.