Oasis were already legendary by this time for their terrific non-LP b-sides, and by all means, the trend continued with the "Stand By Me" UK CD single. In addition to the great title track, you get 3 additional tracks, all of which are terrific songs written by Noel Gallagher, and of these, only "Going Nowhere" appears on the b-sides compilation "The Masterplan". The rocker "(I Got) The Fever", which somewhat recalls the Happy Mondays' "Kinky Afro", has jangly guitars, a bluesy guitar riff, and neatly switches from minor-keyed verses to a major-keyed chorus. The religion-themed "My Sister Lover" does have noticeably weak and surprisingly simplistic lyrics, but despite this, it's an irresisible rocker with an absolutely larger-than-life sound, with an ultra-distorted fuzzy lead guitar tone from Noel, and superb harmony on the chorus. The disc closes with the breezy, wistful ballad "Going Nowhere" which recalls Burt Bacharach with its electric piano and horn arrangement. For any genuine Oasis fan, this single ranks as a must-have.