As a HUGE fan of oasis, i was absolutley gutted to hear that Noel had left the band. But u i was lucky enough to have seen their last ever live performance as a band (until they come back and do a reunion tour,haha!) at V Festival this year. It have always wanted to see them, and that was the first time i have seen them and the last time they performed, how lucky!
I have to say i think that Oasis are one of the best rock band of all time, without a doubt! A lot of people dont like the attitude of brothers noel and liam gallagher, but for me, thats what makes oasis! it wouldnt be the same if they were not miserable b******s!
They have so many songs that are just ledgendary, including, in my opinion, one of the best love songs of all time- Wonderwall. then there's other hits like dont look back in anger, morning glory,champagne supernova,roll with it, slide away,live forever,half the world away...just to name a few!! and seeing all of these live was one of the highlights of my life! You know your a superstar when tens of thousands of people are singing your songs back to you, and being part of that crowd was amazing!
They have had 8 studio albums which are:
Don't believe the truth
Familiar to millions highlights
Standing on the shoulder of giants
Be here now
(What's the story) morning glory?
My personal favourite is (What's the story) morning glory? but all are great! In my opinion Noel gallagher is a lyrical genius, one of the best songwriters of all time and oasis are definitely going to down in rock history!
Oasis are my favourite band of all all time and they have got to be one of the best rock bands about. Even though they can go a bit overboard somtimes,like their bad language and somtimes rowdy behavior, which can be occasionally funny! This manchester band is made up of; LIAM GALLAGER-VOCALS,TAMBOURINIST; Liamgallager is the younger brother of noel gallager,the lead guitarist and co-song writer for oasis. Liam has a great rock'n roll voice similar to that of john lennon,his idol. However,liam refuses to write any lyrics or play the guitar. Although liam has written a few songs that were never released,he did write one song named "take me"(which can be found on oasis:untold story)that noel said he would like to do properly and perhaps release it on an album. He has also written a few new songs for the new album 'Heathen Chemistry.' NOEL GALLAGER-lead guitarist,backing vocal's,song writer. Noel gallager is basically the corner stone of oasis. He has written every oasis song(except for Bonehead's bank holiday),and without noel,there would be no oasis. Although he tends to sing back up vocals he does sing on "d'yer wanna be a spaceman","take me away","sad song","dont look back in anger","it's better people","step out","half the world away"."talk tonight" and "The masterplan". Plus,he used to do an acoustic set at every oasis concert. PAUL"GUIGSY"McGUIGAN-bass player (now replaced by Andy Bell) There is not a whole lot to say about paul"guigsy"Mcguigan,because the media seems to concentrate on liam and noel most of the time. However he did not appear in the video"wonderwall" because he was recovering from a nervous breakdown which caused him to miss some of the '95 tour. He has played bass on every oasis song e
ver recorded. PAUL"BONEHED" ARTHURS-rhythm guitar,piano Paul "bonehead" arthurs used to help liam write songs for their band"the rain"before oasis was formed. Bonehead has even written a song called "Boneheads bank holiday"which he also sings and can be found only on the vinyl version of the album "(what's the story)morning glory?"and a variety of bootlegs. Besides playing rhythm guitar,he also plays the piano on "Don't look back in anger". ALAN WHITE-drummer Alan white joined oasis after only meeting with noel for 30 seconds,after oasis canned their first drummer Tony McCarrol. Alan white's second gig with oasis was glastonbury '95,and he had only been with the band six week's. Noel Gallager has admitted that alan is "a better musician"than he is. ALBUM'S DEFINATLY MAYBE (WHAT'S THE STORY)MORNING GLORY BE HERE NOW STANDING ON THE SHOULDER'S OF GIANT'S THE MASTERPLAN. And the newly realeased: HEATHEN CHEMISTRY Also they have numourous awards resulting from the awsome music they have given the world
Hi guys! This is my first opinion here and I hope it won't be totally bad. I decided to write about a concert I saw the last week, here, where I live, in Vicenza. I eard the news of the concert about 2 months ago. At the beginning I didn't believe that there would be a show like it in Vicenza. Instead, after a short time, I saw the advertising on the walls and I immediatly went to buy the ticket. I was lucky, I found them. So, the day of the gig arrived. Here you are the chronicle of that day. Me and my friend arrived in front of the stadium of Vicenza at about 7 p.m. There were lot of people in queue waiting to enter on the grass, in front of the stage. I had 2 tickets for the terrace, so we went there. Behind me there were two english girls. They started screaming at the beginning of the show and never stopped eheheh :) At 9:30 p.m. (what a punctuality!) the lights went down, everybody started to scream when started the first chords of "Fucking in the bushes". This is the intro, I saw, down on the grass, everybody jumping and shaking. After this intro, started the concert, with Liam who sung "Hello!" as first song. He appeared in a great shape and his voice was shining. That's time of "The hindu times", "Hung in a bad place", songs from the latest album "Heathen Chemistry". There were a lot of U.K. flags that fluttered. "Go let it out", and everybody started to sing (it was a song from a previous album and quite known here in Italy, also by not-Oasis-fans). Then "Columbia", sung only by dogged fans, who knew every song very well. There's to say that Noel was also in a great shape, he played his guitar with an impressive grit. Liam presented "Morning glory" as "an old song" and when arrives the refrain, the stadium explodes. One of better songs of the concert! From
a gritty song, they passed to a ballad: "Stop crying your heart out", welcomed by thousand of lighters wich lighted the grass and the terraces... a great scene. Everybody was singing, me too. At the end of the song, Liam took the tambourine, hanged it to the mic and went behind the scenes, leaving the stage to his brother who sung "Little by little". Liam came back on the stage and started "Cigarettes & Alcohol", followed by "Live Forever". Noel's guitar solo was clapped even first the end of the song. Really great! At this point Liam asked to the public to do something, but no one understand, so he started singing "Better Man", a rock song, really good from live. Liam went out another time, leaving Noel on the stage for "She's electric", wich he dedicated to a girl on first rows. "Born on a different cloud", "Acquiesce" (Noel and Liam singed it alternating them at the mic). Liam throws a tambourine to the public and the band went behind the scenes. But after a few minutes the band returned on the stage and started "Force of nature". After that the apotheosis of the evening: Don't Look Back in Anger. Noel started playing his guitar. He left the public singed instead of him. There where lighters waving in the stadium, everybody was singing. Everybody knew the song. Totally amazing! Liam came back and started "Some might say". Then, the last song "My generation". The band thank the public and went out as the lights were turned on and the disc of "wonderwall" started. A good concert. Good public and good atmosphere. The only thing I didn't appreciate was that Noel & Liam didn't interact so much with the fans. They played and singed and nothing more. A good concert, even after all.
Where to start on these washed out has beens... Oasis appealed to me when I was around twelve, the time when their debut album came out, everybody suddenly loved these manccunians, their songs appealed to the youth and also to some of the older generation who were trying to be "cool". Then came the next "musical treat" from the "supergroup" in the form of their second album. Again everyone loved it but even though I would be lucky to be in my teens I could even see they were already turning into sell outs. Clearly their aggresive manner and anger directed at anyone and anything was just a front to hide the truth. They've release a few more albums since then, listened to them and hated them all. I know notice things about them that I previously didn't, such as the fact that they can't actually play their instruments much like their heros The Beatles and also Paul Weller. So what is the chat these days, I just can't see why anyone likes them anymore, they have been rocked out, their life style has left them with children and broken homes. At least Noel is kind of starting to mature but Liam is if anything getting worse. It just makes me sick that they are rich and famous and actually recognised musicians when Ezio are still toiling away to make a pittance lmao! So I recommend you get of your @r$e$ and go and see Ezio when they are playing near you rather than throwing good money after bad on Oasis, they are going to split up soon and Noel will go solo soon anyway. But I will acknowledge the fact that they did release a few good party songs and Noel has written the odd lyric or two thats worth mentioning but I still really don't rate them, lets just hope they don't fellow Paul Wellers example and stay around for many years to come, but what will be will be....
"I would like to change back now To the shadow of The shadow of my former self" Remember 1995? Well some of the young whippersnappers on this site won't, but I tell you, back then people who looked blankly into the crowd or stared at their shoes a lot, people who wore more than just black, sang about absolutely nothing and actually washed once in a while got into the charts. Back in 1995 the charts were good if you were an 'indie kid?'. If you were an indie kid you were cool, so my Beatles haircut (which was the style at the time) went down a storm. Why the nostalgia trip? Because I'm harking back to when Oasis were becoming the biggest band in Europe and they got there on merit. 1995 saw the release of (What's The Story) Morning Glory?, an album so good that the NME didn't like it very much at all. It wasn?t quite as raw and magical than their debut Definitely Maybe, which was released little over a year before, but it was more ambitious and more anthemic. Who doesn't know the words to Wonderwall or Don't Look Back In Anger? Oasis didn't get to that position with looks or charming personalities or even much intelligence. They simply embodied the true spirit of rock 'n' roll; they just wrote and played amazing tunes. They had no gimmicks like releasing two versions of the same single to boost sales, but still they got to number 1 and number 2 in the charts. Oasis, between 1994-1996, were truly a great band, throwing out cracking singles every two months, a band worthy of a place in the history books. Fast forward to 2002...It's a new millennium and soon we'll have flying cars and human clones and Jim Davidson will be off TV. Oasis are about to release their 3rd proper album since 1997. The last two were pretty awful in places (but sublime elsewhere). On Be Here Now and Standing On The Shoulder of Giants (in a bargain bin near you) they demonstrated why you
shouldn't take cocaine. They demonstrated why you shouldn't believe your own press and why too many guitars spoil the broth. For every Stand By Me there is a Magic Pie and for every Roll It Over there is (ahem) Little James. If people weren?t being slaughtered in unjust wars by the strongest nation on Earth and dying in earthquakes, looking at what remains of Oasis now, you could cry. Oasis used to write really great b-sides and some quite good b-sides. Hindu Times is the new Oasis single, but it would be nothing but a b-side in times gone by. Easily bettered by just about any song on Definitely Maybe, it is a sort of pastiche of what Oasis used to be. What's even sadder is that it is probably one of the best songs getting anywhere near the charts, what with all that nu-metal. Music has always been as crap as it is now, it's just that dance music has now become too commercial and indie music is either staid or too obscure to get any airplay. Oasis enter the world of pop in a bad state, but they're like a drunken doctor arriving at a car accident. They seem ill at ease to spearhead any new movement in music. They are turning into the Rolling Stones as we speak. A band who can sell out stadiums but release mediocre albums that flood the record shops only to be bought by a few fans. They change their line-up to add a bit of verve and who do they bring in? The bloke from Hurricane #1! Has anyone reading this heard how bad Hurricane #1 were? Their problems are exasperated by their old nemeses, Blur and Radiohead. These bands have evolved far beyond what anyone could have imagined back in 1995. The Great Escape is pretty different to Malian folk music, one would suspect, while The Bends is not very much like Boards of Canada or Aphex Twin. The only difference between WTSMG and Heathen Chemistry is probably that the latter will be a very patchy and tired album and the fact that Bonehead and Guigsy aren't o
n it. Noel Gallagher seems to have settled into middle age, which really means that he shouldn?t be allowed to write songs anymore. Has he listened to Paul McCartney's output since the Beatles split up? Liam Gallagher was once a snarling, angry yob, but now he is much worse. He is a parody of a snarling, angry yob. I keep forgetting the names of the others, because they?re only there to make an easy living. When it was Bonehead, Guigsy and the long forgotten Tony McCarroll, they were in it to get out of the poverty trap, desperate for a life. My advice is simple. Split up. But this review has been so negative, let's not think of new singles that simultaneously rip off Stereophonics and the Rolling Stones or what might have been. Just put some of these songs on the record player: Rock ?n? Roll Star, Stand By Me, Don't Look Back In Anger, Cigarette's & Alcohol, Headshrinker, Rockin? Chair? *****UPDATE 08/04/02***** Due to unforeseen recent events, I have found myself completely wrong about the new album. I’ve recently got a copy of the internet and it’s actually a very fresh take on the band (besides a couple of duds) and probably the best album since Morning Glory. I’ll be asking Dooyoo to add a section for Heathen Chemistry to be put up. By the time they do I’ll have listened to it enough times to review it properly and I’ll add links as to where you can listen to it too.
The title of the Gallagher brothers new single is 'Hindu Times' - a title that suggests something exotic, other and full of Eastern promise. Unfortunately the sonic reality is far more prosaic. I've fortunately only heard it a couple of times (which suggests it isn't getting much airplay, for whatever reason) but my first impression was that this was yet another bunch of hopelessly derivative generic Oasis soundalikes. I was virtually speechless with incredulity when I eventually found out that it was the eponymous band after all. In short, this comeback single is completely risible. So much rested on them returning with something magnificent, but they seem to be, musically, resolutely stuck in a mediocrity rut. I thought after the lack-lustre previous two Lp's which were very poorly received by critics and, certainly, Standing On The Shoulders of Giants can't have sold at all well (shops can't seem to even give copies away - I've seen the limited edition vinyl version on sale for £1.99 and the CD languishes in HMV's racks for less than a fiver!) they might have made an attempt to try and blow us away with something pretty ear-grabbing. Tragically, however, they seem to have run out of ideas or they just can't be bothered even trying anymore. Definitely Maybe was a coruscating debut (and still sounds great today - I'm listening to it as I type) and What's the Story... had some truly magical moments: This group promised a lot and with Liam as distilled essence of cool, epitome of RocknRoll frontman they couldn't fail. Okay, so their sound was defiantly retro - BUT they made guitars sound genuinely thrilling again. Sadly they seem to have thrown it all away. I thought after Noel (apparently) kicking his Coke habit and with his two stellar collaborations with the Chemical Brothers he'd be interested in doing something, if not groundbreaking, then certainly worthwhile
- something at least with a great tune and a huuuuge chantalong chorus. But unfortunately Hindu Times has none of these components. The Oasis vs. Blur debate is thoroughly redundant now (Country House was always a better tune than Roll With It, anyway.) Damon Albarn (with Graham Coxon) has proved to be chameleon like-steering The Blur sound in new wayward ever angular directions and with the Total Concept POP creation of the outstanding Gorillaz and his new project with Mali Musicians he is brimming full of ideas. An egregiously talented true individual, completely unafraid to embrace the shock of the new, to experiment and push the envelope positively phorward. Whereas, poor old provincial Noel has appeared to have run out of ideas, his imagination stultified with fame and drugs. He's maybe even let Liam write some more songs - which was NEVER going to be a wise move, was it? Maybe after repeated listens Hindu Times will offer up something, but sadly I doubt it very much. I keep my fingers crossed though that they may redeem themselves with a few knockout tracks on the forthcoming LP. But as Hindu... is the lead single it doesn't augur well. It's time for the fans to look back in anger at squandered talent. Oasis are not standing on the shoulders of giants but are in the gutter, not even bothering to glance up at the stars. Listen to Slide Away and weep.
Who'd have thought they'd still be together now? Acrimonious split after acrimonious split the band are still together albeit in a mutated form of Brothers Gallagher and three relatively unknowns. Still here ten years since that first gig and you can't help but feel that Oasis are on the verge of hitting those good times again. As Bono insists on claiming every six months "were here to reclaim our title as the Best Band in The World" and tonight Oasis certainly wiped the floor with the Irish Superstars. While Andy Bell and Gem might not add as much musically as we once would have hoped for they certainly add new life to the band. Almost like when Suede lost Bernard Butler and brought in a younger, better looking model and then topped themselves again by bring in androgyny personified Neil Codling. Lets face its Oasis in the year 2001 actually look like a band rather than Liam, his uglier older brother and three forgettable faces in the shade. But where do you start when it comes to the tunes. You can't really fault a single one tonight (with the possible exception of "Gas Panic") and we all have our personal favourites. A semi-acoustic version of "Half The World Away" is a strange one in the fact that until the Royle Family it was just another of Noel's acoustic B-sides. In Manchester though we've taken it to our hearts and its one of the undisputed highlights of the anniversary shows. Elsewhere there's special guests aplenty whether they be invited (Johnny Marr appears for Champagne Supernova and I Am The Walrus) or gatecrashers in the form of Beckham, Giggs and selected blaggers from the United Team. No is its just me or is it slightly hypocritical for Noel to slag off Beckham for playing for the rival team when Noel left his hometown at the first opportunity. "Hindu Times" is one of the two new tracks aired tonight and if this is an indication of the future then maybe British
guitar music can rock once more. Previous reports have suggested a Kula Shaker influence but in truth this only stretches as far as a slightly indian influenced guitar riff so the Crispian Mills Fan Club needn't get their hopes up to much. Tonight proves that Oasis can more than compete with the young pups (although support act The Music give a good fight). This may have been the last chance we get to hear the old classic but the new chapter looks just as relevant. Alex McCann
I read today in heat magazine that Liam Gallagher is trying to convince his local catholic priest to allow his baby Gene to be christened at Kentish Town church. Well forgive me if i am wrong but is Liam the perfect Catholic,is for that matter Nicole Appleton a practising catholic well i think the honest answer if the truth be known is no. Ok so Liam may have sorted his drug taking and drinking out well at least cut it down now he is a father but i really do not see why somebody can just decide that he wants to be catholic all of a sudden when it suits him and in this i mean to get his Baby christened and it would not suprise me if there is a catholic school nearby that is rated highly if you get what i mean. I may be being extremely unfair but i really don't believe that just because someone is famous or rich they should be given better treatment than anyone else,but alas i feel his fame will win the day and who knows the congregation may increase tenfold now that would be worth turning a blind eye hey Father O'Boy.
Oasis always wanted to be the best, brothers Noel and Liam Gallager wanted to rule the world, and they made sure everyone knew about it. From the first time they played together, they vowed they would never settle for mediocrity. They did not want to follow a conventional path either. Instead, they never ever sent a demo to a record company, as they were so confident that fate would find them a record deal. Indeed fate was on their side. While playing at a club called King Tuts in Glasgow, where they had managed to hitch a ride to from Manchester, they were spotted by Creation Records mogul Alan McGee, and although they had no manager, and certainly no money, he saw that they had the ability to be great. McGee signed them on the spot. On April 11th 1994, Oasis released their debut single, 'Supersonic'. By now their live shows were being talked of as something very special and already they'd built an extensive, committed fan base. A trio of classic singles, 'Shakermaker', 'Live Forever' and 'Cigarettes and Alcohol' further emphasised Oasis' soaringly assured power. Their increasingly growing audience began to wonder what they ever did without them, and how anyone could ever challenge them. With the release of their debut album, 'Definitely Maybe', it was time to rewrite the record books. The album was the fastest selling debut in British history, entering the charts, unsurprisingly, at number one. It's still in the UK top twenty after a staggering eighteen months, going past triple platinum and had sold well over one million copies outside the UK. They finished 1994 with a No.3 single 'Whatever', and they swept the readers' and writer's polls in the music press, and were winners at the BRIT Awards. Barely a year between their first single and superstardom. In 1995 the reputation of Oasis' live shows was second to none. All around the world gigs sold out in under half an hour,
and telephone exchanges collapsed through the sheer weight of calls for tickets. Then they headlined Glastonbury, and staged the two biggest ever indoor gigs in Europe, at a specially-expanded Earls Court. These gigs were so loud that serious earth tremors were reported in the Kensington and Chelsea areas. The shows themselves were astounding, emotional, and proof, if any was needed, that Oasis were undoubtedly the biggest and best band in the country. In April 1995, they gained their long awaited first number one single with 'Some Might Say', which sold over 300,000 copies. The follow-up 'Roll With It' reached 400,000, and 'Wonderwall' eclipsed them all by going Platinum selling 600,000 and rising after 12 weeks in the Top Ten, and inspired an almost instant cover version by Mike Flowers. Their second album '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' went straight in at No. 1, and became the fastest-selling album since Michael Jackson's 'Bad' in 1987. By the end of 1995 it was certified 6 times Platinum, and, apart from Robson & Jerome, by far the biggest-selling album of the year. This success is being mirrored world-wide. It proved to all the doubters out there that the band were not going away, and they were getting better and better. Noel co produced this album, showing his talents were boundless. In April 1995, the band would play their last gig with their original line up, as drummer Tony McCarroll was replaced by Alan White. This decision would come back to haunt the band with a very messy court case. The band were now Liam Gallagger, Noel Gallagher, Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Paul "Guigs" McGuigan and Alan White. The media coverage of these men and their antics was nothing short of frenzied. Noel married his long term girlfriend Meg Matthews in Las Vegas and within weeks Liam had followed suit with the twice divorced Patsy Kensit. 'Don't Look Back In Anger' their ni
nth single in less than 2 years was an expected success. The whole world wondered how much more the group could achieve. After a relatively long break, they returned in 1997 with “Be Here Now”, but in my eyes they seemed to have lost some of the edge they once had. The tracks on this album were average compared to the previous 2 albums. It has recently been reported that this was the time that Noel stopped taking drugs too. I think they realised this, and soon followed this with the released of “The Masterplan”, a collection of some of the songs which made them great. In 1999, they released “Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants”, but again in my eyes it fell short of their previous efforts. Before the album was recorded they lost two more of the original line up as Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs and Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan left in order to spend more time with their families. Noel claimed that musically this album is a fresh start. The new line-up featuring rhythm guitarist, Gem (formerly of Heavy Stereo), and bassist Andy Bell (formerly of Ride and Hurricane #1) alongside Noel, Liam and drummer Alan White seemed to work well together. They debuted in Philidelphia in 1999. Since then Liam became a father to a son Lennon, named after his idol, and soon after divorced Patsy Kensit. Noel became a father in January 2000, to a daughter Anais, and he also quickly divorced Meg Matthews. Both men now seemed to have found partners who are a steadying influence on their lives. Noel with Sara Matthews, and Liam with ex All Saint Nicole Appleton. Hopefully these relationships can restore the balance in their lives so that they concentrate on what they are good at…..being rock and roll stars. This year, the band plan to celebrate 10 years together by playing some special gigs around the country in October. The tickets do not go on sale until August, but here are the dates for you: Sunday 7th London, Sh
epherd's Bush Empire Monday 8th London, Shepherd's Bush Empire Wednesday 10th Manchester, Apollo Theatre Thursday 11th Manchester, Apollo Theatre Saturday 13th Glasgow, Barrowlands Sunday 14th Glasgow, Barrowlands While the band are now enjoying a more peaceful drug free time with their families, they are soon to enter the studio to record a new album set for release next year. Congratulations to Liam and Nicole Appleton on the birth of their son Gene, born 2nd July 2001.
Oasis is a band of the nineties that is often compared The Beatles. They try to be like The Beatles only to do it unsuccessfully. The lead singer of Oasis, Liam Gallagher tries to be like the lead singer of The Beatles, John Lennon. The way Liam Gallagher sounds, and the way he writes his music are very similar. The New York Times Magazine said, "Oasis's second album "(What's the Story) Morning Glory", is also indebted to The Beatles. The singer Liam Gallagher sounds like a more nasal John Lennon, with the joie de vive curdled to a sour arrogance." John Lennon wrote a song in the seventies called "Imagine". Oasis just released a song on their second album called "Don't Look Back in Anger". The beginning of this song is exactly like the beginning in "Imagine". Another song off their second album "(What's the Story) Morning Glory", "Champagne Supernova" Sounds a lot like The Beatles song, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". If you look at some of the lyrics in Oasis's song "Champagne Supernova" it talks about being lost in the clouds in a champagne supernova. In The Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" it talks about climbing in the back of a newspaper taxi, with your head in the clouds. Oasis likes to make a lot of their songs sound like The Beatles. Oasis's style is a lot like The Beatles. Oasis has, what is known to people as "The Beatle haircut". Oasis is known as the biggest Britpop group of the nineties. Oasis has been on the British Charts ever since they released there second album. In the last few months "Champagne Supernova" and "Don't Look Back in Anger" have reached number one and stayed at number one for a few weeks, on the British Charts. Oasis is a lot more popular in England, than the United States. None of their songs have reached number one in the United States. The Beatles on the
other hand were popular in both places. The Beatles released their first album "With The Beatles" just a few weeks before they came to the United States, for their first concert at the Ed Sullivan Theatre. "I Want to Hold Your Hand" hit number one on the U.S. charts, and, on this day, Pan Am Flight 101 brought The Beatles to the United States. At Kennedy Airport, 3,000 hysterical Beatle maniacs came to greet them. When The Beatles got their first glimpse at the crowd, they figured the President must be landing also. Two days later, a record of 73 million people watched them on The Ed Sullivan Show, including a lucky few in the studio audience. The Beatles had no idea that they were so popular. The Beatles loved their fans. They didn't try to be like any other band or compare themselves to other bands. The Beatles had their own style, and were proud of it. Unlike Oasis who thinks they have to be like another band, to be liked. Oasis believes that they are just as good as The Beatles, and that they are the reason for The Beatles, sudden popularity again in this last year. This is not true. The Beatles have been popular once again because of the Anthologies and videos that they have put out. The Beatles came out with two new songs, that haven't been heard before: "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love". Any band that hasn't performed together in more than twenty years is bound to draw some attention to them. Especially The Beatles considering John Lennon is dead, and he was one of the main singers. It was because of the love and desire to hear more from The Beatles that made them popular once again. It is not because of Oasis that The Beatles are popular. In my opinion I think Oasis is trying to hard to be like The Beatles. I think that they believe that since The Beatles were so popular with their music. Than if they try to be like them than they will be just as popular, but that isn't how it works.
They should just be themselves, and not try to live off another bands popularity. I have shown many ways that Oasis tries to be like The Beatles. They try to write songs the way The Beatles did. They cut and do their hair how The Beatles did. They try to sound like The Beatles, but do it unsuccessfully. The Beatles: Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison Oasis: Paul Arhors, Noel Gallagher, Allen White, Liam Gallagher, and Paul McGuigan
oasis has got to be one of the best rock bands about. Even though they can go a bit overboard somtimes,like their bad language and somtimes rowdy behavior. This manchester band is made up of; LIAM GALLAGER-VOCALS,TAMBOURINIST; Liamgallager is the younger brother of noel gallager,the lead guitaristand song writer for oasis. Liam has a great rock'n roll voice similar to that of john lennon,his idol. However,liam refuses to write any lyrics or play the guitar. Although liam has written a few songs that were never released,he did write one song named "take me"(which can be found on oasis:untold story)that noel said he would like to do properly and perhaps release it on an album. But that remains to be seen. NOEL GALLAGER-lead guitarist,backing vocal's,song writer. Noel gallager is basically the corner stone of oasis. He has written every oasis song(except for Bonehead's bank holiday),and without noel,there would be no oasis. Although he tends to sing back up vocals he does sing on "d'yer wanna be a spaceman","take me away","sad song","dont look back in anger","it's better people","step out","half the world away"."talk tonight" and "The masterplan". Plus,he used to do an acoustic set at every oasis concert. PAUL"GUIGSY"McGUIGAN-bass player There is not a whole lot to say about paul"guigsy"Mcguigan,because the media seems to concentrate on liam and noel most of the time. However he did not appear in the video"wonderwall" because he was recovering from a nervous breakdown which caused him to miss some of the '95 tour. He has played bass on every oasis song ever recorded. PAUL"BONEHED" ARTHURS-rhythm guitar,piano Paul "bonehead" arthurs used to help liam write songs for their band"the rain
"before oasis was formed. Bonehead has even written a song called "Boneheads bank holiday"which he also sings and can be found only on the vinyl version of the album "(what's the story)morning glory?"and a variety of bootlegs. Besides playing rhythm guitar,he also plays the piano on "Don't look back in anger". ALAN WHITE-drummer Alan white joined oasis after only meeting with noel for 30 seconds,after oasis canned their first drummer Tony McCarrol. Alan white's second gig with oasis was glastonbury '95,and he had only been with the band six week's. Noel Gallager has admitted that alan is "a better musician"than he is. ALBUM'S DEFINATLY MAYBE (WHAT'S THE STORY)MORNING GLORY BE HERE NOW STANDING ON THE SHOULDER'S OF GIANT'S THE MASTERPLAN. Also they have numourous awards resulting from the awsome music they have given the world.
Ah Oasis. Yes, I know a lot of their music, I even have an album or two. But now I loathe them. I give them some credit, they have been around for nearly a decade now, but their day has gone and now they are just dull and immature. Am I offending anyone here? I hope I'm not, but I'm sure there will be some who will disagree!!! I can't say I ever really loved their music, but I liked it quite a lot. The first two albums were pretty damn good rock n roll music. There were some cracking tunes, and they deserved that success. Then the 'lads' image was cool. Yeh, these guys were great, they had a laugh and a few beers and took no crap from anyone. Soon however this image became as dull and bland as the music. The image went downhill first. Getting so drunk and high that you can't remember what you've done isn't cool. Nor is saying you hope somebody dies of AIDS. The brothers turned into meatheads. I lost all respect I may have had for them. Then there was the infamous walking out on tour thing, and the well publicised rifts between the brothers. It just seems so ridiculous now, that two grown men are still fighting and acting the most part like 2 year olds. The music has become worse. The tunes sound more like the Beatles than ever...no thats a bad thing to say. They try to sound like them. The Beatles were actually very good and truly original. Oasis are now totally unoriginal and not good, stealing the Beatles ideas. Liams voice now is just whingy and awful, and he should stop pretending to be John Lennon. He seems to whinge more every time we hear them. He is a bit like a male version of Mariah Carey. She had a good voice once. But, like Liam became a big whinger, she became a massive wailer (going through her entire vocal range every three seconds). Dya Know What I mean? Oasis arent even really Oasis now, half the band have left. (Definitely) Maybe they realised it was over. I wi
sh the Gallaghers would too. Surely it would be nicer to 'look back' and remember some good things, instead of remembering a slow decline into crapiness, which is what is happening. I no longer listen to anything the Gallaghers say or produce musically. They suck. For this reason, I wouldnt really recommend them to a friend (although maybe an enemy), and so have to give them a bad rating too. Forgive the puns, I hope they don't 'cast no shadow' on my review. Ha ha.
Oasis are quite simply the best band ever (well thats what i think). They started life as a Manchester Rock 'n' Roll band with there first album Definately Maybe being a great success. Hardcore Oasis fans like me and many other people will tell you that this is definately there best album, not maybe but definately. Top album, best 2 songs from this album has to be 'Live Forever' and 'Slide Away' Their next offering was What's the story? (morning glory). Most people who aren;t hardcore Rock 'n' Roll fans thik this was Oasis' best album, it combined some excellent rock and roll with some excellent chilled and laid back songs like 'wonderwall' and 'don't look back in anger', this was a great album with some excellent tunes. Be here now was the bands next album after whats the story. This was hailed as being quite a poor album but it has some excellent tunes to offer like 'All aroung the world' and 'Stand by me' this album is probably the 3rd best album of the lot but its certainly a good one. Standing on The Soulder of giants is oasis' last proper album and its quite a strange one. It includes some great songs like 'Go let it out' and 'Gas Panic' but it does contain some rubbish stuff (i must admit i do skip tracks). This one was a case of Oasis' album where they mellow out and mature as a band. Like all good rock and roll bands they mature in their career and this was the album where Oasis matured. This is a good one but not the best. The Masterplan is an album with the best songs from all of the b sides, this has some excellent songs on it. For example 'I am the walrus (beatles cover)' and 'Half the word away (Royal Family tune)' this is a good album and is certainly worth your money. Familiar to Millions is a live album taken from their gig at Wembley. Its on two discs and is full of some excellent tunes for
all you rock and roll fans out there. However i must say Liams voice on this album is a bit dodgy. Oasis in general are an excellent rock and roll band with a in your face attitude (well liam has an in you face attitude. Liam is the main singer and his brother Noel plays lead guiter and he's on back up vocals. Noel write practically all of the songs and is the main singer in a few of them. Noel is the man behind the band although Liam gets the most attension. In the modern world Oasis are nothing like what they used to be, in the early 90's when they first appeared on the rock and roll scene they were a bunch of Manchester Lads who wanted to be rock and roll stars and muck about. Now as they are in their later stages of their career they have mature and grownd up abit!! They are still an excellent band and they have the potential to keep going for a while yet. Theres still plenty of life left in the lads. Oasis are simply the best!!!!!!!!
The founder member of Oasis (formerly named Rain) were Liam Gallagher(vocals), Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs (guitar), Paul McGuigan (bass), and Tony McCaroll (drums), they were then joined by Noel Gallagher who changed their name, took over and became their sole songwriter. After watching the band play at King Tut's Wah Wah hut in 1994, Alan McGee of Creation records signed them up. Their first single was "Supersonic", then "Shakermaker", but neither did much in the charts. The release of "Live forever" brought them into the limelight and made them popular. Their debut album "Definatley Maybe" broke records and became the fastest selling debut album in British history!!! Their second album also broke records, "(Whats the Story) Morning Glory" was the fastest selling album. It was released in 1995 and went straight to Number One. Prior to this, Liam allegedly sacked drummer Tony McCarrol for "having cury hair" and he was replaced by Alan White. This was followed by "Be Here Now" in August 1997, and the B-sides album "The Masterplan" After the walking out of guitarist 'Bonehead' and Bassist 'Guigsy', the band were rumoured to be splitting, but the members were simply replaced by Gem Archer (Heavy Stereo) and Andy Bell (Hurricane #1 and Ride) and the album "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants" was released. Followed by the christmas release of "Familiar to Millians", a live album recorded at Wembley. Oasis are a fantastic group who are often knocked, but have stood the test of time better than most bands. Now into their seventh year they still ROCK! I have seen them play twice, once at Knebworth and once at Sheffield Arena. They are a fantastic band live, filling their whole set with exitement, tension and excellent songs. Liam is a great frontman, hes got attitude, sex appeal and a great voice. Noel
is a genius of a songwriter, and the rest of the band add to their brilliance. A lot is discussed about their private lives, as with most other bands, but as far as I am concerned none of that matters, it is about the music and they are great musicians, great entertainers and thats what it is about. I met Liam and he was lovely, not at all arrogant, but very polite and sweet, I was pregnant at the time and he patted my bump and wished me well. So there you go, dont always believe what you read in the papers. I have allsix Oasis albums, my favourite is Definately Maybe, but they are all great. I would definately (maybe?) recommend everyone to buy them!
I have been a very big fan of Oasis for a long time now, but i feel that i may give up on them soon.... Their first album 'Definately, Maybe' was a classic rock album it made me sit up and take notice of this cocky band from Manchester, the Gallagher brothers two loud mouth mancweniens, they had a certain charm about them. The first single they released was 'Cigarretes and Alcohol' this was a defining piece of music and still remains one of their best pieces of work to date, also on this album was 'live Forever' a classic rock ballad that will be remembered forever in the British publics minds. They had the world at they feet when this album was released, it sold millions worldwide. People were wondering what they would come up with next, would it be as good as 'Definately, Maybe'?? Or would it be a complete flop, proving that the fist album was a fluke.They didn't dissapoint..... '(What's the Story)Morning Glory?' in my eyes is the best album ever made, it is just a complete masterpiece every song on there is a quality track, no weak parts atall. This put the Gallacgher brothers on top of the indie map, it made them the biggest selling act in the world. It is a music defying album that many bands have tried to equal in greatness, but have failed greatly. With songs such as 'Champange Supernova' and the best song of the 90's, 'Don't look back in anger' combined with slow classics such as 'Cast No Shadow' it was in a word, perfect. Now came the hard task for Noel and Liam, how to follow up the best album ever made, it would have been brilliant if they could have equaled the greatness of 'Whats the story' i wasnt expecting them to come up with something better, that would have been nearly impossible, but at least something to please all the fans, to still love Oasis and know they can produce quality albums. But alas, what they came up with for their 3rd
studio album was somewhat of a disgrace. 'Be here now' for Oasis's standard, is terrible. The only stand out track for me is 'stand by me' this would have been better suited to be placed on 'What's the story' it is a quality track and really is the only one i listen to on that particular album. I don't know what had happened to Oasis on thias album, maybe it was the drugs, now we know they definately don't work.....Whatever it was this album was a big let down. Ok i admit it sold in huge amounts, but surely Noel and Liam were not very proud of this effort. They released a b-sides album after this. All i can sayabout that is the song 'Half the world away' why was this relegated to a b-side??It would have sold copius amounts and surely given them a number one, other than that this album was just a bit of a money making scheme, pointless in other words. I was beginning to loose faith in Oasis, unless they came up with something pretty special on their 4th album, i would have given up on them. That brings me onto the subject of 'Standing on the shoulders of giants'..... Now this isnt a bad album by no means, a whole lot better than 'Be here now' (then again that wouldn't be hard), but yet again i felt let down, it never reaches the dizzy heights of 'wts' or 'def maybe' and at least 'Be here now' had at least one stand out track, this album has none really. The songs arnt badly written or anything they just lack the final touch of Oasis magic that we know they can produce. Once again it went on to sell huge amounts, but Oasis albums always do, good or bad. Now im going to stick with Oasis for a while because they are working on a new album and i know if they really put their mind to it, they can produce another quality, brilliant album, just like their first two. Both the brothers need to get their act together and sort their lives out, then and
only then, this maybe possible. So please lads suprise us all with your next album and make me proud to be an Oasis fan again. We all know you can do it, so y not???? Then once more you can become familiar to millions again....