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  posted on 4/14/2012 at 08:29 AM
Back when Oasis were (was?) massive, I did not pay too much attention to them. Sometimes when a band gets really hyped, I instinctually draw back from them (which is silly, as that does not reflect the actual music at all). Also, the dominant statements about them - that they were louts and that they were very derivative of the Beatles - seemed true enough. I did like "Wonderwall" enough to learn it on acoustic guitar. Mind you, that was when I believed I could get a girl that way....

Anyway, the other guitarist in the band I am in recently brought in Oasis's "Some Might Say" for us to learn. I found myself really enjoying the song and so I went to get the whole CD "What's the Story, Morning Glory?" from the library. Long story short, I LOVE IT. I have played it just about non-stop for a month. Great songs, solid guitar crunch, memorable melodies, cool voice - I am really knocked out by it, 20 years after the fact!!!

My friend subsequently made me a mixed CD of some of their other stuff, later stuff, which has not grabbed me as strongly. Any Oasis fans here?

 
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  posted on 4/14/2012 at 10:39 AM
Really liked their first couple of CD's but i'm not very familiar with their later work before the split. Kinda gave up upon seeing them live after they cancelled concerts i bought tickets for twice (on different tours). I kinda got fed up with the whole soap opera surrounding them. But indeed regardless the hype they wrote and played a bunch of great songs.

 

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  posted on 4/14/2012 at 11:46 AM
They do have some good early material. The later is more hit or miss. I saw then here in Indy about 4 yrs ago or so and it was one of the strangest/uncomfortable shows I have ever seen. Liam's stage presence is very biazrre. When he was not singing he just stood back an eye balled the crowd almost in a threatening way. I felt if I looked at him wrong he would have jumped into the crowd and took a swing at me. Noel seemed to be in his own world and he and his brother had a few exchanges/jabs at each other. Gem seemed like he was into pretty good and I can't remember if Zak Starkey was playing that night.


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  posted on 4/14/2012 at 01:35 PM
What's the Story Morning Glory is one of the best albums in rock history. I love Oasis. And I especially love this album. I remember when it came out in the mid 90's. I never really liked the whole Grunge thing and I was so happy to hear this kind of rock music being made.

 

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  posted on 4/14/2012 at 03:47 PM
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I saw then here in Indy about 4 yrs ago or so and it was one of the strangest/uncomfortable shows I have ever seen. Liam's stage presence is very biazrre. When he was not singing he just stood back an eye balled the crowd almost in a threatening way.
I can't remember if Zak Starkey was playing that night.



2008, I think that was Chris Sharrock on drums, who gave them a bit of much needed stage flash, imo.

But yep, thats pretty much the Oasis, live experience with Liam.
First saw them in '98, in NJ, and about 2/3 of the audience was in for free.
Cornershop opened, and I thought they were quite good.
Oasis had very little stage presence, playing the numbers by rote, and only extended "C. Supernova" which got them the best ovation of the evening, which drew a snide comment from Noel "So you can applaud."
Liam's big stage move was to throw his tambourine in the air, watch it hit the stage, then go pick it up. Very odd indeed.

Saw them again on the Tour of Brotherly Love w/ the Black Crowes/Spacehog, still not much of an impression.

But I will say the last time I saw them in 2008 at MSG, they were quite good, Ryan Adams opened, Noel was clearly in a good mood, and the band played an excellent set.
I thought the cd they were touring "Digging Out Your Soul" especially the first 5 tunes was really good, (the next 6 kind of hit and miss.)

As for the cds/albums, its funny, although obviously Beatles influenced, Noel writes some great stuff, the problem is, it all sounds so sh*tty.
Oasis, their first 2 albums in '94/'95, were cited as being the beginning of the whole "brickwalled" cd phenomenon, where the music is compressed and turned way up on the volume.

Stop The Clocks is a good compilation to get to begin with, despite the sound quality, but beyond that there are still quite a few gems to be heard.

One of my favorite Oasis tunes is "Don't Go Away" off of Be Hear Now. Awesome tune, imo.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOQByQtqRqA

 

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  posted on 4/14/2012 at 03:50 PM
really get their first 2 albums and then the TIME FLIES compilation
 
 


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