Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Oasis

Oasis were an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. Originally known as The Rain, the group was formed by Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar) and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion), who were soon joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals). They have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums, and won fifteen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six BRIT Awards, including one in 2007 for outstanding contribution to music and one for the best album of the last 30 years as voted by the BBC Radio 2 listeners; they have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. As of 2009, the band have sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide. Also the band was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 for “Longest Top 10 UK Chart Run By A Group” after an unprecedented run of 22 successive Top 10 hits in the UK. The band also holds the Guinness World Record for being the "Most Successful Act of the Last Decade" in the UK between the years 1995 and 2005, spending 765 weeks in the Top 75 singles and albums charts.

Its members were signed to independent record label Creation Records and afterwards released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe in 1994. The following year, the band recorded (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) with their new drummer Alan White in the midst of rivalry with Britpop peers Blur in the charts. The Gallagher brothers featured regularly in tabloid newspapers for their sibling disputes and wild lifestyles. In 1997, Oasis released their third album, Be Here Now, and although it became the fastest-selling album in UK chart history, the album's popularity tapered off quickly. The band lost members Paul McGuigan and Paul Arthurs as they went on to record and release Standing on the Shoulder of Giants in 2000 and were replaced by Gem Archer and Andy Bell who joined the group for the tour in support of Giants. The band found renewed success and popularity starting with 2005's Don't Believe the Truth through 2008's Dig Out Your Soul and their supporting tours.
In August 2009, Noel Gallagher announced his departure from the band after a backstage altercation with Liam before a festival appearance. Liam Gallagher stated that the remaining members of the band would continue to record music, but ruled out the possibility of continuing as Oasis in February 2010, instead forming a new band called Beady Eye.
I'll recomend the new album, liked it with songs like The Shcok of the Lightning, I'm outta time and some old ones like Live Forever and Don't Look Back in Anger.

25 comments:

  1. Not my kind of music, really, but good to know!

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  2. good stuff here !

    supporting you
    take care

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  3. great band. awesome songs. fantastic voice.

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  4. another great British rock band.. =)

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  5. I remember when they were the top of the charts.

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  6. I could never really get into them

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  7. I love Oasis. I'm probably going to review one of their albums for my blog at some point.

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  8. oasis does have some pretty good stuff

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  9. I liked what you said on my blog earlier today... GTL and blogging FTW!

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  10. cool read .they make good stuff mostly

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  12. I don't care if they are not your kind of music (they are not my kind of music,) you have to admit they are pretty damn talented.

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  13. you've got some good insight in this post :)

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  14. lol the members of the band have the biggest egos ever

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  15. Oasis is decent but not your top rated classic rock band, supporting your stuff anyways, lol

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