Oasis (2)

Oasis (2)

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Phenomenally successful Manchester (Burnage) formed rock & roll band from 1991.

Oasis were formed out of the ashes of a 1990-formed band called The Rain (contrary to popular belief named after the consistent dull weather in Manchester NOT after The Beatles B-Side) consisting of Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan, Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, Tony McCarroll and Chris Hutton on vocals. Chris was eventually sacked and Liam took over vocal duties.
At the time of Liam joining the band his brother Noel had been working as a guitar roadie for Inspiral Carpets' Clint Boon. Liam saw a poster advertising a gig for them at The Swindon Oasis leisure centre on Noel's bedroom wall and thought "Oasis" was a good name for his group, rather than a rumour that circulated in 1994 saying they were named to describe theirselves as a furtile oasis in a desert of music.

In 2000, after a three year hiatus, two of the founding members (Guigsy and Bonehead) left the group and Noel effectively played their parts on the forth album. Two new musicians were recruited (Gem Archer and Andy Bell - the latter is Welsh and not to be confused with the Erasure singer), initially for touring duties, but became full-time and were even allowed to be part of the songwriting process on the following albums.

On August 28, 2009, Noel announced that he was leaving the band after a "details-unknown" altercation with Liam. The remaining members continue performing as Beady Eye, whereas Noel formed Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.

Paul McGuigan (1991-2000)
Paul Arthurs (1991-2000)
Liam Gallagher (1991-2009)
Tony McCarroll (1991-1994)
Noel Gallagher (1991-2009)
Scott McLeod (1995 Briefly replaced Guigsy; appears in Wonderwall video) ex-The Ya Ya's
Alan White (2) (1995-2004)
Gem Archer (2000-2009) ex-Heavy Stereo
Andy Bell (2) (2000-2009) ex-Ride & Hurricane #1
Zak Starkey: Drums (2004-2008) son of Ringo Starr
Chris Sharrock (2008-2009) ex-The La's

Worthy of note session & live members:
Matt Deighton: Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals (stood-in for Noel during non-UK dates) (2001)
Steve White (3): Drummer (stood-in for brother Alan when he was ill) (2001)
Mike Rowe: Keyboards (1997-2002, also plays on Noel's solo work)
Jay Darlington (ex-Kula Shaker): Keyboards (2002-2009)
Terry Kirkbride (ex-Proud Mary & Ambershades): Drums (2004, 2006-2007)
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Oasis (2) Discography


Oasis (2) Definitely Maybe (Album, Comp, Single) Creation Records Europe 1994 Sell This Version
ESK 6805 Oasis (2) Live(CD, Promo) Epic ESK 6805 US 1994 Sell This Version
TCD 0888 Oasis (2) In Concert 620(CD, Album, Transcription) BBC Transcription TCD 0888 UK 1994 Sell This Version
Oasis (2) (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (Album, Comp, EP) Creation Records Austria 1995 Sell This Version
C-CRE 189PX Oasis (2) (What's The Story) Morning Glory?(Cass, Promo, Smplr) Creation Records C-CRE 189PX UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Oasis (2) Live At The Commodore - Vancouver, B.C. 1/29/95(Cass, Album, Promo) Epic none US 1995 Sell This Version
PL/OA1/01/02 Oasis (2) "Coca-Cola Planet Live" Concert 15(2xCD, Album, Transcription) Austereo MCM PL/OA1/01/02 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
Oasis (2) Be Here Now (Album, Comp) Creation Records Mexico 1997 Sell This Version
SAMPCD 6034, 11-006034-10 Oasis (2) Interview CD(CD, Promo) Helter Skelter, Helter Skelter SAMPCD 6034, 11-006034-10 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
Oasis (2) Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants (Album, Single) Big Brother Europe 2000 Sell This Version
Oasis (2) Familiar To Millions (Album, Comp) Big Brother Indonesia 2000 Sell This Version
Oasis (2) Heathen Chemistry (Album) Big Brother, Big Brother Indonesia 2002 Sell This Version
Oasis (2) Don't Believe The Truth (Album, EP, MiniAlbum) Big Brother, Big Brother UK 2004 Sell This Version
Oasis (2) Dig Out Your Soul (Album) Big Brother UK 2008 Sell This Version
none Oasis (2) Oasis(Cass, Ltd, RE, RM) Big Brother none UK, Europe & US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Oasis (2) Columbia (Single) Creation Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Oasis (2) Whatever (Single, Maxi) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Oasis (2) Cigarettes & Alcohol (Single, Maxi) Creation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Oasis (2) Shakermaker (Single, Maxi) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Oasis (2) Live Forever (Single, Maxi) Creation Records, Creation Records UK 1994 Sell This Version
Oasis (2) Supersonic (Single, Maxi, EP) Creation Records, Creation Records South Africa 1994 Sell This Version
CTP190 Oasis (2) I Am The Walrus(12", Promo, S/Sided, Ltd) Creation Records CTP190 UK 1994 Sell This Version
663138 2 Oasis (2) Rock 'N' Roll Star(CD, Single, Ltd) Helter Skelter 663138 2 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
SAFPD 018 The Wannadies / Oasis (2) The Wannadies / Oasis (2) - Lift Me Up (Don't Let Me Down) / Sad Song (Fade Out)(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Promo) Sound Affects SAFPD 018 Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
Oasis (2) Morning Glory (Maxi, Single) Epic US 1995 Sell This Version

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July 6, 2016
The Beatles number one for me, Oasis number two. All You Need Is Love & Live Forever!
Best regards from Russia!


December 8, 2015
It's easy to have a moan up about Oasis. At the end of the day, they wrote some great stuff, ripped off The Beatles and made a decent dent on the music scene doing it. For those in the know, their best songs were their B-sides. Shame that the B-side is pretty much dead these days. Alan McGee deserves everyone's respect as he signed Bob Mould's band Sugar, who were awesome. If you have never heard them then check them out. It's all leading up to the reunion anyway. We all know that Liam had pretty much blown his voice out by the end of it all and, as good as Noel's solo material is, he doesn't have the character in his voice that Liam had. Wonder how quickly the stadiums will sell out next summer when the cheque book comes out. Peace. X


August 19, 2014
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OASIS achieved what they set out to...They became the biggest rock 'n roll band in the world (at the time)...and, with the slim pickings in the rock world, aside from Jet, who only appeared in 2003 from Melbourne, Australia & have since also split, in 2012, OASIS seem to remain the biggest, even though they're now defunct. I love 'em..NOW; for the past several years; actually since they split! I probably would've been sick of 'em had I lived in England! (Like Bruce Springsteen, or Bon Jovi, here, in America). I love when they're new; once they're "overplayed" & "overexposed", I lose interest & look for the next big thing! I also think there must not have been a lot of competition going on in England in the 90's, either; just like here. OASIS could have taken more time off between albums & touring, but "Whatever" "Some Might Say", they DID put in the time...they were either in the studio or touring behind it. They've probably been a band that's done the most touring & festivals (which seem to be HUGE in Europe; both the sheer size of the venues, and the number of festivals!!) It must be great to live in a place where rock 'n roll IS "Still Alive and Well"!! I do believe OASIS tapped into what people wanted...straight-up rock 'n roll, in a world that's been devoid of it in far too long! (Thank goodness we still had, & have Lenny Kravitz & Tom Petty doing their bit here!) OASIS got EXACTLY what they wanted. Everyone has an opinion, whether or not they love 'em or hate 'em; or side with Liam or Noel. They've been split up since 2009. It's 2014 & they STILL make the news (in Europe) & still have people talking about them.... (Will they or won't they reunite? And, when?!!!) That's what any celebrity wants...to still be photographed & in print. Once people aren't talking anymore...well; that'll be a sad day. I don't foresee it happening yet. However, if they don't reunite in 2016, after Noel tours his next solo album in 2015, then they just may lose the "window of opportunity to remain viable". But, as they themselves, sing in "Rock and Roll Star"; it's just rock and roll!! OASIS will stand in history alongside the "Giants" they once admired. And, c'mon...you have to get a kick out of their interviews!! They ARE entertaining! "Live, Forever" OASIS!!!!! There are people who are still madferit!


May 8, 2014
I remember when their hit songs were playing on the radio in the 90's, I could never get past the vocals, just got on my nerves. Sad they didn't fix that in the studio first before releasing it. They had some catchy tunes too. When I go back now to try and recapture the era of the 90's, I still just can't get past the vocals. Annoying is what it is. Nasal and whiny. And I really wish I could like them.


January 29, 2014
one of the best Groups ever.

enough said.

think what you want of them


January 25, 2014
The most overhyped pile of mediocre cack to inflict itself – with the help of Alan McGee – on the Western world in the last few decades. Their music was turgid, droning, derivative pub rock of the lowest order. Noel Gallagher's lyrics were likewise dismal, and his brother's voice was an appropriately whiney means of transmitting them. Oasis sounded shit, looked shit, and – in particular – talked shit. The insanity went so far as to make certain quarters believe that their pantomime mock-spat with Blur was worthy of inclusion on BBC news in 1995.

Even had their music been any better than third-rate drivel, their impact on British male youth from 1994 to 1996 would be enough to condemn Oasis to the dungpile. They inspired thousands of young males to wear hideous Ben Sherman check shirts left dangling outside their jeans; to affect a simultaneously gormless and aggressive expression; to use phrases such as "our kid"; to believe it was okay to have Paul Weller as your surrogate great-uncle; to pretend that the 1960s, or rather a moronic rewrite of the 1960s, had never ended; to spend years with their heads buried in "Loaded" magazine; and above all to behave like brainless, obnoxious louts, because that's all Oasis were. Years after their awful heyday, a friend of mine was unfortunate enough to witness the start of their gig at a Glastonbury Festival. He told me, "As soon as they came on, the crowd changed. Everyone became much more aggressive. They brought out the worst in people." That seemed very telling.


February 25, 2012
Like one of their promotional shoots signified during the 'Be Here Now' era :

"The best there was.
The best there is and,
The best there EVER will be!"

No truer words could have been said.


November 6, 2009
So it looks like Oasis have finally split up for good. Much as I love their music, I have to say it's probably for the best.The last album had some storming tunes; namely the three that were released as singles but there were some very mediocre tunes on there as well-'(Get Off Your) High Horse Lady' and 'To Be Where There's Life' spring to mind.Liam suprised everyone by writing some decent songs but the other band members efforts were poor. Even the usually reliable Noel had a bit of an off day.That's not to say he hasn't before,remember 'Put Yer Money Where Yer Mouth Is' on 'Standing On The Shoulders of Giants'? In my opinion the worst Oasis song ever and the only one I skip (yes, 'Little James' included-crap lyrics granted but the music's alright).Why Noel changed a winning formula I'll never know.If he'd stuck to writing all the songs and letting Liam sing them we'd have a lot more quality and a lot less filler.He should never have let the others write and should've focused on playing the guitar and left his singing to the B-sides. That's not to say the others didn't have their moments with songwriting, just not consistent enough.So, thanks for all the brilliant tunes and the not so brilliant behaviour and I'll always listen to the songs, just don't have a reunion in ten years time when you're all fat and even uglier and Liam's voice is totally fucked!

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