OASIS – Final Album ‘DIG OUT YOUR SOUL’ Tops UK Charts Eight Years Ago…

Looking back with a big smile at memorable vibrations in music’s swirling history…


‘Dig Out Your Soul’ by OASIS


OASIS released their seventh and final longplayer DIG OUT YOUR SOUL on 1st October 2008. The record took the top spot of the UK albums chart on 12 October, eight years ago today. Some time before The Chief Noel Gallagher told anybody who wanted to listen: “All the tunes I’ve written recently have been on the kind of acoustic side, you know? But for the next record I really fancy doing a record where we just completely throw the kitchen sink at it. We haven’t done that since ‘Be Here Now’. I’d like to get, like, a 100-piece orchestra and choirs and all that stuff. I think since ‘Standing on the Shoulder of Giants’ we’ve been trying to prove a point of just bass, drums, guitar and vocals and nothing fancy. But I kind of like fancy! I’d like to make an absolutely fucking colossal album. You know? Like literally two orchestras, stuff like that.” Indeed, it was back to tons of boisterous guitars, to an avalanche of flaming grooves – except for Liam‘s surprisingly beautiful Lennon song – and to big tunes. Back to do what they were doing best when they first hit the world’s stage: playing as rock & roll stars with their trademark mad for it attitude. Yes, one of their best works. And if Noel had written more than just 6 out of the 11 tracks – you lazy bastard – it would definitely, maybe had been an even better powerhouse. As an ardent fan from day one I saw the Manchester gang performing real hard again, four times (Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris and Lille) on the tour that followed the LP’s release. Ten months later another bitter brotherly fight ended the last spectacular rock and roll band of the last 25 years. Should they reunite? Yes, but only if they play small venue The Forum, London again where I saw them the very first time back in 1994 after hearing Supersonic on Belgian radio and a legendary NME interview. Now stop talking, let’s have some music, maestro please…




Here’s the number one in full…



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