OASIS Released Their Worst (Except For The Singles) Album ‘BE HERE NOW’ 25 Years Ago Today

Back in time

21 August 2022

Manchester’s rock titans OASIS released their 3rd LP BE HERE today 25 years ago.

Pitchfork: “Oasis’ third album from 1997 was always more circus than substance. The bloated and indulgent remaster only reinforces it as one of the most agonizing listening experiences in pop music… It wasn’t just the end of Oasis’ imperial period, but the record industry’s as well. Britpop receded to make way for a more humble kind of rock star in the likes of Travis and Coldplay.” Score 5/10.

TUTV: First things first. I was/am a supersonic Oasis fan. They gave the 90s a much-needed lets-fucking-rock-again injection, no arty farty BS, only scream-along wonderwall anthems for all the lads (like me) and lasses hungry for going bonkers again with a band they can identify with. I followed them from the very beginning (thank you NME). Their shows had the atmosphere of a sold-out Premier League Match. Glorious!

But as it goes with too much money and too many drugs it only was a matter of time before Oasis would fuck up. As happened with Be Here Now. Unfortunately, nobody had the bollocks to tell the stoned Gallaghers bros and their stoned mates to get the decibels down in the studio for this stinker, so anyone could a least hear the melodies crushed by the cocaine-fueled wall-of-guitar chaos.

Let’s go to Noel the chief Gallagher. He’ll tell you everything about why
BE HERE NOW was a major failure and he still looks in anger at it.

Wait, wait, wait, the 3 singles
were pretty good, well much better
than the full result.




Spotify stream-link full album

OASIS: Bio – Discography

‘D’You Know What I Mean’ By OASIS – No 1 In The UK Today In 1997

Top singles from the past…

19 July 2020

Band: Oasis (Manchester, UK)
Active: 1991-2009
Single: D’You Know What I Mean?
B-sides: Stay Young, Angel Child  and Heroes (David Bowie)
Released: 7 July 1997
Note: “I was going to make up some profound statement in the chorus
but I couldn’t come up with anything that fitted. Then I just thought ‘All
my people right here, right now, d’you know what I mean? Yeah, yeah.’
Very vague, very ambiguous, that’ll do.”
said Noel Gallagher afterward.
Score: #1 in the UK, #1 in Canada and Scotland, #4 in the US
Album: Be Here Now – the band’s third LP

Here come the choppers

OASIS: Facebook

‘D’You Know What I Mean?’ by OASIS – 22 Years Ago Today No 1 Hit Single In The UK…

Knockouts from the past

19 July 2019

‘D’YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?’ by Manchester legends OASIS hit the top spot of the UK Singles Chart this day 22 years go, on 19 July 1997. It was the lead single of their third and weakest – too much coke according to Noel Gallagher – album Be Here Now. The single was only one of the few highlights and sold more than 745,000 copies. Here’s the pretty cool accompanying video clip. Release the chopper here…

OASIS: Facebook