HISTORY – 27/28 April 1996 – Legendary OASIS Shows At Maine Road Manchester…

27 April 2019

Six months after the release of their breakthrough masterwork album (WHAT’S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY? Manchester legends OASIS played two massive sold out concerts at MAINE ROAD MANCHESTER in the former football stadium of their beloved MANCHESTER CITY team. On 27 and 28 April 1996, the Gallaghers & Co wrote history. Joined by 80.000 (over the two days) the band had their dream come true by playing the ground of their Sky Blues squad. The two historic days were captured on film. The docu
‘…THERE AND THEN’ was released on video in October 1996 (still have my copy) and on DVD in 1997 (re-released in 2001). Supersonic stuff! Let’s look back in ecstasy.

TURN UP THE VOLUME‘s selected top moments…

(The set’s opener / Noel’s awesome guitar)

(I’m feeling supersonic / Give me gin and tonic / Liam was born for this)

(One of my all time fav Oasis live knockouts)

(Oasis made this killer their own)


(A choir of 40.000)

Concert 27 April in full
Setlist 27 April
Setlist 28 April

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‘SOME MIGHT SAY’ by OASIS – Released 24 April 1995

Knockouts from the past

24 April 2019


Twenty-four years ago – on 24 April 1995 – Manchester legends OASIS released their monumental stand-alone single ‘SOME MIGHT SAY‘. It was their first Number One hit in the UK. The CD contained three excellent B-sides: Intimate ballad Talk Tonight, blistering rocker Acquiesce and punk slam Headshrinker. All written by chief Noel Gallagher. Go mad for it right here…

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‘HINDU TIMES’ By OASIS – Released 21 April 2002

Knockouts from the past

21 April 2019


HINDU TIMES was the lead single of the Manchester legends underrated 2002 album Heathen Chemistry. A bona fide Oasis stormer with a confident rock ‘n’ roll attitude. The song was titled after Noel Gallagher saw the name on a T-shirt in a charity shop. It was their sixth No 1 hit in the UK. And it went like this…

I get up / When I’m down
I can’t swim
But my soul won’t drown
I do believe / I got flair
I got speed / And I walk on air

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Legends OASIS Released Their Euphoric Debut Single ‘SUPERSONIC’ Twenty-Five Years Ago Today…

Knockouts from the past

11 April 2019

Manchester rock legends OASIS released their debut single SUPERSONIC on 11 April 1994, that’s exactly 25 years ago today. Oh my, oh my! Time really flies when you are having some of the best years of your life with one of the best rock bands ever. FACT!

I need to be myself / I can’t be no one else
I’m feeling supersonic / Give me gin and tonic

Those opening lines still sound awe-inspiring, rip-roaring and utterly cool! So far,
in Turn Up The Volume‘s opinion, nobody followed into Oasis‘ giant footsteps. Nobody!
Noel wrote some of the best songs in music history. Live they were a red-hot rockin’
blast (I saw them 27 times). And yes, those two fighting brothers were maximum fun,
on and off stage. Supersonic was the start of an era. C’mon, let’s get mad for it again…

B-sides (on the cd single): Take Me Away / I Will Believe (Live) / Columbia
The single peaked at #31 in the UK but became a classic over the years

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Toronto Dream Pop Duo HUSH PUP Invites You To Their ‘OASIS’…

Relaxing vibes for the laziest day of the week…

17 March 2019

Toronto duo HUSH PUP, formed in 2012, makes music “that sounds a lot like driving
at night through the board game Candy Land, soft cotton candy trees brush up against the windows of your glass car as you ride toward a friend’s cabin nearby the molasses swamp.”

They will release their new LP PANACEA on 22nd March. Ahead of it here’s utopian single ‘OASIS’. A psychedelic pop rainbow with glimmering guitars and hazy vocals that take you to a carefree zone somewhere up there. The accompanying video is a colorful beauty.

Listen/watch and dream away…

HUSH PUP: Facebook

New album PANACEA out 22nd March – All info on Bandcamp

Picture This…

The 2007 DVD front image for OASIS rockumentary film ‘Lord Don’t Slow Me Down

Here’s the title track – a Noel sung psych stormer – of the DVD