OASIS Released Glam Stomper ‘CIGARETTES AND ALCOHOL’ As A Single 25 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

10 October 2019

Band: Oasis
Song: Cigarettes And Alcohol
B-sides: ‘I Am the Walrus’ (live) / ‘Listen Up‘ / ‘Fade Away’
Released: 10 October 1994 – 25 years ago today
Album: On their debut LP Definitely Maybe
Note 1: NME dubbed it back then – rightly so – as their T.Rex song
Note 2: It peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart (higher than their
Live Forever‘ anthem) and sold over more than 400.000 copies

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‘WHATEVER’ By OASIS – Played For The First Time On 30 August 1994…

Knockouts from the past

30 August 2019

Band: Oasis
Song: Whatever – stand-alone single
Note 1: The band played it for the first time – an acoustic version –
on 30 August 1994, this day 25 years ago, at London’s Virgin Mega store
in Marble Arch where Evan Dando joined them for a couple of jams
Note 2: Eventually the song was released on 18 December 1994
and it peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart

Here’s the official clip…

And here the cool live rendition at the 1994 Xmas edition
of the ‘Later… with Jools Holland‘ show on BBC

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Manchester Legends OASIS Released Stupendous Debut Masterpiece ‘DEFINITELY MAYBE’ 25 Years Ago…

29 Augustus 2019

On 29 August 1994, 25 years ago, Manchester’s legends OASIS released one of the best albums ever according to my ears. DEFINITELY MAYBE was a stunning life-celebrating rock album that came at a perfect moment as The Stone Roses blew their minds on drugs for five years after their astonishing 1989 debut LP and only delivered a half great second longplayer 3 months after the Gallagher Brothers took the vacant place and scored a
No 1 hit LP in the UK with their ace debut. Except for the two stinkers Digsy’s Dinner and ‘Married With Children’ all songs were euphoric jackhammers with most of them sounding like ecstatic anthems millions would sing along word by word afterward. Historic score!

Thanks to NME hyping the band in their early days I went to London in August 1994
to see Oasis play in a small venue. An unforgettable experience it was. Mind-boggling electricity! It was the first of about 30 Oasis concerts I witnessed. Their overwhelming, rhapsodic live force was unmatchable for years to come. Best time of my life! Hallelujah!

Here come three of the several masterstrokes on ‘Definitely Maybe’…

– SUPERSONIC –

– LIVE FOREVER –

– CIGARETTES AND ALCOHOL –

Album in full…

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Golden memory…

Manchester Legends OASIS Released ‘LIVE FOREVER’ Anthem 25 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

8 August 2019

Today 25 years ago, on 8 August 1994, legendary rockers OASIS released
‘LIVE FOREVER’ as a single. A 24 karat gold anthem written by Noel Gallagher,
inspired by Shine A Light, a 1972 song by The Rolling Stones. ‘Live Forever’
was the third single from their supreme debut album Definitely Maybe and
the first one that entered the top ten of the UK Singles Chart. Here we go…

Maybe I just wanna fly
Wanna live, I don’t wanna die
Maybe I just wanna breathe
Maybe I just don’t believe
Maybe you’re the same as me
We see things they’ll never see
You and I are gonna live forever

OASIS: Facebook – All Singles

‘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…

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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 SWAMP SONG –
(The set’s opener / Noel’s awesome guitar)

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

– CIGARETTES & ALCOHOL –
(One of my all time fav Oasis live knockouts)

– I AM THE WALRUS –
(Oasis made this killer their own)

– THE MASTERPLAN –
(Goosebumps)

– DON’T LOOK BACK IN ANGER –
(A choir of 40.000)

Concert 27 April in full
Setlist 27 April
Setlist 28 April

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