Definitely, Maybe – Do The Gallagher Brothers Make Up? GRAHAM COXON (Guitarist BLUR) Says: “Do It”

The first almost credible rumours of a reunion of Manchester‘s
infamous band OASIS (the best band in the world for 1 and half
year, according to Noel) are now coming from the longtime fighting
brothers directly. Liam said several times that Noel‘s wife opposed
reconciliation.

A few days ago the news came in that Noel and his wife are divorcing.
So, if Liam‘s tweet (below) is credible, it’s possible Noel took inspiration
from his Oasis classic Don’t Look Back In Anger, or he needs the band’s
reunion money for a, probably, sky-high alimony.

Yesterday Liam started the fuss with this tweet.

The countless reactions, of course, were in favor
of a Liam/Noel meeting with an Oasis reunion
as the final result.

I love Blur’s guitarist Graham Coxon‘s response.

Many hate them, but millions love them. Anyway, I only saw Oasis 27 times
and It would be awesome to make it at least 35 times. Yes, if they do a reunion
tour, I’ll take a break from my daily blogging and follow them around Europe
like a fool on the hill.

DO IT

You could wait for a lifetime
To spend your days in the sunshine
You might as well do the white line
Cos when it comes on top
You gotta make it happen!

LIAM GALLAGHER – Happy 50 To The Natural Born Rock And Roll Star

21 September 2022

Our kid William John Paul Gallagher was born in Burnage, Manchester
on 21 September 1972, the son of Irish immigrants.

Happy 50 to the man of the people, raised on the streets of Manchester, playing for the people. He’s the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll star singing happy-go-lucky chants made to be sung along under the shower, in your car, and at his massive concerts. No arty farty shit, only supersonic earworms.

Liam a couple of weeks ago…

It was the original Oasis bassist Paul McGuigan (Guigsy) who asked Liam to join his band Rain in the late 80s. He became the lead singer/frontman. When his brother Noel joined in 1991 the name was changed to Oasis. Noel was the 24 Carat songwriter, but Liam was the voice, the face, the hero, the one-liner champion, and the wonderwall of the band.


(photo by Turn Up The Volume, Brussels 2018)

With Oasis he recorded 7 studio LPs. After the umpteenth fight with his brother in 2009
at a Paris festival the group split. Liam formed Beady Eye with the other Oasis members, made two longplayers, and called it a day as his heart wasn’t in it and started his victorious journey. His 3 LPs (so far) all went number one in the UK and his ecstatic concerts attract as many fans as before with Oasis.

You love or hate him. I love him, especially live (saw him 27 times
with Oasis, 2 times with Beady Eye and, so far, 4 times solo.)

Three awesome live LIAM moments

– WONDERWALL –

– CIGARETTES & ALCOHOL –

– SHOCKWAVE –

LIAM GALLAGHER: Facebook – Instagram

One of the greatest gigs I ever saw

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.

– D’YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN –

– STAND BY ME –

– ALL AROUND THE WORLD –

Spotify stream-link full album

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OASIS: Bio – Discography

OASIS Scored Their 6th Number One In The UK 20 Years Ago Today With Rad Ripper ‘THE HINDU TIMES’

Top singles from the past

21 April 2022

HinduTimes-800

Band: Oasis 
Single: The Hindu Times 

Score: The single was on the top spot of the UK
singles chart this day 20 years ago – 22 April 2002
Album: Heathen Chemistry  – the band’s fifth LP

I get up when I’m down
I can’t swim but my soul won’t drown
I do believe I got flare
I got speed and I walk on air

Original clip…

Buzzing live version…

OASIS: Facebook

THE NEW SEEKERS Teached The World To Buy A Coke 50 Years Ago Today… And Inspired OASIS

Top singles from the past

8 January 2022

Band: THE NEW SEEKERS
Who: British pop 4-piece from London, formed in 1969.
After their break-up in 1974, leader Keith Potger restarted
two years later with a new group called The Seekers.

Song: I’D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING (In Perfect Harmony)

It became a worldwide hit than after it was the theme song of
a Coca Cola TV ad. It originally included the line, ‘I’d like to buy
the world a Coke.’

Score: 50 years ago today, 8 Jan 1972,
the song topped the UK singles chart.

C’mon, all together…

The song inspired Noel Gallagher for
OASIS‘ 2nd single SHAKERMAKER (1994)…

THE NEW SEEKERS: History

Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – These 10 Classic Crackers Turn 25 In 2022

11 December 2021

1. Bitter Sweet Symphony by THE VERVE (Wigan, UK)

Released: 16 June 1997
Album: Urban Hymns
Score: No 2 in the UK, No 12 in the USA

“Cause it’s a bittersweet symphony, that’s life
Tryna make ends meet, you’re a slave to money then you die
I’ll take you down the only road I’ve ever been down
You know the one that takes you to the places where all the veins meet, yeah”

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2. ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (Liverpool)

Released: 20 June 1997
Album: Evergreen
Score: #8 in the UK

“I want it now, I want it now
Not the promises of what tomorrow brings
I need to live in dreams today
I’m tired of the song that sorrow sings”

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3. ‘Kowalski’ by PRIMAL SCREAM (Scotland/UK)

Released: 5 May 1997
Album: Vanishing Point
Score: #2 in Scotland, #8 in the UK

“This radio station was named Kowalski
In honor of the last American hero to whom
Speed means freedom of the soul
The question is not when he’s gonna stop
But who is gonna stop him”

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4. ‘Get Higher’ by BLACK GRAPE (UK)

Released: 10 September 1997
Album: Stupid Stupid Stupid
Score: #24 in the UK

“Nancy is joining me because the message this evening is not my message, but ours
“Despite our best efforts, shortages of marijuana are now being reported. From the early
days of our administration, Nancy has been abusing marijuana on a daily basis and her
personal observations and efforts have given her such dramatic insights that I wanted
her to share them with you this evening.”

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5. ‘Brimful Of Asha’ by CORNERSHOP (UK)

Released: 18 August 1997
Album: When I Was Born For The 7th Time
Score: #1 in the UK, #1 in Scotland

“Brimful of Asha on the 45
Well, it’s a brimful of Asha on the 45
Brimful of Asha on the 45
Well, it’s a brimful of Asha on the 45”

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6. Song 2 by BLUR (UK)

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7. ‘All You Good People’ by EMBRACE (UK)

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8. ‘Electricity’ by SPIRITUALIZED (UK)

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9. ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ by CHEMICAL BROTHERS (UK)

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10. ‘D’you Know What I Mean’ by OASIS

New Documentary: ‘OASIS AT KNEBWORTH 1996’

13 July 2021

Documentary: OASIS AT KNEBWORTH 1996

About: The Manchester legends’ (2) gigantic
shows at Knebworth, UK in 1996 – 25 years ago

Content: Made up of never-before-seen archive
concert and backstage footage from the gigs, with
additional interviews with the band and concert
organisers.

Out: 23 September 2021

Press statement: “The Jake Scott-directed film is “a joyful
and at times poignant cinematic celebration of one of the most
iconic live concert events of the last 25 years, driven entirely by
the music, and the fans’ own experiences of that monumental
weekend”.

Liam Gallagher: “Knebworth for me was the Woodstock of the 90’s.
It was all about the music and the people. I can’t remember much
about it, but I’ll never forget it. It was Biblical.”

An idea of what happened…

OASIS: Facebook