Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Music of O: Finally, Oasis.

Remember a few days ago when I shared my love affair with Amos Lee? No? Okay, maybe it's better that you missed it (Hint: Look at "M"). Or maybe you do remember it? Sweet, then you shouldn't be surprised when I admit I have another love affair, this time with the band Oasis. And when I say "love affair" what I really mean is "I love the music they make when they can stop fighting long enough to write."

Make any sense?

Here's what you need to know:

1. Oasis is no longer together.
2. The two (in)famous frontmen brothers, Noel and Liam Gallagher, are basically massive enemies.
3. It's just a matter of time until they reconcile for a reunion tour. Likely because Beady Eye and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (both brothers' spin off bands) aren't nearly as magic as the brothers are when they work together.
4. (What's the Story) Morning Glory is maybe one of the best albums ever made. There, I said it. Tracks like "Wonderwall", "Champagne Supernova", and "Morning Glory" are examples of Oasis' wide ability, but "Don't Look Back In Anger" will always be vintage Oasis to me. Here, have a listen:

Other albums and favorite tracks include:

Be Here Now: "Stand By Me" and "All Around the World"
Dig Out Your Soul: "Bag It Up", "Soldier On", "High Horse Lady", and "I'm Outta Time"
Don't Believe the Truth: "Lyla" and "Let There Be Love"
Familiar to Millions (live 2-disc album): "Supersonic", "Gas Panic!", "Cigarettes & Alcohol"
Heathen Chemistry: "The Hindu Times", "Force of Nature", "Stop Crying Your Heart out", and "Born on a Different Cloud"
The Masterplan: "Talk Tonight", "Half the World Away", and "The Masterplan"

Le gasp! How do I not yet have Definitely, Maybe in my collection? This is a sacrilege! "Rock 'n' Roll Star"? "Live Forever"? "Supersonic"? (Question mark inside or outside of the quotations? These are the questions keeping me up at night, folks!) Why isn't this in my iTunes? Okay, I'd write more, but clearly, I have an album to buy. Toute suite.

A demain, mes amies.


  1. I do have to admit a certain love for Wonderwall, Supernova, and Don't Look Back...but the brothers themselves I just want to put in a time out!

    1. Right--the music is great but those two SERIOUSLY could use a time out. I bet their mom just threw her hands up and said "Enough is enough!"

  2. It was almost as much fun hearing about their fights as it was to listen to the music!

    1. I know! It was within the past year (I think) that one was suing the other for defamation because the other one said he was drunk during all the shows. I can't keep it all straight but it was comical!

  3. I hope you're enjoying the Challenge!

    A to Z Challenge Host

    1. I am, thanks! Thanks for stopping by--I know the hosts have a TON of participants to get to!

  4. They'll be back together as soon as they need some money.
    And man, i luuuuurve Wonderwall so much. SO MUCH

    1. Yup, money is a great impetus for concerts. Just ask Cher and her "Come back" tour, which she did a few times in a row...

  5. Hello, TL! I know of Oasis but I don't really know their songs. I'll have to check them out! It's a bummer the brothers don't like each other. How sad! How did they even start a band in the first place?

    Have a lovely week and happy A to Z!!

  6. You crack me up. I hope, for your sake, they plan that reunion! ;)

  7. I actually missed your Amos Lee obsession! I really tried to get into him, but for some reason it didn't take off as avidly as I thought it would.


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