History of the Britpop group Oasis
Oasis is a Britpop band from Manchester formed in 1991 by Liam Gallagher and Noel Gallagher. Liam was the guitarist and Noel wrote lyrics for songs and personally performed them in the group. In addition to the brothers, there were other musicians in the line-up: Paul Arthur and Paul McGuigan, but they later left the group.
On the creativity of Oasis at the initial stage influenced music by The Beatles. Although the group was still unique in its sound, which is now considered almost classic in Britpop.
The beginning of the creative path: the first concerts
Oasis played their first gig already in 1991 in one of the popular clubs in Manchester. The listeners liked the band's music. Noel soon became main songwriter of the group, which largely influenced the success of the group: the lyrics of Oasis were simple and recognizable.
After lengthy meetings and rehearsals, Oasis developed not only their lyrics, but also their own unique sound based on simplicity. In 1992, the band, using their style, recorded a demo called Live Demonstration. After that, they were noticed and invited to play the song at the concert.
The participants agreed, but when they arrived, they found that they had been forgotten to be included in the concert program. Evil musicians made their way into the hall and ensured that their performance was the first in the program.
There they were noticed by Alan McGee, a producer who was initially interested in the 18 Wheeler group. But Oasis attracted all his attention. McGee was so impressed that a contract was already signed between him and Oasis within a couple of days.
Snowball of popularity: the first singles and albums, the world fame of Oasis
In 1994, the song "Supersonic" was released - first single Oasis, which immediately flew into the top 50 in the British charts. After this success, the band decided to release another song - "Shakermaker". Group popularity continued grow.
In the same year, the album Definitely Maybe was released, debuting at the top of the British album chart. The album became a classic of the Britpop genre and was repeatedly recognized as the best album of all time.
In 1996, the band performed in front of 250,000 fans at Knebworth Park. Tickets sold out in less than a day - more than 2% of the entire population of the UK were hunting for them.
Knebworth played the band's classic hits Wonderwall and Don't Look Back In Anger. This concert can be called not only the peak of the group's success, but also a defining event for the whole generations.
Then more than six months the band was recording their third album, Be Here Now. The recording was delayed due to skirmishes between Noel and Liam.
But when the album came out, it was a success. On the first day, 350 thousand records were sold, and by the end of the week 700. The album became most sold in British history. Album found popularity in other European countries and in America and quickly went platinum.
When the band was working on their fourth album, Noel was immediately and guitarist, и bassist. In parallel, there was a search for new members of the group. One of the new Oasis musicians was guitarist Colin Archer.
Big difficulties were with the search for a bass player. To this place considered Andy Bell, who couldn't play bass at all. He had a few weeks before the Oasis concert, but he succeeded learn the basics of the game. Later he was taken to the main team.
Big Brother, new successes and new conflicts
Unexpected label Creation Records closed. The musicians decided not to look for a new label, but to create their own ownto make more money from your work. The studio was named Big Brother. Now under this label all new albums and singles were released in Britain and Ireland.
February 2000 came out Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, which became very popular and literally took off in the British charts, and then soared all the singles from the album.
In 2001 Oasis released Heathen Chemistry album.
The sixth album was titled Don't Believe the Truth and became "Best Album" Songs from the album topped the English-language charts.
After finishing work on the next album - Dig Out Your Soul was signed contract with Sony for three albums.
The following year, Oasis won the "Best British Band" award. That same year, Oasis played at Heaton Park and performed several times. suspended due to technical problems.
Because of this, the band members said that the concert is now free, but only a small part of the audience went to return the tickets: 50 out of 70 thousand decided that even with malfunctions the concert was worth the money, and the remaining 20 thousand happily taken away money back.
In 2009, a few minutes before the concert, a conflict arose between Liam and Noel: Liam deliberately broke Noel's guitar As a result, the concert in Paris was cancelled.
On the same day, Noel left a note on the Oasis website:
“It is with sadness and relief that I leave Oasis. You can write and say whatever you want, but I will no longer work with Liam.
So ended the story of one of the greatest Britpop bands. Later, the brothers tried to create their own projects, but they did not manage to achieve the success that they had in the Oasis group. And it is unlikely that anyone will succeed at all.
For almost 20 years, the group has released seven albums. Each Oasis studio player received multi-platinum status and stayed at the top of the UK charts for weeks.
Later, Guinness added Oasis to the book of records for the fact that their tracks are the longest. kept number one on the UK charts.