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Old 09-15-2004, 12:06 PM   #31
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Noel said in the new NME that he wrote a new song called "The Importance Of Being Idle" and that its a lot like The La's..


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I love Oasis. Saw them live once and they are techincally boring live but its part of their "philosphy." But its a testament of their music, that fans are able to look past their lack of stage antics.

I find it funny that America was so turned off by their loutishness and arrogance. Its a shame that people let image get in the way of enjoying music. That is my impression/ opinion on why they haven't been able to hit it "really" big in the US. However, IMO if not for that same behaviour, I don't think Oasis would have hit it big in the UK (huge rock deity-like proportions). I mean the more arrogant and controversial they were, the more press they got in the UK (during their prime) and I think the more the Brit fans ate it up.

I used to be annoyed by them and turned of by the arrogance back in 96-97, but I gave them a second chance with Be Here Now and Morning Glory. Then I re-listened to Definitely, Maybe. The scales fell from my eyes and I have been a fan since.

Oasis captured that moment, that sort of "it" thing in Britain, sort of how Nirvana did in the USA. Right group of songs, with the right personalities, at the right time IMO.

I also loved their fighting and drama. The fights within interviews were funny as hell and endearing. It was a breath of fresh air to all that grunge and seriousness. Also the desire to be big and not reject fame/ mainstream acceptance was also another big breath of fresh air. I really dislike the indie mentality.

Can't wait for the new album and I liked Heathen Chemistry. For me, it was a better album than SOTSOG.

Also, the knock on them being a Beatles cover band is overrated and a little far off. The Beatles only wish they could be that loud and obnoxious in their music.

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Old 09-16-2004, 09:10 AM   #33
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I agree, Flying FuManchu. I find them to be absolutely hilarious and think their interviews especially, are funny as hell and yes, even endearing. Their interviews often leave me in tears from laughing, I can't complain about that. Some of the interviews and videos are absurd... okay, maybe I have a weird sense of humor...

I'm a big indie fan and don't mind the mentality so much, but their attitudes and honesty about wanting to be so big are a breath of fresh air.

Even if their attitudes turned me off, that wouldn't stop me from listening to their music.

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Old 09-16-2004, 09:18 AM   #34
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when I was young I thought I had my own key
I knew exactly what I wanted to be
Now I'm sure you've boarded up every door
I'll paint you a picture
'cause I don't think you live 'round here no more
You've never even seen the key to the door
we only get what we will settle for

While we're living, the dreams we had as children fade away

GOD I love Oasis. Yes, the first 2 albums are much better than BHN and especially SOTSOG, but I thought Heathen Chemistry put them right back up there.

And "Slide Away is just so...
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I credit Oasis and U2 for getting me to listen to the Stone Roses, Blur, the Verve, Echobelly, etc... Just getting me to listen to Britpop in general and introducing me to Q magazine, Mojo, NME, etc...
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And "Slide Away is just so...
i know
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Old 12-30-2004, 06:56 AM   #37
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Oasis, two of them are Irish right? btw great band too
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Old 12-30-2004, 07:01 AM   #38
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I love Oasis but like Pearl Jam they have run out of ideas musically making their last few records good but not great
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They certainly had flashes of brilliance, but never quite put them together to form anything magnificent overall.
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Oasis are just a third rate Beatles tribute band and I find the praise lavished on them by the music press quite baffling.

Oh all right, I'll be nice. They're a second rate Beatles tribute band.
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I have Definitely Maybe and (What's the Story) Morning Glory, they are a talented band, I like them but I don't love them. I really like many bands before them.
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Old 12-30-2004, 02:20 PM   #42
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sentimental songs such as champagne supernova and wonderwall only appeal to me for thinking back to junior high days, but otherwise, i think they're pretty lame.

i'm glad they didn't break out too far, and never will.
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Old 12-30-2004, 06:39 PM   #43
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Damn this is an old discussion.

They're always fun to listen to. Granted, it's not necessarily the most spiritually deep music out there, but I always think all the stick they get is undeserved.

There are better bands out there, but there are also worse.
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I do like Oasis...but they need to be taken down a peg or two.

I can remember seeing them doing a show in a little club in Providence. It was great until Liam had a shoe thrown at him and it clonked him right in the head....that was the end of the show. He did come back out onstage to tell us Americans we were shit. I still listen to 'em though.

Good story.
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Old 12-31-2004, 07:38 AM   #45
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On their last few albums there are 2 or 3 fantastic tracks.Put them all together and you would have a superb album.The only problem is that there is also alot of shite on each album.Atleast Noel can still write a good song,its just that they seem to stretch over alot of albums.

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