. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Oasis – Live At Wolverhampton Civic Hall – 1994 – BBC Radio 1
Ending up our week of 90s bands with Oasis, one of those bands who indelibly defined the 1990s, and solidified what became the 2nd British invasion and epitomized what came to be known as Brit-Pop.
Starting off in 1991 as an outgrowth of an earlier band, The Rain, Oasis were Initially part of the Madchester scene. But when their debut album Definitely Maybe was released, they quickly developed into a worldwide phenomenon. Fueled by widely reported feuds between brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, the band’s wretched excess and a reported feud with Blur, Oasis became a publicists dream – a band loaded with controversy and outrageous behavior.
It managed to take its toll on the group, but it didn’t diminish their popularity until 1997, when creative differences and pressures forced a shift in personnel. After shakeups and more controversy, the band’s popularity took a nosedive. And finally in 2008 Noel Gallagher announced he was leaving following a physical altercation with brother Liam.
But before it all got strange, and fame took its inevitable toll on personalities, they were unstoppable.
Play loud and get crazy if you want to. It’s a three-day weekend after all.
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