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6th Apr '12 1:33:50 PM artman40
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[[redirect:Music/{{Oasis}}]]*If you're looking for a band, see [[Music/{{Oasis}}]].
*If you're looking for a video game, see [[Videogame/{{Oasis}}]].
2nd Oct '11 9:42:25 AM movie007
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[[caption-width-right:350:Oasis' lineup back in 1992]]

->"''The funny thing is, that mouthing off three years ago about how we were gonna be the biggest band in the world, we actually went and done it. And it was a piece of piss.''"
--> Noel Gallagher, circa 1995

Oasis (formerly The Rain) were a British AlternativeRock band strongly associated with the '90s {{Britpop}} movement, along with their archnemesis Music/{{Blur}}. The band was established in 1991 by vocalist Liam Gallagher, guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, bassist Paul "Guigsy" [=McGuigan=], and drummer Tony [=McCarroll=] to little success, until [[ControlFreak Noel Gallagher]], Liam's older brother, came out of the blue and took total control of the band, to which nobody protested, for he and his songs were just that good. Led by the older Gallagher, the band went on to achieve stellar success, the zenith being "the Battle of Britpop" with rival band Blur. As the Britpop trend died out, Oasis had survived and continued to produce seven albums, ultimately selling over 70 million copies worldwide. They've also gone through some lineup changes:

* [=McCarroll=] was kicked out and replaced by Alan White as drummer ([[NamesTheSame not]] ''that'' [[{{Yes}} Alan White]]) in 1995.
* Bonehead and Guigsy left in 1999. After recording ''Giants'' as a three-piece, guitarist Colin "Gem" Archer and bassist [[{{Ride}} Andy Bell]] were brought on.
* White left the band in 2004. He was unofficially replaced by [[TheBeatles Ringo Starr]]'s son Zak Starkey, who played in the studio and live with the band but was never an official member.

The band was known for its over-the-top rock and roll attitude and perennial fixation on TheBeatles, which many times eclipsed their musical aspects (Gallagher was also known to "borrow" musical snippets and riffs from older songs, which didn't help the case). The Gallagher brothers were infamous for their fistfights, rude remarks, and most importantly, [[CainAndAbel quarelling amongst themselves]]; Noel Gallagher was particularly known for his entertaining wits and antics during interviews. Musically speaking, Oasis is defined largely by Noel's status as a PromotedFanboy, and can be pretty much summed up as classic British pop/rock (The Beatles, TheWho, T. Rex, etc.) updated with modern influences (TheStoneRoses) and played with a wall-of-sound approach indebted to PunkRock and {{Shoegazing}}.

Oasis's future would finally come into doubts after 20 years: as in August 2009, Noel Gallagher, who wrote most of their singles and best known tracks, and decided its artistic directions, announced his departure. The rest of the band were ambiguous as to whether they will carry on, with Liam Gallagher announcing a split in late 2009. Liam later announced that they will "continue the project" in 2010, albeit perhaps with a different name. The plan was eventually canned, and as of 2010, Oasis is no more.

After the breakup, Liam and the rest of the band continued as a band with some other members under the name Beady Eye. Noel came out of hiding much later, confirmting that he's going onto a solo career.

[[AC: Discography:]]
* ''Definitely Maybe'' (1994)
* ''(What's the Story) Morning Glory'' (1995)
* ''Be Here Now'' (1997)
* ''Standing on the Shoulder of Giants'' (2000)
* ''Heathen Chemistry'' (2002)
* ''Don't Believe the Truth'' (2005)
* ''Dig Out Your Soul'' (2008)

Some would include their B-sides collection, 1998's ''The Masterplan''.

Not to be confused with the indie game named ''Videogame/{{Oasis}}''.

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!!Oasis provides examples of:

* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle - Liam needs some time in the sunsheeyine.
* AlbumTitleDrop - Noel Gallagher didn't like naming albums after songs, so this is a common practice. A subversion is "Morning Glory", from ''(What's the Story) Morning Glory?'', in which the remainder of the album title is sung in the chorus.
** Also, the track "To Be Where There's Life" goes "''Dig out your soul'', here we go".
* AscendedFanboy - Of TheBeatles. Liam even said he's Lennon reincarnation ([[DidNotDoTheResearch even though he was born in 1972...]])
* AnimeThemeSong - [[EdenOfTheEast "Falling Down"]].
* AttentionWhore - The brothers, to some people. Or perhaps a lot.
* AudienceParticipationSong - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhcV85h5sqo "Don't Look Back in Anger",]] "Half The World Away". "Wonderwall" could count, but the others are more effective in this.
* TheBandMinusTheFace - No Noel No Oasis.
* BiggerThanJesus - In TheNineties, music periodical ''The New Music Express'' (''NME'') spoofed the band's thrall to TheBeatles and their tendency to plagiarize with a fictitious interview in which Noel Gallagher claimed to be "bigger than God." Just one year later, in RealLife, [[HilariousInHindsight Noel Gallagher made exactly the same claim]], though the entire point to JohnLennon's original remarks in 1966 were [[CompletelyMissingThePoint completely lost on him]].
* BlackSheepHit - "Wonderwall" is their best-known song.
* CreatorBacklash - Both ''Be Here Now'' and the song "Roll With It" for Noel Gallagher.
** And the band name 'Oasis' for Liam Gallagher.
* CainAndAbel: The Gallagher brothers are notorious for their disagreements with each other.
** Stories are known to include the phrase "And we both looked at the cricket bat and I knew, if he got there first, he was gonna kill me" Rivalry indeed.
* ClusterFBomb - The interviews.
* DisContinuity - ''Be Here Now'', [[CreatorBacklash to Noel Gallagher]] and [[BrokenBase many fans]]. With the only exception being the ballad "Don't Go Away", which was one of the band's biggest hits in America.
* EpicRocking - "Champagne Supernova" and "All Around the World" (most of ''Be Here Now'' also qualifies).
* AGoodNameForARockBand - Liam Gallagher liked the word "Oasis" for its "resonance of imagery."
** And then years later he said the name is '[[CreatorBacklash shitty]]'.
* GreatestHitsAlbum - ''Stop the Clocks'' (although it doesn't feature all the hits, only the ones Noel Gallagher wanted).
** ''Time Flies...1994-2009'' is a more typical example, containing all the band's A-Sides on 2CDs.
* HotBlooded - The Gallaghers.
* IAmTheBand - Oasis is Noel Gallagher; when he quit, people just assume that the band is finished, which was exactly what happened a month later.
* Music/{{Instrumentals}} - "The Swamp Song"
* JerkAss - The Gallaghers again, Liam especially.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold - Thanks to his moments of self-deprecation and forgiving attitude, Noel skirts the line.
* LineOfSightName - On the album name ''Standing on the Shoulder of Giants''. Possibly other instances.
** This name actually comes from the side of [[http://img1.photographersdirect.com/img/18574/wm/pd1106351.jpg two pound coins]], which were around a year before the album came out.
* LyricalDissonance - Arguably "Married with Children."
* NonAppearingTitle - "Digsy's Dinner" and "The Hindu Times" just to name two.
* PowerBallad - It's been said that the Oasis rule of thumb is "for every rock out, there must be a heartbreaking follow-up."
* RecordOfLoudnessWar - The success of ''Morning Glory?'' (a very loud album, BTW) is accused of starting this.
* RetCanon - Noel stopped playing the original version of "Wonderwall" and started using RyanAdams' version until Liam basically forced him to stop. Which form is better is more or less FlameBait, so [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment don't discuss it here]].
* RevivalByCommercialization - {{Inverted}} somehow: "Shakermaker" ripped off a Coca Cola jingle and the band was sued. They then confessed that "[they] drink Pepsi now."
** And then parodied by the Oasis tribute band No Way Sis, who covered the Coca Cola jingle in Oasis' style.
* TheNewRockAndRoll: Noel blames computer games for knife crime in Britain.
** He was, at the very least, somewhat mis-quoted about this.
* OdeToIntoxication: "Cigarettes & Alcohol"
* RockstarSong - "Rock 'N' Roll Star," among others.
* {{Rockumentary}} - ''Lord Don't Slow Me Down''
* {{Sampling}} - "Hello" begins with the intro to "Wonderwall," which ended abruptly.
* SelfDeprecation - They began selling 'Quoasis' t-shirts when their rivals Blur compared them to Status Quo.
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll
* SillyLoveSongs - {{Deconstructed}}, "Married with Children."
* SingingVoiceDissonance - The Mancunian accent of the Gallaghers rarely appears in their songs.
* SmallNameBigEgo - Both Gallaghers, Noel mostly. Especially in the early days where their fame was considerably less and their ego considerably more pronounced.
** Noel's reputation got better as of late, as the rock 'n' roll world steadily moves away from the '90s and pangs of nostalgia began to set in.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Beady Eye and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
* SongOfSongTitles - Oh so many.
* TakeThat: "Live Forever" was written in response to the song "[[{{Nirvana}} I Hate Myself and Want To Die]]"; although Noel Gallagher admired Kurt Cobain, he found the song too depressing for his tastes:
-->"''At the time . . . it was written in the middle of {{Grunge}} and all that, and I remember Nirvana had a tune called 'I Hate Myself and Want to Die', and I was like . . . 'Well, I'm not fucking having that.' As much as I fucking like him [Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain] and all that shit, I'm not having that. I can't have people like that coming over here, on smack, fucking saying that they hate themselves and they wanna die. That's fucking rubbish. Kids don't need to be hearing that nonsense.''"
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth - Not as stripped-down as some other examples, but they deliberately used simple musical formulas on ''Definitely Maybe'', though they eventually moved on to more complex compositions.
* TheTropeSong - "The Swamp Song"
* VitriolicBestBuds - The Gallagher brothers--except the "best buds" bit is [[{{Understatement}} a little uncertain]].
** Since they often can't be in the same room together (for fear of the inevitable fist fight), they do always say how much they love each other. They just don't like each other.
* VocalTagTeam - Though Liam is the only singer in ''Definitely Maybe'', [[StepUpToTheMicrophone after Noel sung "Don't Look Back in Anger"]] it became this.
* WordSaladLyrics - A lot. Noel Gallagher admitted he doesn't understand many of them.
** ''Some day you will find me/Caught beneath the landsliiiiiiiiide/In a champagne supernova in the skyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...''
*** An excerpt of this song has something that frequently enters "worst lyric ever" lists ("slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball...")


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[[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/oasis92.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:Oasis' lineup back in 1992]]

->"''The funny thing is, that mouthing off three years ago about how we were gonna be the biggest band in the world, we actually went and done it. And it was a piece of piss.''"
--> Noel Gallagher, circa 1995

Oasis (formerly The Rain) were a British AlternativeRock band strongly associated with the '90s {{Britpop}} movement, along with their archnemesis Music/{{Blur}}. The band was established in 1991 by vocalist Liam Gallagher, guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, bassist Paul "Guigsy" [=McGuigan=], and drummer Tony [=McCarroll=] to little success, until [[ControlFreak Noel Gallagher]], Liam's older brother, came out of the blue and took total control of the band, to which nobody protested, for he and his songs were just that good. Led by the older Gallagher, the band went on to achieve stellar success, the zenith being "the Battle of Britpop" with rival band Blur. As the Britpop trend died out, Oasis had survived and continued to produce seven albums, ultimately selling over 70 million copies worldwide. They've also gone through some lineup changes:

* [=McCarroll=] was kicked out and replaced by Alan White as drummer ([[NamesTheSame not]] ''that'' [[{{Yes}} Alan White]]) in 1995.
* Bonehead and Guigsy left in 1999. After recording ''Giants'' as a three-piece, guitarist Colin "Gem" Archer and bassist [[{{Ride}} Andy Bell]] were brought on.
* White left the band in 2004. He was unofficially replaced by [[TheBeatles Ringo Starr]]'s son Zak Starkey, who played in the studio and live with the band but was never an official member.

The band was known for its over-the-top rock and roll attitude and perennial fixation on TheBeatles, which many times eclipsed their musical aspects (Gallagher was also known to "borrow" musical snippets and riffs from older songs, which didn't help the case). The Gallagher brothers were infamous for their fistfights, rude remarks, and most importantly, [[CainAndAbel quarelling amongst themselves]]; Noel Gallagher was particularly known for his entertaining wits and antics during interviews. Musically speaking, Oasis is defined largely by Noel's status as a PromotedFanboy, and can be pretty much summed up as classic British pop/rock (The Beatles, TheWho, T. Rex, etc.) updated with modern influences (TheStoneRoses) and played with a wall-of-sound approach indebted to PunkRock and {{Shoegazing}}.

Oasis's future would finally come into doubts after 20 years: as in August 2009, Noel Gallagher, who wrote most of their singles and best known tracks, and decided its artistic directions, announced his departure. The rest of the band were ambiguous as to whether they will carry on, with Liam Gallagher announcing a split in late 2009. Liam later announced that they will "continue the project" in 2010, albeit perhaps with a different name. The plan was eventually canned, and as of 2010, Oasis is no more.

After the breakup, Liam and the rest of the band continued as a band with some other members under the name Beady Eye. Noel came out of hiding much later, confirmting that he's going onto a solo career.

[[AC: Discography:]]
* ''Definitely Maybe'' (1994)
* ''(What's the Story) Morning Glory'' (1995)
* ''Be Here Now'' (1997)
* ''Standing on the Shoulder of Giants'' (2000)
* ''Heathen Chemistry'' (2002)
* ''Don't Believe the Truth'' (2005)
* ''Dig Out Your Soul'' (2008)

Some would include their B-sides collection, 1998's ''The Masterplan''.

Not to be confused with the indie game named ''Videogame/{{Oasis}}''.

----
!!Oasis provides examples of:

* AcCENTUponTheWrongSylLABle - Liam needs some time in the sunsheeyine.
* AlbumTitleDrop - Noel Gallagher didn't like naming albums after songs, so this is a common practice. A subversion is "Morning Glory", from ''(What's the Story) Morning Glory?'', in which the remainder of the album title is sung in the chorus.
** Also, the track "To Be Where There's Life" goes "''Dig out your soul'', here we go".
* AscendedFanboy - Of TheBeatles. Liam even said he's Lennon reincarnation ([[DidNotDoTheResearch even though he was born in 1972...]])
* AnimeThemeSong - [[EdenOfTheEast "Falling Down"]].
* AttentionWhore - The brothers, to some people. Or perhaps a lot.
* AudienceParticipationSong - [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhcV85h5sqo "Don't Look Back in Anger",]] "Half The World Away". "Wonderwall" could count, but the others are more effective in this.
* TheBandMinusTheFace - No Noel No Oasis.
* BiggerThanJesus - In TheNineties, music periodical ''The New Music Express'' (''NME'') spoofed the band's thrall to TheBeatles and their tendency to plagiarize with a fictitious interview in which Noel Gallagher claimed to be "bigger than God." Just one year later, in RealLife, [[HilariousInHindsight Noel Gallagher made exactly the same claim]], though the entire point to JohnLennon's original remarks in 1966 were [[CompletelyMissingThePoint completely lost on him]].
* BlackSheepHit - "Wonderwall" is their best-known song.
* CreatorBacklash - Both ''Be Here Now'' and the song "Roll With It" for Noel Gallagher.
** And the band name 'Oasis' for Liam Gallagher.
* CainAndAbel: The Gallagher brothers are notorious for their disagreements with each other.
** Stories are known to include the phrase "And we both looked at the cricket bat and I knew, if he got there first, he was gonna kill me" Rivalry indeed.
* ClusterFBomb - The interviews.
* DisContinuity - ''Be Here Now'', [[CreatorBacklash to Noel Gallagher]] and [[BrokenBase many fans]]. With the only exception being the ballad "Don't Go Away", which was one of the band's biggest hits in America.
* EpicRocking - "Champagne Supernova" and "All Around the World" (most of ''Be Here Now'' also qualifies).
* AGoodNameForARockBand - Liam Gallagher liked the word "Oasis" for its "resonance of imagery."
** And then years later he said the name is '[[CreatorBacklash shitty]]'.
* GreatestHitsAlbum - ''Stop the Clocks'' (although it doesn't feature all the hits, only the ones Noel Gallagher wanted).
** ''Time Flies...1994-2009'' is a more typical example, containing all the band's A-Sides on 2CDs.
* HotBlooded - The Gallaghers.
* IAmTheBand - Oasis is Noel Gallagher; when he quit, people just assume that the band is finished, which was exactly what happened a month later.
* Music/{{Instrumentals}} - "The Swamp Song"
* JerkAss - The Gallaghers again, Liam especially.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold - Thanks to his moments of self-deprecation and forgiving attitude, Noel skirts the line.
* LineOfSightName - On the album name ''Standing on the Shoulder of Giants''. Possibly other instances.
** This name actually comes from the side of [[http://img1.photographersdirect.com/img/18574/wm/pd1106351.jpg two pound coins]], which were around a year before the album came out.
* LyricalDissonance - Arguably "Married with Children."
* NonAppearingTitle - "Digsy's Dinner" and "The Hindu Times" just to name two.
* PowerBallad - It's been said that the Oasis rule of thumb is "for every rock out, there must be a heartbreaking follow-up."
* RecordOfLoudnessWar - The success of ''Morning Glory?'' (a very loud album, BTW) is accused of starting this.
* RetCanon - Noel stopped playing the original version of "Wonderwall" and started using RyanAdams' version until Liam basically forced him to stop. Which form is better is more or less FlameBait, so [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment don't discuss it here]].
* RevivalByCommercialization - {{Inverted}} somehow: "Shakermaker" ripped off a Coca Cola jingle and the band was sued. They then confessed that "[they] drink Pepsi now."
** And then parodied by the Oasis tribute band No Way Sis, who covered the Coca Cola jingle in Oasis' style.
* TheNewRockAndRoll: Noel blames computer games for knife crime in Britain.
** He was, at the very least, somewhat mis-quoted about this.
* OdeToIntoxication: "Cigarettes & Alcohol"
* RockstarSong - "Rock 'N' Roll Star," among others.
* {{Rockumentary}} - ''Lord Don't Slow Me Down''
* {{Sampling}} - "Hello" begins with the intro to "Wonderwall," which ended abruptly.
* SelfDeprecation - They began selling 'Quoasis' t-shirts when their rivals Blur compared them to Status Quo.
* SexDrugsAndRockAndRoll
* SillyLoveSongs - {{Deconstructed}}, "Married with Children."
* SingingVoiceDissonance - The Mancunian accent of the Gallaghers rarely appears in their songs.
* SmallNameBigEgo - Both Gallaghers, Noel mostly. Especially in the early days where their fame was considerably less and their ego considerably more pronounced.
** Noel's reputation got better as of late, as the rock 'n' roll world steadily moves away from the '90s and pangs of nostalgia began to set in.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Beady Eye and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
* SongOfSongTitles - Oh so many.
* TakeThat: "Live Forever" was written in response to the song "[[{{Nirvana}} I Hate Myself and Want To Die]]"; although Noel Gallagher admired Kurt Cobain, he found the song too depressing for his tastes:
-->"''At the time . . . it was written in the middle of {{Grunge}} and all that, and I remember Nirvana had a tune called 'I Hate Myself and Want to Die', and I was like . . . 'Well, I'm not fucking having that.' As much as I fucking like him [Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain] and all that shit, I'm not having that. I can't have people like that coming over here, on smack, fucking saying that they hate themselves and they wanna die. That's fucking rubbish. Kids don't need to be hearing that nonsense.''"
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth - Not as stripped-down as some other examples, but they deliberately used simple musical formulas on ''Definitely Maybe'', though they eventually moved on to more complex compositions.
* TheTropeSong - "The Swamp Song"
* VitriolicBestBuds - The Gallagher brothers--except the "best buds" bit is [[{{Understatement}} a little uncertain]].
** Since they often can't be in the same room together (for fear of the inevitable fist fight), they do always say how much they love each other. They just don't like each other.
* VocalTagTeam - Though Liam is the only singer in ''Definitely Maybe'', [[StepUpToTheMicrophone after Noel sung "Don't Look Back in Anger"]] it became this.
* WordSaladLyrics - A lot. Noel Gallagher admitted he doesn't understand many of them.
** ''Some day you will find me/Caught beneath the landsliiiiiiiiide/In a champagne supernova in the skyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy...''
*** An excerpt of this song has something that frequently enters "worst lyric ever" lists ("slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball...")


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[[redirect:Music/{{Oasis}}]]
26th Sep '11 11:38:28 AM Catalogue
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Oasis's future would finally come into doubts after 20 years: as in August 2009, Noel Gallagher, who wrote most of their singles and best known tracks, and decided its artistic directions, announced his departure. The rest of the band were ambiguous as to whether they will carry on, with Liam Gallagher announcing a split in late 2009. Liam later announced that they will "continue the project" in 2010, albeit perhaps with a different name. The plan was eventually canned, and as of 2010, Oasis is no more. Liam and the rest of the band are going to continue as a band with some other members under the name Beady Eye, while Noel is going onto a solo career.

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Oasis's future would finally come into doubts after 20 years: as in August 2009, Noel Gallagher, who wrote most of their singles and best known tracks, and decided its artistic directions, announced his departure. The rest of the band were ambiguous as to whether they will carry on, with Liam Gallagher announcing a split in late 2009. Liam later announced that they will "continue the project" in 2010, albeit perhaps with a different name. The plan was eventually canned, and as of 2010, Oasis is no more.

After the breakup,
Liam and the rest of the band are going to continue continued as a band with some other members under the name Beady Eye, while Eye. Noel is came out of hiding much later, confirmting that he's going onto a solo career.



* SmallNameBigEgo - Both Gallaghers, Noel mostly.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Beady Eye

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* SmallNameBigEgo - Both Gallaghers, Noel mostly.
mostly. Especially in the early days where their fame was considerably less and their ego considerably more pronounced.
** Noel's reputation got better as of late, as the rock 'n' roll world steadily moves away from the '90s and pangs of nostalgia began to set in.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Beady EyeEye and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
29th Aug '11 11:24:04 PM DocStrange
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Oasis (formerly The Rain) were a British AlternativeRock band strongly associated with the '90s {{Britpop}} movement, along with their archnemesis {{Blur}}. The band was established in 1991 by vocalist Liam Gallagher, guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, bassist Paul "Guigsy" [=McGuigan=], and drummer Tony [=McCarroll=] to little success, until [[ControlFreak Noel Gallagher]], Liam's older brother, came out of the blue and took total control of the band, to which nobody protested, for he and his songs were just that good. Led by the older Gallagher, the band went on to achieve stellar success, the zenith being "the Battle of Britpop" with rival band Blur. As the Britpop trend died out, Oasis had survived and continued to produce seven albums, ultimately selling over 70 million copies worldwide. They've also gone through some lineup changes:

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Oasis (formerly The Rain) were a British AlternativeRock band strongly associated with the '90s {{Britpop}} movement, along with their archnemesis {{Blur}}.Music/{{Blur}}. The band was established in 1991 by vocalist Liam Gallagher, guitarist Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs, bassist Paul "Guigsy" [=McGuigan=], and drummer Tony [=McCarroll=] to little success, until [[ControlFreak Noel Gallagher]], Liam's older brother, came out of the blue and took total control of the band, to which nobody protested, for he and his songs were just that good. Led by the older Gallagher, the band went on to achieve stellar success, the zenith being "the Battle of Britpop" with rival band Blur. As the Britpop trend died out, Oasis had survived and continued to produce seven albums, ultimately selling over 70 million copies worldwide. They've also gone through some lineup changes:
27th Aug '11 6:28:29 AM artman40
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Not to be confused with the indie game named ''Videogame/{{Oasis}}''.
15th Aug '11 2:04:28 PM Sen
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The band was known for its over-the-top rock and roll attitude and perennial fixation on TheBeatles, which many times eclipsed their musical aspects (Gallagher was also known to "borrow" musical snippets and riffs from older songs, which didn't help the case). The Gallagher brothers were infamous for their fistfights, rude remarks, and most importantly, [[CainAndAbel quarelling amongst themselves]]; Noel Gallagher was particularly known for his entertaining wits and antics during interviews. Musically speaking, Oasis is defined largely by Noel's status as a PromotedFanboy, and can be pretty much summed up as a cross between The Beatles, TheWho, TheStoneRoses, TheJam, The SexPistols, TheKinks, MyBloodyValentine, T. Rex and the Faces.

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The band was known for its over-the-top rock and roll attitude and perennial fixation on TheBeatles, which many times eclipsed their musical aspects (Gallagher was also known to "borrow" musical snippets and riffs from older songs, which didn't help the case). The Gallagher brothers were infamous for their fistfights, rude remarks, and most importantly, [[CainAndAbel quarelling amongst themselves]]; Noel Gallagher was particularly known for his entertaining wits and antics during interviews. Musically speaking, Oasis is defined largely by Noel's status as a PromotedFanboy, and can be pretty much summed up as a cross between The classic British pop/rock (The Beatles, TheWho, TheStoneRoses, TheJam, The SexPistols, TheKinks, MyBloodyValentine, T. Rex Rex, etc.) updated with modern influences (TheStoneRoses) and the Faces.
played with a wall-of-sound approach indebted to PunkRock and {{Shoegazing}}.
5th Aug '11 5:31:01 PM igordebraga
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* FaceOfTheBand - The Gallagher brothers.



* OdeToIntoxication: "Cigarettes & Alcohol"



* SingingVoiceDissonance - The Mancunian accent of the Gallaghers rarely appears in their songs.



** YourMilageMayVary on the "small name" part of that.



* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth - Not as stripped-down as some other examples, but they deliberately used simple musical formulas on ''Definitely Maybe'', though they eventually moved on to more complex compositions.

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* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth - Not as stripped-down as some other examples, but they deliberately used simple musical formulas on ''Definitely Maybe'', though they eventually moved on to more complex compositions.



* VocalTagTeam - Though Liam is the only singer in ''Definitely Maybe'', [[StepUpToTheMicrophone after Noel sung "Don't Look Back in Anger"]] it became this.





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\n*** An excerpt of this song has something that frequently enters "worst lyric ever" lists ("slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball...")

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