OASIS

"Champagne Supernova"




SHORT BIOGRAPHY:

English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. Led by lead guitarist and principal songwriter Noel Gallagher and his younger brother, vocalist and songwriter Liam Gallagher. They are one of the most successful and prominent English music bands to emerge during the 1990s Britpop movement with over 70 million in album sales worldwide and 8 UK number-one singles. The Gallagher brothers are the only remaining original band members from when the band were formed in 1991. The present line-up is completed by Gem Archer (rhythm/lead guitar and songwriting) and Andy Bell (bass guitar and songwriting) and Zak Starkey (drums and percussion), the son of Beatles' drummer Ringo Starr, is a semi-official member.

Musically and lyrically, they cite bands from the British Invasion such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Kinks as influences. They also cite The Stone Roses, The Smiths, The Jam, T.Rex, Led Zeppelin, The Sex Pistols, and even The Bee Gees, as other key influences. With the success of their critically acclaimed debut album Definitely Maybe and its 20 million selling follow-up, (What's the Story) Morning Glory?; coupled with a rivalry with contemporary band Blur, Oasis became one of the most successful and prominent English bands of the mid-90s and one of the leaders of the Britpop movement.

At the height of their fame, their 1997 third album Be Here Now reached #1 in the UK charts and also became the fastest-selling album in chart history, with almost half a million copies sold on the first day alone. The album, however, was poorly received by the critics and later disowned by the Noel and resulted in an immediate fall in popularity. However, having survived the loss of founding, longtime members and sustaining support from their loyal fan base, Oasis have managed to outlast many of their Britpop contemporaries, over a decade after they appeared on the scene.

Source: Wikipedia

Band Members:

Noel Gallagher: Born 1967. Vocalist, guitarist and main-songwriter. Key-member of the group and obviously featured on all records

Liam Gallagher: Born 1972. Lead-vocalist and occasional-songwriter . Like Noel original and founder member

Tony McCarrell: Drummer. Original member but left/was ousted in 1995

Paul Arthurs: Born 1965. Guitarist . Original member. Left after "Be Here Now"

Paul McGuigan: Bass. Original member. Left after "Be Here Now"

Alan White: Born 1972. Drums . Replaced McCarrell in 1995 and is featured on "Whatīs the Story Morning Glory". He left in 2004

Gem Archer: Born 1966. Guitar. Joined in 1999. Archer also writes songs for the band

Andy Bell: Born 1970. Bass. Joined in 1999. Bell also writes songs for the band

Zak Starkey: Born 1965. Drums. Joined Oasis in 2004, but he is also working with the Who, more or less as a permanent member


Discography:


1. Definitely Maybe - Sony 1994

Tracks:
1. Rock 'n' Roll Star / 2. Shakermaker / 3. Live Forever / 4. Up In The Sky / 5. Columbia / 6. Supersonic / 7. Bring It On Down / 8. Cigarettes & Alcohol / 9. Digsy's Diner / 10. Slide Away 11. Married With Children
Rating : 7


2. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? - Sony 1995

Tracks:
1. Hello / 2. Roll With It / 3. Wonderwall / 4. Don't Look Back In Anger / 5. Hey Now! / 6. Untitled / 7. Some Might Say / 8. Cast No Shadow / 9. She's Electric / 10. Morning Glory / 11. Untitled / 12. Champagne Supernova
Rating : 9


3. Be Here Now - Sony 1997

Tracks:
1. D'You Know What I Mean? / 2. My Big Mouth / 3. Magic Pie / 4. Stand By Me / 5. I Hope, I Think, I Know / 6. The Girl In The Dirty Shirt / 7. Fade In-Out / 8. Don't Go Away / 9. Be Here Now / 10. All Around The World / 11. It's Gettin' Better (Man!!) / 12. All Around The World (Reprise)
Rating : 4


4. The Masterplan - Sony 1998

Tracks:
1. Acquiesce / 2. Underneath The Sky / 3. Talk Tonight / 4. Going Nowhere / 5. Fade Away / 6. The Swamp Song / 7. I Am The Walrus / 8. Listen Up / 9. Rockin' Chair / 10. Half The World Away / 11. (It's Good) To Be Free / 12. Stay Young / 13. Headshrinker / 14. The Masterplan
Rating : 7


5. Standing on the Shoulder of Giants - Sony 2000

Tracks:
1. Fuckin' In The Bushes / 2. Go Let It Out! / 3. Who Feels Love? / 4. Put Your Money Where Yer Mouth Is / 5. Little James / 6. Gas Panic! / 7. Where Did It All Go Wrong? / 8. Sunday Morning Call / 9. I Can See A Liar / 10. Roll It Over
Rating : 6


6. Heathen Chemistry - Sony 2002

Tracks:
1. The Hindu Times / 2. Force Of Nature / 3. Hung In A Bad Place / 4. Stop Crying Your Heart Out / 5. Songbird / 6. Little By Little / 7. A Quick Peep / 8. (Probably) All In The Mind / 9. She Is Love / 10. Born On A Different Cloud / 11. Better Man
Rating : 6


7. Don't Believe The Truth - Sony 2005

Tracks:
1. Turn Up The Sun / 2. Mucky Fingers / 3. Lyla / 4. Love Like A Bomb / 5. The Importance Of Being Idle / 6. The Meaning Of Soul / 7. Guess God Thinks I'm Abel / 8. Part Of The Queue / 9. Keep The Dream Alive / 10. A Bell Will Ring / 11. Let There Be Love
Rating : 6


8. Familiar to Millions ( live ) - Sony 2000

Tracks:
1. Fucking in the Bushes / 2. Go Let it Out / 3. Who Feels Love / 4. Supersonic / 5. ShakerMaker / 6. Acquiesce / 7. Step Out / 8. Gas Panic! / 9. Roll With It / 10. Stand By Me // 1. Wonderwall / 2. Cigarettes & Alcohol / 3. Don't Look Back in Anger / 4. Live Forever / 5. Hey Hey, My My / 6. Champagne Supernova / 7. Rock 'n' Roll Star / 8. Helter Skelter
Rating :


8. Stop the Clocks ( compilation ) - Sony 2006

Tracks:
1. Rock n Roll Star / 2. Some Might Say / 3. Talk Tonight / 4. Lyla / 5. The Importance of Being Idle / 6. Wonderwall / 7. Slide Away / 8. Cigarettes & Alcohol / 9. The Masterplan // 1. Live Forever / 2. Acquiesce / 3. Supersonic / 4. Half The World Away / 5. Go Let It Out / 6. Songbird / 7. Morning Glory / 8. Champagne Supernova / 9. Don’t Look Back In Anger
Rating :


9. Dig Out Your Soul - Sony 2008

Tracks:
1. Bag It Up/ 2. Turning/ 3. Waiting For The Rapture/ 4. Shock Of The Lightning/ 5. I'm Outta Time/ 6. Get Off Your High Horse Lady/ 7. Falling Down/ 8. To Be Where There's Life/ 9. Ain't Got Nothin'/ 10. Nature Of Reality/ 11. Soldier On
Rating : 7


Essential Albums!

Original albums as listed and rated on “Rate Your Music” - October 8 - 2008

15 Stop the Clocks - 2006
50 The Masterplan - 1998
58 Whatīs the Story Morning Glory - 1995
71 Definitely Maybe - 1994
409 Dig Out Your Soul - 2008
587 Familiar to Millions - 2000
725 Be Here Now - 1997
913 Donīt Believe the Truth - 2005
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My Suggestion For a 80 minutes (app.) Best Of Compilation:


1. Some Might Say ( Gallagher ) Whatīs the Story Morning Glory
2. Let There Be Love ( Gallagher ) Donīt Believe the Truth
3. Live Forever ( Gallagher ) Definitely Maybe
4. Wonderwall ( Gallagher ) Whatīs the Story Morning Glory
5. Whatever ( Gallagher ) Single 95
6. Stop Crying Your Heart Out ( Gallagher ) Heathen Chemistry
7. Donīt Look Back in Anger ( Gallagher ) Whatīs the Story Morning Glory
8. The Masterplan ( Gallagher ) The Masterplan
9. Sunday Morning Call ( Gallagher ) Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
10. Donīt Go Away ( Gallagher ) Be Here Now
11. Sheīs Electric ( Gallagher ) Whatīs the Story Morning Glory
12. Guess God Thinks I'm Abel ( Gallagher ) Donīt Believe the Truth
13. Supersonic ( Gallagher ) Definitely Maybe
14. Cast No Shadow ( Gallagher ) Whatīs the Story Morning Glory
15. Little By Little ( Gallagher ) Heathen Chemistry
16. Rockinī Chair ( Gallagher ) The Masterplan
17. Champagne Supernova ( Gallagher ) Whatīs the Story Morning Glory
18. The Importance of Being Idle ( Gallagher ) Donīt Believe the Truth
19. Acquiesce ( Gallagher ) The Masterplan
20. Stand by Me ( Gallagher ) Be Here Now
21. All Around the World ( Gallagher ) Be Here Now
22. Married With Children ( Gallagher ) Definitely Maybe

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