“It’s not about songs,” claims Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher.
“It’s not about clothes, attitudes, headlines, scandals, it’s about the way we made people feel.”
And for a while, the oasis made people really, very comfortable.
Supersonic It’s not an autobiography, nor is it a biography of a band that fills the stadium, which was a pioneer of British hedonist culture in the mid-’90s.
Rather, it was taken from a 16-hour interview with Noel, a 12-hour interview with his brother Liam, and a short contribution from their direct circle, especially their formidable mother, Peggy, in a thorough and complete manner. It’s an interesting oral history.
A heavily edited version of the interview featured in 2016Supersonic documentary.Since then Supersonic It stops at the peak of the band’s power, two Knebworth shows with a capacity of 120,000 in 1996. It’s a story that moves upwards and is relentlessly bright.
This means we’re spared attempts to rehabilitate boring posts-(What is a story?The album, the 2009 split, and the ever-present reunion speculation favor arrogance and often a nearly 400-page lavishly portrayed page of cheerfulness.
The story begins in the southern suburbs of Manchester. There, even after digging a hole in the gas main (Noel) and working at a gardening center (Liam), Noel and Liam playing the violin shared the bedroom.
A tremendous amount of self-confidence and Noel’s shark eye ambition (“I’m not doing it for laughter, I’m doing it for mega f **** wealth” ) Inspired, Gallagher escaped from the indie ghetto There is nothing as violent as the plan.
Noel has always been a traditional songwriter and sometimes touched by geniuses, but “Our Kids” was the perfect pop star. No one would have enjoyed being alone as unknowingly as Liam.
And the oasis was a great live show. Whether it’s a small boardwalk decades ago in Manchester or a stadium tens of thousands of years ago, the ceremony hasn’t changed. Liam stood still, put his hand behind his back (“I danced once: looked like a cook”), and when Noel was plagued by the barbaric authority of the mechanic who controls the MOT. I chatted and somehow emerged as one of the great frontmen.
Still, they weren’t like others: those who usually break the band kept the oasis together. Their openness to drug use kept them from being fairly cleverly exposed to tabloid exposure, and the brothers embraced and marshalled the chaos and violence surrounding them.
More importantly, there is the upset of the opposition, Supersonic Towards the end, there was no musical difference. Noel wanted to write songs, but Liam only wanted to sing them.
At that time, crouching like a wild sea urchin was like a comically devised brother’s rival. There is no word that can summarize his absolute madness. “
They have more in common than they admit. Each cannot professionally look down on the other. They are devoted to their mother and continue to look down on their father. They do not self-analyze and share a phenomenal belief in the wonders of oasis. The result is exhilarating with an unquestionable read.
But split into its 20 years, Lancor is clearly genuine. The point is simplicity itself. They loved oasis, but they don’t like each other.