March 26, 2011

Oasis - massive popularity despite onstage sibling hatred. Families - ya gotta love 'em.

Since I ran a Blur concert the other week, and made mention of the fact that there was an intense popularity battle between them and Oasis (mostly press generated, one imagines), it was only natural I follow up with an Oasis concert to balance things out. Oasis were something of a huge worldwide phenomenon lasting a good ten years before dissolving into sibling bickering and fist fights between the Gallagher Brothers, who founded the band in the early 90's and eventually ended by not speaking to each other since 2009. While they were in their heyday they did manage to crank out a large amount of completely memorable (if not somewhat derivative of another huge worldwide phenomenon of another generation, The Beatles) songs and sellout venues in just about every corner of the globe.

In the odd event you missed them the first time around, or were otherwise preoccupied, here is a concert from that heyday period, given at Earl's Court in London on November 5, 1995.

The concert is complete and runs over 90 minutes. So, as is my custom to do with the Newstalgia Mid-Week Concerts on Wednesdays, I am splitting this one in half as well. With the first hour (give or take) on the top player, and the last 30-45 minutes on the bottom player.

The sound is absolutely wonderful and the band are in obvious fine form. You can't go wrong with that.


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