Showing us the nature of rock ‘n’ roll, Oasis remain as a band-to-be and those fond memories of childhood that come with it.
Although deemed as irritatingly overrated with their songs that “never really get going” and frontmen that are “outlandishly obnoxious”, Oasis remain in people’s top bands tier list and keep their footing near the top of the British music ladder.
I don’t need to tell you that, though. Whatever you think of them, their music has remained in us Brits for countless generations. For me, Oasis is that first toke on the cigarette, that first sip of the beer in the pub I’m *technically* not allowed to be in. Oasis remind me of growing up – and rebelling against the rules in doing so.
It was also the music that surrounded my teenage years of trailing across the East Midlands with the bands I happened to be with at the time. We have seemingly lost touch over the years, unfortunately, but they are certainly fond memories of it all. The local festivals with more access to backstage than most always made me tickle with glee, as you trawled through the *restricted* side alleys and corridors of a local festival. It was a messy ordeal. It didn’t matter though, because it was the experience that mattered.
The dingy back bars that entered full capacity at 20. It didn’t matter though, because that room was filled with some of your best friends and we’d almost ended up having one of the best nights of our lives – almost as if we’d headlined Glastonbury itself. The practice rehearsals that didn’t end up into a deep conversation about the band’s meteoric future and promising melodies for promising songs. But rather, a sh*t-fest of tarnishing some of our most cherished songs by opting for half-completed covers. It didn’t matter though, because we loved every single minute of it.
Looking back at it all, Oasis was at the centre of it all. The local festival were Oasish were playing – the greatest Oasis cover band in the East Midlands. The playing of Live Forever in those dingy bars to a chaotic triumph in the crowd. And of course, the hilarity of it all with those Oasis covers during practice. What was more funny, is that all these tropes and ideals had been done before, we just thought we were the first!