They were, perhaps, the last bastion of the sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll bands of bygone times. Such was their ‘up yours’ attitude and live and let die spirit, Oasis simply wouldn’t care about this bio being written about them.

Their musical range developed from harnessing the sounds of the 1960’s, and the melodic chorus’ of rock and psychedelic pop. With Noel Gallagher at the creative helm, he led the band to a career brimming with commercial success — Oasis played to a staggering 250,000 people at Knebworth after only three years together in 1996. They shaped the Britpop genre.

Despite the brotherly animosity, media scandals, and open drug use, Oasis’ sneering and commanding dominance of British music throughout the 1990’s and early 2000’s gave British guitar music a sound for a generation. It cemented them as the greatest band to come out of Manchester — The Stone Roses being the second, in Noel’s mind. Sadly, Oasis split in 2009 due to irreparable tension between the two Gallagher brothers after years of rivalry and altercations. And so the question now begs: will we ever see another band who so blatantly disregarded the rules to live and perform their own way? Somehow it’s unlikely.

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