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A couple of you have asked me to mention the demise of Oasis. As you may (or may not know, or care) guitarist Noel Gallagher left Oasis a few days ago. Noel, along with his brother Liam, were the backbone of Oasis. On Friday night, Noel announced his plans to leave the band, saying he was "forced to leave" the band and that was he was verbally and violently intimidated.

Now here's my problem with Oasis and the main reason why I never mentioned this split to begin with. 1) Oasis isn't a Glam band. 2) Oasis are awesome, but they are not the biggest band of the past 20 years. 3) Oasis could have been the biggest band since the Beatles, but the constant feuds between the Gallagher brothers got in the way of the music.

I think "Wonderwall" is a brilliant song. I remember watching the video with my mom when Oasis was new on the scene. She was really excited - I guess because she saw a lot of the Beatles in Oasis and was looking to relive that genius. It's sad when any band breaks up or changes members. Is this the end of the world? No. Will Oasis go forward? Perhaps. Will Noel have a successful solo career? Probably.

So, are you sad about Noel's departure from Oasis or do you even care?


Reader Comments (24)

Like most Englishmen, I love Oasis. But whilst their music is brilliant, i've always thought Liam was a nitwit. Noel seems to me extremely funny and a brilliant singer/songwriter, the driving force behind Oasis. I can see Noel having a very successful solo career, and Oasis never releasing a decent song again.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLucifer
Liam is a twat - allways was allways will be - Noel although a Man City fan can play and write a good song.

Other than that - i dont care.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterred6ixx
Don't care.

(Hey, you asked.)
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Oasis, as with just about any rock band can be linked to glam...

Johnny Depp contributed as a session musician on a couple of Oasis tracks. He also once played in and wrote one or two songs for Rock City Angels, the Memphis glam band.

I also tried going down a route following Zak Starkey and Adrian Smith, but that got far too complicated..
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPat
Pat - props to you for mentioning Rock City Angels, they had one AMAZING album and disappeared into the, where are they now, of Rock-n-Roll history.

As for Oasis, I never liked them.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterreptileblvd
Well, I really like Oasis, I think the Americans have harder to understand the swagger attitude then the rest of the world, I think thats why they never made it in US?

And I know that this is a Glamblog, but Oasis have many links to early glam like new york dolls, and Mott The Hopple and so on.

Yeah, I think they are one of the greatest band in the last 20-25 years.

And honestly people, when was the last time someboyd did a song like this ?
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSam
Oasis could have been the next Rolling Stones. I don't think anyone will ever be the next Beatles. That's like looking for the next Elvis.

And to be honest, I thought this band already split up earlier this year. They were way hot in the 90s, but we haven't given them much attention in the states lately.

September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRyoVie
who gives a crap about this damn band anyway! they always SUCKED! Ally, let's discuss the new Danger Danger record. I've heard tidbits on you tube and I'm loving what I'm hearing.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkari
I never gave Oasis too much thought other than a band that borrows too heavily from the Beatles. Yes the songs are nice to listen to on the radio, but the brothers drama far outweighs their talent in my opinion.

I am with Kari, I can't wait for the new Danger Danger and the new Lynch Mob out this month.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbluejayart
Well, it's nice that Danger Danger and Lynch mob realses new cd's but come on?
Just give the band som respect, have you heart more songs than Wonderwall? Give Oasis respect and listen to the music, I think you will like.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames
Yeah, I can't agree more with James! I'm a huge fan, but oasis songs can really thouch your soul.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercrue666
If they acted more like the Young brothers in AC/DC, Oasis could have been around forever. Although nothing too original in their sound, they sounded awesome. Unfortunately, they always seemed to be more concerned with being rock stars than musicians. It's accepted that Noel had most of the talent, so I look forward to hearing what he does down the road.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpapa_rocker
reptileblvd - Rock City Angels released three albums, "Young Mans Blues" in 1988, "Rock City Angels" (the Glam album) in 2000 & the last "Use Once & Destroy" (being more 'punk') in 2008.
A new line up are touring around Memphis & Nashville.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTony
Having reviewed the new Lynch Mob CD, I can honestly say that it is spectacular! You will NOT be disappointed and you should definitely pick it up when it comes out later this month!

September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRyo Vie
Yeah, good Allyson, good that you finally write about Oasis, I think that they never got the respect in US, that they have deserved, I mean the 3 first albums are classics.
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterslideaway
September 1, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterALEXX
Alexx, I am sure that BBG will close tonight, if Allyson hears you no longer 'love the site'. Or, not. Seriously, it's her site, it's a music site, and I think it's a good thing that she touches on other genres from time to time. It keeps it fresh, and might even open your ears to something you would have otherwise missed.

Having said that, I could care less about Oasis. I'm just smart enough to know whose site this is, and happy to read it every day and to know I could be surprised by what I read, instead of being able to work it out by looking at which washed up 80s band just released an album that no-one is likely to buy ( actually, I do tend to buy them, but just reporting that, is hardly interesting )
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Not sure about your assertion that most Englishmen love Oasis, Lucifer. I'm English and I can only think of one person I know who is a fan (my brother). Personally, I've loathed the Gallaghers since they first appeared on the scene and their music does little to nothing for me. The news that Noel and Liam have had yet another tiff and Noel has walked out again merited a 'meh, who cares?' reaction from me and not a single mention from anyone I know.
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCinnamon
Well, Cinnamon, if you true are a englishmen, you should know that oasis was one their biggest tour in UK, and yes people care, greatest band since beatles
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSamuel
Oasis - don't give a damn. Saw them once and almost fell asleep.
Rock City Angels - GREAT band. You can buy their new album from and they've got gig coming up in Florida real soon.
September 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot

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