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They'll probably be the last ever band to be as big as that won't they? Pretty depressing really.
I think in 5 years time my band will be pretty huge.
ever been on the front page of a tabloid.
For a year after their first single hit number 1, they were HUGE.
are the closest I think we'll see.
the times have changed and music is focused into smaller niches now o no one band can be huge I hink its good for the music.
EVERYBODY loves Coldplay
come from a cultural movement? It was part of the whole cool britania thing?
cause and effect
Oasis' fame in the 90s wasn't just in music circles. They were celebrities.
Are you suggesting Alex Turner and Jamie Can'tevenrememberhissurname were as well-known in 2006 as the Gallagher brothers were in 96?
so the tabloids had fun with it. And because they went along with it/enjoyed being celebrities. Arguably the Arctic Monkeys could be bigger celebrities if they wanted and arrived with something as easy to label as Britpop and kinda fed the ligger thing.
who aren't part of a scene?
The Arctic Monkeys couldn't be bigger celebrities because they have shit (sorry) taste in music, that doesn't connect with most right-minded British people.
The drummer's involved in some grime dance thing isn't he?
The reason Noel's so known is that he says what everyone's thinking, and has absolutely no regard for the leftfield press.
aside from something the NME/labels tried to dream up by after their success? (milburn, lolz) I guess a sort of resurgence of half decent British guitar bands, but that pales in comparison to how big/all encompassing and easy to flog the 'Brit Pop' thing actually was. It was probably the biggest wet dream for shit music journalists since punk.
What "taste" in music do Oasis have? Proud Mary? Did anyone buy that record?
"no regard for the leftfield press?" What does that even mean? He's a good PR guy his for his band I'll give you that, somehow having kept them in the public eye despite them being almost entirely uncreative and irrelevant nowadays. You can almost tell he goes and finds something and then decides to disagree with it to provoke a reaction. That is not "total disregard" It's quite a sad opposite actually.
He probably reads the "leftfield" press on a daily basis just to find things to pretend he disagrees with to get himself some column inches.
LP. Does that count? They did a joint headline tour with Proud Mary...
because the Monkeys invaded pretty much every type of culture for like 6 months, before back to just "a music thing" (a big thing at that). I mean, you had politicians referencing them, and the tabloids did try to celebratise them; I remember The Sun spent some time tracking down people who may possible be mentioned in their songs.
But yeah, not Oasis big.
cause there's been a fair few British bands bigger than Oasis stateside since then
are pretty damn huge and have been for longer and probibly still are bigger...
In terms of celebrity, Pete Doherty/Amy Winehouse are bigger
In terms of musical celebrity, probably not. Declining relevance of album/single sales means that the zeitgeist is more fragmented
Chris is megafamous with a Sleb wife and funny named child and they sell bazillions of records everywhere and play to tens of thousands every night.
Not on the same scale as Liam was in the mid 90s, my friend.
Still. Megafamous? Seriously?
and the womens gossip mags, and the tabloids, and is more successful in more countries than the Gallagher brothers were/are, and he's down with all the movie stars like branglina
how old were you in the mid 90s to remember?!?
they WANT to be famouse
they say stupid stuff and do stupid things to stay famous
Unless we get anohter dillousional, self important band full of glorified chavs in mops then it aint gonna happen.
They were from a working class, northern background. Is that what you mean?
They're the ultimate success story. Living crap lives in a shit place. Wrote a bunch of amazing songs. Became famous. Are now multimillionnaires.
I hate how southern music fans think musicians should be calm, collected, reserved quiet young thinkers like Jonny Greenwood or something.
You're all deluded idiots, bent on proving how unmasculine you are.
I just think Oasis had a couple of good songs, got big, then when they realised they aint got the swagger anymore they started acting like the yobs they were so they would never fall out of the public eye.
but you sound like the Daily Mail. "started acting like the yobs they were"
mogwai are probably just as bad as oasis
and he get all outraged about it
Watch this space.
Look at festival headliners they have been bands that are established or have reformed and i believe that this is going to continue for quite some time.
selling records or gig tickets around the world, Coldplay are much bigger.
And they keep selling millions of copies of each new album ( which wasn't the case for Oasis ).
Now they'll never be as famous as Liam Gallagher is because they're not doing anything they can to stay on the front page of papers...
The only reason the Gallachers had such tabloid attention back then is because they totally courted it.
Coldplay are easily as big, if not bigger, than Oasis were but they shy away from the limelight.
Coldplay probably, they sell out nights at the Hollywood Bowl etc - although as a media circus the Gallaghers are still lightyears ahead. I remember The Sun running a front page story when Liam got a haircut for fuck's sake!
then surely someone like Girls Aloud or Leona Lewis have success akin to Oasis' peak? I would also agree with Coldplay.
Globally speaking, they're far bigger than Oasis ever were. Oasis never really broke America.
To an extent, of course, but only a small one. Seems to me like anything he did made the newspapers, makes sense that he'd smack a few photographers now and then if you were scrutinised that much.
they gone platinum on loads of their records 10 times over and Chris Martin is married to a bonafide Hollywood a-lister and have made more of a fist of cracking the states than Oasis have ever managed...
maybe in legacy terms The Libertines are getting close to that bracket? Even if Pete/Shambles are ignored, Dirty Pretty Things are a big enough band to get the tabloids interested, could you ever see Bonehead's next band doing that? (NB - I am fully aware that DPT would be more like a Noel/Liam (whichever one you saw as the real talented one...) new band, and I quite like them in a certain way anyway.)
I think we'll be waiting a long time for the socioeconomic circumstances to be right for another band to be as big as Oasis as far as British popculture is involved. The Arctics were big and captured a public imagination, but did your grandma hold an opinion on them? I bet she knows who Pete Doherty is though...
but they didn't want to be one of those bands who seem to spend more time in the Suns gossip columns than they do playing shows.
They seemed to spurn a lot of the sleb publicity type stuff that came their way after their big break, whereas Oasis really embraced it and took it to the nth degree.
the only talented one in Oasis
they're still shit like
no-one really gave much of a fuck for Oasis even during their more successful years. they made the news in OZ for Liam making a cunt of himself while on tour here in 97, headbutting fans, threatening to stab tha airline pilot.
I remeber a doco on britpop when some joker said (about oasis) "for once, the most popular band in the world was the best band in the world" bullshit! The UK scene had been stung by the dominance of grunge for a couple years and desperately garabbed hold of the first Beatles knockoffs that came along.
But if this thread is UK-centric then my comments are pretty redundant.
in a small pond.
In song recognition terms, Coldplay have got them licked. Worldwide, probably Keane have too.
Oasis problem (and its a good problem to have)is that no one gives a shit about the new stuff. As long as they keep trundling out What's The Story and Definitely Maybe, people will go and see them.
Still, becoming dinosaurs never did The Stones any harm.
were the last big band to come through before the digital download world appeared in force.
There'll never be another signing like it.
That's my prediction, anyway.
there pretty big
which i think is what the pro-oasis mob have fallen back on - but I think Muse probably do have Oasis outdone in terms of being a big international act.
but i think that Kings Of Leon are going to get massive this year, properly.