Don’t Look Back In Anger

Please don’t put your life in the hands, Of a Rock n Roll band, Who’ll throw it all away

Oasis is back to the guy that started the band, Liam Gallagher. Noel Gallagher (Liam’s brother) turned in his resignation on August 28, 2009, something most thought had occurred long prior.

Noel posted a statement about his quitting on his blog on Oasisinet.com. Here’s an important part.

“The details are not important and of too great a number to list.”

Effectively, Oasis is no longer. Yes, Liam is the lead singer, but Noel wrote most of the songs and sang lead on some of them. Considering this band’s full history, I say nothing short of both Gallagher brothers in the line-up is not Oasis.

After The Beatles’ demise, if 3/4 of the band had tried to keep it going, would that be The Beatles? Hardly.

In the book The Mammoth Book of Sex, Drugs & Rock ‘N’ Roll, there is a Chris Salmon-written, Time Out article entitled “The Brothers Grim: Oasis,” from July 19, 2000.

“What with Noel walking off their tour, Liam’s marriage crumbling and the new album underperforming, things haven’t been going so well for Oasis recently.”

This was almost ten years ago.

In the same article, Noel shares,

“The hour and a half on stage is brilliant, but it’s just all the bullsh*t that surrounds it.”

And of utmost importance is the following thought from Noel, which is proof of how things change over time. Some for better, some worse. Either way, keeping a band together through it all takes a lot of work, a lot of understanding, a lot of love, even if you are brothers.

“It’s like he (Liam) can’t accept the fact that maybe the band is not the most important thing in my life any more. When I had two years off, I came back and it was like, ‘I’m married, I’ve got a kid now.’ And watching my little girl grow up and go to school is more important than watching the band develop. He’s gotta get his head round that before we can go any further.”

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