Why the world is still obsessed by Oasis?

Why the world is still obsessed by Oasis?

One week ago Daily Mirror announced a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ between the Gallagher brothers for a reunion in 2016 (if you want further information, click here).

According to the source, the brothers are in really good terms and they are planning their return on the scenes.
Although these are only rumors (and Noel does not seem so convinced about the reunion in his interviews), the excitement about the Gallaghers is still high.
So, why the world still seems obsessed by Oasis?


The Guardian tries to answer to the question.
“Oasis stories are deemed of greater interest to readers of a national newspaper than, say, the general election is testament to a continuing, insatiable public appetite for all things Gallagher. At the more specialist end of the media scale, consider also that NME – a magazine that is in theory primarily for teenagers keen to discover the hottest new bands – has published three Noel Gallagher covers already this year, and 21 Oasis-related covers in the six or so years since they ceased to exist. Even given there have been two Noel solo albums and two Beady Eye albums to contend with in that time, that’s a lot. And it can’t solely be down to the fact Noel is consistently the sharpest, most entertaining interview in town. It is because a lot of people still care, a lot.”

“What Oasis still represent to a wide spectrum of people is that idea of a band doing things completely on their own terms and triumphing over ”manufactured” music. Oasis didn’t even make a dedicated video for Some Might Say (Liam didn’t turn up to the shoot, and a clip had to be cobbled together from footage shot for Cigarettes and Alcohol). Nor did they, unlike the supposedly more alternative-minded likes of Blur and Pulp, utilise that most execrable of 90s fan-extortion tactics – the multi-edition CD single – to pump up its chart position. They didn’t, it turned out, need to play either of these games. Their songs and their attitude was enough.”

Source: The Guardian