We hope you’ll enjoy this little jaunt back to the ’70s, one of music’s greatest decades. It was a time when the airwaves were swirling with terrific songs; many lost to the mists of time.
The era of what’s come to be known as “brit-pop” might be nothing more than a bygone period reduced to memory, but drummer Dave Rowntree’s creativity and innovation are anything but.
Like many of us, music is in our DNA, and we can’t imagine life without it. The records below are the few that we’d take with us come hell or high water, and for one reason or another, have defined our travels through life to this point.
When it comes to Oasis, say what you will, but they had the tunes, and the guts that we will remember, and when the day comes that the Gallagher brothers decide to take the stage again — make no mistake — the world will be watching their every move, with bated breath, and their contemporaries will be marking the day with green-eyed envy. Fans, rivals, and critics alike, will be, as they say — Mad Fer It.
The 1990s UK music scene is highly revered and with good reason. Bands such as Ride, Oasis, Hurricane #1, and Beady Eye ran the proverbial musical gamut, and at the center of all these groups, at one point or another, was guitarist, bassist, and songwriter, Andy Bell.
While perhaps the final chapter of Oasis is not fully written, for now, they will remain band only within striking distance of true universal greatness. A band that was stronger together, but chose to be apart. A band who until they step out of their own shadow will forever remain in the overarching silhouette of their influences.
So, what are we to think about stealing music? Are the creators of Napster Robin Hood like anti-heroes, stealing from the rich and giving to the poor? Are they making the grave injustices of the Led Zeppelin’s and the Oasis’s of the world right?