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?