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Oasis (band)

Oasis is the name of a rock and roll group from Manchester, England. Oasis is famous for The Gallagher Brothers. Oasis was one of the most successful British bands of the 1990s, and was formed in 1991.

The original band members were as follows:

  • Liam Gallagher - Vocals
  • Noel Gallagher - Lead Guitar
  • Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs - Rythm Guitar
  • Paul McGuinan - Bass
  • Tony McCaroll - Drums

After several years of playing to small club gigs Oasis was signed up to Creation Records[?] by producer Alan McGee[?] in 1993. The band released its first singles, “Supersonic” and “Shakermaker,” in the spring of 1994. Both became top 20 hits and attracted much attention.

Later that year the breakthrough came with the single “Live Forever,“ which was a major hit in Britain. Soon after, Oasis released its first album, Definitely Maybe, which became the biggest selling-debut albums in British history, entering the charts at number one. It later became a major hit throughout the world. Oasis also became noticed in America.

In 1995 Oasis released its second album, (What's the Story) Morning Glory[?], which became a worldwide success. In Britain, it became the fastest selling-album since Michael Jackson's Bad[?]. On the eve of the album's release, drummer Tony McCaroll left the band and was replaced by Alan White.

The album spawned several hit singles including “Some Might Say” “Roll With It” “Wonderwall” and “Dont Look Back in Anger,” all four of which topped the British charts. The album also made the members of Oasis international stars. In 1996, Morning Glory became the second most significant British album in history.

The stormy relationship between the Gallagher brothers became the subject of newspaper gossip columns and tabloids.

In 1997 Oasis released its third album Be Here Now[?] which launched the hit single “D'You Know What I Mean". This album, although a huge success, was less well-recieved than the bands previous albums. A backlash set in, with some critics labelling the music “derivitive" and “samey". The album failed to sell as well as their previous albums.

Oasis dropped out of the limelight for several years. In 1999 while Oasis was recording its fourth album Guitarist Paul Arthurs left the band. Two new members, Andy Bell and Gem Archer, joined. Oasis's fourth album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants[?], was released in 2000. Its fifth album, Heathen Chemistry, was released in 2003.

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