O-A-SIS! O-A-SIS! O-A-SIS
This is the best article explaining Oasis fans and their music that I have ever read -
Danny Eccleston of Mojo Magazine believes their ongoing success may be due to nostalgia for a period already being hymned as a halcyon age less than a decade later. "They were fortunate enough to define an era. We're meant to be sniffy about Britpop now, but at the time it was really exciting, there was a sense of the culture revolving around a relatively leftfield concept of rock and roll. Oasis were so central in that that I genuinely think their apogee was comparable to that of the Beatles and the Stones. There are an awful lot of people who came into loving music through liking Oasis and no amount of bad records will take that away."
That's unbelievably true! I never really listened to shit before Oasis..and I'm glad I didn't...I would have turned out an angry cynic who doesn’t know how to party instead of an angry cynic that parties til one of his balls rolls out his pant leg.
Oasis's impact in the 1990s had two long-lasting effects. The first was fans who display an almost comical degree of loyalty....Oasis have been left with a fanbase that more closely resembles football supporters of tabloid myth than the traditionally fickle rock audience. They are predominantly male, occasionally given to violent outbursts and knuckleheaded anti-social behaviour...
Oasis shows are a joke...it's all closet fans. It's all people just having a good time. You are all ashamed to go and proud at the same time. And when you get in you look around and see only the die hards. I go to shows now like the Hives or the Strokes and it's just faggots in schafs looking mean and wondering what kind of Haiku will come out of the evening. Come to Oasis show...you WILL have a good time.
They are easy to mock - Harris describes the audience at a recent Oasis show as "70,000 people, all of whom looked like Grant Mitchell off EastEnders and believed only poofs don't like Oasis" - but they are also staggeringly faithful. Just as no self-respecting fan would desert their team if they were relegated, so Oasis's lacklustre musical output over the past eight years has had little effect on the band's popularity.
You can't even look someone straight in the eye and say that they make good music. I can say they make good anthems. I can say they play a good show. I can say that I've had many a great time in my life because of them.
"It's about the quality of emotional engagement with your audience. People turn up in their droves to see Bob Dylan every time he plays, unsure as to whether they're going to get a good gig or not. It's like Christmas. You have to meet up with your family and it might be a decent experience or it might be awful, but you have to go because it's your family."
They could come out and take a shit and I would applaud.
"That's why no matter how washed out they become, no matter how awful their musical legacy is, on their day, Oasis can still be fantastic."
And you know why...Liam...that's why! The guys a human fucking circus.