Some people are laughing that Britain’s Q magazine poll placed two songs by Oasis at the top of their list of the 100 Greatest Songs Ever.
Sure, Q’s into making up provocative lists, and they’re bound to be Anglocentric—but Q is the best rock magazine in Western culture.
And as we’ve been saying for more than a decade now:
Oasis are the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band ever.
Live Forever is the greatest rock ‘n’ roll song ever. For the past six months, it’s been the ringtone on our cellphone!
And Wonderwall, voted the second greatest song ever-- could fight for the title! We’d sing it to the baby all those years ago.
Tabloid Baby pals like Brett Hudson of the Hudson Brothers and Ringo Starr of the All-Starr Band dismiss Oasis as crass Beatles imitators. Others don’t like them because they don’t move onstage, never really cracked America, and are known here mainly for their “All Around the World” song in a phone commercial.
But Oasis, and the Gallagher brothers at its core, represent everything good about rock ‘n’ roll music. Their fights and misadventures have been hilarious fodder for a dozen years— speaking unintelligibly in Mancurian (find Wibling Rivalry), walking out on the US tours that would finally break them here—slugging it out in public—Liam calling in sick to MTV Unplugged, then heckling from the balcony as Noel struggled to croon through the hits—Liam questioning the paternity of Noel’s kid-- getting his teeth knocked out—Noel firing all the original members of the band and replacing them with B-grade Brit rockers .…
That’s all window dressing.
Bottom line: Oasis are not Beatles imitators any more than the Beatles were Everly Brothers imitators.
Oasis are better than the Beatles!
Liam Gallagher is the greatest rock ‘n’ roll singer since John Lennon!
The first two Oasis albums are among the greatest albums ever!
Their live album is the greatest live album ever!
Songs like Rock ‘n’ Roll Star, Cigarettes & Alcohol and Champagne Supernova could round out the Top 5.
And Oasis is mentioned in Tabloid Baby!
In solidarity and tribute, we've added the Oasis website to the Tabloid Baby links list!
Would anyone disagree?