Oasis – Definitely Maybe

ARTIST: Oasis 220px-OasisDefinitelyMaybealbumcover

TITLE: Definitely Maybe



SINGLES: Supersonic (#11 Alternative, #31 UK), Shakermaker (#11 UK), Live Forever (#2 Alternative, #10 UK), Cigarettes and Alcohol (#7 UK)


LINEUP: Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Paul Arthur, Paul McGuigan, Tony McCarroll

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Led by battling brothers, Oasis causes a huge stir in the UK and intrigued listens in the US.

SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: When “Supersonic” started to come out of the airwaves on Alternative Rock stations in the US, it sounded loud, brash, and boastful, but not angry. Oasis channeled all kinds of UK rock influences and rolled it into one package. Some songs (“Shakermaker” for one) resembled other songs, but it all had some originality in there.

Their debut sound loud as hell, mainly because Noel Gallagher kept overdubbing guitars to a point where they had to boost everything else to make them heard after they changed producers and mixed what they had. The result is an immediate record with striking, memorable songs.

Not a perfect record by any means, but when this record was on, it was on and in your face. They did show a wistful side with “Live Forever” which was a precursor to their most famous work.

NOTES & MINUTIAE: Noel Gallagher was the last to join, and on a condition that he would be given complete control. It was a wise move.

IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: Yes, a Japanese version and a reissue with B sides and rarities

GRADE A-: Play loud. I don’t think you have a choice.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s