Strings on Sunday

Following on from last week’s injection of culture in this series, today we’re going to almost completely the opposite end of the spectrum.

I’ve never really been that great a fan of Oasis; I bought a few of their early singles, still love Definitely Maybe to this day, but think that (What’s The Story) Morning Glory is massively over-rated and all that came after that was just a bit meh. (Controversial, I know, but I actually prefer Be Here Now, the self-indulgent, over-produced, coke-driven album. There I’ve said it.) In fact, I’d go so far as to say that after Definitely Maybe, there are five, maybe six, songs from the rest of their repertoire that I have any time for.

This is one of them, and while I know most will point to Live Forever as being their finest moment, if I really had to choose, I’d probably say that this is my favourite song of theirs, although it is slightly spoiled by the cheering and shouts of “Number One!” at the end.

Whatever reached #3 in the UK Charts in 1995. That’ll learn ’em.


Oasis – Whatever

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2 thoughts on “Strings on Sunday”

  1. Hi Jez,
    I’m in agreement with you on your choice of track, but I’d say that’s it’s the only decent thing they did.
    At first they played the rock ‘n’ roll working class card just about right, then too much toot and Tony Blair finished them off. During the Oasis v Blur nonsense that the media concocted my heart always told me to root for Oasis ( I’m as working class as it’s possible to get without becoming a Daily Mail caricature) but musically Blur wiped the floor with them.

    1. Hi Keith. Fair points, although we’ll have to agree to disagree about whether or not they released anything else worthy of praise.

      Totally agree with you about the whole Blur v Oasis mullarkey. I never understood why we had to pick a side, so I bought stuff by both when all that was going on, even though I’d say that neither album was either band’s best.

      But give me an Oasis record and a Blur record right now and tell me I can only listen to/own one of them, then it’d be Blur, no question.

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