Celebrate Manchester’s amazing rock music heritage by helping @Rockarchive crowdfund a permanent photography exhibition at the University Of Manchester. Click the link in the bio to find out more.
"Here's Liam having a beer and a fag at the Bethesda fountain during the filming of the Live Forever video in Central Park, NY. It's not actually legal to drink beer from open containers – and the band found this kind of crazy in a country where you can walk around with a gun in your pocket ..." 📸/Words: Paul Slattery
This week marks 17 years since 'Heathen Chemistry' was released! The album was the first to be recorded with guitarist Gem Archer and bassist Andy Bell. To date the album has sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide.
"This almighty second single will undoubtedly grant the brothers Gallagher access to the world of Top Of The Pops and mass adoration." Shakermaker turns 25 this week... along with this extremely enthusiastic review from NME!
Today is gonna be the day...
"When I designed the Oasis record labels in the 90’s I specified a custom design for each record release. Unusual in the industry at the time as most records had a generic in house label in which the text only was changed. Ours were unique." (Brian Cannon: @microdotcreative)
It's been exactly 14 years since 'Don't Believe The Truth' was released! It went straight to the top spot in the UK album charts, achieving triple platinum status by the first week of 2006. Have a listen to the album via the link in the bio.
‘Go And Get a Proper Job: The Calm Before The Storm’ 📸: Johnny Hopkins, backstage @ Derby Wherehouse, May 1994.
An awesome piece in @OasisDNA's collection - Maine Road Souvenir Special, signed by Noel and Guigsy just over 23 years ago, on the second night of the legendary gigs. 📸 OasisDNA / Brian Garcia (Instagram)
"You can have it all but how much do you want it?" 'Supersonic' is 25yrs old today! The band's 1st single, released April 11th 1994, included B-sides 'Take Me Away', 'I Will Believe' & ‘Columbia' (Demo).
Liam & Noel photographed for Vox Magazine, 1996.
Oasis photographed during soundcheck, September 26th, 1994 at The Bottom Of The Hill Club, San Francisco, CA.
"Noel Gallagher onstage as Oasis play Maine Road in 1996. Noel said: 'It looked like a big front room except there were 42,000 people in it. Maine Road was where we all used to go as kids. So I was standing there trying to make sure I would never forget this moment." (Words & Photo: Jill Fermanovsky speaking to the Guardian in 2009. Full article ▶︎ https://Oasis.lnk.to/JFGArt )
"Step off the train all alone at dawn Back into the hole where I was born The sun in the sky never raised an eye to me"
Rare official Oasis Russian stamps, created back in 1999. To check out more pictures of memorabilia, merchandise and past tour schedule booklets, head over to the official website. ▶︎ https://Oasis.lnk.to/Memorabilia
"Liam being photographed being photographed. 'Morning Glory' interior packaging portrait session. Copthorne Tara Hotel, London. 1995." (Brian Cannon/ @microdotcreative ). Check out prints & more here: ▶︎ https://Oasis.lnk.to/mcrdt
The band squeezing in a shoot between their Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey gigs on the Mexican leg of their 'Dig Out Your Soul' tour, November 2008. 📸: Josh Cheuse
Cover of Oasis' US '(What's The Story) Morning Glory?' tour itinerary, December 1995. To check out more photos of rare Oasis' memorabilia head over to the official Oasis website.
“In 20 years time, people will buy 'Definitely Maybe' and listen to it for what it was. That’s what is important.” Noel, August '94
A rare outtake shot of Liam, prior to swapping in Creation Record's Anita Heryet behind the frame, for the 'Wonderwall' artwork. 📸: Brian Cannon / Microdot
"You've got the band you always wanted" Oasis' January 1995 MOJO cover is 24 years old! #Throwback.
"Is it my imagination Or have I finally found something worth living for?" (📸 Michael Spencer Jones)
"A shot from the first ever Oasis photo session. Manchester 1992."(📸 Brian Cannon @microdotcreative)
‘Be Here Now’ is 21 years old today! Released on August 21st 1997 and with over 350,000 units sold on the first day, it became the UK’s fastest selling album.
#Throwback 22 years: Glasgow Live remembers the band's legendary show on Loch Lomond shores. Check out the article via the link in the bio. 📷s: Media Scotland / Melody Maker
VIP passes, poster and tickets for Oasis' Finsbury Park 16 years ago (July 2002), which was part of their 'Heathen Chemistry' tour.
"Noel and Liam, Paris, France, November 1995. This shoot should have been doomed from the start... it was a cold and gloomy day and the paparazzi were on our tail. As it happens, the shoot remains one of my favourites for the poignancy of the images, particularly this one." (Photo & Words: Jill Furmanovsky, speaking to The Guardian in 2009. Full article ▶︎ https://Oasis.lnk.to/JFGArt )
Liam 📷 credit: Chicago Times
#Throwback to the band recording 'Dig Out Your Soul' at Abbey Road Studios in 2007.
February 1997: Jill Furmanovsky shot Liam leading the chorus to 'All Around the World' at London's Air Studios. Background singers/hand-clappers included Patsy Kensit and Meg Matthews. This was one of the prints which went on sale at Christies in 2009. To check out the other Oasis prints and Jill's background stories about the images click here ▶︎ https://Oasis.lnk.to/NpOCk
Handwritten lyric sheets, including 'Roll With It', 'All Around The World', and 'She's Electric', displayed at the London, Tokyo and Manchester at Oasis exhibitions.
"They're hard-drinking, groupie-shagging, drug-snorting louts. They're the Gallagher brothers. And they're huge." #Throwback 22 years to May 1996's US Rolling Stone cover. Read the original article via the link in bio.
The 'Definitely Maybe' artwork broken down: Clockwise from bottom left: – The large image of Burt Bacharach in the bottom left of the artwork is, first and foremost, a straightforward homage to one of Noel's musical heroes but the positioning of the picture is also significant. It is reminiscent of where Pink Floyd positioned the artwork for the soundtrack to the film, Gigi, on the cover of their 1969 album, Ummagumma. One presumes this was Noel's nod to the prog rockers, rather than the Vincente Minnelli musical film. – There is a small photograph of Manchester United legend George Best in the window, which was guitarist Bonehead's defiant reminder that not every member of Oasis is a Manchester City fan. – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is playing on the television. Noel has since declared that this Clint Eastwood western is one of his favourite films. – Inevitably, if Bonehead was having a picture of a Manchester United player, the Gallagher brothers were going to have a bigger picture of a Manchester City legend. And who else but Rodney Marsh, the club's then record signing, who scored 35 league goals in 116 appearances. – Nothing too cryptic here, just a nice reference to Definitely Maybe track, Cigarettes and Alcohol. (Description courtesy of Rupert Hawksley, The Telegraph)
“Bonehead had mentioned the tale of Keith Moon driving his Rolls Royce into a swimming pool and that’s where the concept began for this piece. People think it’s a Photoshop job but we actually put the Roller in the pool. It was from a scrapyard and the back end was smashed in.” (Brian Cannon)