That's too bad but for all their hardship as children they did not seem to mature in the way members of the Beatles and Stones did. The film sees us through to the peak of their fame with the massive sold-out shows at Knebworth, but we don't get any insight into the wasted opportunities and rapid decline which followed. This palpable, raw and moving film shines a light on one of the most genre and generation-defining British bands that has ever existed, and features candid new interviews with Noel and Liam Gallagher, their mother, and members of the band and road crew. Highly recommended, but do listen on the best sound system available. I would trade all the bands I've ever seen for an Oasis concert.
If you were an Oasis fan when they were big this will take you back automatically to those wonderful years, and it would make you realize just how big they were and how much they changed music. If you even think it's for you, it is. Not only did the doc clarify a lot about the band, but also made watching their rise from council house to British stardom in such a relatively short period of time a rush one can feel along with the incredible music. I've still got all of their albums and now following their split careers, I'm a lifelong fan. You'll watch it multiple times.
. I spent many nights cruising the back roads of southeast Missouri with my buds belting out songs. As impressive as the band's rise was, the story arc doesn't feel complete. Interesting insight into how this band achieved the success they did. My British boyfriend at the time tried to explain how big they were, but I didn't get it until I saw this documentary. The story gave you a nice overview of their start and climb to fame. And it still does for those who strive.
I have never been a big fan of Oasis, considering them to be a simple rehash of old musical ideas spiced up with a heavy dose of Manchester attitude, but I found this film to be utterly compelling. Yes Oasis for two albums and three years made a album or two and then boom was extremely successful practically from the day of formation, they were lucky the time was right. It doesn't go past the Morning Glory album or get into their downfall, break up, etc. They weren't quite as miserable as their interviews from back in the day may have suggested. They wore the same clothes, played as loud as they could, stood rock solid and created a sea of energy on the floors of some hallowed grounds.
After watching the doc, I have a lot more respect for them. The difference is I didn't really like Oasis. Tonight you're a rock n roll star. In fact, watch Kurt Cobain's Montage of Heck as the front end of a double feature of this and you'll feel the genius depths of hell of Kurt's rock and then the battling Gallaghers breath of fresh air that let us all up off the canvas of grunge and doomed out electronica to feel so damn good again. Their rocket ride is all here, right up until the corporate machine took over. As you can see what it is 2018.
Perhaps Oasis is the last great rock band, as rock music has definitely stagnated in the 21st century. A great moment in the film when he describes his point of view from onstage. They were not The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. They were in the top five greatest rock n roll band in the world and I don't say things like that lightly. However I did watch this entire documentary. I think people picked up on this and that basically did them in at least in North America. But I only gave 4 stars because the story stops at the height of their career.
I would recommend this film to anyone interested in rock music though, even if they don't particularly like Oasis. Very interesting antagonistic relationship between the songwriter guitarist, and his lead singer brother. No other rock band since can match their intensity and quantity of good tunes. For an American audience it's best viewed with subtitles as the accents are thick and there's much slang. I would've liked to hear a little more about the later period when Liam started writing songs, but the first two albums are epic and very interesting to hear about the making of. While it is difficult at times to understand the cockney verbage in this film, it's well worth a watch; I didn't really know about the little dust ups but that doesn't really matter. Oasis for all their pomposity were actually the only rock stars I've seen to come off somewhat unchanged by it all.
I knew very little of Oasis before watching this documentary, but now I'm a fan, and I'm off to Spotify to hear all their albums. This was a great documentary over all and I really enjoyed it. An amazing story of a bit of talent, a whole load of self-determination, non-stop brilliant sarcastic humor, a bunch of luck and of course the well known sibling rivalry. I played in a Manchester band in the early 90s and I thought I knew everything I needed to know about Oasis but this film revealed a new perspective. The film sees us through to the peak of their fame with the massive sold-out shows at Knebworth, but we don't get any insight into the wasted opportunities and rapid decline which followed. And that's where the only real problem with this film lies; it is an advert for brand Oasis and it is very kind to them.
Nirvana which was a excellent innovative band was around much longer in the beginning and then died because of Kurt Cobain and now we have the success of the drummer called Foo Fighters which continued to be successful for over 20 years but why I think they're lousy? Great songs by good people. In fact, if you don't know their story already that probably just makes it all the more interesting. Although I listened to Oasis back in the 90's when their two big hits in the U. I also have to say, I always liked the music but kind of hated the Gallagher brothers. They are the last rock and roll stars. There were some versions of songs on the soundtrack I'd like to get my hands on. The songs the songs the songs.