DVD - 2016
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The remarkable true story of iconic band Oasis, in their own words. Featuring extensive unseen archival footage, It charts the meteoric rise of Oasis from the council estates of Manchester to some of the biggest concerts of all time in just three short years. This palpable, raw and moving film shines a light on one of the most genre and generation-defining British bands that has ever existed.
Publisher: [United States] :, D Films,, [2016]
Branch Call Number: DVD 781.66 OAS
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,stereo,Dolby digital 5.1,Dolby digital 2.0,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Additional Contributors: Whitecross, Mat
Alternative Title: Supersonic


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May 30, 2017

Pretty good documentary about the band Oasis.

The key thing that you need to know about this documentary is that it was produced by the subjects themselves, the Gallagher Bros., Liam and Noel, the frontman and lead guitarist, respectively, of Oasis. So what you get is auto-hagiography. The viewer is given almost zero sense of the music scene at the time in Manchester and what the band's Shoegaze precursors were. There is also no mention of the great Grunge corporate BBQ underway in the record industry. That's really what goes unsaid in this documentary. Oasis came along at a time where there was a massive corporate infrastructure that needed product -- "The Next Big Thing" -- after Cobain's suicide. And the Gallagher Bros., with their Manchester machismo looking super-cool in a parka -- fit the bill.

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