"We were a punk band with Beatles melodies. We had no effects, barely any equipment, just loads of attitude, 12 cans of Red Stripe and ambition."
Noel Gallagher, the erstwhile guitarist/singer/songwriter/ of Oasis, has proclaimed that Definitely Maybe’, the band’s premiere album from 1994, could be considered “the last great punk album” in many aspects.
The Mancunian pondered the accomplishments of the album and compared it to the 1977 debut of the British punk band, Sex Pistols, Never Mind The Bollocks. He argued that the Oasis album from 1994 depicted “the glory of being a teenager.”‘
In a conversation with Mojo, Gallagher remarked that Definitely Maybe was “the last great punk album in many respects”. He explained that the band was a blend of punk and Beatles melodies, and that the album was born out of the angst of being a teenager in 1977. He furthered that when listeners compare it to Never Mind The Bollocks, they will find similarities.
“We were a punk band with Beatles melodies. We had no effects, barely any equipment, just loads of attitude, 12 cans of Red Stripe and ambition,” Gallagher said.
In the same interview, the elder Gallagher brother shared that prior to the release of Definitely Maybe, Oasis was confident of their own success. He remembered, “We had a strong belief in ourselves for a few years prior, and when the time came, we were well-prepared. I was certain of our success every second that I was awake.”
In 1994, Definitely Maybe debuted at the top of the UK Album Chart and since then has gone on to be certified eight times Platinum, with over two and a half million albums sold.
A punk album, though? Maybe, not!
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