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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Midnight at the Oasis

Noel Gallagher has apparently quit his band Oasis. I wouldn't be surprised if he reunites with his brother Liam and whoever is left in his band at some stage in the future, but for now it marks the belated closing of the Britpop saga of the mid-nineties.

Remember when Noel gave an acceptance speech at the Brit Awards in 1996? "There are seven people in this room who are giving hope to young people in this country." Apart from his brother and the likes of Bonehead and Guigsy in his band, he included Tony Blair as one of them. How deluded can you be?

When Take That split up in 1996, BBC2 broadcast a special TOTP2 showing their performances on Top of the Pops over the previous four years. Wouldn't it be good if the BBC broadcast something similar for the past 15 years of Oasis?