Some Might Say: The Definitive Story of Oasis



368 pages

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Paperback edition will be published on 19 August 2022 – pre order now


Some Might Say: The Definitive Story of Oasis has been nominated for the 2021 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.

The Official Book Of The Oasis Podcast

This book pays justice to every concert, configuration and chord Oasis put towards the world. With such adoration for The Beatles, Oasis will be glad they have found their Revolution In The Head! Far Out Magazine

The rise of Oasis in the mid-1990s was nothing short of stratospheric. Yet what made Oasis truly special was that they were the people’s band. This is their story, told by the people that lived through it and how our lives were changed forever.

Across the country and all around the world, millions of people felt a connection to these five working class lads from Manchester. With anthemic songs crafted by possibly the greatest songwriter of their generation, delivered with intensity and swagger by definitely the greatest frontman of their generation (also his brother), they set out with an insane level of arrogance, outrageously proclaiming themselves to be the best band in the world. And yet for a shining moment in the mid-1990s they were.

Definitely Maybe. (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? Wonderwall. Knebworth. A level of success not seen by a British band since a certain Liverpool quartet in the 1960s. Beyond that, the ushering in of a new cultural zeitgeist. Britpop. Cool Britannia. New Labour. And at the centre of it all, the soap opera antics of the warring Gallagher brothers and their band of merry men.

But the story didn’t end there. Throughout the late 1990s and 2000s they continued to inspire generations of fans with their subsequent albums and tours, while controversy was never far away. Band members were left behind, as were a handful of Liam’s teeth in a Munich hotel. New members joined, bringing a different dimension to the sound and ethos… and then one eventful day in Paris in 2009 the whole thing came to a screeching halt.

With exclusive in-depth interviews extracted from the annals of The Oasis Podcast, including contributions from those involved (Alan McGee, Tony McCarroll),  journalists, photographers, radio presenters, video directors (Paulo Hewitt, Colin Paterson, Pete Mitchell, Nigel Dick, Michael Spencer Jones) and celebrity fans amongst many others. This is the ultimate story of Oasis.

About the author:

Richard Bowes is a freelance music writer, focussing mainly on reviews and a regular reviewer for Live4Ever website and is also a regular contributor to the Oasis Podcast, the definitive audio guide to Oasis.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 35 × 26 × 4.1 cm


Simply put, this book is a must have for any true Oasis fan! As close as you'll get to an Oasis encycloledia. Just when you thought you knew it all about this band, you turn a page and there's something else you'd never heard!! A+++
-Amazon 5 stars
Excellent book. I have many oasis books and this one is the best . Not only does it cover the full story , it takes accounts from people who have been on the oasis podcast . Alan McGee, Tony McCaroll and others who were there. Each year from pre oasis up-to the break up and beyond the highs, lows and the madness Every oasis fan should read this. Great nostalgia and look back at a band that were actually huge.
-Amazon 5 stars
This book is an entertaining read not only for Oasis fans but fans of British rock music in general. While forensic in its detailing of the band's career, the writing style is interesting enough to ensure the reader is entertained throughout. I wish all rock biographies were this engaging.
-Amazon 5 stars
The best book on Oasis since the Paulo Hewlett one from back in the 90’s! So many new stories I’ve never heard before, in-depth info from those who were there, and a great source of information on everything Oasis! If you like Oasis then you need to buy this!
-Amazon 5 stars
For anyone who was a born a couple of years too early and narrowly missed them, it's absolutely worth a read. No doubt for those of you who were there, it's a book that answers a lot of unanswered questions about Oasis.
-Amazon 5 stars
Impeccably researched, engrossingly written and bursting with unheard anecdotes, this hefty tome is essential reading for anyone even remotely interested in music history. A truly stunning piece of work.
-Amazon 5 stars

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