“The creative rock’n’roll genius of Oasis”
On Monday, September 29, the BBC, in announcing that Oasis would be concluding its Electric Proms, called them “Britain’s greatest rock n roll band.” On Tuesday, September 30, writing in the Guardian, Creation Records founder Alan McGee agreed. Concluding an effusive review of Oasis’ seventh studio album, Dig Out Your Soul, he wrote:
“Being an Oasis fan is never having to say I’m sorry. And I’m not. Leave saying sorry to the Coldplay imitators as their era of bedwetter music is over. It’s only Glasvegas and Oasis for competition in this country. If you are in a band and are not artistically competing with the creative rock’n’roll genius of Oasis or Glasvegas, it’s time to just stop and get off the treadmill. This is how rock’n’roll should be done in the United Kingdom today.”
All of which begs not so much the question, is Dig Out Your Soul any good? (I haven’t heard it.) But rather, if Oasis are Britain’s greatest proponents, then how do you define rock’n’roll in the 21st Century? Join our debate at the iJamming! Pub.