Sky Arts have programmed a whole night of telly focusing on the early days of Oasis.
The band have long split up but on August 11, viewers can revisit the mid-1990s with live footage and interviews capturing how goddamn exciting it must have been to be a member of Oasis.
Dick Carruthers’ documentary ‘Oasis: There We Were, Now Here We Are’ will kick off the evening at 9pm, charting the band’s heady beginnings, packed with now-classic interviews where the Gallagher brothers brag about taking over the world and the frenetic performances that went on to confirm their status as one of the biggest bands of the 90s.
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‘Oasis: Live by the Sea’ follows, a live recording of their standout concert at Southend Cliffs Pavilion on April 17 1995.
In ‘Oasis: There We Were, Now Here We Are’, a posturing Noel claims: “Our music will stand the test of time, that’s a fact.”
Turns out he was right, their legacy has been proven by recent impromptu mass singalongs. Oasis’ 1995 single ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ was used to unite crowds struggling to understand the terror attack on the Manchester Arena in May 2017. Noel Gallagher said about the emotional moment: “for the first time in my life I was left fucking speechless”.
The track was also sung by football fans after the England team were knocked out of the 2018 World Cup.
One person who might not be tuning in is Robbie Williams, who recently prolonged his long-running feud with the Gallaghers by declaring that Oasis will reform because of “not great” solo careers.
Catch both shows on Saturday 11 from 9pm on Sky Arts and Now TV.