The Misfits

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For the movie, see The Misfits (movie). A fictional band called The Misfits appears in the animated series Jem.

The Misfits were a punk rock band formed in 1977 in the town of Lodi, New Jersey, and led by singer Glenn Danzig (nč Anzalone).

The band's name is from The Misfits, Marilyn Monroe's last movie. The early lyrical and graphical focus was on retro (1930s-'50s) science fiction, horror films, and B-movies.

The early Misfits were often quite melodic: Danzig's voice was extremely supple, with a style rooted in Italian tenors such as Mario Lanza, and in 1950's doo wop; and with songwriting including strong pop hooks and sing-along choruses -- but grafted onto a very loud, and often cruddy-sounding punk band. (The early Misfits were, in both good and bad ways, a notably aggressive and untrained ensemble.)

By the original band's last album, Earth A.D., they had become a hardcore punk band, with Danzig's standout vocal tone floating over a torrent of thrashing guitar, bass, and drums, courtesy of Jerry, brother Doyle, and pal Robo. (Metallica covered two Misfits songs from this era, "Green Hell" and "Die Die My Darling," although some purists regard the cover version as weak and mechanical. Another Metallica cover, "Last Caress," is from the Misfits' aborted "Static Age" album session, from '78.)

"Last Caress" was a very rare track for years, and is now commonly regarded as the prototypical early-Misfits song, with blaring instruments and Danzig's melodic vocals putting the rendition somewhere on the crude median between Frank Sinatra and the Sex Pistols. The track is quite noteworthy, with aggressively sloppy punk instrumentation and a soaring, Italian-tenor vocal line. However, many other early songs are just as interesting, with the recently-released "Static Age" LP (of '78 studio sessions) filling all such accounts.

Members came and went, with bassist and co-founder Jerry Only (nč Caiafa) holding down the fort in terms of other instrumental players.

The original Misfits broke up in 1983.

The original Misfits released several 7" singles, in DIY limited-edition, that have long been considered prime collectors' items.

The band often wore ghoulish makeup when performing, and bassist Jerry Only invented a hairstyle called the devilock which is still worn by fans today.

The band plays and records today as a Jerry Only project, with rotating members.

The original Misfits' latter-day (and canonical) logo, a distinctive skull, is from a 1940s serial, the Crimson Ghost. Their later characteristic font consists of letters taken from the logo of the magazine "Famous Monsters of Filmland".

History

The earliest lineup was a trio, with Danzig singing and playing electric piano. This version didn't last long, recording one single and playing only a few gigs before the band ditched the piano (and the original drummer) and recruited a guitarist.

Many early members came and went, in shifting combination; Danzig and Only being constants.

During their original career, the Misfits were exemplary practitioners of the DIY ethic: The band (especially Danzig) booked their own shows, assembled and sold their own records, and ran their own fan club, the Fiend Club.

Like many punk bands of that time, the Misfits had brushes with the law. Danzig and guitarist Bobby Steele were jailed in the London district of Brixton for "threatening behavior" on December 2nd, 1979. Glenn's jail time would become the inspiration for the song "London Dungeon". On October 17, 1982, the band was arrested in New Orleans on the charges of grave-robbing while in search of the burial place of voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau. The Misfits denied the charges, and a witness reportedly attested that they had not even entered the cemetery gates. The band bailed themselves out of jail and skipped court to drive to their next performance in Florida.

On October 29, 1983 (see 1983 in music), Glenn Danzig broke up the band to dedicate his full attention to a new group, Samhain. Samhain later metamorphosed into Danzig.

Legal Battle

Meanwhile, Jerry Only and his brother, Misfits guitarist Doyle, played in a heavy metal band called Kryst The Conqueror with Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Jeff Scott Soto until Only won the performing and recording rights to the Misfits in a legal battle.

In addition to the rights to the Misfits name and image, Only sought songwriting credits on much of the Misfits early material. He concedes that Danzig wrote nearly all the lyrics and much of the music, but contended that he and Doyle "wrote 25% or maybe 30% of the music," [1] (http://www.citizinemag.com/music/music-0309_jerryonly.htm) and deserved compensation.

Only gained the rights to the Misfits name and Image, and reformed the band in 1995 (1995 in music) with Doyle and newcomers Michale Graves on vocals and Dr. Chud of Sardonica on drums. The new incarnation of the Misfits released two full-length albums, American Psycho and Famous Monsters as well as a collection of rare and unreleased late Misfits tracks, until Michale Graves and Dr. Chud left the band on October 25, 2000 at a performance at the House of Blues in Orlando. Doyle took an indefinite hiatus from performing, Jerry took over lead vocals in addition to his bass duties, and recruited punk veterans Dez Cadena of Black Flag, and Marky Ramone of The Ramones to undertake a 25th Anniversary Tour.

Freed from the Misfits' contractual obligations to Universal's Geffen and Roadrunner imprints, Only and Misfits confidant John Cafiero formed Misfits Records and launched their new label with two releases, the American debut of their Japanese imitators Balzac, and a new Misfits album featuring the band's retakes on ten 50's rock classics, Project 1950. The album featured not only the punk rock all-star Misfits lineup of Only, Cadena and Ramone, but prominent appearances from 60's pop chanteuse Ronnie Spector and Blondie keyboardist Jimmy Destri.

Meanwhile Michale Graves and Dr. Chud had formed their own band, Graves, which released a single album before breaking up. As of 2004, Michale Graves currently sings in Gotham Road and is one of the forces behind www.conservativepunk.org [2] (http://www.conserativepunk.org), while Dr. Chud is pursuing a solo career.

Legacy

The influence The Misfits have had on punk rock, and rock music in general, sometimes seems disproportionate to the publicity and critical attention they have received. Myriad bands have imitated The Misfits' style, such as Blitzkid, and these bands have become known as horror punk. Psychobilly has various similarities with horror punk. A number of bands have recently surfaced which, although in some cases less obviously horror punk, are still strongly visibly and audibly influenced by The Misfits. These include, most notably, bands such as AFI, Tiger Army, Alkaline Trio and the Murderdolls. Many musical groups whose resemblance to The Misfits seems far removed also cite The Misfits as crucial influences, such as Metallica and Cradle of Filth.

Discography

  • Cough/Cool (1977) - single
  • Bullet (1978) - EP
  • Horror Business (1979) - EP
  • Night of the Living Dead (1979) - single
  • Beware (1980) - EP
  • 3 Hits From Hell (1981) - EP
  • Who Killed Marilyn? (1981) - single (though often credited as a Misfits release, this was issued as a Glenn Danzig solo release)
  • Halloween (1981) - single
  • Walk Among Us (1982) - album
  • Evilive (1982) - live fan club EP
  • Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood (1983) - album
  • Die, Die My Darling (1984) - single
  • Earth A.D. (1984) - album
  • Legacy Of Brutality (1985) - album
  • Collection I (1986) - album
  • Evilive (1987) - live album
  • Collection II (1995) - album
  • Static Age (1997) - album
  • 12 Hits From Hell (2001) - album (promo only, unreleased)
  • American Psycho (1997) - album
  • Dig Up Her Bones (1997) - single
  • Evillive II (1998) - live fan club album
  • Famous Monsters (1999) - album
  • Monster Mash (1999) - single
  • Cuts From The Crypt (1999) - album
  • Project 1950 (2003) - album

Filmography

The Misfits appeared as characters or in cameos in the following movies.

  • Animal Room (1995), as The Misfits
  • Bruiser (2000), uncredited
  • Big Money Hustlas (2000), as Misfits 1-4 (individually credited)
  • Campfire Stories (2001), as The Misfits

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The Misfits appeared as characters or in cameos in the following movies. Session drummers:. Many musical groups whose resemblance to The Misfits seems far removed also cite The Misfits as crucial influences, such as Metallica and Cradle of Filth. 6.Don't Believe the Truth (30 May 2005). These include, most notably, bands such as AFI, Tiger Army, Alkaline Trio and the Murderdolls. 5.Heathen Chemistry (July 1, 2002) - #1 UK, #23 US. A number of bands have recently surfaced which, although in some cases less obviously horror punk, are still strongly visibly and audibly influenced by The Misfits. 4.Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (February 28, 2000) - #1 UK, #24 US.

Psychobilly has various similarities with horror punk. *The Masterplan (B-sides collection) - (November 2, 1998) - #2 UK, #51 US. Myriad bands have imitated The Misfits' style, such as Blitzkid, and these bands have become known as horror punk. 3.Be Here Now (August 21, 1997 [UK], August 28, 1997 Worldwide) - #1 UK, #2 US. The influence The Misfits have had on punk rock, and rock music in general, sometimes seems disproportionate to the publicity and critical attention they have received. 2.(What's the Story) Morning Glory? (October 2, 1995) - #1 UK, #4 US. Chud is pursuing a solo career. 1.Definitely Maybe (August 30, 1994) - #1 UK, #58 US.

As of 2004, Michale Graves currently sings in Gotham Road and is one of the forces behind www.conservativepunk.org [2] (http://www.conserativepunk.org), while Dr. Rumours began to circulate after Noel's comments whilst accepting the "Best Music DVD" award at the NME awards in February, though Noel has claimed that this was not what he was referring to. Chud had formed their own band, Graves, which released a single album before breaking up. According to sources close to the band, the Gallaghers are keen to start again with Alan McGee, forming similar label with a major one behind them. Meanwhile Michale Graves and Dr. According to industry insiders, it's possible that the Gallaghers could eventually sign three album deal worth £15 million. The album featured not only the punk rock all-star Misfits lineup of Only, Cadena and Ramone, but prominent appearances from 60's pop chanteuse Ronnie Spector and Blondie keyboardist Jimmy Destri. Noel said: "We were going to do a double album, but we don't want to give Sony too much, 'cos it's our last one, so fuck 'em." However the end of their contract will lead various major record labels, including EMI, V2 and former right-holders Sony to fight for Oasis rights.

Freed from the Misfits' contractual obligations to Universal's Geffen and Roadrunner imprints, Only and Misfits confidant John Cafiero formed Misfits Records and launched their new label with two releases, the American debut of their Japanese imitators Balzac, and a new Misfits album featuring the band's retakes on ten 50's rock classics, Project 1950. In a interview for contact music Noel said that in fact they had considered a double album, but reconsidered and scrapped the material to snub the record label Sony, as it will be their last record for this label. Doyle took an indefinite hiatus from performing, Jerry took over lead vocals in addition to his bass duties, and recruited punk veterans Dez Cadena of Black Flag, and Marky Ramone of The Ramones to undertake a 25th Anniversary Tour. With so much material (according to Noel, about 70 songs written by the quartet), before the sessions with Fearless and Holmes, the band was planning to release two separate records for 2004 and 2005. Chud left the band on October 25, 2000 at a performance at the House of Blues in Orlando. The influence of Oasis can be seen on contemporary bands such as The Killers, who claimed that seeing Oasis perform in Las Vegas in 2002 inspired the band to form. The new incarnation of the Misfits released two full-length albums, American Psycho and Famous Monsters as well as a collection of rare and unreleased late Misfits tracks, until Michale Graves and Dr. Oasis have also rediscovered their huge fanbase in the USA as their proposed concert at Maddison Square Gardens, New York sold out within 1 hour.

Chud of Sardonica on drums. Within three weeks of going on sale fans had bought up over 300,000 tickets selling out at the City of Manchester Stadium, Milton Keynes National Bowl, and Glasgow Hampden Park, which caused the band to add extra dates to their 2005 summer tour. Only gained the rights to the Misfits name and Image, and reformed the band in 1995 (1995 in music) with Doyle and newcomers Michale Graves on vocals and Dr. The band have enlisted several big tours in June and July supporting the upcoming record. He concedes that Danzig wrote nearly all the lyrics and much of the music, but contended that he and Doyle "wrote 25% or maybe 30% of the music," [1] (http://www.citizinemag.com/music/music-0309_jerryonly.htm) and deserved compensation. Noel has also claimed that the Dylanesque album is his favourite from last four, because all members have contributed to it, thus it has different feel than a typical Noel-written album. In addition to the rights to the Misfits name and image, Only sought songwriting credits on much of the Misfits early material. Interviewed by NME Noel has said that his brother will have another Lennonesque ballad as "Born on a Different Cloud", named "Guess God Thinks I'm Able" and has especially stressed that Liam made big impact on the album with his songwriting.

Meanwhile, Jerry Only and his brother, Misfits guitarist Doyle, played in a heavy metal band called Kryst The Conqueror with Yngwie Malmsteen vocalist Jeff Scott Soto until Only won the performing and recording rights to the Misfits in a legal battle. Some of the songs that will be on the album are "Importance of Being Idle", "Part Of The Queue", "Stop the Clocks", "Meaning of Soul" and "A Bell Will Ring" - the latter two were premiered at the Glastonbury warm-up gig at the Poole Lighthouse. Samhain later metamorphosed into Danzig. While the identity of the the character "Lyla" in the song is as yet unclear, the official release statement claims: ""Lyla" is "Sally"s sister…" possible drawing refereence to the Sally mentioned in the classic Oasis single "Don't Look Back in Anger". On October 29, 1983 (see 1983 in music), Glenn Danzig broke up the band to dedicate his full attention to a new group, Samhain. A new single, "Lyla" is expected 16 May and is a Who-influenced song. The band bailed themselves out of jail and skipped court to drive to their next performance in Florida. In March he confirmed that the title of the new record is indeed the rumoured Don't Believe the Truth and will be released on 30 May.

On October 17, 1982, the band was arrested in New Orleans on the charges of grave-robbing while in search of the burial place of voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau. The Misfits denied the charges, and a witness reportedly attested that they had not even entered the cemetery gates. In late February 2005 Noel hinted that the new album is already mastered and will feature 12 songs written by the quartet - 6 by Noel, 3 by Liam, 1 by Gem and a couple by Andy. Glenn's jail time would become the inspiration for the song "London Dungeon". It should be noted that this album suffered three long dragging and unsuccessful recording sessions just as their debut Definitely Maybe. Danzig and guitarist Bobby Steele were jailed in the London district of Brixton for "threatening behavior" on December 2nd, 1979. studio and after four months successfull recording sessions, in December 2004, Noel stated that the record is done, produced by him and Dave Sardy (the Thrills), as well as the sleeve of the album. Like many punk bands of that time, the Misfits had brushes with the law. They holed in a L.A.

During their original career, the Misfits were exemplary practitioners of the DIY ethic: The band (especially Danzig) booked their own shows, assembled and sold their own records, and ran their own fan club, the Fiend Club. After a mixed reaction for their efforts headlining the first night at at Glastonbury, the band scrapped everything and stated that they were beginning from "the scratch". Many early members came and went, in shifting combination; Danzig and Only being constants. Then they worked with the famous duo Death in Vegas, but because of Richard Fearless and Tim Holmes' other commitments, that was also abandoned. This version didn't last long, recording one single and playing only a few gigs before the band ditched the piano (and the original drummer) and recruited a guitarist. The band started recording in December 2003, but after the departure of White, these sessions were scrapped. The earliest lineup was a trio, with Danzig singing and playing electric piano. It was supposed to be released September 2004.

Their later characteristic font consists of letters taken from the logo of the magazine "Famous Monsters of Filmland". The recording process for their sixth album was much endured. The original Misfits' latter-day (and canonical) logo, a distinctive skull, is from a 1940s serial, the Crimson Ghost. The DVD contains an enhanced audio version of the debut album, 4 hours of live footage, and interviews with band members and the production team. The band plays and records today as a Jerry Only project, with rotating members. In September 2004, the band released Definitely Maybe: The DVD in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the release of their debut album. The band often wore ghoulish makeup when performing, and bassist Jerry Only invented a hairstyle called the devilock which is still worn by fans today. At Glastonbury, they featured additional drummer Zak Starkey, son of Ringo Starr, who debuted at Oasis' warm-up performance at Poole two days previously. Starkey has not been announced as a permanent replacement of Whitey.

The original Misfits released several 7" singles, in DIY limited-edition, that have long been considered prime collectors' items. In June 2004, Oasis headlined the widely popular Glastonbury Festival for the second time in their career. The original Misfits broke up in 1983. In early 2004 after 9 years career in Oasis, longtime drummer Alan White left the group for still unknown reasons. Members came and went, with bassist and co-founder Jerry Only (nč Caiafa) holding down the fort in terms of other instrumental players. After the end of the tour, the band spent the rest of the year out of the spotlight. However, many other early songs are just as interesting, with the recently-released "Static Age" LP (of '78 studio sessions) filling all such accounts. While none of the band members sustained any major injuries, some shows again were cancelled as a result.

The track is quite noteworthy, with aggressively sloppy punk instrumentation and a soaring, Italian-tenor vocal line. In 2003, while the band was on tour in the United States, Noel, Andy and touring keyboardist Jay Darlington were involved in a car accident. "Last Caress" was a very rare track for years, and is now commonly regarded as the prototypical early-Misfits song, with blaring instruments and Danzig's melodic vocals putting the rendition somewhere on the crude median between Frank Sinatra and the Sex Pistols. Then he jumped on stage, twirled the microphone and kicked in the groins police officer, who came to arrest him. Consequently, several shows were cancelled thereafter due to Liam's condition (which caused £170 000 losses for the band) and Liam was fined two years later with £40 000. Another Metallica cover, "Last Caress," is from the Misfits' aborted "Static Age" album session, from '78.). Loud-mouthed Liam was considerably drunk and full of cocaine, when he scuffled with a bunch of American Football stars – notably the fists of the 6'6" builder nicknamed The Powderkeg caused him to lose his front teeth. (Metallica covered two Misfits songs from this era, "Green Hell" and "Die Die My Darling," although some purists regard the cover version as weak and mechanical. Despite the band's efforts to abstain from the drug and alcohol abuse, in December 2002 Liam Gallagher, Whitey, and three members of the band's entourage were arrested in Munich after being involved in a drunken fight at a local club.

By the original band's last album, Earth A.D., they had become a hardcore punk band, with Danzig's standout vocal tone floating over a torrent of thrashing guitar, bass, and drums, courtesy of Jerry, brother Doyle, and pal Robo. While Oasis primarily focused on European shows, their tour was successful enough for Q magazine to name them as one of the "50 Bands To See Before You Die". (The early Misfits were, in both good and bad ways, a notably aggressive and untrained ensemble.). Soon after the release, the band embarked on a fairly successful supporting tour for the new album. The early Misfits were often quite melodic: Danzig's voice was extremely supple, with a style rooted in Italian tenors such as Mario Lanza, and in 1950's doo wop; and with songwriting including strong pop hooks and sing-along choruses -- but grafted onto a very loud, and often cruddy-sounding punk band. While critics gave Heathen Chemistry lukewarm reviews, most fans received the album well. The early lyrical and graphical focus was on retro (1930s-'50s) science fiction, horror films, and B-movies. There was also a lack of break-ups, fights, or drug abuse in the studio during the recording of the album, which ultimately gave the record a more relaxed feel compared to past efforts. Johnny Marr also gave his toll to the album, providing additional guitar as well as back-vocals in several songs.

The band's name is from The Misfits, Marilyn Monroe's last movie. Diverse songwriting wasn't the only difference with Heathen Chemistry. The Misfits were a punk rock band formed in 1977 in the town of Lodi, New Jersey, and led by singer Glenn Danzig (nč Anzalone). Liam, Andy, and Gem also contributed their songs to the recording process. Campfire Stories (2001), as The Misfits. Unlike albums of the past, Noel was not the sole songwriter. Big Money Hustlas (2000), as Misfits 1-4 (individually credited). Heathen Chemistry also proved to be a much more democratic recording process for the band.

Bruiser (2000), uncredited. The record departed a little bit of the experimental sound of the previous one and instead borrowed heavily from traditional British rock, while combining musical hooks from early work, including the forementioned. Animal Room (1995), as The Misfits. Their fifth album, Heathen Chemistry, was released in July 2002. Project 1950 (2003) - album. Meanwhile broken marriages followed for Noel, Whitey and Liam. Cuts From The Crypt (1999) - album. They released live record of songs, performed throughout these gigs, called Familiar to Millions.

Monster Mash (1999) - single. After two months of on-going rumours about band's future, Noel returned for the British leg of the tour, which culminated in a massive Wembley show. Famous Monsters (1999) - album. This caused a row, which resulted in Noel announcing he was quitting overseas touring, with the band forced to count on the solo-guitarist Matt Deighton to complete the tour. Evillive II (1998) - live fan club album. While being heavily drunk, Liam made a comment about Noel's then-wife Meg Mathews. Dig Up Her Bones (1997) - single. In Barcelona they were forced to cancel a gig, because the hand of Whitey seized up. Instead, the band spent the whole night drinking.

American Psycho (1997) - album. After that the band embarked on a tour. 12 Hits From Hell (2001) - album (promo only, unreleased). It was a rather experimental record, departing from their familliar Britpop style. Static Age (1997) - album. Oasis's fourth album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, was released in February 2000 to good sales but poor reviews. Collection II (1995) - album. With the demise of Creation as an independent entity, Oasis formed their own label, Big Brother, within the Sony group, to release their records in the UK.

Evilive (1987) - live album. At the end Bonehead and Guigsy were replaced respectively by guitarist Gem Archer (formerly of Heavy Stereo) and Andy Bell (formerly of Ride). Collection I (1986) - album. Even ex-drummer McCaroll proposed the band to join them as a bassist. Legacy Of Brutality (1985) - album. Speculation in the press about who were the replacements included former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, former Jam frontman Paul Weller, and Ocean Colour Scene's Steve Cradock, who has worked with Noel before. Three other strong possibilites were ex-Suede Bernard Butler, and former Stone Roses guitarist John Squire. Earth A.D. (1984) - album. Whitey, Liam and Noel had to re-record the album, because at the time of its release, Guigsy and Bonehead were already out of the band, with Noel playing all three guitar parts.

Die, Die My Darling (1984) - single. Finding the pressure of the band without his close friend too great, bass player Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan soon followed. Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood (1983) - album. While Oasis were recording their fourth album in 1999, guitarist "Bonehead" left the band after a series of violations of Noel's 'no drink or drugs' policy for the album resulted in a confrontation between the two. Evilive (1982) - live fan club EP. Nevertheless, antics of the band regularly appeared British tabloid newspapers reporting the on-going rows, fistfights, cocaine and alcohol abuse. Walk Among Us (1982) - album. He sued the band, claiming rights on some of the B-sides during Definitely Maybe era, and later received half a million pounds of the sales from The Masterplan.

Halloween (1981) - single. In 1999, ex-drummer Tony McCaroll returned briefly to spotlight. Who Killed Marilyn? (1981) - single (though often credited as a Misfits release, this was issued as a Glenn Danzig solo release). Tracks were voted by fans on the internet, choosing from the extensive range of B-sides. 3 Hits From Hell (1981) - EP. The group kept a low profile, although a compilation of B-sides, The Masterplan, was released in autumn 1998 to critical acclaim. Beware (1980) - EP. Not long after Be Here Now was released, a typical row dissolved the band's tour.

Night of the Living Dead (1979) - single. That was the engineer, because no one in the band can play slide.". Horror Business (1979) - EP. Noel Gallagher has admitted he did not play this part saying "I'll have to own up and say that's not actually me playing the slide part. Bullet (1978) - EP. Allegedly Noel was too drunk and high on cocaine to perform slide guitar, thus Depp was asked to take his place. Cough/Cool (1977) - single. Johnny Depp is credited with playing slide guitar on the track "Fade In-Out".

Even brothers Liam and Noel have different opinions: Liam still defends Be Here Now, compared to Noel's readiness to wash his hands of it, blaming it on overproduction due to a high intake of cocaine and a lack of time spent on writing the songs. Perhaps some of the supposed "backlash" which followed the dissapointment of Be Here Now was more due to the natural levelling of interest in the band. Shortly after its release, British music magazine Melody Maker published an article claiming that Be Here Now was the album most sold to secondhand record shops. Although early reviews seemed promising, after the media frenzy settled, and prompted in part by Noel's public criticism of the album, critics and record buyers branded Be Here Now "bloated" and "derivative" compared to their earlier efforts.

Be Here Now outsold Definitely Maybe, but failed to reach the heights of their second chart-topper. charts. It became the fastest-selling album in British history, and nearly topped the U.S. The album was their most eagerly anticipated effort and the subject of considerable media attention - culminating with an hour-long documentary screened by the BBC on the eve of its release.

Oasis released its third album Be Here Now in August 1997, launched by the hit single "D'You Know What I Mean". The concert, supported by the Prodigy, the Chemical Brothers and the Manic Street Preachers amongst others, was voted the third "greatest gig" of all time by readers of Q magazine in 2004, behind Radiohead's appearance at Glastonbury in 1997 and Nirvana's visit to the Reading Festival in 1992. Robbie Williams who befriended the Gallagher brothers during this period, eventually sold out three consecutive nights at the same venue in 2003 to break the record. At the time, the ticket sales held the record for the largest outdoor concert ever held in the UK.

The band sold out both shows within minutes, with tickets sold to an aggregate of 250,000 people for the two nights. As their rise to fame reached its zenith, Oasis performed back-to-back concerts at Knebworth Park on the 10th and 11th August 1996. The album spawned three other hit singles; "Some Might Say", "Wonderwall", and "Don't Look Back in Anger", all of which reached either #1 or #2 in the British charts. In the long run, however, Oasis' album outsold Blur's and is considered as the definitive album of the Britpop era.

Perhaps because it was more aggressively priced (99p vs £1.99), Blur's "Country House" won the day over "Roll With It" - selling 274,000 copies to Oasis' 216,000. In August 1995, Blur and Oasis released the first single from each of their new albums on the same day. Whilst the rivalry was mostly fictional (although Noel took exception, famously wishing Aids upon Damon Albarn and Alex James), it raised profiles of both bands. Around this time, the British media steadily built up a rivalry between Oasis and fellow "Britpop" luminaries Blur.

The result was an album that took the rock world by storm and established Oasis as a "must see" act of the mid 1990s. It expanded on the sound of the debut creating a more introspective record. The heavier tracks of Definitely Maybe were replaced with ballads in vein of the 1960s British Invasion groups. While its predecssor was hailed by many as having ressurected guitar pop, Morning Glory served as the breakthrough album that made Oasis international superstars, despite having generated mild apathy from critics in its early days of release.

They continued successfully recording and in 1995 released their second album,to vast commercial success. He was replaced with Alan White. 1995 saw another change to the bands lineup, as at the beginning of the recording sessions for their second album (What's the Story) Morning Glory?, drummer Tony McCaroll was kicked out of the band, following a punch-up with Liam and a row with Noel in a bar. The EP "Whatever" was released in the same year and saw the band in a transitional stage between the heavy sound of Definitely Maybe and more ballad and relaxed sound of their second album.

Soon after, Oasis released their highly-acclaimed debut album, Definitely Maybe, which entered the charts at number one and became the fastest selling debut album in UK history. This was followed by "Cigarettes & Alcohol", which reached an even higher position in the UK chart than "Live Forever". It reached the Top 10 and spent a year on the charts. Later that year their breakthrough came with the single "Live Forever," which was a major hit in Britain.

Both were Top 40 hits in the United Kingdom and attracted much attention. Following a limited white label release of the song "Columbia", the band released its first commercial singles, "Supersonic" and "Shakermaker," in the spring of 1994. After gaining a loyal following in the local Manchester gig circuit, Oasis were signed to Creation Records by label owner Alan McGee in 1993. Soon after witnessing the gig, Noel was invited to join the band, agreeing under the condition that he would be the band's sole songwriter and leader.

The band played their first gig on Saturday 18 August, 1991, at the Boardwalk club in Manchester. Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher, who had recently returned from touring America as a guitar technician for the Inspiral Carpets, came to watch his younger brother play. When Hutton left the band, he was replaced by Guigsy's friend Liam Gallagher, who changed the band's name to Oasis, having seen the word on an Inspiral Carpets poster. Originally named The Rain, the group was formed by school friends Chris Hutton (vocals), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass), and Tony McCaroll (drums). Oasis established themselves as one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the 1990's, not only with their music, but also by the band's infamous behavior on and off the stage including heavy drinking, drug abuse, confrontations with the media and fighting, particularly brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher.

The group shot to stardom in the early 1990s with a brand of traditional British rock and roll that had, for a number of years, been replaced with hazy Shoegaze and American Grunge. Oasis are a Rock and Roll band from Manchester, England. /Everybody Wants (http://www.everybodywants.com/board/phpBB2/index.php) - fan forum. The Soapbox (http://www.the-soapbox.net/) - fan forum.

Madferit (http://www.madfer.it/) - oasis fansite. Live4ever (http://www.live4ever.us/) - fansite. Oasis (http://www.sadsong.net/) - oasis fansite. Oasis (http://www.oasisinet.de/) - oasis fansite.

Oasis (http://www.oasisinet.com/) - official website. Tery Kirkbride - he played on some of their early demoes after Whitey's departure and is said to drum on the UK leg of the tour. Zak Starkey - he was involved in the recording sessions of "Don't Believe the Truth" and will perform on their US leg of the tour of the album. Andy Bell - Bass.

Gem Archer - Rhythm Guitar. Noel Gallagher - Lead Guitar. Liam Gallagher - Vocals. Alan White - Drums.

Andy Bell - In 1999 replaced McGuigan on Bass. Gem Archer - In 1999, replaced Arthurs on Rhythm Guitar. Noel Gallagher - Lead Guitar. Liam Gallagher - Vocals.

Alan White - replaced Tony McCaroll, 1995. Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan - Bass. Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs - Rhythm Guitar. Noel Gallagher - Lead Guitar.

Liam Gallagher - Vocals. Tony McCaroll - Drums. Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan - Bass. Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs - Rhythm Guitar.

Noel Gallagher - Lead Guitar. Liam Gallagher - Vocals. Definitely Maybe - The DVD - (September 7, 2004). Familiar to Millions - (November 13, 2000).

...There And Then - (October 14, 1996). Live By The Sea - (August 31, 1995). "Lyla" (16 May 2005). "Songbird" - (February 3 2003, #3 UK).

"Little by Little" / "She is Love" - (September 23 2002, #2 UK). "Stop Crying Your Heart Out" - (June 17 2002, #2 UK). "The Hindu Times" - (April 15 2002, #1 UK). "Sunday Morning Call" - (July 3 2000, #4 UK).

"Who Feels Love?" - (April 17 2000, #4 UK). "Go Let it Out" - (February 7 2000, #1 UK). "Don't Go Away" (Japan only) - (February 19 1998). "All Around the World" - (January 12 1998, #1 UK).

"Stand By Me" - (September 22 1997, #2 UK). "D'You Know What I Mean" - (July 7 1997, #1 UK). "Don't Look Back in Anger" - (February 19 1996, #1 UK, #55 US). "Wonderwall" (October 30 1995, #2 UK, #8 US).

"Roll With It" - (August 14 1995, #2 UK). "Some Might Say" - (April 24 1995, #1 UK). "Whatever" - (December 8 1994, #3 UK). "Cigarettes & Alchohol" - (October 10 1994, #7 UK).

"Live Forever" - (August 8 1994, #10 UK). "Shakermaker" - (June 13 1994, #11 UK). "Supersonic" - (April 11 1994, #31 UK).

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