Oasis Doc Gets "Supersonic" Treatment At The Music Box

Oasis Doc Gets "Supersonic" Treatment At The Music Box

For only one day here in the United States, Supersonic, was shown to audiences. A documentary from director Mat Whitecross about the band Oasis, set to answer the question, "What's The Story Morning Glory?"

That night was Wednesday, Oct. 26, when I walked my crazed, fanatical, Brit-Rock booty to the The Music Box Theater (Chicago) for this limited screening.

The story behind Oasis, in a nutshell, is this. Liam always sang and Noel always played guitar. When Noel left to work as a roadie for the Inspiral Carpets, Liam formed a band called The Rain.

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When the Inspiral Carpets finished their tour, Noel came home, and Liam invited him to jam. Noel eventually joined, after jamming a few times, and started writing for the band. They changed the name to Oasis and started gigging.

They were spotted by Alan McGee who just happened to be at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, and signed them to his indie label, Creation.

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The brothers go on to become big stars, they sell millions of albums, and survive some difficult line-up changes. There's lots of infighting and interesting back stories to keep you entertained during the two hour movie, and the craft beer selection at The Music Box was also helpful. Folks were cheering and laughing, and everyone had a good time.

The Brothers' Gallagher really are funny, and could host their own television show, if only you could understand what they are saying. Their Manchester accents disguise much of their dialect, but if you listen closely, you can pick apart most of their rants. No celebrity is safe, and no topic is sacred, they bash everything.

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The part that really stood out during Supersonic was the story behind the song "Talk Tonight," a B-Side sung by Noel. At a certain point on Oasis' first U.S. tour, Noel felt like he couldn't handle the pressure anymore and left the band. He flew to the home of a girl whom he had met the night before at a show in San Francisco, and she essentially, "saved the band."

By talking him through his drug addled depression, and taking care of him for the night, she got him to rejoin the band and finish the tour. The rest, as they say, is history.

If you're a fan of the band, you'll love this documentary.

 

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