9 episodes

Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq explore the bands, genres and music moments with the biggest highs and the biggest lows.

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Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq explore the bands, genres and music moments with the biggest highs and the biggest lows.

    Coming Soon… The Rise and Fall of Oasis

    Coming Soon… The Rise and Fall of Oasis

    Join Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq as they delve into the complex relationship between brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, a fascinating sibling rivalry that both made, and ultimately destroyed, Oasis. Featuring archive material, music, outrageous anecdotes, and first-hand accounts from bandmates, producers, and industry insiders.

    • 2 min
    1. Bring It On Down... The Fight On The Ferry

    1. Bring It On Down... The Fight On The Ferry

    The Rise and Fall of Oasis - Episode 1 - Bring It On Down... The Fight On The Ferry
    Oasis is Liam Gallagher’s band, and after their first gig at the Manchester Boardwalk he asks his brother, Noel, to be their manager. Noel instead suggests joining as songwriter. Episode 1 focuses on the exciting and breathless start of the band - new experiences and new dynamics. Yet turbulence, chaos and confusion is never far away with Oasis... as a disastrous trip to Amsterdam proves.

    • 20 min
    2. Talk Tonight… A Riot In Newcastle

    2. Talk Tonight… A Riot In Newcastle

    The Rise and Fall of Oasis - Episode 2 - Talk Tonight… A Riot In Newcastle
    It's 1994 and Oasis’ constant touring is underscoring their reputation as rock n roll hell-raisers, a reputation which comes to the fore at a gig in Newcastle just days before the release of their debut album. Then, just a few weeks later, the hottest new band in the UK are in a mess in America. Their first US tour is a shambles. Frustrated at blowing their big chance, Noel Gallagher walks out of the band, flying off to Las Vegas. He returns after a week, with a new vision for Oasis, and with a set of clear objectives. Episode 2 looks at the live reputation that the band was starting to form, where an Oasis gig would either be biblical or diabolical, and how that debut American tour helped bring a new focus to Noel’s leadership

    • 23 min
    3. Morning Glory… And A Cricket Bat

    3. Morning Glory… And A Cricket Bat

    The Rise and Fall of Oasis - Episode 3 - Morning Glory… And A Cricket Bat
    With a number 1 single under their belts, the band headline Glastonbury on Boneheads’ 30th Birthday, welcome a new drummer and release the era defining album - (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? But this episode is not without drama - a studio fight almost derails the Oasis express and the Blur Vs Oasis rivalry reaches a nadir.

    • 16 min
    4. Champagne Supernova...? The Missing Gallagher

    4. Champagne Supernova...? The Missing Gallagher

    The Rise and Fall of Oasis - Episode 4 - Champagne Supernova...? The Missing Gallagher
    Oasis are Massive. Earls Court, Knebworth and actual success in America. But with that comes arrogance, defiance and a fight so ferocious that the band appear to have finally split up. We cover the chaotic month that sees the band play Knebworth, have a meltdown live on MTV, and a US tour that starts without one brother, and ends without the other. Utter chaos, and pure drama at the very peak of their powers. Post Knebworth, Oasis really didn’t know what to do next, and as they lurch from one drama to another, the British tabloids have made them a front page priority.

    • 20 min
    5. Be Here Now… Blair, Blur And A Backlash

    5. Be Here Now… Blair, Blur And A Backlash

    The Rise and Fall of Oasis - Episode 5 - Be Here Now… Blair, Blur And A Backlash.
    In the lead up to the release of Be Here Now, Oasis tabloid mania is at fever pitch, but what should be the crowning glory of their career is slowly unravelling. The band faced a series of challenges, many of their own causing, and the album is released to massive fanfare... and industry paranoia. We learn about the chaos that followed the group at the time, the backlash that came after the release of Be Here Now, the Australian tour affair that almost resulted in a major diplomatic incident and how Noel’s visit to number 10 changed everything.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Coty70 ,

Definitely worth a listen

A trip down memory lane. I was lucky to see them play to a hundred people and all the places in between that led to Knebworth. Great times 🩵

Brizzle boi ,

What’s the story…?

An exceptional follow up to The Rise and Fall of Britpop, so much great archive and some truly astonishing behind the scenes tales.

Jo and Steve are awesome as ever.

spaitch ,

Perfect follow up…

This was the perfect follow up to the Rise and Fall of Britpop, binged the whole thing in a day.
🙌

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