OASIS: WHAT’S THE STORY? BY IAIN ROBERTSONSKU: BK-365 BOOK OASIS OS
Oasis: What’s the Story?
“Oasis: What’s the Story? by Iain Robertson is the defining chronicle of life on tour with Oasis.”
Oasis were a band like bands used to be. Hard-drinking and substance abusing. If they liked you, they loved you. If they didn’t, you had to be prepared for confrontation. They were also the most viscerally exciting rock band to emerge from Britain for years. Iain Robertson is used to tough jobs – after retiring from the Parachute Regiment, he took on jobs guarding George Harrison, Gary Moore and Johnny Rotten. But keeping Oasis on the rails after debut album Definitely Maybe ignited their rise toward global superstardom would be the toughest gig of them all. Iain was side-by-side with Oasis as their road manager and minder, twenty-four hours a day, eight days a week, as they took on the world and won. No one was closer to the maelstrom.
Of the great cities in the UK, there are few, if any, that can match the musical creativity and output of Manchester. With a history of rebellion and innovation, Manchester was one of the great centres of Northern Soul, a big punk player, the Post Punk capital, home to the Hacienda club, an Oasis of indie rock and a raving Madchester.
With bands like The Blinders, Cabbage Band, Man Made and Pale Waves there is no shortage of new talent from Undergrounds hometown. We have curated a collection of books that reflect the music culture of the city from Joy Division to The Buzzcocks, Factory Records and The Hacienda to Kevin Cummins, Oasis and the Stone Roses.
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