Fans Are Arguing Over Oasis’ Musical Genre: Is It Rock Or Not?

Some of the devoted fans of Oasis have taken Twitter to discuss the genre of the band’s music after the British music journalist Simon Price shared a tweet claiming even though their songs are rock, Oasis doesn’t rock.

The well-known British rock band Oasis was founded by Liam Gallagher, Paul Arthurs, Paul McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll back in 1991. Soon later, Liam’s brother Noel Gallagher also joined the band as the fifth member. They released their debut solo album titled ‘Definitely Maybe‘ in 1994 which earned immediate commercial success. The album was observed as a seminal entry of the Britpop scene.

Marking the beginning of the band’s worldwide success, ‘Definitely Maybe’ was followed by the second studio album named ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ which was released only a year later in 1995. Oasis’s second studio album was their first record with the well-known drummer Alan White. The sound of the album was a contrast to the rawness of Oasis’s earlier work.

Recently a discussion over the musical genre of Oasis went viral on Twitter and kept the Oasis fans quite busy for a while. The conversation started when the British music journalist Simon Price shared a statement about the musical genre of Oasis and pointed out the fact that the band has no fast songs.

Additionally, Price went on to say that Oasis simply ‘lumber about, fat-arsed and graceless, at 20mph because it’s a residential area.’ According to Simon, the music Oasis created was actually for those people who can not dance. He also suggested that even though they are widely considered a rock band, they don’t rock. The music journalist’s statements about the musical genre of one of the best-selling bands of all time received the harsh reaction of their devoted fans.

Here is what Simon Price stated about Oasis and their music:

“Here’s what’s just struck me about Oasis: They have no fast songs. They just lumber about, fat-arsed and graceless, at 20mph because it’s a residential area. Music for people who can’t-dance-won’t-dance. They are rock but they don’t rock. And what’s the fucking point in that?”

You can see the thread of Oasis fans’ tweets on Twitter below.