Mat Whitecross chronicles the band in their hilariously arrogant early days.
My brother is a huge Oasis fan, so my sister-in-law and I entertained him for an evening to go catch the opening night of Oasis: Supersonic, a documentary about the band coinciding with the 20th anniversary of their triumphant two night gig at Knebworth. I love a good documentary, but this “rockumentary” was really worth every second. From laugh out loud to the oh-no-they-didn’t moments, this glimpse into the band’s rise to fame in the decade of my 20’s brought back a rush of memories and nostalgia from a decade that I never really missed before.
And now I can’t get their songs out of my head. “Rock n Roll Star” and “Live Forever” are on constant replay, echoing raucously in my mind. If you get the chance to watch this film, you won’t regret it. The psychedelic feel, the Gallagher brothers’ living homage to the Beatles, the loud, in your face fun–those morning glory days…
The film ends with that famous two night run at Knebworth in 1996 in which the band headlined to over 250,000 fans despite the fact that the band stuck together for another 13 years before Noel Gallagher, the songwriter, left the band to strike out on his own under the moniker Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Younger brother and singer, Liam continued on with his Oasis band mates as Beady Eye until 2014. He is now working on a solo album scheduled to be released in 2017.