Am I the only one who thinks that Oasis are actually kinda shite?

My generation (school-kids through the 80's, childhoods in the 70's) who were fans of/well aware of, the bands who were influencing the chart acts. Back in the 80's and early 90's we were quick to point out who a band was aping and when they were sailing too close to the wind between a strong influence (more honest) to plagiarism (NOT OK). We'd have heated discussions down the pub about this and sampling. This really kicked off at one point when there were a lot of bands charting at around the same time who were close to the line and being really brazen about who they wanted to be and sound like. Oasis cropped up a lot in those sorts of conversations nationally. They wanted to be The Beatles. They weren't the only ones, but they were getting a lot of attention.

Reflecting on the whole subject over time you realise just how much the bands of the 60's and 70's were borrowing heavily from each other, either obviously, or in a subtle, hidden way and how much the 60's artists took from their influences. Then there's generational nostalgia. My generation seemed to want to have been teenagers in the 60's. The late 90's? teens seem to want to have been teens in the mid 1970's.

The crime of modern times is no longer about whether someone is ripping off someone else (they are - endlessly), but why the hell they chose such a lousy track to rip off.

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