The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 783: Oasis at War, Part 2 [Music and Podcast Embedded]

How well do you get along with your sibling (assuming you have any, of course)? Brothers and sisters can be a pain in the ass, especially when you’re always in close quarters. And if you have to work with them? Fuhgeddaboutit.

Take the Everly Brothers. After a speed-fueled breakup in 1973, Don and Phil talked to each other just once in the following ten years–and that was at their father’s funeral. Ray and Dave Davies of The Kinks cannot stand each other. John and Tom Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Barry and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees. Chris and Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes. The animosity between Jim and William Reid of the Jesus and Mary Chain was legendary. And I know they weren’t really brothers, but Joey and Johnny Ramone didn’t talk to each other for decades after Johnny stole and then married Joey’s girlfriend.

But the most famous musical sibling rivalry in recent years as been the non-stop battle between Liam and Noel Gallagher. This is part two of Oasis at War.

Songs heard on this show:

Oasis, Go Let It Out

Oasis, Who Feels Love

Oasis, Stop Crying Your Heart Out

Oasis, Lyla

Oasis, The Shock of the Lightning

Beady Eye, Four Letter World

Noel Gallagher, The Death of You and Me

Oasis, Roll With It

Playlistist Eric Wilhite has compiled this for the show.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 783: Oasis at War, Part 2 [Music and Podcast Embedded]

  • April 12, 2017 at 10:02 am

    This is absolutely fantastic with the music clips.

    Honestly it’s even better for the way I consume podcasts — at 1.5x speed. Music is always a bit funny that way, particularly complete songs. It’s nice to get a flavour for it though.


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