Sunday, August 30, 2009

Quote of the Week (Sibling Rivalry Edition)

"As a result of an altercation within the band, the Oasis gig has been canceled."

-- Message flashed to crowd waiting for Oasis to take the stage for their scheduled show in Paris on Friday

Noel Gallagher apologized to those who'd already bought tickets and were, you know, sitting there like idiots waiting for the notoriously volatile and unreliable band to take the stage -- but he released a statement not long after the cancellation saying that he's leaving Oasis once and for all because he can't work "a day longer" with his asshole brother, Liam.

(It's worth mentioning that during my lifetime, I've had tickets to see Oasis three times, but have only actually seen them live once; the other two times they canceled at the last minute.)


Anonymous said...

you are a lucky man... i am 0-2 on an Oasis show. ah well, shit happens.

Beth said...

Ryan Adams's version of Wonderwall is better anyway.

Chris said...

Saw them in 1995 in Houston. Good gig, but real attitude. Liam was surprised to get cans thrown at him when he started insulting the crowd. Dare I be controversial and say they haven't been innovative for a long time.

Tara Parker said...

I heard this morning on the radio that Wonderwall got banned in some English town. No surprise there. One of my all-time least favorite songs.

L. said...

I saw them on the Be Here Now tour. I know they behave like a couple of dicks (Liam definitely more so than Noel), but I'll always have a soft spot for Oasis.

As one of four kids, I can say with absolute certainty that if I was ever in a band with two out of my three sisters we'd end up murdering each other. There's something about the unguarded way we treat family sometimes that can be more brutal than any friend or stranger.