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Oasis goes ‘Pop!’

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

The Oasis singer told the entertainment Web site ananova.com that he is, like, so over the whole “indie” thing. Though the band initially signed with an independent label in their early years, these days their whole vibe is more mainstream.
“I love pop music,” the singer said. “That’s what we do.”
The outsider status that once bolstered the Oasis mystique has become something of an albatross for the Gallagher brothers, who seem to be equally invested in amassing the fortune, as well as the fame.
“What’s an indie band?” he mused. “To me that’s Inspiral Carpets or Echobelly. Forget that.”
OK, consider it — or them — forgotten.
“What’s the point in not putting out a great single every few months?” Liam asked rhetorically.
Of course, die-hard Oasis fans would be happy with a great single every few years — it’s been many a moon since the heady days of “Champagne Supernova” and “Wonderwall.” But then, they probably can’t get through a track without Noel and Liam getting into a punch-up.
Oasis might want to think twice before giving up their indie cred and going all pop-ish, since it seems to be one of those ironic postures that rock stars love to adopt. In the mid-90’s, U2 went the same route with “Pop” (their weakest album ever) and toured, dressed like the Village People, with a McDonald’s-like arch, a giant lemon and a disco ball. And it wasn’t a pretty sight.

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