Oasis: Not as good as Saxon

So the most overrated band in all music history have finally split up. Even Adolf Hitler is upset about it. The NME will need someone new to put on the cover every third week.

The Guardian’s increasingly risible Tim Jonze claims that they were arguably Britain’s greatest ever rock’n'roll band. I’m guessing fans of bands like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin or The Clash would rather dispute that fact. The truth is that Oasis were just lucky to be in the right place at the right time, and were at the receiving end of so much undeserved hype from hacks like Jonze that it completely went to their heads.  Yes, they did a couple of decent albums, but even most their devoted fans admit that they were just coasting after their early years.

Far from being the new Beatles, the reality is that (in my opinion of course) Oasis were not as good a band as Saxon.

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3 Responses to Oasis: Not as good as Saxon

  1. Chuk says:

    “Arguably” does not mean “if you claim this, everyone else will argue against it”. I don’t know if I’d give them credit for decent albums, even, more like decent singles.

  2. Andy Ashton says:

    Oasis are (were) the classic jukebox band, good hummable tunes when you’re out and about and having a few real ales. What they don’t do, is stand up to any serious scrutiny or lend themselves to “serious” headphone listening and for that reason they’ll always be 2nd or 3rd division. Bit like Saxon then really, but yeah….not quite as good…!!

  3. Frank says:

    ‘arguably Britain’s greatest ever rock’n’roll band’ – they’re having a laugh! Sure I quite liked their Beatles-pastiche, but come on…

    Zeppelin were in a different stratosphere. I would add the Who, The Kinks, Floyd, the Clash, the Stones, Genesis (Gabriel era), a long list to be honest.