Stop The Clocks
An Oasis? Nah, they're the real deal says InSITE reporter George Learmond.
Round about 1994, things were quite different. Britain was a conservative nation, I was 5, Chavs didn’t exist and shock horror, neither did the iPod!! Rover was still alive, sort of, Greenpeace didn’t have the ridiculous idea that 4x4s were the creation of Satan, mobile phones were as big as suitcases and oh yes, Oasis burst onto the scene. Now I will admit right here that I have been a fan of the great “Britpop” band for ages. Their genius, anthemic songs have always oozed a sort of working class, northern, swaggery cool. So I was pretty chuffed to find out that they would be releasing a greatest hits album with all the well known (and some less well known) songs.
Fact: Oasis were originally called Rain.
“Stop The Clocks” is a double CD with 18 songs, and retails for around a tenner. Let me reel off some of the tunes on there; The Importance Of Being Idle, Lyla, The Masterplan, Don’t Look Back In Anger, Supersonic, Half The World Away and Live Forever, to name but a few. The album sounds great anywhere and is one that can be listened to again and again. It’s not just rock either, there are some really chilled out songs like “Talk Tonight” and “Wonderwall”.
They say everything is subjective, but seriously, nearly everyone will find at least one song they absolutely love on this album. I can’t recommend it enough and it has got to be the best way to spend £10 I can think of. Go out, buy it, and if you don’t like anything you hear, then you can stamp on my foot, maybe. Definitely Maybe!