Oasis are the latest artists to be honoured with the MOJO’s Collectors’ Series treatment: our lavish run of specials entirely dedicated to music’s greats. And if you've already picked up Volume One - OASIS WHAT’S THE STORY 1991-1998 - you'll be pleased to know that OASIS WHAT’S THE STORY 1999-2021 is now available, too. You can order it direct from us for £7.99.
Thirty years ago this year, Oasis played their first-ever gig - the beginning of an extraordinary journey that saw the Manchester five-piece become the biggest British rock band in a generation. To celebrate three decades of Gallagher genius and mayhem, MOJO has corralled its finest writing on Oasis and the brothers’ solo careers into two lavish 132-page bookazines, packed with rare and famous photographs and lashings of rambunctious rock’n’roll tales.
This second issue, OASIS WHAT’S THE STORY 1999-2021, brings Noel and Liam Gallagher’s ever-compelling story up to date. It begins with the dramatic departure of founder members Bonehead and Guigsy during the recording sessions for 2000’s Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants album, and follows Oasis through their millennial triumphs as an international stadium act, the bust-up in Paris that finally ended the group, the formation of Beady Eye, and the highs and lows of Noel and Liam’s successful solo careers. All enlivened, of course, by the Gallaghers’ eternal brotherly banter and spats.
This first issue, OASIS WHAT’S THE STORY 1991-1998, charts the band from their early days in Manchester and signing to Creation Records, through to the making of their epochal first two albums, Definitely Maybe and (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?, to their momentous shows at Knebworth Park in 1996 and the last record made with the classic ’90s line-up, Be Here Now, by which time tensions within the group were at breaking point.
Among the essential features and interviews you’ll find inside OASIS WHAT’S THE STORY 1991-1998 are MOJO’s first encounter with Noel not long after Definitely Maybe’s mercurial success in autumn 1994, the inside story of the sensational punch-up between Noel and Liam during the recording of Morning Glory, and material from a shelved 1997 documentary that the band refused to be shown to the public.