Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Music's Most Famous Brothers in Their Own Words ; NEW OASIS DOCUMENTARY DIGS UP SOME SERIOUSLY CLASSIC GALLAGHER BROTHER MOMENTS

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Music's Most Famous Brothers in Their Own Words ; NEW OASIS DOCUMENTARY DIGS UP SOME SERIOUSLY CLASSIC GALLAGHER BROTHER MOMENTS

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WITH the new Oasis movie Supersonic on the way, the BBC has decided to dig deep into its archive of interviews and news reports to come up with its own celebration of the legendary Manchester band.

And the broadcaster has turned up some seriously classic Gallagher moments, reviving snippets and soundbites that prove what we all knew: that Noel and Liam aren't just some of the city's most important musicians, they're also among its most natural comedians.

Oasis In Their Own Words revisits the moment the band changed the face of music in the 1990s: blazing an historic trail to the top of the pop charts in August 1994 with their debut album Definitely Maybe, locking horns with Blur in the battle to be king of the Britpop era, and making all kinds of tabloid headlines for record- breaking shows at Knebworth, as well as cancelled gigs in America.

We've had a preview of Oasis In Their Own Words - which is available on the BBC iPlayer from 7am on Friday, September 30 - and these are some of the highlights to look out for.

Left-handed Noel was told off for playing guitar right handed Dexterous Noel was apparently ordered by his school music teacher to flip his guitar over and restring it to be played left-handed as he is a natural leftie.

But 'it didn't make sense' to play it that way round, he says in an interview with musician and presenter Jools Holland.

Instead he stuck to his guns, and remains pretty pleased with himself about the win, laughing, "I'd like to say if my old music teacher's watching, do you wanna borrow a tenner?" "We made Bonehead go bald" Adding to the body of evidence about the Gallagher God complex (look out for the amazing clip of newsreader Jennie Bond reporting that Oasis reckon they mean more to young people than religion because 'has God played Knebworth lately?') is a nugget of footage in which Noel claims Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs' hair loss was a deliberate band decision. …

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