The Big Album Show


Standing on the Shoulder of Giants by Oasis

Season 1, Ep. 20

We talk about about Oasis's difficult 4th album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, released on 28 February 2000.

It's easy to forget what a cultural phenomenon Oasis were.

Perhaps Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich put it best when speaking about the oasis zeitgeist.

He said,

"In the mid-90s, wherever or whoever you were when it was going down, you felt it … in the streets, in the pubs, the music press, on the radio, in the gossip rags, the concert halls, and affecting everything from the way people dressed, the way they cut their hair, what football team they supported, the way people communicated, one’s accent … the list goes on and on.

The Oasis phenomenon cut across all shapes, sizes, boundaries and classes. Everybody knew Oasis, and in some way were impacted by them. And if they didn’t love them, it was often the polarising opposite. But most importantly, nobody didn’t care. Everyone had an opinion. Everybody had a thought. Nobody ignored them. No one."

We think it's fair to say that this album certainly polarises opinion.

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