shakermaker05 wrote:.I like you, had the majority of my peers in high school telling me how gay Oasis was and how much better Korn and Limp Bizkit were. KORN AND LIMP BIZKIT FOR CRYING OUT LOUD LMFAO!!
Cheese wrote: from my experience most americans think we all walk round with bowler hats and umbrellas and talk like mary fuckin poppins, and know the queen, and that if you live any further north than london youre scottish.
JackWMS wrote:Cheese wrote: from my experience most americans think we all walk round with bowler hats and umbrellas and talk like mary fuckin poppins, and know the queen, and that if you live any further north than london youre scottish.
This is fact
EVERYONE thinks us brits live in stately homes and drive royce's everywhere, we all know the queen and have butlers and talk like we've all been to finishing school. I once suggested an Aussie the Tv series Shameless, after watching it I think it made them question everything
I grew up near Bristol and have a very bland English accent with maybe a hint of west country in it, even I'm asked if I'm Scottish by Australians!
shakermaker05 wrote:[...] Guys like us are a dying breed, a dying breed But with VERY GOOD TASTE, none-the-less! And just remember the words of Liam and Noel of the lyrics: I gotta say what ya say do not let ***** Any F get in yer way! [...]
In fact, YES!, Myself included. On this side of the pond, musical tastes are extreme ...
SteveCooper wrote:So why didn't Oasis ever truly blow up over here?
1. The Fab 4. The Beatles are still to this day like a religion for some in the States. To be influenced by them is one thing, but to tell the entire world that you are bigger than the Beatles is sacrilegious. This statement went over like a lead balloon.
2. Too British. Hey, we all love Princess Di, Mary Poppins, and Austin Powers but too much of a good thing is not a good thing. The Gallaghers were looked at the same way we looked at soccer, oops, football hooliganism back in the day. Loudmouth, drunken, dirty punks that no one could understand.
3. Poor timing. After enduring the horrendous hair band music of the 80's, as young Americans we were angry and ready to let everyone know it. Enter Kurt Cobain. Much of the music here from 1991-1995 was extremely aggressive. Hell, even REM made some aggressive (for them) music in the early 90's. And now this Beatle wannabe is singing about a wonderwall and living forever? Again, it just didn't go over well.
4. Liam. At one of their first US concerts he said that American crowds basically sucked. This was aired on KROQ in LA (the biggest radio station at the time) and they laid into him on the air afterward and the story spread like wildfire throughout the country. The MTV spitting incident didn't help matters either. His incoherent, surly interviews were a major turnoff too. Basically whatever Liam did in the States, Bono did the exact opposite, hence making Bono a god over here and making Oasis a VH1 Where are they Now? episode
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