It has been 20 years since Oasis released their second album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? The album would help the Manchester gang to conquer the world (even America, before they derailed their own success). Their first album with Alan White on drums after sacking Tony McCarrol WTSMG? was a triumph! Killer singles like ‘Some Might Say’ and ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ and of course ‘Wonderwall’ helped shed the album in its millions, selling over 340.000 in its first week in the UK. They may have lost the battle against Blur when ‘Roll With It’ lost out to ‘Country House‘ in the infamous race for number one; but they certainly won the war by selling 22 million copies to date of the album.
On release, the album was considered inferior to their debut Definitely Maybe. Many still bang on about this being the greatest album of the 90’s. Those people are wrong. Oasis have yet to deliver an album up to this standard, Be Here Now was an overblown disappointment and ever since the band have promised that the next album would be their best ever but then delivered a sub-standard indie rocker with enough singles to keep the flame of Oasis burning.
So let’s get into the nostalgia pod and remind ourselves of why (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? became such an important album.
‘Some Might Say’
The band and Creation Records’ Alan Mcgee argued over what should be the single, this or ‘Acquiesce‘. Guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher decided on ‘Some Might Say‘ and the T-Rex inspired track became Oasis‘ first UK number one, though many fans will always say that the B-side that became ‘Acquiesce’ was a superior choice.
Geek fact: The last song to feature original drummer McCarroll before he was sacked.