During a conversation with photographer Jill Furmanovsky prior to her upcoming show, Noel Gallagher discussed his ideas on why Oasis didn’t have the same degree of success in the US as they did back home. He said: “America, they were unable to accept the reality that we were unconcerned about anything.” It seems to me that the reason we haven’t really had a number one album in America is because we wouldn’t go above and beyond for them, so they wouldn’t do the same for us.
He continued by mentioning how the band’s interactions with fans had an impact on the award nominations: We’ve never received a Grammy nomination because of that. You had to pretend to be good and do all those things, and we were never able to pull it off, which is why we would always end up at number two. Oasis did not debut at number one in the US, with their 1997 album “Be Here Now” coming closest at number two. Despite topping the UK Albums Chart with all seven of their studio albums, they did not make it to the top place there.
Gallagher’s Music And The American Audience. Similar themes ran through Gallagher’s most recent work with his band, the High Flying Birds. After its release on June 2, the album “Council Skies” peaked at number two in the UK charts, but its reception among American fans was less than stellar.
When the band performed four of their newest songs at the start of the gigs on the record’s accompanying tour in the summer, the crowd showed little interest in them. Therefore, in a Rolling Stone interview at the time, Gallagher chastised the audience: It is dreadful. I have [four or] five fresh ones to start. Then, shouldn’t people have purchased the f**king album? They say to themselves, “What the f**k is this?” as they stand there gaping.
A Reissue of Oasis on the Charts
On November 3, the singer and his brother Liam Gallagher republished Oasis’ “The Masterplan” in honor of the band’s 25th anniversary. The album is presently up against Jungkook’s “Golden” and Taylor Swift’s “1989 (Taylor’s Version)” for the title of the band’s next number one.