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Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Exclusive: Oasis in the USA : A Paul Slattery Gallery
Live4ever.us is excited to present a very special sneak peak at world renown rock photographer Paul Slattery's Oasis photos which he hand picked for our site. The "Oasis in the US" photos viewed here are featured in Paul's book Oasis: A Year On the Road. Here's more about the author:
Paul Slatttery first jumped into the photographer’s pit at a gig by his teenage guitar hero Link Wray at London’s Lyceum in June 1975 when he should have been studying for his final exams. Narrowly passing those exams, he could have got a job as a town planner, but it was planning the next gig that soon became his life. A chance meeting with Lemmy at the Nashville in West Kensington convinced him of the need to have a rock and roll lifestyle and he subsequently went on to photograph the Pistols, The Ramones and The Clash.
Going on to photograph such bands as U2, Joy Division, The Fall and The Specials he has flirted with Heavy Metal and survived drinking sessions with the likes of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and of course Motörhead and counts Lemmy as a true gent and a number one rock god.
In complete contrast he made some of the most iconic photographs of the Smiths in the mid eighties, and in the late eighties and early nineties he photographed the Stones Roses and a young Manic Street Preachers, bands that captured the spirit of the
In February 1994 he was introduced to a then unknown band called Oasis with whom he eventually spent a year on the road. It is from these photographs that this book has been compiled. Paul’s photographs have appeared in thousands of magazines worldwide, over 80 books on rock and roll bands, and on numerous CD’s.
First ever US gig at Wetlands 21/7/94
Filming Live Forever vid at Naumberg bandshell C. Pk. NY 22/7/94
Liam at the Bethesda Fountain C. Pk. NY 22/7/94
Tony being buried at the Green Oasis NYC Live Forever video shoot 22/7/94
Green Oasis NYC Live Forever vid. shoot 22/7/94
In 1994, Oasis was on the fast–track to the top. Hailed as the kings of Britpop, and by some as “the new Beatles,” the band had conquered the British charts and were on the verge of international success.
Their first world tour, playing on three continents, was the critical moment in the band’s emergence as an international force. Photographer Paul Slattery was there through that entire crucial period.
In Oasis: A Year on the Road, Slattery’s photos capture the excitement and the drama of the times, and his recollections offer a revealing counterpoint to the candid images.
Noel Times sq 23/7/94
Soundcheck Met Cafe Providence 22/10/94
Liam with Beatles Poster in NYC 29/10/94
JC Dobbs Philly 23/10/94 due to the strange layout of the stage, Noel and Guigs swapped places. perhaps the only time Noel ever played on that side of the stage.
Noel after a few drinks on route 95 on the way to Philadelphia USA . Noel asked me to take his photo beneath the McDonalds sign. " Mc Donalds Noel" I asked? Noel replied " look Slatts, it says Billions Sold. That's going to be us soon." oct 94
Backstage Wetlands NY 29/10/94
Live at Wetlands NY 29/10/94
Live at Wetlands NY 29/10/94
A professional photographer for more than 20 years, Paul Slattery is internationally known for his work with Oasis, The Smiths, The Clash, U2, and other major bands.
Previous books; The Smiths - The Early Years published by Vision On, Omnibus Press.
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