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Friday, December 20, 2013
Fans celebrate 20th anniversary of Oasis single 'Supersonic'
It was a day that would go down in Manchester music history and cement the city's place as the capital of Britpop.
Thursday marked the 20th anniversary of the fateful day Oasis wrote and recorded their debut single Supersonic on December 19, 1993
The song, written by Noel Gallagher, was written and laid down in a single day at the Pink Museum studios in Liverpool.
The band, who had signed to independent label Creation Records earlier that year, were there for three-day session to record tracks for their first album, Definitely Maybe.
They had been due to record Bring It On Down but began jamming and, after Noel scribbled down some lyrics, Supersonic was born instead.
The track was recorded in 11 hours and was never remixed.
Noel has since said it is his favourite Oasis song.
(US version / Supersonic- Oasis)
Fans were taking to Twitter to celebrate the milestone in pop music history.
Tashi Jackson (@tashi_jackson) wrote: "20 years ago today Oasis recorded Supersonic in Liverpool, debut single of the best band there ever was and ever will be."
Iain Largue (@iainlargue) added: "I can't be that old. 20 years since Supersonic."
It only reached number 31 in the UK singles chart when it was released on April 11, 1994, but over time it has outsold several of their later number 1 hits.
Definitely Maybe catapulted Noel and brother Liam to superstardom along with bandmates Paul 'Bonehead' Arthurs, Paul 'Guigsy' McGuigan and Tony McCarrol upon its release that August.
The brothers, who grew up in Burnage, were rarely out of the tabloid headlines over the next few years as they fought with each other and with other Britpop bands, most memorably Blur.
Seven studio albums followed including 1997's Be Here Now, which smashed sales records, selling 650,000 copies in its first week.
Eight number one singles and several line-up changes also followed before the band's acrimonious split in 2009.
The Gallaghers have both since launched successful solo projects.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds topped the UK album charts with their self-titled debut album, released in October 2011, while Liam's new band Beady Eye's first two albums Different Gear, Still Speeding and BE, both reached the top 10.
via L4e / source: manchestereveningnews.co.uk
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