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...Oasis, known for containing one of the most tumultuous relationships in rock music (between the Gallagher brothers), managed to take 1990s Britpop to a global audience. By 1991, Liam Gallagher had joined the Rain and changed the band’s name...

—AIR Studios (UK)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...After leaving his position at EMI Records, Sir George Martin founded AIR (the acronym for Associated Independent Recordings) with fellow producers John Burgess, Ron Richards and Peter Sullivan in London in 1965. The AIR producers at first...

Oasis' Definitely Maybe

Alex Niven

Alex Niven is a writer from the north-east of England. He has written for publications such as The Guardian, LA Review of Books and The Quietus, and his first book Folk Opposition was published in 2011. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

33 1/3 Books

...Oasis’s incendiary 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe managed to summarize almost the entire history of post-fifties guitar music from Chuck Berry to My Bloody Valentine in a way that seemed effortless. But this remarkable album was also...


Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XI : Genres: Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Britpop is a media and marketing term referring to a particular strain in British guitar-based indie rock and pop music of the 1990s. It is used both generically, to describe a group of bands who loosely shared a set of stylistic musical...