In 1991, five wannabe Mancunian musicians came together and cracked the spark that ignited the explosion which became Oasis. The band went from obscurity to a global phenomenon in the space of a year, achieving world-wide recognition and selling over 70 million records. What started out as five young lads with a common dream of becoming rock stars eventually disintegrated into in-fighting, clashes of egos, and financial disputes. In 1995, following the release of Definitely Maybe - the fastest-selling debut of all time - things came to a head and drummer Tony McCarroll left the band.
In this candid and hilarious book, Tony tells one of the most in-depth rock 'n' roll stories of modern times. He reveals the truth about the early years before the band was even formed; he tells of the drinking and drug consumption. Plus, he talks of his much-publicized rift with Noel Gallagher. Tony's recollections include stories involving David Beckham, Prince, Eric Cantona and John McEnroe.
©2010 Anthony McCarroll/Richard Dolan (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Insider's account of the rise and fall of Oasis. Lots of details of the bands early days with a lot of emphasis on the genius and hubris of Noel Gallagher. The narrative is compromised by the authors falling out with Noël so don't expect a balanced portrait of the Gallaghers. Still, it was an enjoyable read with lots of interesting tidbits.
"Rock n roll star"
One of the best.
If you have any interest in british music then this is a must, i bought it on a whim but found it surprising and shocking. The guy has told a brilliant story the way a biography should, hes not wasted time on the boring family stuff just got straight to the interesting stuff after setting up the tale.I think considering this guys experience we can consider this to be pretty balanced, he remains philisophical and very sensible about the experience which would emotianlly wound the best of us.Id love to have heard a bit more, Really excellent, dont hesitate.
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