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Oasis: The Truth - My Life as Oasis's Drummer | [Tony McCarroll]

Oasis: The Truth - My Life as Oasis's Drummer

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.
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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

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    Scott Scarborough, ON, Canada 11-15-13
    Scott Scarborough, ON, Canada 11-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Insider's view of a rollicking band"
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    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.

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  • screamadelic
    1/16/15
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    "great insight"

    brilliant book with some really funny stories. would highly recommend this to any oasis fan

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Me
    5/9/15
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    "Best Book I've had yet of 12"
    Would you listen to Oasis again? Why?

    The only book I've listed to twice so far


    What other book might you compare Oasis to, and why?

    None, its more accurate


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    How they got to where they are today with the help of the realies


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Any Oasis fan needs to hear this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Conrad
    Mitcham, United Kingdom
    12/29/14
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    "Great"
    What made the experience of listening to Oasis the most enjoyable?

    I Totally believe what he is saying.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Oasis?

    The conflict with Noel, and the way that they wrote the songs together


    What does Stephen Ballantyne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Nothing. I would rather the author.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Callum G.
    2/26/15
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    "Good but missed the real scoop"

    I have to admit I was disappointed that this tiny the drummer left before the made it big which if I had known prob wouldn't have bought it but it was interesting in home oasis did form.

    I entered this audio book thinking Noel is the sound bother and Liam was the idiot but after this I think it's the other way about. I just think Noel is more cute about how he presents himself in the media where is Liam is more naive.

    Think it also gives inspiring musicians that hope with meeting the right people at the right time and abit of luck can go along way.

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