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The Importance of Being Idle


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The importance of a great video

Although a fantastic song in it's own right, the video to this Oasis hit is way above the typically churned out visual images that accompany many songs today. Rhys Ifans is perfect as the sly, foppish and ever-so-slightly sinister undertaker. Top marks should also be awarded to all those who helped mix Dickensian bleakness with kitchen sink dramas of the 1960's. A first rate video that now seems wasted on a few short minutes of screen time.


Great video - although I'm not too sure I agree that Rhys Ifans plays an undertaker, but rather the deceased at his own funeral - if you watch the video, nobody acknowledges him, he's already dressed when lying in the bed at the start of the video, and in the closing shot, you can't see him at the front of the procession...??? Class act!

Back To Their Best

The Song and Video that took Oasis back to the top of the Brit Rock Ladder. After some below par Albums in recent year's this signalled a return to greatness, their latest releases show a return to the Oasis of old, a welcome return to form.


Formed: 1993 in Manchester, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Oasis shot from obscurity to stardom in 1994, becoming one of Britain's most popular and critically acclaimed bands of the decade in the process. Along with Blur and Suede, they were responsible for returning British guitar pop to the top of the charts. Led by guitarist/songwriter Noel Gallagher, the Manchester quintet adopted the rough, thuggish image of the Stones and the Who, crossed it with "Beatlesque" melodies and hooks, injected distinctly British lyrical themes and song structures like the...
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