Oasis, the adopted sound of Manchester. The ultimate proof is when they were used as the soundtrack to the most accurate portrayal of Manchester lives. No, not Coronation Street, but The Royle Family. The Gallaghers and band are princes behind the castle wonderwalls. Before we finish we’ll be learning more about the monkeys, kings, and Godlike geniuses that also live there.
Extract from page 294 of 2000 Tunes: A History of Manchester Music by M. H. Rees; used with permission. Read the whole series (25 extracts) here; or my summary post. Readers might be interested in my forthcoming novel about a man obsessed with Manchester music - confusingly, it is also called 2000 Tunes!