Welcome home lads
The exhibition, which has offcially landed today at Old Granada Studios in Manchester, features a life-size Definitely Maybe set where you can stand, pose with the guitar and maybe even make out like you’re a hungover Liam Gallagher…
The vast space contains tons of memorabilia, handwritten lyrics and unseen photographs – among other 90s treasures.
A hot mess of 90s treasures!
Last night was the opening launch and I was both impressed and astounded by the quantity of artefacts and unseen photographs – far superior than the exhibition’s first run in London.
The biggie for me was the life size set of Paul ‘Bonehead’ Arthurs’ (or ‘Bones’ as he’s affectionately known to us mancs) West Didsbury living room, where you can recreate the Definitely Maybe album cover that was shot there in 1994.
…and music moguls
Lovin Manchester got a pat on the back and cheeky snap of music extraordinaire John Robb – who’d come to welcome the lads home!
Robb – a key player in music groups The Membrane and Goldblade and Louder Than War boss was catching up with another famous face who came to welcome the exhibition home – he and Oasis art director Brian Cannon posed inside the Definitely Maybe mock-up as they caught up at last night’s launch party.
Noel Gallagher’s handwritten lyrics to Wonderwall, Champagne Supernova and the Out Of The Blue tracksheet (as well as the white parka worn by Liam at Glastonbury in 1995) can also be oggled – in fact the band have shared some of their most prized possessions to be put on display. And they don’t disappoint…
Spot Noel’s hand-painted Union Jack masterpiece
Almost as famous as the man himself, five of Noel’s guitars, including the hand-painted Union Jack 60s Epiphone Sheraton he first played on stage at Maine Road in 1996, are just some of the exhibits, along with the sign from King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, where the band were first discovered by Creation Records boss Alan McGee, and the gramophone from the cover of Be Here Now, loaned by Liam, who keeps it in his house.
The Chasing The Sun Oasis Exhibition is open daily from 12 noon to 7pm (6pm on Sundays).
Special thanks to the fantastic Paul Feeley for the shots.