If you are new to the site, I started this series with the year 1987 and then noticed that 1991 and 1983 were also a couple of the greatest years in music. I got to thinking, was there a pattern that every 4 years we have another great year in music. Well, I am not sure the theory held up for me with 1979, but now I am exploring the year 1995. If you want to explore the other years, click on the link below…
1979 – The Greatest Year in Music?
1983 – The Greatest Year in Music?
1987 – The Greatest Year in Music?
1991 – The Greatest Year in Music?
Will 1995 be another great year or is my theory fully debunked with this year. Let us explore and see and then decide a the end. But first we have to ask What were the top albums of the year?, What were the debut albums from some of the great rock bands? and What was going on in the world of music that year?
1995 didn’t have any major news story that changed music like 1979 with the Sony Walkman and 1983 with the release of the CD, but a couple big stories did happen.
On August 9th, a major even happened in the history of Kiss. Kiss performed on MTV’s Unplugged series. That in and of itself was nothing special, but some special guests were invited up on the stage and out walked Ace & Peter. It was the first time in 16 years the original members of Kiss (Gene, Paul, Peter & Ace) had played together. It was so well received that the following year, Kiss put their make-up back on and the first reunion tour was kicked off and the Kiss Unplugged album was finally released. This event started it off.
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Is anyone else tired of see ing Liam and Noel in the news and everyone mentioning a reunion? Well, I sure as hell am. So, to celebrate that fact, lets do a day of memes associated with Oasis. Like them or not, we are going to do it. I hope you enjoy, or hate them, either way is fine with me.
Champagne Supernova? Click on the title to find out.
I never thought of them as a one-hit wonder…
If it was only this easy…
Do the boys fight? Yes, but they really love each other! Right????
For My Sunday Song #42, I bring to you one of my favorite Oasis’ songs “Champagne Supernova”. The song is off their album ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory’ that was released back in 1995. The single was released in 1996 and went to #1 on the Modern Rock Tracks and actually to #20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
There is something about this epic 7 minute song that resonates with me and I do not know what it is. The psychedelic sound of the song and the complete ridiculousness of the lyrics spoke to me for some odd reason. Musically and sonically it was so rich and it sucked me in to its vortex.
And the lyrics…What the hell do those lyrics even mean? What is a “Champagne Supernova”? Does anybody know? It turns out, NO! Noel Gallagher was apparently really high when we wrote the song…duh!!…and he doesn’t even know. He believes the lyrics can mean something different to everyone and I guess that is actually true.
For me, it is the story about how hard life is and how we get caught between the “landslide” of the heaviness of that life. We think we are going to be and do great things, but it doesn’t really matter as we are going to die and the world will go on without us. We are just a blip in the universe, inconsequential. Kind of sad actually.
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