Throughout the mid to late 1990’s there was an apparent feud between the UK’S Oasis and Blur. Back then the internet was in its infancy and news traveled a lot slower – sometimes not at all. Mobile phones weren’t mini-computers, and so sometimes things like feuds remained hidden from the public. Today, a lot of stories from the 90’s are being revealed. Let’s find out more about this decades old feud.
As per Far Out Magazine, For most of the 1990s, Oasis and Blur were famously at loggerheads in an era-defining feud. Usually, the two bands would use the music press as the vehicle for their sparring, and there would be very little subtlety from either side. However, on one occasion, Oasis used a more covert methodology.
Oasis and Blur were unquestionably the biggest bands in the UK, and understood controversy was a priceless marketing tool. Controversy creates cash. Oasis and Blur were relentless at throwing jibes at one another and were both happy for the media to portray them as mortal enemies. This became a vicious war of words that looked like it would never end.
In 1995, the Oasis / Blur relationship changed following a comment made by Liam Gallagher at the party celebrating ‘Some Might Say’ going to number one. Damon Albarn later told NME: “I went to their celebration party, y’know, just to say ‘Well done’. And Liam came over and, like he is, he goes, ‘number fuckin’ One!’, right in my face. So I thought, ‘OK we’ll see…’”