Overshadowed by the pantomime of the main protagonists, it’s easy to forget that, at one time, Oasis were a genuinely exciting band. By way of a little crack in the door back to those times comes a new lyric video for b-side ‘Step Out’, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Don’t Look Back in Anger.
Taken from (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?, it’s illustrious a-side helped establish the band as red top cannon fodder and also one of the biggest bands in the world, that continue to draw adulation from the many. Recent times have seen much squabbling and frankly questionable behaviour, but listening to ‘Step Out’ it’s easy to see why Oasis rose from the indie cauldron with searing guitar lines, sneers on tap and a propensity to write damn fine pop tunes, even if they veer sometimes a little close to their idols.
Still, a very enjoyable few minutes.