Two decades ago, American audiences got their first taste of a charmingly opinionated British rock star with an intriguing way of pronouncing “sunshine” when Oasis released their debut, Definitely Maybe. As Rob Sheffield writes in his four-and-a-half-star review of the band’s new three-disc reissue of their first album, “Twenty years on, Oasis‘ debut remains one of the most gloriously loutish odes to cigarettes, alcohol and dumb guitar solos that the British Isles have ever coughed up.”
To mark the reissue’s arrival this week, Rolling Stone is debuting this footage of the band playing “Cigarettes & Alcohol” at the Lomax in Liverpool on April 13th, 1994. Highlights: Liam Gallagher’s star-shaped tambourine and the fact that the camera finds guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs more often than Liam’s partner in crime, Noel.
The Definitely Maybe: Chasing the Sun Edition includes live versions of “Supersonic” and “Live Forever” and demos of “Strange Thing” and “Married With Children.” Reissues of 1995’s (What’s the Story) Morning Glory? and 1997’s Be Here Now are due later this year. Fans can also get their hands on Original 1993 Demos, a replica of the demo cassette — yes, cassette — the band handed out before they got signed. More information on all the releases is available on the band’s website now.