button Oasis @ Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan (20th Nov '05)

This Is Rock N' Roll

      As set closer "Rock 'n' Roll Star" wound down, Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher began to repeatedly chant "This is rock n' roll". He was absolutely correct in his assertion as he and his bandmates delivered a fantastic 90 minute performance that showcased the awesome rock prowess that first made them international superstars over a decade ago.

      Riding high on the acclaim of this year's Don't Believe the Truth, Oasis brought their massive catalogue of Brit-pop anthems to Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan. Legions of faithful Japanese admirers and British expats flocked to the cavernous venue for tonight's gig, the second of three scheduled shows in Tokyo.

Oasis      The sold-out crowd went absolutely ballistic as the band appeared on stage and kicked into "Turn Up The Sun" and "Lyla" from Don't Believe the Truth. As energetic as the audience was for the opening tracks, it was the combo of "Morning Glory" and "Cigarettes and Alcohol" that really pushed them over the edge. Watching thousands of spectators jump up and down, clap, and pump their fists to the fantastic tracks it was quite evident that Oasis' early material still strikes a chord in the hearts of fans.

      The several cuts showcased from Don't Believe the Truth were all well received. Although their last few releases have been met with lukewarm responses, critics are labeling Don't Believe the Truth as the group's best effort since 1995's brilliant (What's the Story) Morning Glory?. The Gallagher brothers' excellent supporting cast played a huge role in the making of the album and definitely made their presence felt during tonight's concert. The fantastic talents of Gem Archer, ex-Ride guitarist Andy Bell, touring keyboardist Jay Darlington, and the band's most recent addition, drummer Zak Starkey have helped Oasis tighten things up musically. Although they've always held onto the notion that they were one of the best rock acts in the world, this powerful line-up is allowing them to once again prove it.
     A barrage of colourful lights illuminated the group while hundreds of small flashing bulbs dangling from the lighting rig gave the appearance that the guys were playing under a full sky of sparkling stars. With his hands at his side and his head slightly cocked Liam Gallagher delivered his lyrics with the same swagger as he always has. Aside from him occasionally strutting around the stage when not singing, there was little movement from Oasis. This is nothing new of course, as the group's live performances have always favoured substance over style.

Oasis      After dedicating "Live Forever" to Tokyo, the group ended things on a high note with the solid 1-2-3 punch of "Wonderwall", "Champagne Supernova", and the above mentioned "Rock 'n' Roll Star". All three came off excellent as audience members eagerly sang along to some of the band's best loved compositions.

      After several minutes of screaming and clapping in unison, the audience's praise and enthusiasm was rewarded with a four-song encore. Although good renditions of "Guess God Thinks I'm Abel" and "The Meaning Of Soul" were unveiled to start the encore, they failed to match the intensity of the awesome display that ended the previous set. Oasis quickly rebounded with the Noel Gallagher sung "Don't Look Back In Anger". The mass sing-along that ensued once again got the crowd all riled up. As the house lights came on, Liam Gallagher re-assumed vocal duties for a rollicking cover of "My Generation". With everyone dancing, cheering, and having a fantastic time it's safe to say that there are no maybes about it - Oasis definitely still got it.

Oasis      --setlist--

1. Turn Up The Sun/ 2. Lyla/ 3. Bring It On Down/ 4. Morning Glory/ 5. Cigarettes and Alcohol/ 6. The Importance Of Being Idle/ 7. The Masterplan/ 8. Songbird/ 9. A Bell Will Ring/ 10. Acquiesce/ 11. Live Forever/ 12. Mucky Fingers/ 13. Wonderwall/ 14. Champagne Supernova/ 15. Rock 'n' Roll Star


1. Guess God Thinks I'm Abel/ 2. The Meaning Of Soul/ 3. Don't Look Back In Anger/ 4. My Generation
*The photos were taken by yegg in Osaka on the 17th of October in the same tour...

report by shawn and photos by yegg
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buttonmag files : Oasis

buttonThis Is Rock N' Roll : (05/11/20 @ Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan) : review by shawn, photos by yegg
buttonファンがライヴをつくりあげるのだ : (05/11/18 @ Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan) : review by joe, photos by ryota
buttonオアシスは嘘をつかない : (05/11/18 @ Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan) : review by rad, photos by ryota
buttonphoto report : (05/11/18 @ Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan) : photos by ryota
buttonillustration report : (05/11/17 @ Osaka Jo Hall) : illustration by chika
button新しいスタンダード、新しい10年の始まり : (05/11/17 @ Osaka Jo Hall) : review by kuniko, photos by yegg
buttonphoto report : (05/11/17 @ Osaka Jo Hall) : photos by yegg
buttonillustration report : (02/10/08 @ Nagoya Rainbow Hall) : illustration by chika
buttonphoto report : (02/10/02 @ Oska Jo Hall) : photos by ikesan
buttonオアシス成熟期? : (02/09/29 @ Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan) : review by yoshi_k, photo by nishioka
button天高くオアシスの秋…の一日 : (02/09/29 @ Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan) : review by mimi, photo by nishioka
buttonオアシス無限の音楽パワー : (02/09/29 @ Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan) : review by ali, photo by maki
buttonどーする、オアシス〜 : (02/09/26 @ Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan) : review by nob, photo by nishioka
buttonphoto report : (02/09/25 @ Yoyogi Daiichi Taiikukan) : photo by nishioka
buttonCD review Standing on the Shoulder of Giants : (00/03/28 ) : review by baby-uncle
buttonreview with no title : (00/03/11 @ Kobe World Kinen Hall) : review by baby-uncle
buttonreview with no title : (00/03/03 @ Marine Messe Fukuoka) : review by FUMI
buttonreview with no title : (00/02/29 @ Yokohama Arena) : review by 岩崎直子
buttonreview with no title : (00/02/29 @ Yokohama Arena) : review by 岡田智子
buttonOasis photo exhibition : (97/09 in London) : review by hanasan

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The official site



the latest album


"Don't Believe the Truth"
(US import / 国内盤 DVD付き限定盤 / 国内盤)

previous works

"(What's The Story) Morning Glory?"
(US import / UK import / 国内盤)
"Heathen Chemistry"
(US import / UK import / 国内盤)
"Standing on the Shoulder Of..."
(UK import / 国内盤)
"Familiar to Millions."
(US import / 国内盤)
"Definitely Maybe"
(US import / UK import / 国内盤)
"The Masterplan"
(US import / 国内盤)
"Be Here Now"
(US import / UK import国内盤)
"Maximum Oasis" (UK import)

singles and more

"レット・ゼア・ビー・ラヴ [MAXI]"
"インポータンス・オヴ・ビーイング・アイドル [MAXI]"
"ライラ [MAXI]"
"D'You Know What I Mean [MAXI](UK import)"
"Whatever [MAXI]"(国内盤 / UK import)
"リトル・バイ・リトル [MAXI]"
"ストップ・クライング・ユア・ハート・アウト [MAXI]"
"Live Forever [MAXI] (UK import)"
"Cigarettes & Alcohol [MAXI] (UK import)"
"Shakermaker [MAXI] (UK import)"
"All Around the World [MAXI]"(UK import / 国内盤)
"ドント・ルック・バック・イン・アンガー [MAXI]"
"Sunday Morning Call [MAXI]"(UK import / 国内盤)
"Supersonic [MAXI]"(UK import / 国内盤)
"ドント・ゴー・アウェイ [MAXI]"
"Wonderwall [MAXI]"(UK import / 国内盤)
"Some Might Say [MAXI]"(国内盤 / UK import)
"ヒンドゥ・タイムズ [MAXI]"
"Stand by Me [MAXI] (UK import)"


"Live By the Sea"
(US import / 国内盤)


"There & Then"
(US import - region free / 国内盤)

"Familiar to Millions: the DVD"
(US import - region free / 国内盤)
"Definitely Maybe: the DVD"
(US import / 国内盤)
"Live Forever"

check the albums?



buttonShake Your Rump : Rovo (5th Nov. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonMajestic Doves Battle Evil Spirits In Tokyo : Doves (30th Oct. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonDVD review : RGB : sianspheric (17th Oct.)
buttonNeeds To Be Seen To Be Believed : Shibusa Shirazu Orchestra (16th Oct. @ Yokohama Thumbs Up)
buttonShimmy Shimmy Ya : Zilli**Sweet Oriental Dance Show feat. Zilli, Eshe, Ken, Shinshi, and Mananbu (8th Oct. @ Shibuya Udagawa Cafe)
buttonSomething Old And Something New : Time Bomb Records 15th Aniversary Feat. Blind Beast (Thurston Moore+Jim O'Rourke+Yoshimi), The Evens (Ian MacKaye+Amy Farina) with Ruins alone, Tamio Inoue (18th Sept. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonHalf Hour Of Power : Punkrockers Bowl Vol.11 Feat. Razors Edge, Melt-Banana, Wrench (10th Sept. @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonA Mind Is An Awesome Thing To Blow : Fantomas & Zu (5th Sept. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonWith A Little Sake Always Makes For A Good Night : Cubismo Grafico Five with Sakerock (27th Aug. @ Liquidroom Ebisu)
buttonCool Sounds From The Underground : "What's That Sound?" Feat. Four Tet, Caribou, Mugison (20th Aug. @ Laforet Museum Roppongi)
buttonExpect The Unexpected : Metalchicks with Kiiiiiii and Asa-Chang & Junrei (16th Jul. @ Shibuya Lush)
buttonAll The Young Dudes : Jude (10th Jun. @ Yokohama Blitz)
buttonThe Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades : Date Course Pentagon Royal Garden (6th Jun. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonThe Life Aquatic With Yo La Tengo : Yo La Tengo (28th May. @ Laforet Museum Roppongi)
buttonThe Little Things : Boom Boom Satellites (29th Apr. @ Shibuya AX)
buttonInterview : Insanely Brilliant : Les Savy Fav (30th Apr.)
buttonOrganized Chaos : Shibusa Shirazu (17th Apr. @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonSocially Aware And Ready To Party : Asian Dub Foundation w/African Head Charge (10th Apr. @ Shibuya AX)
buttonNice And Simple : Jimmy Eat World (4th Apr. @ Shibuya O-East)
buttonNothing A Few Sweets Couldn't Fix : Lemon Jelly (29th Mar. @ Shibuya AX)
buttonGroove Is In The Heart : Tabla Kwaiesa (6th Mar. @ Yokohama Silk Road Buto-Kan)
buttonInterview : Constantly Evolving : 90 Day Men (13th Mar)
buttonIt's Party Time! : The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Benevento/Russo Duo (28th Feb @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonWeekly Service : The Chemical Brothers (12th Feb @ Shibuya AX)
buttonTattoos and a Whole Lotta Hair : EXTREME THE DOJO Vol.12 feat. Every time I Die, As I Lay Dying and Shadows Fall (7th Feb @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonGeography At Its Best : ISIS (5th Feb @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonTo The Extreme : The Shins (31st Jan @ Harajuku Astro Hall)
buttonCD review : "Panopticon" : Isis (27th Jan)
buttonWinter Be Damned : Ash (17th Jan @ Shibuya AX)
buttonInterview : Peaceful, But Far From Quiet : Mono (20th Jan)
buttonCD review : "The Nein" : The Nein (13th Jan)


buttonCD review : "Christmas" : Old Man Gloom (28th Dec)
buttonMusic Soothes the Savage Beast : eastern youth (20th Dec @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonAnd to all A Good Night : Shonen Knife (19th Dec @ Daikanyama Unit)
buttonExciting Music for Exciting People : illreme (6th Dec @ Shibuya Club Quattro)
buttonExpansive Rhythms : Tabla Kwaiesa (4th Dec @ Cozmo's Cafe and Bar)
buttonIt's In Their Hands Now : Franz Ferdinand (29th Nov @ Shibuya AX)
buttonLights, Camera, Action : Brahman (15th Nov @ Ebisu Liquidroom)
buttonMostly Business : The Stills (8th Nov @ Ebisu Liquidroom)
buttonScare The Rock Right Outta Ya : Halloween Ball 2004 feat . The 5,6,7,8's, Gasoline, The Woggles (30th Oct @ Shiomkitazawa Shelter)
buttonThree More, Two More, and Take it to the Left : Hawaiian6/ Idol Punch (11th Oct @ Shinjuku Loft)
buttonBusting Eardrums : Mogwai (5th Oct @ Ebisu Liquidroom AX )
buttonMedical Breakthrough : The Most Notorious Vol. 18 feat. Melt Banana and K.K. Null (25th Sept @ Shimokitazawa Shelter )
buttonGrey Skies Are Going To Clear Up... : HUSKING BEE (5th Sept @ Shibuya AX )
buttonno title : V∞REDOMS (8th Aug @ Ebisu Liquidroom )
buttonCD review : Andre Ethier With Christopher Sandes : Andre Ethier

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