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Oasis poster - Cigarettes & Alcohol (1st Gen Reprint)

£24.99 GBP

Oasis poster - Cigarettes & Alcohol - First-generation reprint

Exclusive to The Original Poster Shop, this 1st generation reprint taken from the original poster is printed on 250gsm high quality silk art paper at 30" x 20" for a stunning wall display.

Cigarettes & Alcohol, written by Noel Gallagher was released on 10 October 1994 as the fourth single from their debut album Definitely Maybe (1994), and their second to enter the UK top ten in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 7 (three places higher than "Live Forever"), eventually spending 79 weeks on the charts.

On 13 March 2020, 26 years after release, the song was certified Platinum, indicating 600,000 sales.

Cigarettes & Alcohol demonstrated the rougher musical attitude that Oasis appeared to be promoting at the time. The song proclaims the inherent appeal of cigarettes, alcohol, and other drugs as a remedy to the banality and seemingly futile nature of working class life. Lines such as "Is it worth the aggravation to find yourself a job when there's nothing worth working for?" taps into a common sentiment of disenchantment in the 1990s. Alan McGee, who discovered the band, boisterously claimed upon first hearing the song that it was "one of the greatest social statements of the past 25 years".
The song was the second case in which Oasis was accused of plagiarism, the first being "Shakermaker". The main riff of the song is lifted from "Get It On" by T. Rex, who themselves took it from "Little Queenie" by Chuck Berry. It also bears a similarity to the opening of Humble Pie's cover of the Eddie Cochran song "C'mon Everybody".


30" x 20" inches