brand new exhibition celebrating some of the most seminal bands of the 90s is
going on display in Liverpool’s British Music Experience this week.
the first time, official artwork and memorabilia for Oasis will feature as part
of a unique showcase which will go on display in the Cunard Building venue,
from Friday 14 June. It comes 25 years after
the release of the Manchester superband’s debut studio album Definitely Maybe.
Microdot – The 90s – it has been curated by graphic designer Brian
Cannon who set up creative agency Microdot which went on to become the
most sought-after music-related artwork team in the world, with the words
‘Sleeve design by Microdot’ adorning more than 75 million records worldwide.
They include albums by The Verve, Suede and Super Furry Animals.
exhibition will shine a spotlight on some of the agency’s work, as well as
work-in-progress designs, creations that didn’t make the final cut as well as a
selection of original props used on some of the album sleeves and in videos.
This includes the Gibson Flying ‘V’ guitar played by Noel Gallagher for the
Oasis video ‘D’You Know What I Mean’.
For the new showcase, Brian Cannon has worked with Brian Garcia who lives in America and has the world’s biggest Oasis memorabilia collection. Some of his items which will be on display will include guitars and clothing worn by the band as well as the equipment on which they recorded the originals demos of tracks such as Rock N’ Roll Star and Columbia.
Head of UNESCO City of Music, Kevin McManus, said: “This exhibition is a real
coup for the British Music Experience – Brian Cannon was a key player in the
music industry and he worked with a huge number of artists who shaped the 90s
is the first time the artwork will be on display alongside a collection of
Oasis memorabilia, and some of the exhibits will show that Oasis, a band so
intrinsically linked with Manchester, have a number of Liverpool links, which
is really fascinating.
really is a must visit showcase for not only fans of the band, but for music
fans in general.”
said: “I’m really excited by the opportunity to put together this unique
exhibition which for the first time features a collection of incredible
memorabilia, as well as key work from Microdot.
“I have always
wanted to do something like this in Liverpool, and the British Music Experience
is the perfect place for this with its amazing collection of British music
artefacts. The team there are all real music enthusiasts and I’ve really
enjoyed working with them on this project.”
– The 90s will run until Saturday 31 August, and is included as part of the
standard ticket entry to the British Music Experience.