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Bonehead gets Oasis snaps developed 25 years later

By | Published on Friday 16 August 2019

Former Oasis guitarist Bonehead has posted some previously unseen photos of the band that date back to the mid-1990s.

And while the posting of the pics is nicely timed – given the upcoming 25th anniversary of the band’s debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’ – it seems that the main reason Bonehead is sharing the snaps this month is that he’s only just got around to having the photos developed.

Because – young people of the world – that’s how it used to work. You had a camera, not a phone. You put film in that camera, not power. You only got to take 24-36 photos per over-priced film. And then you sent that film off to be developed – spending yet more money – and waited a whole month to see what your photos looked like.

When they finally did arrive, most were out of focus, had key people obscured or were otherwise shit. You then showed the few good ones to four other people before putting them in a cupboard and never thinking of them ever again. And – young people of the world – please do note, that whole time-consuming, costly, tedious experience was infinitely better than anything you will ever know.

Of course, the other option was to forget to even get the films developed, as happened here. “25 years later, I get eight rolls of film developed…” the guitarist wrote on Twitter yesterday before posting pictures of Oasis backstage before their first ever Glastonbury performance in 1994, and others showing the band in the US. So far he’s only shared three of the photos.

Talking of the 25th anniversary of ‘Definitely Maybe’, there will be a special edition picture disc vinyl release of that album on 30 Aug to mark the occasion, details of which are on the band’s website.