Married With Children Oasis Cover Version Video Acoustic Britpop Tribute Band

To celebrate the anniversary of ‘Definitely Maybe’ Britpop musician Andy Starkey decided to take time out of his holiday to live stream this Married With Children Oasis cover version.  Andy hadn’t played this song for over 20 years and it is actually one of first Oasis tunes he ever mastered as a teenager. Married With Children is the final song from the Oasis debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’ which was released August 1994 on Alan McGee’s Creation Records. Britpop Reunion perform many songs by Oasis from their nineties repertoire including Roll With It, Don’t Look Back In Anger, Wonderwall, Cigarettes & Alcohol and more.  To book a Britpop tribute band for a 90’s party contact for more info on price and availability.

Married With Children Oasis Cover Version Video

The lyrics for Married With Children were somewhat inspired by Louise Jones, who was Noel Gallagher’s girlfriend at the time . She was constantly being kept awake by the Oasis songwriter while he was writing songs and practicing his guitar. Louise would get annoyed telling Noel, “Your music’s shite.” Gallagher said that he had to keep those lines and wrote them into this song.

The song was also inspired by the USA sitcom Married… with Children. Noel Gallagher told nineties music paper Melody Maker “I looked at them two in the show (Al Bundy & Peggy Bundy), and looked at us two, and I thought, that’s us, that is!”. Furthermore he said “It’s another song that anybody could relate to, because if you live with a girlfriend or just a flatmate, there are always petty things that you hate about them. And this song’s just about pettiness.”

Married With Children Oasis Cover Version Video Acoustic Britpop Tribute Band
Married With Children Oasis Cover Version Video Acoustic Britpop Tribute Band

Further musings about the Oasis song Married With Children.

This original of this very acoustic sounding song is actually ever so slightly out of tune from regular 440Hz tuning. This suggests it was probably slowed down slightly after recording. Married With Children was an album only track and was never released as a single. Andy’s Married With Children Oasis cover version stays close to the original but has the guitar solo section removed.

Noel Gallagher is known for borrowing/plagiarising other artists songs.  If you listen to Lithium by Nirvana (From the 1991 album Nevermind) you’ll notice it has very similar chords played with a similar rhythm.

The final song was supposedly recorded in about half an hour on a broken Four-Track multitrack recorder in producer/engineer Mark Coyle’s bedroom.
The very dry sounding guitar part was played by Noel on a Gretsch ‘Country Gent’ that used to be owned by John Squire from The Stone Roses that was round at Owen Morris’s house. The final products is a great link between the demo stages with Mark Coyle and the finished album track.

Alan McGee from Creation records was quoted as saying “It works and when it works its charming and when it’s charming it goes on the record”.

During the recording of Married With Children the following musicians and producers were involved with Oasis (Although not all featured on this song).

  • Owen Morris & Mark Coyle – Producers
  • Liam Gallagher – Lead Vocals
  • Noel Gallagher – Lead Guitarist & backing vocals
  • Paul Arthurs (aka Bonehead) – Rhythm guitar
  • Paul McGuigan (aka Guigsy) – Bass guitar
  • Tony McCarrol – Drummer

Married With Children Lyrics

There’s no need for you to say you’re sorry
Goodbye I’m going home
I don’t care no more so don’t you worry
Goodbye I’m going home

I hate the way that even though you
Know you’re wrong you say you’re right
I hate the books you read and all your friends
Your music’s shite it keeps me up all night, up all night

There’s no need for you to say you’re sorry
Goodbye I’m going home
I don’t care no more so don’t you worry
Goodbye I’m going home

I hate the way that you are so sarcastic
And you’re not very bright
You think that everything you’ve done’s fantastic
Your music’s shite it keeps me up all night, up all night

And it will be nice to be alone for a week or two
But I know then I will be right, right back here with you, with you….

There’s no need for you to say you’re sorry
Goodbye I’m going home
I don’t care no more so don’t you worry
Goodbye I’m going home


Chords to Married With Children by Oasis

Slightly above a beginners level of playing, yet still pretty simple enough. You can play along to Andys Married With Children Oasis Cover Version Video by following the following guitar chords.

E G# C#m A C B7 E
A A7 E – F# A G

Earlier recordings of Married With Children.

A demo version of Married With Children was released on the Deluxe Edition version of the Oasis debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’. A slightly less refined version yet it doesn’t actually differ very much from the final album release. But it does feature a very loud shaker throughout and then a loud tambourine during the solo. Also it has slightly clearer lyrics sung by Liam. It clocks in at one second shorter than the final album release being three minutes and sixteen seconds.

If you are looking to hire an Oasis wedding band , or 90’s tribute band then contact Britpop Reunion for a quote. 

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Imagine it’s the 1990’s and you’re watching your favourite Britpop festival band at Glastonbury, V96, V97, V98, V99 Festival, Phoenix, Leeds or Reading. Wouldn’t it be great to relive that decade and that genre of music all over again? Well know you can when you hire ‘Britpop Reunion‘ for your live festival event.  Your punters are just the right age to spend their money on tickets for your Brit pop festival. They can’t wait to hear huge Britpop anthems like ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger‘, ‘Parklife‘, ‘Disco 2000‘, ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony‘, ‘Alright‘ and more. Our professional festival band can handle any size audience and have them eating out of the palms of our hands. Joining in with huge songs by artists such as Blur, Oasis, The Verve, Pulp, Supergrass and more. Contact to check on price and availability for your tribute festival.  

Britpop Festival Band
Britpop Festival Band

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Formed in 2014 professional brit pop band ‘Britpop Reunion’ were an instant success story on the tribute festival circuit. We’ve performed at many, many festivals over the years including the Fake Festival, Glastonbudget and Tribfest. Also The Big Tribute, The Ultimate Tribute and Monmouth Festival. Punters love our indie pop 90’s britpop cover band tunes taking them right back to the start of 1990. Continuing all the way through to 1999. 

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Britpop Musician Andy Starkey

Britpop Musician Andy Starkey is pictured below with his 1994 Fender Precision bass guitar on Top Of The Pops. Andrew Starkey has a wealth of knowledge in all things Britpop. He lived through the British music based culture genre of the 90’s performing in various indie bands. Andy’s Britpop bass guitar heroes are Alex James from Blur, Mick Quinn from Supergrass. Also Mat Osman from Suede and Steve Mackey from Pulp. Additionally vocally Andy Starkeys Britpop influences include Liam Gallagher from Oasis, Damon Albarn from Blur and Jarvis Cocker from Pulp. Also Richard Ashcroft from The Verve brit pop singer

Britpop Musician Andy Starkey
Britpop Musician Andy Starkey

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If you’re looking to hire a Britpop musician, Andrew Starkey and his Britpop cover bandBritpop Reunion‘ will be perfect for your festival, wedding or party. The UK’s only professional britpop band can be hired for any type of event where live music is required. Huge Britpop songs like Wonderwall, Country House, Common People, Disco 2000, Alright, Bitter Sweet Symphony and more. Depending on the size of live event you are holding will depend on what equipment we will bring along with us. Hire a Britpop festival band, book a Britpop tribute band. Also hire a Britpop wedding band.

If you’re holding a smaller britpop event up to approx 150 guests then you can book Britpop musicians with our full PA system and lighting rig. To book a band for a larger scale event (Such as a festival or with more than approx 150 guests) then you will usually need to provide your own PA system, stage and lighting. Find out more about what you get when you book brit pop musicians.

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Britpop Musician Andrew Starkey
Britpop Musician Andrew Starkey

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You want to book a Britpop Cover Band to provide you with live entertainment. ‘Britpop Reunion‘ are available to book for your 90’s event throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Our Brit pop group perform huge hits from Oasis, Blur, Supergrass, The Verve, Pulp, Ocean Colour Scene,  Reef and more. Book a Britpop cover band who perform classic 90’s songs written by nineties superstars. Artists like Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn, Richard Ashcroft, Gaz Coombes, Liam Gallagher, Jarvis Cocker, Graham Coxon and more. Contact to check on price and availability for your britpop festival band, britpop party band, britpop wedding band, corporate entertainment band, charity event entertainment band and more

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Britpop Cover Band

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As the UK’s best and only professional Brit pop cover band our 90’s tribute band will take you back to the best decade in music featuring the biggest and boldest nineties musicians. Britpop musician Andy Starkey from’Britpop Reunion‘ will have you thinking its the 1990’s all over again. Period guitars, amplifiers and drum kits mixed with retro 90’s clothing and nineties swagger. Established in 2014 Britpop Reunion instantly upped the game of what you should expect when you book a Britpop covers band. Massively entertaining performances and musicians engaging with the crowd. Therefore getting everyone to sing along and throw their hands in the air. Couple that with the best Britpop musicians around and you can be assured of one heck of a party.

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Depending on the size of your event will depend on whether we bring along our state of the art PA & lighting system. For parties with under approx 150 guests its no problem for us to handle all the events audio for you. For events larger than approx 150 guests read more on what you get when you hire a britpop band. 

Britpop singer Andy Starkey and our Britpop tribute band will give you the sights and sounds of a real nineteen nineties live band. There’s no other britpop band out there who are capable of reproducing the 90’s exactly as it was as we do. Contact Britpop artist Andrew Starkey to check on price and availability of his fantastic 1990’s tribute band for your event