Gallagher has a clear goal in mind for his third High Flying Birds LP. "I'm doing some stuff that, this time in particular, will get really, properly ignored in America," he says. "I don't just mean ignored like the rest of 'em. I mean properly ignored. That's what I'm aiming for: total, total anonymity. I'm sick and tired of being in New York and being pestered by one person a month. That's gotta f-----g stop."
I’m aware that Radiohead have never had a fucking bad review. I reckon if Thom Yorke fucking shit into a light bulb and started blowing it like an empty beer bottle it’d probably get 9 out of 10 in fucking Mojo. I’m aware of that.
The artist used to drive the industry, but the industry reacted to Britpop, or whatever it was. And now bands go to the industry and go, 'What is it you want again? OK, I can do that.' But when we all came along – and it wasn't by design, it was completely accidental – the industry took a step back and was like, 'What the fuck is this? These people are all drug addicts and maniacs, they're gonna fuck the fucking share prices up! We need to get rid of these people!'" "If Oasis were starting tomorrow we would have nowhere near the impact, because you're judged instantly on your first gig, and then Radio 1 will judge you on...
After the recent (and great) interview with Noel Gallagher discussing music today, he has now sat down with BBC Radio 4 for Mastertapes for more thoughts. Watch a clip here of him discussing U2's decision to give away their album and this idea in general.
"See all this started with Radiohead, didn't it, and people have been reacting to that ever since. Then everybody went mad, I remember the Kaiser Chiefs were like, 'Make your own record tracklist, we'll give you a pound.' What?! You'll give people a pound?! It remains to be seen how Coldplay react to it. I firmly believe we'll all get a knock on the door at some point over the next two years and Chris [Martin] will be stood there. And...
Noel Gallagher recently sat down with Noisey for a candid interview about Morrissey, the recent Oasis reissues/rumours, Russell Brand's current quest for a revolution, getting older and his disdain for people's attitude towards paying for music. Check it out in the replies.
"It fascinates me...and infuriates me that people are more willing to sit in a coffee shop and spend a tenner on two coffees and talk about the weather to their friends, and that coffee will last 45 minutes, yet they will physically get angry at you for asking to buy an album for a tenner which will last a lifetime and might even tell you something about yourself, might even change your life, or how you dress or your...
A video has been posted on the official OasisFacebook page teasing a special announcement tomorrow at 9am GMT. The band split up in 2009 but you can watch the video that has a lot of people talking here.
Noel Gallagher recently did some DVD commentary on Oasis' music video catalog. In true Noel fashion: the commentary makes it abundantly clear throughout that he isn't a big fan of their videos. Check out the edited together clip of the commentary in the replies.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds kicked off their UK and Ireland tour in Dublin last night. You can check out the full setlist in the replies, which included nine Oasis songs, as well as their UK arena tour dates for 2012. His album also debuted at number 1 in the UK charts this week.
Oasis have re-issued their studio album catalogue on vinyl on a limited one-off re-press. All seven studio albums are now available through Big Brother Recordings on super heavyweight vinyl and feature brand new sleeve notes.
Oasis has made a special live set by Noel Gallagher (with special guests) available for sale on iTunes. The Dreams We Have As Children can be bought here, with proceeds helping Teenage Cancer Trust.
1. (It's Good) To Be Free
2. Talk Tonight
3. Fade Away
4. Cast No Shadow
5. Half The World Away
6. The Importance of Being Idle
7. The Butterfly Collector
8. All You Need Is Love
9. Don't Go Away
10. Listen Up
11. Sad Song
13. Slide Away
14. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
15. Don't Look Back In Anger
16. Married With Children