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 Ė and it wasn't by design, it was completely accidental Ė 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...
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...
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 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