by Walter Price
I truly hate this sort of thing but after reading Noel Gallagher’s interview with Simon Vozick-Levinson for Rolling Stone I simply couldn’t help myself. It’s like the the quote Gods opened their skies and let it rain down on the cantankerous sort Noel is perceived to be. This, he, speaks with honesty.
With Mr. Gallaghers new High Flying Birds album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ coming soon (Order Here) I thought it a good idea to share his best quips from the RS interview. Why not.
Check out the full interview HERE.
On his new album and tour:
“Who would want to be Brian Wilson, sitting in a studio in a nappy, eating a fucking carrot with your little fat feet in a sandpit, not going on tour? Fuck that.”
“This one was produced by me, so it’s more rough around the edges. It’s got more character. And there’s a bit more guitar action on this one, where the last one was very choral and symphonic. Apart from that, they’re fucking identical.”
“When you’re a 47-year-old solo artist, it’s different. You become a fucking pussy, is what happens. But if you still behave at 47 the way you were behaving at 24, you’d be a bit of a dick, wouldn’t you?”
“I come from the Neil Young and Bob Dylan school of thought on this. I don’t give a fuck what anybody says about me as a singer. Is Neil Young the greatest singer in the world? No, he’s not, but he’s Neil Young, ain’t he? And I’ve heard a billion covers of “Like a Rolling Stone,” and they’re all shit. You want to know why? Because Bob Dylan ain’t singing it.”
“No. I can’t really stomach things like that. Everybody’s too nice. You cannot have a room with 5,000 people, who are all fans of each other. That’s not real.”
Kanye West vs. Beck
“He’s a character, I’ll give him that. And I love his track “Black Skinhead.” But somebody needs to buy that dumbass a dictionary so he can look up the word “artistry.” Beck can play the banjo, for fuck’s sake. Nobody plays the banjo! Get him a dictionary from me, I’ll fuckin’ sign it and give it to him so he can look it up.”
“Anybody who doesn’t like The Joshua Tree is a cocksucker, for a start.”
“Do you know that track by Alt-J, “Left Hand Free”? That is a great track. But Alt-J can fuck right off as far as I’m concerned.”
“I don’t know. One of them’s got a mustache, and that’s unacceptable.”
“It’s fucking aweful.”
“They’re lovely lads. But I’ve got to say, I have difficulties with people who don’t write their own songs, who’ve got a team of songwriters who work for your record label.”
“I still think tomorrow might be the day that I write the greatest song of all time.”
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