Its called chemistry, heathen.


Here’s an article about Noel Gallagher from stuff.

I have a cold and am grumpy so I’ll give it a fisking. Not a quite a Keith Ng fisking of a former Act party MP, but a fisking nonetheless. I actually prefer fishing.

# my comments with a #

NEW YORK: Rock icons Oasis have released their greatest songs album capturing more than a decade of hits, but the band's main songwriter Noel Gallagher says his best-known tunes are not so great.

For many Oasis fans, three songs – Wonderwall, Don't Look Back in Anger and Champagne Supernova from the blockbuster hit 1995 album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? – were the defining moment for the band.

# no shiz , Sherlock.

For Gallagher, the album was overrated.

"Morning Glory, I don't think it's the best-sounding record we have ever done," Gallagher told Reuters in an interview. "Some of the songs are not as great as people think they are."

#Are you deaf? I suspect you turned it up to 11 too often.

As for the notion that Don't Look Back in Anger and Wonderwall captured the spirit of optimism of the mid-1990s, Gallagher puts much of it down to timing.

# Well Kurt D Cobain did kill himself. There was no one else after Eddie Vedder went all political.

"There was always going to be one defining British album that came out at that time, it just so happened we put ours out at the right time and the songs, being about hope and love, just struck a chord with people," Gallagher said.

#Struck a chord. Bon Mots!

"I don't much like Wonderwall, but the effect that song has on people, I can't deny it," he said. "Great music is in the ear of the beholder."

#And when you turned it into a big dumb rock song on tour you ruined it git.

"I still don't know who this chick Sally is," he said of the heroine of Don't Look Back in Anger.

# She’s your fat mumma.

"I wrote the thing and I don't know what it means, but for some reason, for (fans) it means the world to them," he said.

#It's kinda like this blog then, I guess

"All those lyrics, like Champagne Supernova and that, they were just nonsense ... you can think about those lyrics for the next 500 years and they still won't mean anything."

# I once used that song’s lyrics to decode a Dom Post cryptic crossword, thank you very much.

As Gallagher reviews the 18-song, two-disc Stop the Clocks compilation, he says the band's first album Definitely Maybe from 1994 remains his best work.

# Thank God Liam wrote Songbird eh?

"People are still hailing it as one of the greatest albums of all time," he said, calling it on a par with the seminal punk opus Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols.

# Its better. Sex Pistols are overrated bollocks

Absent from the album, which includes some of the band's famed B-sides, is anything from their third effort, 1997's Be Here Now, when the band came close to imploding under the weight of their own success and a blizzard of cocaine.

# Bad call, D’yer Know What I Mean guv?

"As soon as you get involved in cocaine, it all goes out the window because you think that every note you play on the guitar is ... monumental," Gallagher said.

# I did like the solo on It's Gettin' Better (Man!!)

Now 39, Gallagher is more relaxed that at the height of his fame and drug abuse when he notoriously wished Blur frontman Damon Albarn death by AIDS before later apologising.

#Why would you do that? Gorrillaz sux.

"It's shallow," Gallagher said of the life of drugs he gave up in 1998 after a moment of clarity.

# Yeah but I bet you got laid once or twice.

"Back in the day, I was prone to making sweeping statements," he said, adding that he has no real regrets. "It was a time for heroes, it wasn't a time for being reserved and concise about our success. We were ... bigger than Jesus."

# Gorrillaz is regrettably also bigger than Jesus these days.

Now having completed a six-album record deal with Sony Music, Gallagher says he has no plans because for the first time since 1994, Oasis are without a recording contract.

# Um don’t you own your own label now...

"It's quite a liberating feeling," he said. "I'm sitting back at the minute and saying, 'I couldn't be bothered, I've achieved everything I ever set out to achieve.'"

# Um but you didn’t crack America properly. Well I guess you did better than that phat prick Robbie.

"But on the other hand, Oasis is such a fantastic thing, you could never walk away from it, ever," he said. "While you still have breath in your lungs and could still stand up and weren't bald, you couldn't walk away from this."

# So no solo album in the future then?

2 comments:

His Whoreness said...

mate, its all about giving the people what they want - i just don't recall the people wanting oasis

what else have you got to offer us your modest yet loyal readership? where is the veritable smorgasbord of witty bon mot, wry observations and salacious happenings we've come to know and love?

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