2 August 2015

Noel Gallagher: I Don't Want My Kids To Be Like Me














The ex-Oasis man says he'll let his kids have whatever they want – while his brother Liam turned up in an Irish pub to give his new songs an airing.

Noel Gallagher is never shy of an opinion when it comes to family politics.

But, after years of colourful rants on his pet subject sibling rivalry, I’m pleased to bring you part 2 in the Oasis legend’s life lessons: parenting.

As one of the most recognisable rock stars on the planet, you might think Britpop guitar hero Noel would agonise over ways to keep his brood grounded... Er, not so.

The straight-talking father of Anaïs, 15, Donovan, seven, and Sonny, four, said: “My kids have got a f***ing amazing childhood.

“Just because I didn’t have any f***ing money to speak of until I was 26, I’m not going to deny them private school, nice clothes, ­holidays, cars and all that s***. I would have to be a f***ing a***hole to toughen the kids up and all that.

“I want them to be smart intelligent guys. I don’t want them to be scruffy oiks from a council estate. I don’t want them to be like me. I want to be the only me in my house and I want them to be them.”

Noel, 48, grew up in a one-parent family in Manchester, so doesn’t he want to share his tough coming-of-age tales? And what about a plane ticket in economy class as a learning curve for the rich kids?

“What would I say, ‘You’ve got to f***ing sit in coach, it’ll be good for you’? Who wants to live in reality? That is clearly f***ing nonsense.

“I will never preach to them about the value of money and, ‘Well, when I was growing up, we never had all this s***’ – f***ing so what?

“Who wants to sound like a parent? When we were growing up, what was the first thing our parents said? ‘What about the war?’ Oh f***ing hell, I wasn’t born! I don’t give a f***.

“‘Things were tough in the war.’ I don’t give a f*** about the war. I don’t give a f*** about Winston Churchill or Adolf Hitler or any of those idiots – they ruined the world.

“Don’t saddle me with that sh**. I just wanted to talk about The Beatles.”

Wish you were my f***ing dad, Noel – and the swear jar would be as full as my wallet.

Meanwhile, Noel's brother Liam aired his new songs in a humble Irish pub.

Liam joined local musos in a bar to play his fresh material on an acoustic guitar, singing in one ditty: “Yes I know, I’ve been wrong, Didn’t do what I was told, Yes I know I’ve been wrong...”

With a reputation like Liam’s, it’s difficult to tell who he’s apologising to but girlfriend Debbie Gwyther may be all ears.

One punter said: “That man is full of regrets. You can see it all over his face and in his music.”

Source: www.mirror.co.uk

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31 July 2015

Gallery: Noel Gallagher And His Wife Sara Enjoy A Night Out In London













Click here for a number of pictures of Noel Gallagher enjoying a nigh out in London with his wife Sara.

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30 July 2015

Noel Gallagher Uninspired By Manchester City's Capture Of Fabian Delph













Manchester City’s decision to sign England midfielder Fabian Delph has been described as 'odd' by lifelong Citizens fan Noel Gallagher.

Delph performed a miraculous U-turn by joining last season’s Premier League runners-up in an £8m deal from Aston Villa earlier this month, and was heavily criticised for the manner of his exit from the Midlands club

The 25-year-old, along with Raheem Sterling and Patrick Roberts, have added to City’s dwindling home-grown quota, but Gallagher isn’t convinced the midfielder will feature regularly.

“Out of the two signings [Delph and Sterling], that one [Delph] was the oddest one,” Gallagher told the Sports Bar.

“I’m not sure how that’s going to work out. He’s got to get in front of Yaya [Toure], [David] Silva, [Samir] Nasri, Sterling and Fernandinho. There’s about six other experienced players in front of him.”

But, while the capture of Delph hasn’t particularly enthused Gallagher, the rock star believes the ex-Villa captain is a like-for-like replacement for James Milner, who joined Liverpool after his contract expired at the Etihad, and will grow into his role.

He has also been comforted by the nature of City’s recruits this summer, with younger players seemingly prioritised to compensate for what was an ageing squad last season.

On Delph’s arrival, Gallagher added: “He will replace Milner. He’s a good player and he might have a season of being on the fringes and then he might become a regular starter.

“But what I do like about the players City have signed and been linked with is they are all in their 20s, so clearly they are building for the next six years.”

Source: talksport.com

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Noel Gallagher On Arsenal Midfielder Jack Wilshere













Noel Gallagher has slammed Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere’s off-field activities, claiming he will never be able to emulate the levels reached by current world-class midfielders if he carries on misbehaving.

Wilshere has been caught smoking twice during his career - the latest incident occurring in February whilst out injured – and has been criticised by Gunners manager Arsene Wenger.

The England star has long been tipped as the most natural successor to Paul Gascoigne, but Gallagher insists the 23-year-old’s indiscretions will damage his development.

“You think of the great midfielders in the game now, like [David] Silva andthe  Barcelona players – they’re athletes. They don’t smoke and drink,” Gallagher told the Sports Bar.

“This lad has been caught twice. That’s what sets him apart and what links him to Gazza.

“That catches up with you in the end. If you are smoking and drinking you are not an athlete.”
Wilshere bounced back from an injury-plagued season with Arsenal to score two stunning goals for England against Slovenia, and Gallagher has urged him to address his attitude to help fulfil his potential.

“The great players in the league dedicate themselves to be the best, and smoking and drinking isn’t going to cut it,” he added.

Source: talksport.com

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Noel Gallagher: England Have Been Cast Into The Wilderness














Noel Gallagher has delivered a damning assessment of the current state of the England national side, claiming they are ‘cast as far away into the wilderness as they’ve ever been.’

England endured a disastrous 2014 World Cup campaign, miserably failing to pick up a single victory as Roy Hodgson’s men fell at the group stages.

They have since recovered well to top their Euro 2016 qualifying group with a 100 per cent record to date, but Gallagher isn’t convinced any improvements have been made since the debacle in Brazil.
“England are as far away cast into the wilderness as they’ve ever been. I don’t see anything moving forward,” the rock star told the Sports Bar.

“I don’t think 11 English lads will ever be better than 11 German lads, it’s been proven. They go from these young lads who are surrounded by world superstars, who make them look twice the players they actually are, to the national team.”

Hodgson has gone some way to answering his critics following the woes of last summer, but uncertainty regarding his long-term future still remains.

Many believe that, because he is now 67, the FA will look for a successor after the European Championship finals in France, and Gallagher can see a foreign manager, like previous appointments Sven Goran-Eriksson and Fabio Capello, being considered again.

He added: “I don’t think he [Hodgson] will get one [deal]. There’s another crossroads coming.

Source: talksport.com

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Noel Gallagher Labeled A “Bitter Ol Timer Rocker” By Avicii














Noel Gallagher fires out withering quotes more often than you hear a busker covering ‘Wonderwall’, which basically means he does it almost every time he opens his mouth.

Now one of his recent targets, Swedish DJ and producer Avicii, has hit back after Gallagher dismissed EDM as “a dude in a hat and a pair of fake DJ decks pressing play on a CD player” by posting a South Park clip on Instagram and calling him a “silly sausage”. Shots fired!

Gallagher had shared the top of the bill with Avicii, David Guetta, Kasabian and The Prodigy at Scotland’s T In the Park festival earlier this month and told the XFM that it was “disturbing” that the lineup was headlined by DJs and older rock acts. “It’s quite telling … that still at festivals the biggest draw are bands who have been around for ten years” he explained. “Radiohead, Coldplay, Prodigy, Chemical Brothers. It’s all bands that have been going fifteen years. So once that generation of nineties bands eventually decides they’ve made enough money and will retire, then what are we left with? … [It’s] quite a bleak future.”

But Avicii disagrees. “There are still good bands, still making great music that changes peoples lives,” Avicii wrote in his Instagram response. “What is really sad is hearing a old time musician like yourself confessing so bluntly and openly to not having an open mind to new music by dissing shit u havnt even heard , I really didnt think someone whose whole image is being witty would turn all stereotype ‘bitter ol timer rocker’ like that lol.” The producer goes on to dare Gallagher to still say the same thing after listening to his new album Stories, which includes collaborations with with Jon Bon Jovi, Billie Joe Armstrong, Chris Martin, Wyclef Jean, Serj Tankian and Matisyahu.

Gallagher released his second solo album Chasing Yesterday in February and recently confirmed that he’ll return to Australia for a tour in 2016.

Source: www.fasterlouder.com.au

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Noel Gallagher Doesn’t Like ‘Childish’ Aussies














Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has hit out at the attitude of Australians in the midst of a thrilling Ashes cricket series.

Michael Clarke’s side were in deep trouble at stumps on day one of the third Test against England at Edgbaston after being bowled out for just 136.

In response, England were 3-133 at the end of the day’s play and eyeing off a significant first-innings lead.

In a wide-ranging interview with radio station Talksport in England, Gallagher took the chance to aim fire at Australians.

“I don’t watch a lot of cricket … but I watch the Ashes,” Gallagher said.

“The Australians are so childish. Have you ever been to Australia? Fascinating place … it’s full of Australians.

“I was watching local TV news once and I thought I was watching ‘Monty Python’ … They were showing a Wellington [boot] throwing competition.”

Gallagher, of course, is no stranger to criticising Aussies, famously ranting about the Socceroos in 2006 and admitting he wanted to slap Tim Cahill.

“Stick to the Aussie rules and the tennis and the cricket and the rugby – you are good at that,” Gallagher told AAP.

“Football is the game of the intelligentsia and you are s**t at it. You will never win anything so give it up.

“What do they call them, the Socceroos? Do me a f**king favour, you could come up with a better nickname than that.

“I don’t know, there is something about him [Cahill]. I would love to kick him right in the bo**ocks.
“He has just got one of those faces. Don’t you find his face really slappable? I can assure you, lots of people in England do.”

Source: thenewdaily.com.au

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Listen To Psychemagik’s Remix Of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds ‘The Right Stuff’














The premiere of Psychemagik’s remix of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds ‘The Right Stuff’ featured on the EP Where The City Meets The Sky: Chasing Yesterday: The Remixes, is being streamed exclusively here.

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Pre-Order: Noel Gallagher's 'Where The City Meets The Sky: Chasing Yesterday: The Remixes'














Brand new and available to pre-order now is Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds 'Where The City Meets The Sky: Chasing Yesterday: The Remixes’. Featuring all the official remixes from the number one album 'Chasing Yesterday'!

The EP will be released on 25th September as a double heavyweight vinyl in limited edition coloured (pink/blue) and standard black versions, only available via Noel's Store here.
It will also be made available digitally.

The premiere of Psychemagik’s remix of ‘The Right Stuff’ featured on the EP, is being streamed exclusively over on THUMP HERE

Tracklisting:

A1. Ballad Of The Mighty I (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation)
A2. Ballad Of The Mighty I (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation Instrumental)
A3. In The Heat Of The Moment (Andrew Weatherall Remix)

B1. Riverman (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation)
B2. Riverman (Beyond The Wizard's Sleeve Re-Animation Instrumental)
B3. The Right Stuff (Psychemagik Remix)

C1. The Right Stuff (3D version 1)
C2. The Right Stuff (3D version 2)

D1. The Girl With The X-Ray Eyes (David Holmes Rework)
D2. The Girl With The X-Ray Eyes (David Holmes Rework Instrumental)
D3. In The Heat Of The Moment (Toydrum Remix)





















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29 July 2015

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Video: Liam Gallagher Performs In a Irish Pub














Liam Gallagher performed an unknown song during an impromptu set last Sunday (July 26) at a pub in Charlestown, Co Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland.

The former Oasis frontman surprised punters at JJ Finan's pub on Sunday afternoon by joining local musicians in the bar where he played a few songs on his guitar. Footage of the gig has subsequently emerged online.

Gallagher performed what appeared to be a new song, which included the lyrics "Yes I know, I've been wrong/ Didn't do what I was told/ Yes I know I've been wrong/ Didn't do what I was told/ I ain't looking for no 9-5/ Sick of wasting all my precious time/ Cos it's alright /Cos it's alright now".

The song – which can be watched below - also appears to include a reference to brother Noel Gallagher’s latest solo album, 'Chasing Yesterday', with the lyric, "When I wake up and I hear you say/ There's no love worth chasing yesterday".

Reports earlier this year had suggested that Liam is working on his debut solo album, but these were subsequently dismissed by a spokesperson for the singer.

Watch footage of the performance below.



Source: www.nme.com

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27 July 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...














The videos below are from July 27th 2001, when Oasis played at the Fuji Rock Festival at the Sky Naeba Resort in Japan.


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Gallery: Liam Gallagher In Ireland














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Pretty Green Add A Large Number Of New Arrivals To It's Current Collection















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Setlist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds At Niigata













Below is the setlist from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the Fuji Rock Festival in Niigata, Japan.

Everybody's On The Run
Lock All The Doors
In The Heat of the Moment
Fadeaway
Riverman
The Death Of You And Me
You Know We Can't Go Back
Champagne Supernova
Dream On
Talk Tonight
Whatever
The Mexican
If I Had A Gun
Digsy's Dinner
Half The World Away
The Masterplan
AKA... What A Life!
Don't Look Back In Anger

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Setlist: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds At Ansan













Below is the setlist from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds at the Ansan Valley Rock Festival in Ansan, South Korea.

Everybody's On The Run
Lock All The Doors
In The Heat of the Moment
Fadeaway
Riverman
The Death Of You And Me
You Know We Can't Go Back
Champagne Supernova
Dream On
Talk Tonight
Whatever
The Mexican
If I Had A Gun
Digsy's Dinner
Half The World Away
The Masterplan
AKA... What A Life!
Don't Look Back In Anger

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26 July 2015

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Land In Niigata















Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at the Fuji Rock Festival in the Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata, Japan later today (July 26th).

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24 July 2015

On This Day In Oasis History...













Below are a few videos from July 24th 2009, when Oasis played the Fuji Rock Festival in Niigata, Japan.



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What's Going On At 'This Feeling' This Weekend?














A well known haunt of well known faces, and where to see future next big things in advance.

Visit www.thisfeeling.co.uk for tickets and information on club nights all over the UK.























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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds Land In Ansan















Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play at the Ansan Valley Rock Festival in Ansan,, South Korea later today (July 24th).

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Noel Gallagher Urges Record Labels To Sign More Working Class Bands













Noel Gallagher has urged record labels to sign more working class bands.

The former Oasis man complains that since Arctic Monkeys emerged 10 years ago, there haven't been any great rock bands and the internet has had a negative impact.

He's now calling on labels to provide more support to new bands.

Speaking during an appearance on BBC Four's 'What Ever Happened To Rock 'N' Roll?', which airs this evening (July 23), he says: ''In theory the internet and YouTube should be helping new bands get off the ground but it hasn't - it's got worse. The record labels just aren't interested in working-class bands any more.

''[Rock'n'roll is not dead] as long as I'm still going, it's fucking not. It's there but it's certainly lacking the re-generation process.

''Since the Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, Razorlight and The Libertines there has been nothing. You name me one band since them. So that's 10 years ago. So the evidence is that it is kind of in hibernation.''

Earlier this year Gallagher took a swipe at "shit" charts shows and mainstream radio, stating that if Oasis were starting out today they "would have nowhere near the impact" that they had in the '90s.
 He told NME at the time: "If you're Number One in the charts now, it automatically means you must be shit. Bands now go cap-in-hand to the industry and the industry has already decided what it wants for the fucking chart stars. But the charts are all the fucking same. Every single song in the Top 10 is the same shit with a different voice."

Source: www.nme.com

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Noel Gallagher Is A Guest On 'Whatever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll' On BBC 4 Tonight














Tune in to BBC4 this evening at 10pm (UK Only) as Noel Gallagher is a guest on Whatever Happened to Rock 'n' Roll - Lauren Laverne hosts an all-star discussion from London's iconic 100 Club, asking if rock 'n' roll is in crisis and what it now means in the 21st century.

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Noel Gallagher On Liam, Oasis And More














It doesn’t take much to set Noel Gallagher off. We are sat in a backstage portacabin at London’s peculiarly ragbag Clapham Calling festival, and I’ve just mentioned to the former Oasis songwriter that “Chasing Yesterday,” the second solo album under his High Flying Birds banner, is the U.K.’s fastest selling of the year.

“Is that impressive? I’m not impressed by it! I’d rather be the biggest selling,” he says. “The fastest selling, what does it mean? It means that if you put my CD on a table with Muse’s and Florence’s, it would win in a race to the end of the table. I don’t know what it means. Let me tell you — I’d rather be the biggest selling.”

You’d expect nothing less from Gallagher, Manchester’s great motormouth and a man whose ambition, stretching back to Oasis’ fledgling days, was always to obliterate the competition, musically and verbally, into irrelevance. He told everyone who would listen — and especially those who wouldn’t — that Oasis, fronted by brother Liam, would be the biggest band in the world and he was right: In the hedonistic Britpop era, Oasis didn’t as much catch the zeitgeist as set fire to it, first with its fantastic 1994 debut “Definitely Maybe” and then with the 22 million-selling follow up “(What’s the Story) Morning Glory.” With his anthemic rock ‘n’ roll tunes, Gallagher mastered the trick of writing songs that ostensibly said nothing but meant everything, and his resolutely working-class Mancunian outlook of hope and camaraderie found a universal audience.

“I think we accidentally connected, somehow, through magic, with a whole generation of people all over the world,” he says.

 The memory of just how huge Oasis was remains vivid even two decades later: every raucous gig, every outlandish interview, every brotherly argument, all events in themselves. The band’s pinnacle, playing to 250,000 people over two nights at the Knebworth Park Festival in August 1996, was a high (in all senses of the word) that Gallagher, in his more fanciful moments, wishes could have been a glorious finale.

“It would have been like the greatest thing of all time. But what would I have done?” he says. “I was in no way ready to be what I am now back then, no f—-ing way. I couldn’t sing then. I could barely do backing vocals. I was a drug addict. There was no way it could happen. We would have been cast to the wind.”

He leans back and smiles mischievously: “It would have been handy if somebody had died. We could have called it a day then.”

Nobody did, and the bloated, cocaine-ravaged mess that was the third album, “Be Here Now” (“it’s awful, I can’t listen to it”), came to exemplify the era’s garish excess. By 1998 Britpop had eaten itself, leaving Oasis to carry on regardless, ever popular yet with the magic intermittent, albums patchy and the friction between Noel and Liam increasing.

When Oasis finally imploded, it was spectacular. A still unspeakable altercation with Liam in a Paris dressing room in August 2009 was one fight too far, making rock’s great sibling rivalry untenable and bringing Oasis crashing to a halt. It always seemed inevitable the hostility between the pair — Noel the talented songsmith stage left, Liam the charismatic, handsome focal point with the thrilling Lydon-via-Lennon snarl — would lead to Oasis’ downfall. Wounds are far from healed.

“I don’t know anything about what he’s up to,” he says of Liam, now of no fixed musical abode following Beady Eye’s split. “I’m not his keeper anymore. Whatever he does now is his business. I really don’t give a f—-.”

Predictably, their relationship is invariably viewed through the prism of the band — Gallagher bemoans that he “answers questions about reforming Oasis every f—king day” — but given there’s no immediate chance of that happening, I am more interested in the personal aspect: Is there no part of Gallagher that feels sad at the very public, complete breakdown of his relationship with his younger brother?

“Yeah yeah yeah, oh f—- yeah. In a way, yeah,” he says, for once seemingly unsure of what to say. “But let’s not forget — he is a c—-. He’s not a very nice lad. And that is the basis of it. It’s not like he’s the perfect gentlemen and unfortunately we haven’t been talking. It’s not like that. For that band not to be together, the band that we all love and that we started, something f—-ing serious happened. I’m not going to go into it.” He puffs out his cheeks, exasperated. “But I don’t care anymore. I’m too far gone into this now to care about what he’s up to or what he’s doing.”

That’s not to say Gallagher doesn’t occasionally think about what he has lost.

“I do miss just being a guitarist and standing on that side of the stage being at an Oasis gig with the crowd, because I was observing it going on as well. It might be nice to be in a band one day. But let me stress,” he says, leaning forward and pointing, “it won’t f—-ing begin with the letter ‘O.’ “

Gallagher can afford to be so dismissive. His unfailingly forthright tongue might suggest otherwise — “Who wants to listen to a world radio station? Who cares what some f—-ing lunatic is listening to in Korea?” is his take on Apple’s new streaming service — but at 48, he doesn’t need the hassle (or the money) that would come with an Oasis reunion. Besides, the High Flying Birds have taken off:

The eponymous debut sold 2.5 million copies, over 70,000 of which were accounted for in Japan.
 With “Chasing Yesterday,” he even provides a riposte to critics who say his music remains unnecessarily conservative. Oasis-style rock anthems are present and correct, but there are also hints of prog, saxophone and on one song, “The Right Stuff,” Gallagher even dabbles in “space jazz.” It’s a song he wouldn’t — or perhaps couldn’t — have written 20 years ago.

“Oh for sure,” he says. “If you were to put ‘The Right Stuff’ on a compilation of my songs straight after (1994’s) ‘Supersonic,’ you’d think it doesn’t sound like the same songwriter. I would never have got to write that song when I was in Oasis. We were a rock ‘n’ roll band, we were very aware of what we were and there wasn’t really any room. Imagine playing ‘The Right Stuff’ at Wembley Stadium in front of a bunch of fat skinheads? I don’t f—-ing think so.”

There is a sense that Gallagher should make such musical exploration a habit. ‘The Right Stuff’ was a result of his much-discussed, controversially abandoned project with pioneering dance producers Amorphous Androgynous — “I’ve destroyed the masters, it wasn’t good enough, that’s it” — yet the track is undoubtedly one of Gallagher’s best in years. Perhaps he’s taken note: after a rumor he inadvertently started himself during an interview on Dutch radio last month, he admits interest in collaborating with Jamie xx.

“I do actually own a couple of his singles and I would work with him,” he says. “But he most probably thinks I’m s—t, so we’ll leave it at that.”

The immediate future is Gallagher’s closing set at this weekend’s Fuji Rock Festival. The musician has played at Fuji Rock four times, including a headline slot for Oasis in 2009 when the band was just three shows and one month away from collapse: A world away from Oasis’ first trip to Japan in September 1994, the month after “Definitely Maybe” was released.

“I remember it being the first experience of the mania,” he recalls. “We were the hot s—- in England at the time, we went to Japan and there were thousands of kids outside the hotels and you couldn’t move, you couldn’t go shopping, couldn’t do anything. We were there for two weeks and we experienced this Japanese mania and by the time we got back it had caught on in England. And then for a good few years it was like that everywhere we went. But I remember the Japanese were the first to go truly mad and it was great.”

As the packed field at Clapham Common later proves, people are still going mad for it: the Oasis songs that pepper Gallagher’s show are bellowed back with life-depends-on-it commitment, often by those not even born when “Wonderwall” was inescapable and Gallagher was fulfilling his rock ‘n’ roll dream. It’s a source of great pleasure for him.

“What surprises me now is that after all these years I can do a gig and play six Oasis songs, only one of which was a single, and people know them all over the world. I don’t know another living band, apart from The Beatles and maybe the Stones, that can play a b-side unannounced in the middle of wherever and it be treated like a huge song. So that makes me feel proud. And people still love it. They still love the songs.

“Which is handy for me,” he says, “because I f—-ing wrote them all.”ng,” he says.

Source: Japan Times

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