Noel Gallagher once again proves he’s still the best interview in the business: “I don’t give a fuck about Radiohead and all that indie nonsense. I was brought up on the top 10. Slade, T.Rex, David Bowie. If you’re not in the charts, you don’t exist. BMX Bandits? Four people are listening to it in Hull. I went in there to get Phil Collins’ severed head in my fridge by the end of the decade.”
Oasis’ greatest hits compilation Stop the Clocks, comes out November 21. The Guardian points out that only ten of Oasis’s 22 UK hits are included, the remaining eight songs are album cuts and b-sides.
And 14 of the 18 tracks were released in 1994 or 1995. Why? “Because those songs were written in my 20s. All I had in the world was a guitar and a Dictaphone. When you’re young, you write about being young and shagging and drugs and drinking. You can’t do that when you’re 39.”
Previously: Oasis and the Black Crowes? Together?
Cum On Feel The Noize live on the Jools Holland Show
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This has some great moments as well.
What are your feelings on piracy, internet or otherwise?
“See, I like pirates. That’d be a good occupation, wouldn’t it? I’d like to have been a pirate, if I wasn’t a rock star. Some might say pirates are earlier day rock stars. Of course, on the sea. Fook internet piracy. How boring’s that? I just don’t think I have an opinion on that. We’ll leave that to Lars Ulrich. Make an arse of yourself. Hey, if it’s out there for free and you can find it, then good for you. To be quite honest, between me and you, can I say this off the record? I’ve got enough money. I don’t need any more. Lars Ulrich has got enough money. He don’t need anymore. Keith Richards or Paul McCartney have got more money than sense — look at the way they dress. It’s blatantly evident. We’re well paid, us successful people.”