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Friday, September 16, 2011
To Be Or Not To Be Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher has held court once more, giving his opinions on Shakespeare and 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants'.
Noel Gallagher has never been one to hold back on his opinions. The songwriter has not changed his attitudes despite going solo, recently winding up his brother Liam Gallagher until the Beady Eye frontman threatened to take him to court.
Preparing to release his debut solo album, Noel Gallagher has given a series of interviews containing the usual flurries of scabrous wit. Speaking to ES Magazine, the guitarist poured scorn on William Shakespeare.
England's finest poet? Noel Gallagher doesn't seem to think so, labelling the playwright's work as "gibberish". Recalling a production of 'Hamlet' with Jude Law the songwriter said that there "wasn't one single minute that I know what was going on".
Continuing, he said: "I was thinking 'I know they're speaking English but it’s just all fucking gibberish'. I can appreciate the action and the way they learned all those lines but… what the fuck was going on?"
Elsewhere, Noel Gallagher has reflected on the making of the Oasis album 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants'. A record that doesn't deserve its wayward reputation, the LP was constructed solely by the Gallagher brothers as the original line up of the group began to disintegrate.
Speaking to Grantland, Noel Gallagher claims that the album should not have been made. "We should have never made 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants'. I'd come to the end. At the time, I had no reason or desire to make music. I had no drive. We'd sold all these fucking records and there just seemed to be no point."
Continuing, the songwriter said: "I went ahead and did it, even though I had no inspiration and couldn't find inspiration anywhere. I just wrote songs for the sake of making an album. We needed a reason to go on a tour. But at the time, I wasn't thinking like that. We all thought the song 'Go Let It Out' was good."
'Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds' out on October 17th.
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