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Friday, November 18, 2011
Noel Gallagher: I Am An Outsider Now And I Don't Mind That
DESPITE a solo album that went straight to No.1, Noel Gallagher thinks he's now a music business "outsider".
While the 44-year-old claims Oasis were at the "centre of the music world" he isn't bothered about his new status and is more interested in making music that lasts.
He said: "There was a point in the 90s that my music was at the centre of the music world but I am an outsider now and I don't mind that.
"It might be fun being on the outside for a while.
"Those days of selling millions of albums and being in the charts and all that, that was great.
"But I never thought it would last forever.
"And now it's kind of like I'll just try to make records that will last forever."
Noel walked out on Oasis in August 2009 after one last fight with brother Liam.
The younger Gallagher took the rest of Oasis and formed Beady Eye but their first album Different Gear, Still Speeding stalled at No.3 and many have criticised their sound as formulaic and a bit dull.
Not so Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. The self-titled album went straight to No.1 and was chock-full of the Oasis songwriter's familiar catchy tunes and soaring choruses.
Tunes like Aka...What a Life! and If I Had a Gun... became instant classics for Oasis fans.
While Beady Eye are still playing theatre venues with capacities ranging from 3000 to 4000, Noel has jumped to arenas and his Glasgow SECC Hall 4 gig on February 24, 2012, sold out the morning tickets went on sale in October.
No wonder, then, that Noel is still not missing his old band. He said: "I don't regret leaving the band. I regret leaving that night when there were a load of people in a field waiting for us to go and play. That wasn't very cool.
"But I don't regret leaving (Oasis) because it couldn't have gone on any longer."
As of this moment he isn't ready or willing to reform Oasis, despite Liam claiming they'll get back together in 2015 for the 20th anniversary of their second album (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
Noel has his usual clear way of summing up the brothers' relationship.
He said: "We were great friends until we kind of became famous or maybe before that, when we started the band.
"See, I never used to really see him or hang out with him because he was five years younger than me. Then the tension started but you know you get tension in bands anyway."
Although he felt Noel Gallagher was too boring a name for his solo career, a short November tour including a date at Edinburgh's Usher Hall proved he need not worry.
Of course, the key to Noel's continuing success is songwriting.
"Oasis was a big stadium rock band and it was great, I loved it - but High Flying Birds is more human sounding, it has more emotional reach.
"You know what I mean."
via L4e / source: dailyrecord.co.uk
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