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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Noel Gallagher: consumerism has taken over music
Noel Gallagher says music innovation and resulting scenes are dead because consumerism has taken over music.
The former Oasis man is the subject of an exclusive cover story interview in our new issue, Q316 which is out now in print and on the iPad.
Speaking about British pop culture, Noel is pessimistic for the future of interesting music
"I'll tell you what I thought. Pop as we knew it, is dead as a fucking dodo," he explains.
"The Beatles, The Who and The Kinks - that's gone now and will never be repeated. In the mid-'90s, it was the bands and a small group of fans that had ownership of it. Now it's the consumer that drives it, so music will go wherever the consumer demands that it goes. We will not have another punk, or another acid house, or another Britpop. That's a fact.
"Because the consumer gets what he wants, and the consumer don't know shit. If you'd asked the consumer in the middle of prog-rock, What do you want next year? He's not going to say, I want Johnny Rotten, is he? And in 1986, the consumer who's knee-deep in fucking synth-pop, he's not gonna go, A new drug, flares, techno beats and smoke machines, is he?
"I do wonder what my five-year-old lad's relationship to music is going to be. When they're reading the will out - And I bequeath to you, Donovan, 14,000 vinyl records... He's just going to go, Sell it, not arsed. Two Bodines albums and a La's 10-inch that was deleted on the day it was bought from Piccadilly Records? He's going to say, Fuck, that's just taking up room, I don't want it."
Get Q316 now for the full interview with Noel including his outlook on his solo career, Russell Brand, Manchester City winning the league, the possibility of an Oasis reunion and much more.
Via L4E source: qthemusic.com
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