This Day In Music 29.05.2016
Happy birthday Noel Gallagher, king of quotes, 49 today.
Off # Rock celebrates Oasis' frontman with a selections of his funniest quotes. See, read and enjoy !
On frivolous purchases: “I had built for me a customized 1967 Mark II Jaguar convertible at a cost of £110,000, and I haven’t got a driving license. It’s useless to me.” (Blender, August 2008).
On the possibility of a live album: “We're going to do a live album when I run out of ideas for songs, or if Liam starts writing Oasis songs (ha ha ha).” (NY Rock, December 1997)
On Liam: “He’s rude, arrogant, intimidating and lazy. He’s the angriest man you’ll ever meet. He’s like a man with a fork in a world of soup.” (Q, April 2009)
On the Beckhams: “Why is Posh Beckham writing a fucking book of her memoirs? she can't even chew chewing gum and walk in a fucking straight line at the same time, let alone write a book.” (NME, September 2001)
On 'Definitely Maybe': “Look. I was a superhero in the '90s. I said so at the time. McCartney, Weller, Townshend, Richards, my first album's better than all their first albums. Even they'd admit that.” (The Guardian, November 2006)
On regrets: "One of the worst things that ever happened to me was when I said that thing about Blur [in an interview in 1995, Gallagher said he hoped Damon Albarn and Alex James would "get Aids", which he later retracted and apologised for]. My mam rang me up when she saw that and she was really angry and she said to me 'I didn't bring you up to talk like that'." (Irish Times, October 2008)
On Liam: “I read these interviews with him and I don’t know who the guy is who’s in these interviews, he seems really cool, because the guy I’ve been in a band with for the last 18 years is a fucking knobhead.” (Herald Sun, October 2008)
On Oasis live: “This is rock 'n' roll, not a charity handout. I don’t care who you are, why you’re here, what you expect. If you buy the ticket then you’re going to get the show we put on. And if you don’t like it, you know what you can do.” (Dw World, March 2003)
On Jay-Z: “What did I think of Jay-Z doing 'Wonderwall'? It was pretty funny. But I’m not sure one should be seen in public with a white Stratocaster.” (Blender, August 2008)
“ If i were in the Beatles, I'd be a Good George Harrison” (Telegraph Magazine February 2015)