Noel Gallagher: “Adele? I don’t like her music. I think it’s music for fucking grannies”

After announcing the dates of his Australian tour, Noel Gallagher have had a long by phone interview with Australian publication Music Feeds,

during which he talked about music, Oasis, Band Battle, family and much more!

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Music Feeds: There was an interview conducted with Damon Albarn in Rolling Stone this past October which opened with a question about the Britpop war. It’s fascinating, in a way, that Blur are very much a current band now – touring, making new music – and yet the first words out of the interviewer’s mouth were asking about a time that is so well documented and has been discussed time and time again. Do you feel it’s something that everything has already been said about?

Noel Gallagher: Of course, but it was probably the last seismic moment in music. Think about it: Two bands putting out a single on the same day was national news. It’s never happened since; and music has nosedived into fucking blandness – a sea of cheese.

People want to know whether it was real. People want to know whether it was staged. People always want to relive those days, I suppose. I still get asked about it quite a bit. What did Damon say, out of interest?

MF: He referred to it as “a strange morphing, an interesting prototype time.” He mentioned the tabloid side of things and the celebrity side of things. He also mentions you, actually – he mentions that you still hang out occasionally, and that he “always enjoys” your company…

NG: I was talking to him today, as a matter of fact. We were talking about some such nonsense, which you will probably find out about sooner or later. We still talk when the need arises.

MF: Just to take it back to something you mentioned earlier – the “sea of cheese” and the state of modern music. Practically as long as you’ve been a public figure, it’s been essentially a journalistic trope to try and coax a controversial opinion on some of-the-moment popular band or singer out of you. Do you feel as though you became the go-to guy for that sort of quick story? “You won’t believe what Noel Gallagher has to say about [insert name here]”?

NG: I don’t overthink anything that I do. If I get asked a question on anything, I give a straight answer. It is interesting that no-one ever talks about my love of U2 and Coldplay, but there you go. Lately, the one I’ve been asked about is Adele. If someone wants to know what I think of Adele, I’ll fucking tell them. Not because I have any sort of agenda or because I’m trying to whip up any kind of hysteria. I just don’t see what all the fuss is about. I don’t like her music. I think it’s music for fucking grannies.
The way I was brought up, you’re obliged to give an honest answer if someone asks you an honest question. If you trot out the same bullshit all the time, then you’re one of them. And I’m not one of them. I’m one of us.

Source: Music Feeds