Paul Weller has always been against the idea of an Oasis reunion. “He tells me that if I reform Oasis we won’t be friends anymore.” said Noel Gallagher few months ago (read the article here).
Now, Johnny Marr joins Paul Weller in saying that Noel does not need to reform Oasis.
Both of them have worked with him and are his close friends and they claim his current live set up and recent Number One album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ is some of his best work ever.
“I couldn’t give a fuck if Oasis got back together again because I like what he does now,” Weller told NME. “He gets better and better I think. His new album is wicked.”
Marr added: “When I played with him recently, it’s interesting because he’s filled up this arena and he’s managed to do it by inventing a new kind of Noel music which does what you want from it. He still does big melodies, big choruses and places really amazing feeling in there. But it’s a new kind of thing he’s doing.”
The pair also said Noel has become an institution in British guitar music over the last 21 years.
Marr said: “He’s a songwriter, he’s been around and been so well known for years, he’s a bit of a, what’s the term?”
“Ha, no, national treasure,” laughed Marr. “He’s just somebody you’ve got something in common with. When you love music and love playing music that much and when you meet someone else who does that, it cuts through a lot of the bullshit really, and he’s always been the same.”
He added: “Like myself and Paul he’s someone that won’t go away whether he’s successful or not because it’s what he does. He’s a lifer. Everyone knows that about him. He’s serious about what he does.”
Weller also revealed that he is planning on finishing a new track with Gallagher when the pair get chance. “The biggest problem I think is keeping him in the studio long enough. We were trying to write a song for my new album but he was only there for a few hours. He seemed to want to get away before five o’clock. We had the makings of a track but we just need to sit down and finish it.”