During an interview for sterogum.com Johnny Marr discussed on working with Noel Gallagher.
Playing On Noel Gallagher’s ‘The Ballad Of The Mighty I’ (2015) And Oasis’ ‘Heathen Chemistry’ (2002).
The thing about Noel and I — OK, he’s a well-known public figure. I’m known to a lesser extent, and we’re good friends. When he’s talking about me playing on a record, he knows I know he’s fucking serious. I played on his second solo record, “The Ballad Of The Mighty I.” This last one I played on, “If Love Is The Law.” I’ve never played on a song like that before, and I don’t think I’ve ever heard a pop song like that before. It sounds like it’s Ennio Morricone. I don’t know what it sounds like. It certainly doesn’t sound like Oasis.
We have an understanding. We’ve been friends now for something like 30 years. I’ve seen his life journey, if you want to put it like that, through navigating insane national fame over here and all the things that that brings.
He’s a hell of a lot more than meets the eye, Noel Gallagher.
He’s very disciplined, he’s one of the most disciplined people I’ve ever worked with, without a shadow of a doubt.
Maybe even the most disciplined. Incredibly industrious. Then there’s the other side of his life. He can’t walk 100 meters around the British Isles without people stopping him for selfies, and he’s not insane. [Laughs] I would be, without a doubt. I only have to get stopped five times and I go into a meltdown about culture. He’s a very impressive dude.