Noel Gallagher on how “embarrassing” it was for Oasis to be compared to The Beatles

Noel Gallagher on how “embarrassing” it was for Oasis to be compared to The Beatles

Noel Gallagher has recalled how “embarrassing” it was for Oasis to be compared to The Beatles.

The iconic Manchester band made no secret of the Fab Four’s influence on their music and fashion sense.

After releasing their hugely-successful first two albums ‘Definitely Maybe’ and ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’, Noel Gallagher claimed the group was “bigger” than The Beatles.

In 2016, Liam Gallagher said “what Oasis did in three years took The Beatles eight”.

Oasis also incorporated a sample of John Lennon‘s voice into the ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ track ‘I’m Outta Time’, which NME said “floats along on psychedelic Beatles waves”.

During a recent preview screening of The Beatles: Get Back, Oasis former guitarist Noel Gallagher said:

“When Oasis started, we were so big we were compared to size-wise and musically, embarrassingly, compared to them as well”

“[It’s embarrassing] because we weren’t as good as them.”

Elsewhere in the conversation, Noel said that The Beatles mean everything to him.

“They’ve definitely got the best tunes, hands down.”

“In my record collection, they’ve got the greatest tunes by far.”

He continued:

“They influenced everybody who influenced everybody else, who influenced everybody that came and went. Their influence is absolute. I don’t know a single guy playing the guitar or writing songs that wouldn’t cite the Beatles as an influence.”

Directed by Peter Jackson, The Beatles: Get Back will premiere on Disney+ in three parts on November 25, 26 and 27.

Source: NME

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