The new copy of MOJO that features an interview with Noel Gallagher is out now in stores and available digitally here below is an extract from it.
MOJO: What’s the first song you wrote that you thought was any good?
Noel Gallagher: “Before I left home I met this guy Pete through an ad in the Manchester Evening News. He had a little 4-track and we wrote these songs together. I remember playing the demo tape to people and the overriding reaction was a look of of surprise “Fucking, hell, is this what you do?”
MOJO: And the first song you thought was generally great?
Noel Gallagher: “Live Forever. I wrote it on John Squire’s Gretsch Country Gent because one of the roadies lived at Mark Coyle’s house and it ended up at my house. When I played it at the next rehearsal Bonehead said, “You’ve not just written that fucking song. That’s from somewhere else.” I’d listened to enough music to know that was a classic. It was Mark Coyle that came up with the drumbeat because when he was checking the drums on the last (Inspiral Carpets) tour I would play these chords. It’s funny how a song changes everything”.