Noel Gallagher talked to XFM about playing less Oasis songs in his live shows, saying that “there’s no point trying to be clever about this”.
He then promised he is going play the big tunes instead of “obscure Oasis b-sides” that his newer fans won’t recognize.
“I’ve done enough gigs to know. There’s no point trying to be clever about this. Playing obscure Oasis b-sides – although they’re great and I love them – there’s like 11 people dotted around the arena going berserk. And there’s 8901 people kind of just thinking: what’s this?”
“If I go see Neil Young…I want him to play the bangers, do you know what I mean?…I want him to play the big tunes.”
Noel also praised the line-up for T in The Park: “I looked at the bill for T In The Park and I would probably say out of all the festival bills I’ve seen, they’ve smashed it this year. They’ve got the Libertines, Kasabian and The Prodigy and dare I say it, myself on the same weekend is no mean feat. It’s always great to gig in Scotland, no matter where it is…I’ll bring my wellies and my tartan umbrella.”
“I’m closing it aren’t I? Sunday night…there’s going to be some casualties there during The Masterplan.”