- 11 Oct 16
As we get ready to unleash our Definitely Mayo (ouch!) retrospective, here are the chaps giving us exceedingly good quote...
The new issue of Hot Press, out on Thursday with those lovely Kings Of Leon boys on the cover, contains an in-depth Oasis in Ireland retrospective to tie-in with the release of their Supersonic documentary.
From their legendary September 3, 1994 visit to the Dublin Tivoli, which the late, great Bill Graham was at, and their first Slane visit the following year to 1997’s infamous Liam Point no-show and Oasis’ acrimonious 2009 split, Hot Press was never too far from the heart of the Gallagher action.
To whet your appetite, here are some of the most memorable things Noel and Liam have said to us down through the rock ‘n’ roll years…
“I was a van driver’s assistant delivering bread, a signwriter, a fish tank maker, a British Gas storekeeper and a labourer. All of these pale into insignificance in the shiteness department compared to being a roadie for Inspiral Carpets.”
“I was as pissed as a cunt. I just wanted to see what the inside of number 10 Downing Street looked like, seeing as I've been paying the rent on the fucking place for the past 30 years.”
Noel on visiting the Blairs (1997)
“I enjoyed the whole Battle of Britpop thing for a while, and then it became so fucking all-consuming. It’s like, ‘I’ve sold 15 million albums and no one’s asked about that. I’m still talking about this chimney-sweep from Colchester.’”
“I didn't join a band to be pushed about by some twat with a camera. If they've got zoom lenses and are stood across the road, fine, but when they're in my fucking face then I'll given 'em a slap.”
“The house was like a bad advert for drugs. Fucking hell, man, there was a seventeen foot fishtank in one wall with one fish in it.”
Noel on selling his Supernova Heights abode (2000)
“Drugs are fucking great. Being off your tits is great. Taking acid is great. The best times of my life.”
“I don’t do romance. It’s not for me. It’s all bullshit, isn’t it? I don’t do birthdays or Christmas or any of that fucking sentimental claptrap. Football, drinking, sex. Those are the important things in life. And music.”
“Are we talking power nostril here? The left, definitely the left. The right's the supersub. The left starts the match, does the full ninety minutes then the right comes in for extra-time and penalties!”
Liam on his snorting technique (2004)
“Bloc Party? It’s like watching University fucking Challenge! There’s nothing worse – except maybe Man U supporters – than whiney cunts in bands. If they were trying to find a cure for cancer, fair enough, moan away, but this is music we’re talking about.”
“There were 60,000 people there, all of them with their lighters out singing along. We come off stage and Liam’s like, ‘They weren’t really into it, were they?’ Why does he have to be the one person in 60,005 not having it?”
“I couldn’t give a fuck about Jay-Z. I’m not into rap, that’s my personal thing on it. I don’t care a fuck about Noel Gallagher either to be honest. Both a fucking pair of dicks!”
“Coldplay? They’re just Dido with willies.”
“I wrote all the great, memorable Oasis songs. I arranged them and told everybody, ‘This is what you do.’ They’re my fucking creations, so why shouldn’t I still play a few of them if I want?”
“How many cunts were there in Oasis? Here’s a clue – it was more than zero and less than two.”