Monday, July 07, 2008

Noel Gallagher: You couldn't give away an Oasis album

Radiohead, eh? Giving their albums away for nothing? You wouldn't catch Noel Gallagher doing that:

“I wouldn’t have thought so. That’s not our bag,” he told the BBC.

“I didn’t spend a year in the most expensive studio in England, with the most expensive producer in America, and the most expensive graphic designer in London to then give it away. Fuck that.”

You'll note he sees the input into his album as an expensive producer, an expensive studio and an expensive designer, rather than, say, the best musicians or months and months of careful crafting of music and diligent rehearsing.

You might also note that he views creativity as something that can be measured by price rather than quality.

And, given that he has more money than he could possibly have a clue how to spend, why does he need to squeeze every red cent from those who have supported him in a retrograde march down the blind alley he has chosen?

What, exactly, is your "bag", Mr. Noel? Bag... bag... bag...


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Didn't he once, years ago, defend illegal downloading by saying something along the lines of it being ok if it lets impoverished kids in far flung places hear his music?

Anonymous said...

haha, oh i bet the favela kids really digged the likes of 'i wanna live in a dream (in my record machine)' and that ridge farm demo of 'be here now'

Anonymous said...

When did this lemur joke start? Oasis posts here always give me a good chuckle in the morning.
-mary

simon h b said...

@anonymous:
at roughly the last time Noel Gallagher said something that wasn't so confusing or self-defeating that it was possible to think about it without my mind wandering off on a lemur-filled tangent...

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