Friday, November 07, 2008

Noel warns Thom against being stuck

To be fair to Noel Gallagher, there is a degree of truth in his claim that Radiohead might be stuck in something of a rut:

"The biggest criticism that the music press have against us [Oasis] is that we're not Radiohead," Gallagher said.

"Correct me if I'm wrong, they've been making the same record since 'Kid A', have they not?"

But is it really the biggest criticism of Oasis that they're not Radiohead? Isn't it more common that people complain that the problem with Oasis is that they're Oasis? And even if Radiohead have spent the last ten years remaking the same record, does that really excuse Oasis spending two decades making and remaking someone else's records? It's hard to choose... Thom... Noel... Thom...
... sherry... Noel... schooner of sherry?


Anonymous said...

i really really wish i got the significance of the pics you always put on the end of the noely posts. ho hum.

and radiohead arent stuck in a rut. theyre fucking amazing. that is all.

Olive said...

I don't think I've ever heard anyone complain that Oasis weren't Radiohead. Sure, it's true, but it's not something they've ever been accused of. If anything, Oasis are more like, ooh, I don't know, the B-52's, say. Much as everyone loves their early stuff, neither band has done anything interesting in years. Other ways that Oasis are like the B-52's are left as an exercise for the reader.

Anonymous said...

At least the B-52's could still pull out Love Shack and Roam 10 years after their debut - two pop songs that might not show much progression since then but are at least good as opposed to say Lyla. Oh dear.

I'm not quite sure how Kid A and In Rainbows are the same but I guess Noel probably just gets confused when he's not listening to guitars.

alcxxk said...

buttttttttttttt hail to the theif doesn't sound much like kid a at allllllllllllllllllll?

Simon said...

He actually said this in Blender a couple of months ago too, although his criticism then was "they've been making the same record for the last five years" That'll be Hail To The Thief and In Rainbows, then.

I'm not sure "The biggest criticism that the music press have against us is that we're not Radiohead" is strictly true, you know.

Laura Brown said...

Olive! How dare you! The B-52s had GIRLS in the band!

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