Liam Gallagher has ripped the Gorillaz AMA’s performance, tweeting that it was ‘hipster nonsense.
Oasis had major influence on both on Britpop and the music world at large and it can’t be understated. Similarly, the magic of Oasis probably would never have happened if just one Gallagher sibling was involved, regardless of what Liam and Noel think or say of the other party nowadays.
And while Noel’s knack for catchy songwriting eventually resulted in hits like “Supersonic”, “Don’t Look Back in Anger”, and, of course, “Wonderwall”, he wasn’t originally invited to join his brother’s fledgling band, and Liam offered him a managing role instead. Noel recently talked about an ‘explosion’ as well.
In a recent interview with Cerys Matthews on BBC Radio 2, in which the High Flying Birds frontman and former Oasis guitarist looked back on his career and unpacked his approach to songwriting.
Noel Gallagher talks about use of guitar in his songwriting process
Gallagher insisted that chords were the last thing on his mind when he was writing tracks such as Wonderwall and Champagne Supernova:
“The chords are nothing in what I do,” he said. “The chords are nothing. They are completely meaningless. It is all about the melodies because that’s what sticks. Because the guy when he is going to work in the morning is whistling the melody. He is not thinking about chords.”
Fans might wonder how Gallagher crafts songs but even when he met the Beatles producer George Martin, who said that Gallagher was one of his generation’s greatest songwriters, he didn’t quite know what to tell him.
“I’m a chancer from a council estate,” he said. “I don’t have a clue what I am doing. I just go by feel and ear, and that’s it. Well I just said, ‘I did this. And I put my fingers there.’ And he was like, ‘Interesting, and there’s a suspended eight thing going on…’ And I’m like, ‘I couldn’t honestly say.”
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) November 15, 2022