Noel Gallagher discussed Oasis’ early years in a new BBC Radio interview.
“These 10 years have been good on a quiet reflection of… I’ve said to loads of people – when Oasis was together, it’ll take us not to be around, for me, to look back and get a handle on it, I don’t really know what… I’m in the middle of it, anybody in the band perceived it differently from everybody else.
“Within that, I perceived it differently from everybody else because I was writing the songs right, so I had a different take on it. And looking back on it, we got fame really young. Liam is four years younger than me, while still 24, dealt with it the best way that we could.
“I made a lot of artistic mistakes, doing things that I shouldn’t have done, doing it for the sake of it. But I was watching the Knebworth documentary recently doing my bit for it, and I’m looking at a lot of guys on stage, they haven’t done those 10,000 hours yet. They’ve not even done 5,000.
“When bands get to play Knebworth, like Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, they’ve done their ten thousand hours. We hadn’t. We’ve done a few hundred.
“We were just the thing that rose from a Council Estate, that ignited all people like us in the country. We didn’t know what we were doing. We just took that thing that we had in the rehearsal room and brought it onto the stage, and it got bigger and bigger, and bigger, and bigger.”