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Noel Gallagher Slagging Off Oasis Videos Is Pure Gold

Watch this newly-uploaded, fan-edited compilation of Noel Gallagher’s most hilarious, scathing, and, often, brutally honest commentary on Oasis videos. Gallagher’s typically caustic jibes have found a refreshing target: his own band’s videos. This priceless collection of his best barbs was taken from the 2010 DVD commentary he provided for Oasis’ career-spanning box set Time Flies. Thanks to Youtube user nutsngum2, everyone can bask in his 10-minute edit of these Gallagher gems.

It’s pointless to pick highlights since the video should be watched in its glorious entirety, but here are some choice cuts.

His embarrassment over his own fashion choices: ‘Why was I dressed like that? I looked like fucking Columbo.’ See also: ‘There’s a lot Adidas going on in here.’

His experience making music videos: ‘I’d grown out of the video experience quite quickly. By the third one it was just like a load of bollocks. Standing around all day doing the same old shit five hundred times.’

His impressions on the women in the ‘Cigarettes and Alcohol’ video: “Were there really all these birds in this video? It’s like a fucking scene from Britain’s Next Top Model…The missus won’t let you get away with that now, would she?” See also: ‘I never got off with that girl there, by the way. There’s no chance of that.’

His take on music videos, in general: ‘I fucking hate videos. I hate everything about them. I hate the fact that they cost a fortune. I hate the fact that you gotta be there 8:00 in the morning. I hate the fact that you don’t leave until 8:00 the fucking next morning. I don’t like the fact that the people who are making them think they’re fucking making Apocalypse Now…Fucking bollocks, it’s nonsense…Who watches videos these days? No one. A right fucking cunt if you ask me.’

His mixed feelings for ‘Roll With It’: ‘This song is a bit of a throw-away for me. Although, we did play it on our last tour, and people did go fucking ape-shit for it.’

The harsh truth about the ‘Wonderwall’ video: ‘That wasn’t an actual record, by the way, and he’s not a real clown.’

Having creative disagreements with video directors: ‘Do you want me to fucking stare at you like a fucking serial killer?’

His general feelings toward making videos: “A bag of shite, that. What a waste of an afternoon.”

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