Noel Gallagher spoke about The Beatles band as part of Revolver Radio with Matt Wilkinson, a new Apple Music series which is celebrating the new reissue of The Beatles’ 1966 album ‘Revolver’. During his 18-year stint with Oasis as one of the band’s frontmen, Noel Gallagher wrote some of the most generation-defining songs of the era, turning him into one of the ’90s rock icons.
On Dec. 3rd, Oasis announced they are disbanding after a 20-year run. One of their founding members, Noel Gallagher, has spoken in a new interview about The Beatles’ enduring cultural power, saying that the legendary band still remain “a level above”.
Noel Gallagher talks about the enduring cultural power of The Beatles, saying that their “underlying decency” transcends time and remains at “a level above” their fans. One of the most influential bands in rock history, The Beatles changed the face of pop music with their innovative mix of psychedelic rock, pop and ballads. They released more than 130 songs and 100 singles before breaking up in 1970, ushering in years of uncertainty and unrest for The Beatles.
No, I don’t really speak to other songwriters about songwriting because what would you say? I’m just of the opinion that everybody is the same, some people are just more talented than others. I just see [The Beatles] as, they’re kind of the same as me: I would imagine they don’t like talking about it. Although [Paul] McCartney is a massive Beatles fan, he’s like the biggest Beatles fan.
People will not accept that you don’t have a fucking clue about ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ or who that girl is or any recollection of writing it. They get really annoyed because it’s the song that saved their life and you have, I f**king don’t know, I was waking up with a hangover and there it was.
Ray Davies, [Mick] Jagger and [Keith] Richards, and all the ones that we love, we’ve all written culturally significant songs in youth culture anthems. But the thing, if people say, so what is it about the Beatles? It’s just, like, they’ve done it more. Their songs are more culturally significant and they did more of them, and they’re just, yeah, they’re a level above.
While The Beatles remain one of the most popular and influential bands in history, Noel Gallagher has said that his band Oasis were like a “stain” on their legacy because they “tried to be them”. After being a member of the late ’90s rock band Oasis and achieving great success, Noel Gallagher decided to separate from his brother Liam.
The former musician for Oasis recorded his debut solo album, “Chasing Yesterday”, in 2004 and on May 7, 2013, he released his second studio album “As You Were”. The Beatles are one of the most influential artists of all time and are responsible for many songs that have become part of our everyday lives.
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