When you think about bands that have totally changed your life; you’ll think about the time and place where you first heard of the band – or heard a song that you would later find out was by the band that would change your life. Some songs and bands lay heavily in our thoughts for the emotions that they brought to us at one time and some songs and bands serve cornerstones for our journeys here. The same can be said for how Robbie Williams looks up to Oasis.
Per NME, Williams reminisced on stage about the memory of partying with Oasis at the festival shortly after he made the decision to leave Take That.
While relations between Williams and the Gallagher brothers later took a turn, Williams acknowledged that the moment was central to him starting on a new path.
At a recent show, before performing a cover of Oasis’ ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’, Williams said: “I started getting ideas about writing my own songs. One thing led to another and I made the cardinal mistake of breaking the rules. They couldn’t contain me anymore. I set off with [a] flute full of champagne and a pocket full of cocaine, ready to get insane in the membrane and I went to Glastonbury to begin what I didn’t know was to be the start of my new life. When I was there, I hung out with this lot…(Oasis)”
Clearly hurt, Williams would continue to tell his story.
He added: “Take That became a painful, distant memory. Until they came back and were much bigger than they were back then! They came back and they were bigger than they were! And I was happy for them, and I thought, ‘F*ck it, if you can beat them join them.’”
Since then, Williams has had a more than successful career as have Oasis/the Gallagher brothers on their own.