The former Oasis member Noel Gallagher has had eight number-one singles and sole 70million albums during his time with the band But Noel Gallagher has downplayed his expertise in the field of rock music, insisting he’s just muddled his way to success.
Noel Gallagher opens up on the matter
The 55-year-old said on the new episode of BBC Sounds’ Radio 2 First And Last series:
”I am a chancer from a council estate… I haven’t got a clue what I’m doing. It is all by feel and ear and that’s it. I have never had a single music lesson in my life. It’s not that I don’t believe in them but I think if someone teaches you then you are putting their teachings into practice. But if you teach yourself, it is coming from a place that is unifiable.”
Noel Gallagher also recently recalled the moment about the ‘explosion.’ He had a particularly memorable day early in his Oasis days during rehearsal. It set him on his way to songwriting success. At the same time, however, he’s comfortable with knowing he isn’t as good a writer as some people believe him to be – arguing that it’s a healthy attitude.
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. His approach to writing perhaps inevitably changed in the aftermath of Oasis’ collapse, since he “felt more weight” when he was creating hits for the band that split in 2009.