Noel Gallagher has broken cover to inform the world of his thoughts on Arcade Fire, David Bowie and life in general.
Noel Gallagher's 'man of the people' status is assured. Put simply: if you ask the guitarist a straight question then he'll give you a straight answer.
Laying low for much of 2013, the guitarist recently decided to break cover. Clearly in the mood to get a few things off his chest, the songwriter spoke to Rolling Stone about all manner of topics.
A few selected highlights...
His year thus far:
"Fucking had a shit year..."
"I thought at the time, and I still think now, that it's a fucking masterpiece. I love it. Nobody has the right to be that fucking good at this point in their career. Apart from Neil Young, all of the people that are in his league are basically fucking shit. Do you know what I mean?"
"I got the album, and it's fucking great. I really like it. Particularly that track – it's fucking out there, do you know what I mean? It's got a great low-fi, punk vibe to it."
Adele and Emili Sande:
"That music, to me, is like music for fucking grannies, but at least it's got some kind of credibility..."
"Lady Gaga for me is all about that first album, because my daughter and my wife loved it. I've never heard of her since. What does that say? That speaks volumes, to me. She's another one. In fact, she's probably doing a shit on top of a boiled egg right now. And somebody will fucking freeze it and call it art..."
"Anybody that comes back with a double album, to me, needs to pry themselves out of their own asshole. This is not the Seventies, okay? Go and ask Billy Corgan about a double album. Who has the fucking time, in 2013, to sit through 45 minutes of a single album? How arrogant are these people to think that you've got an hour and a half to listen to a fucking record?"
Read the full feature HERE.
The new issue of Clash magazine is out right now. It's always on the money with breakthrough acts worth listening to. So, go and see.