The boyband covered the song for Comic Relief in 2013
Noel Gallagher has hit out at the music played on Radio 1, specifically One Direction‘s cover of ‘One Way Or Another’, in an outspoken rant about modern day pop music.
Gallagher made the comments, in which he accuses the boyband of “murdering” Blondie’s 1978 track, in a new interview with GQ. The former Oasis songwriter says that Radio 1 has “no soul” and reveals his worries for the future of chart music.
Asked what he thinks of Radio 1, Gallagher said: “Pretty fucking dreadful, the music is. I can’t get my head round pop music. It’s all on the same frequency. It all seems designed to aggravate my teeth. You know music that makes your teeth hurt?” He adds: “There’s a lack of soul on Radio 1. I mean, what is going to be the future of chart music?”
Moving onto One Direction, Gallagher highlights the number of people benefiting from their success while he is left losing. “Everybody’s winning out of it. One Direction aren’t working in the local fucking Costcutter, so they’re winning. The geezer who’s writing the fucking shit tunes – he’s winning. He’s got fucking new houses coming out of his earholes. The record company are winning – ‘cos they’re all getting their fucking bonuses at Christmas.”
Moving on to the boyband’s fans, Gallagher adds: “The young 12-year-old girls are winning because one day they might actually grow up to give one of them a blowjob. They’re all winning. No-one’s losing. The only people who are losing are idiots like me at 9.30 in the morning when you’re trying to get the kids out the door for school, and they’re fucking murdering one of Blondie’s songs.”
Earlier today it was revealed that one Direction are working with Pharrell Williams on songs for their new album, ‘Midnight Memories’, due for release in November. Meanwhile, Noel Gallagher recently claimed he is interested in collaborating with Damon Albarn.