October 16, 2013 13:16
Noel Gallagher criticises BBC Radio 1 for ignoring Temples and Jagwar Ma
"There's great records coming out this year you're not going to hear on the radio," says former Oasis man
The comments follow on from Radio 1 music bosses describing Gallagher's music as "more at home on Radio 2" during a recent interview. Both head of music at Radio 1, George Ergatoudis, and Nigel Harding, the station's music policy director, admitted that the former Oasis member was no longer a part of their plans while making similar comments about Green Day and Robbie Williams.
Speaking to GQ, Gallagher added to his recent criticism of pop music and described Radio 1 as his idea of hell.
He said: "I don't understand it. It's when radio stations start focus groups. They literally go outside their building and ask people walking by, 'If I played you this song, what would you think?' and all that. Don't ask the man on the street! He's a cunt! That's why he's the man on the street, not the man in the expensive restaurant eating fucking mini sausages at four in the afternoon!"
Moving on to the albums and bands he feels are being unfairly overlooked, Gallagher continued: "There's great records coming out this year you're not going to hear on the radio. Temples (pictured right). Jagwar Ma. Great stuff, but it's on a lower level. It's not on the battleground. You have to be in that world to hear it."
Robbie Williams recently said he is "gutted" that he is deemed too old for the Radio 1 playlist. Quizzed about the snub by BBC Radio 4, Williams conceded that it hurts him when the station don't promote his material.
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