Noel Gallagher - 'The fantasy's gone out of making music'

The Oasis guitarist believes 'kids have it too good'

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Oasis mainman Noel Gallagher says the “fantasy” has gone out of making music – because of advances in technology.

Speaking exclusively in this week’s NME, the star bemoans the iPod and DVD generation because of their insistence on wanting more and more information about how records are made.

He said: “This generation of kids just rely on the technology – that’s what they want. These days you can see fucking Johnny Borrell in his pants going through the bass parts, and that just strips away the magic for me.”

He added: “Everyone just wants more and more information. All the fantasy’s gone out of music, ’cos everything is too fucking real. Every album comes with a DVD with some cunt going, ‘Yeah well, we tried the drums over there, but…’ Give a shit, man! It makes people seem too human, whereas I was brought up on Marc Bolan and David Bowie, and it was like, ‘Do they actually come from fucking Mars?’”

Also in this week’s issue, we reveal the hidden secrets of My Chemical Romance’s new LP ‘The Black Parade’, we talk to The Bronx and The Long Blondes, and we review the new albums from Jarvis and Graham Coxon, singles by The Maccabees and Oasis, and take a look at the Lily Allen live experience.

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