Krautrock legend Michael Rother defends Oasis for 'Brand Neu!' compilation 'beating'

Gallagher brothers' inclusion on the compilation was justified, he says

Krautrock legend Michael Rother defends Oasis for 'Brand Neu!' compilation 'beating'
Neu! founder member Michael Rother has defended the inclusion of Oasis track 'I Can See It Now' on a compilation album paying tribute to the seminal krautrockers.

Speaking about 'Brand Neu!', which was released in May, Rother told The Quietus that he felt the compilation was criticised unfairly because the Oasis track was included on it.

"I very much enjoyed listening to that compilation," he said. "To be honest, I also quite like the Oasis track. I mention that because I read in some reviews that they got a bit of a beating."

He went on to reveal that he saw elements of Neu! in Oasis' single 'The Shock Of The Lightning'.

"When I heard that Oasis single 'The Shock Of The Lightning', I immediately understood the idea behind that, the fast-forward movement, the strong surge in combination with a Beatles-esque sound. To me that's an interesting combination, Neu! crossed with The Beatles ideas."

Rother, who has worked with Brian Eno, Can, Kraftwerk and Harmonia, commented that he wasn't impressed with the whole Brand Neu! album, which also features the likes of Foals, Kasabian and Primal Scream.

"Some of the bands on 'Brand Neu!' don't impress me that much. I would have liked to have Fuck Buttons on there," he noted, adding that he sees a lot of Neu! in the Bristol duo. "I think the approach they take on their music is similar to our approach in the '70s, to change everything, to modify everything to make new combinations."

Read More On This Artist

More News
Madame Tussauds unveils new Olly Murs waxwork
One Direction 'organising' new album
Madonna posts new 'Ghosttown' remix – listen
Jay Z on his new streaming platform Tidal: 'It's not me against Spotify'
The Vaccines reveal new single 'Dream Lover' – listen
First Zayn Malik solo track revealed following One Direction departure – listen
Lil' Chris's family speak about son's battle with depression following recent death
Jay Z, Kanye West, Madonna, Beyonce, Arcade Fire, Jack White launch Tidal streaming service in NYC
Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx to work with boy band 5 Seconds of Summer
Jarvis Cocker creates fictional vinyl sleeves for art exhibition in Paris
Johnny Marr reveals he's writing a film
De La Soul launch Kickstarter for new album set to feature Damon Albarn, David Byrne, 2 Chainz
Of Monsters and Men announce new album – hear new song 'Crystals' now
Diplo reveals he is collaborating with Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant
Rihanna denies plans to release new album on Jay Z's new streaming service tonight (March 30)
Toro Y Moi streams new album 'What For?' - listen
Waxahatchee stream new album 'Ivy Tripp' – listen
Ed Sheeran dance track 'Rewind, Repeat It' posted online - listen
Robbie Williams denies reports he is joining 'The X Factor'
'Lost' Serge Gainsbourg film score to be reissued after master tapes found in suitcase
Kickstarter launched for Tom Waits 'illustrated scrapbook'
Danny Brown storms offstage in Glasgow after being pelted by pint of water – watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM