Former Oasis star praises Bowie for avoiding nostalgia and coming back with new material
Noel Gallagher has said that David Bowie‘s recent comeback “blew his mind”, adding that the way in which he came back with a brand new album shows that established acts don’t always have to rely on their former glories.
Asked by NME what he thinks of Bowie coming back with his new studio album ‘The Next Day’ (released on March 11), Gallagher said: “It’s great to hear his voice singing something new. The more you hear ‘Where Are We Now?’ the better it gets. The video’s mad – like his fucking cat directed it.”
Warming to the idea that Bowie’s return shows up bands reuniting to play old material and reissue classic albums, Gallagher continued: “What it proved to me is that reunions are fucking shite.
“If you had turned on the news and it had said, ‘David Bowie is to do a fucking series of concerts next year,’ everyone would have gone, ‘Oh great, can’t wait, that’s it, let’s talk about something else.’ But we’re still talking about that song. New music and records rule, but reunions for gigs are shit, you know.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Noel speaks about Bowie’s ability to keep his album a secret and throws doubt on the rumours he will never perform the new songs live – saying that any live dates Bowie may play would be “fucking bedlam”.
Read the full interview with Noel Gallagher in this week’s NME, available nationwide from today (March 6).