Ex-Oasis chief also takes a pop at major record labels
Australia daytime TV show The Project failed to bleep out Noel Gallagher after he swore during an interview.
The former Oasis chief was asked about dealing with major record labels and awards, which he admitted his mantelpiece is “chock-a-block with the fucking things” in a pre-recorded interview. But when it went to air, producers on the show failed to bleep out the section.
He said: “I enjoy the lack of money that I make. I enjoy the lack of record sales, I also enjoy the lack of recognition and the lack of awards that I receive. Quite frankly, my mantelpiece was chock-a-block with the fucking things. It is nice to take a back seat.”
Gallagher added: “I enjoy not working with people in record labels who are, in fact, as we all know fucked. It is nice to get away from that mob.”
Earlier today, (March 29) Oasis dominated a poll by Radio X to establish the best British songs of all time.
The poll, which saw over 50,000 votes cast by listeners of the station, saw the band hold four of the top five positions including ‘Wonderwall’ at Number One. That was followed by ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ (2), ‘Champagne Supernova’ (3) and ‘Live Forever’ (4).
The only non-Oasis song in the top five was The Stone Roses‘ ‘I Am The Resurrection’ at Number 5.
Speaking to Radio X, Noel Gallagher said: “What can I say? The people have spoken.”
He added: “The fact that there wasn’t one single Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds song in the top 20 makes think the whole thing is a mockery of an unreliable sham! Saying that though I’m thrilled. Thanks for voting.”
The comments came after a recent interview in which he called younger brother Liam a “very angry man” and repeated his lack of interest in reforming the band.