Noel Gallagher has hit out as Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of the opposition Labour Party in a newly-published interview, quipping “I don’t like communism.”
Gallagher famously supported the Labour Party in their ‘New Labour’ guise as they took their 1997 election win, and maintains that he is very much of a left-leaning persuasion, but the High Flying Birds man is less than impressed by the direction Corbyn is taking the party in.
Speaking to the Sunday Times Magazine, Gallagher made the comment on communism, before continuing “I could never vote Tory because some invisible force field would stop me from putting my vote in the ballot box.
“Speaking as somebody from the left, I thought the New Labour years, coming up to 1997, were amazing. It was so exciting to be in England at the time, because there were so many things going on.
“But then, the Labour Party proved themselves to be ‘Meet the new boss, same as the old boss’, and until that changes, I’m not having it. The Tories don’t care about the vulnerable, and the communists don’t care about the aspirational.”
Gallagher also said he feels that working class kids are being “priced out of music.”
It’s fair to say Noel isn’t all that impressed with the big chart acts of today, either, with the former Oasis man describing Adele as ‘music for grannies’ recently, an accusation he also levelled at Emile Sande a few years ago. Gallagher said ’25’ is part of a “sea of cheese” that’s ruining modern music.
Before Christmas, Gallagher supported himself at a London gig, performing an Oasis cover set at the Royal Albert Hall before his headline performance.
Announcing his entrance, Gallagher said: “Thanks for getting here early by the way. I am only doing this because we couldn’t find a fucking support band. I ain’t joking neither. My manager goes, ‘I’ve got a fucking great idea, you can be the support band and play for four hours’. I get double the rider though so every cloud.”