Noel Gallagher: ”Cigarettes & Alcohol’ is social commentary’ – video

Plus watch the classic video for the 1994 track now

Noel Gallagher has spoken about his love for early Oasis single ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’, describing the track as a “social comment”.

In a new video interview that you can watch on the right of your screen now, Gallagher explains that the track, which is included on Oasis‘ new singles collection ‘Time Flies… 1994-2009’ (released June 14), is “a proper youth anthem”.

He said: “Right up until the last gigs, that’s when people go fucking apeshit, for that song. It mentions drugs and shagging birds, social comment, boozing and drinking and listening to tunes. You know, what more do you want?!”

Noel Gallagher recently explained the logic behind the ‘Time Flies…’ tracklisting, suggesting he wanted it to feel like a gig.

Watch the interview with Gallagher on the right of your screen now, plus watch the 1994 video for ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’ below.