Oasis' Noel Gallagher on Neil Young
Mojo Magazine - September 2011 / 214
Noel Gallagher -- ex-Oasis band co-founder -- on Neil Young, on cover of the September 2011 issue of Mojo Magazine.
Noel Gallagher: "This is the only guy I've been in awe of after meeting.
I've had a few beers with him, been out for dinner, played gigs, and before we met people would say, "Well, you know he won't speak to you."
I was doing an interview at a festival in Canada that he was on the bill for and I was telling the Canadian journalist that I couldn't wait to meet Neil Young. And he was going, "That's not going to happen."
At that exact moment there was a knock on the dressing room door.
We had a great gig. We finished with I Am The Walrus, Liam said something about the French, fronting out the crowd, and we got shit thrown at us. Neil was coming on with Crazy Horse and we were going, "He'd better be fucking good because we were amazing." Then he did [Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)].
He's always been very respectful to Oasis, and to me when I've met him. I've seen him with Crazy Horse, with acoustic gigs, and he always comes from a place of truth. He's invented a car that runs on fucking grass or something. The world can be split into two camps: people that like Neil Young and people that don't. And the people that don't are fucking idiots. Mind you, I wish that he'd spend more than a week making an album. Far be it for me to tell Neil Young what to do, but Greendale in particular sounds horrible.
He's more annoying than I am!"
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