The Oasis legend has compared the wrench of leaving the band behind him and kicking off his solo career to giving up drugs.
Noel Gallagher is now fronting his new project Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds after quitting Oasis and admits there is less pressure on the band members. Speaking about his new group in Q Magazine, Noel says: “They’re a collective more than a band. Anyone can join and anyone can leave.
“I was sat in bed one night before I got my band together. I said to my wife, ‘It’s just dawned on me, I’ve got to find five other people. I won’t know their wives or girlfriends or mates and I’ve got to share a tour bus with them. It’s like giving up drugs and moving on to a new circle of friends.”
And it seems finding the right people for his “collective” proved to be something of a dilemma. Noel adds: “I had two options, you either get a load of kids in and then you end up looking like Bryan Ferry. Or you don’t and you have mates – but then I don’t know many 44-year-olds that aren’t bald. But it fell in to place nicely. It’s the noble thing to do. Bands are for the young.”
This is just a major pain in the b*******. But I’m getting used to the idea
Being the star attraction in his band also proved to be a stumbling block for Noel. He reminisced about the days of Oasis when he could blend in to the background.
“I’ve been in a band with a great front man and I was a great guitarist and backing vocalist who chirped in with the odd funny quip. It was perfect. This is just a major pain in the b*******. But I’m getting used to the idea.”
29 July 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011 stopcryingyourheartout.com 1 comment