In an online chat with fans, the former Oasis guitarist and songwriter talked about another bunch of Manchester greats, The Smiths, and which of their tunes he loves the most.
Ever wondered which songs top Noel Gallagher’s Smiths playlist?
In an online chat with fans, Noel named There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, The Queen Is Dead, Rusholme Ruffians, These Things Take Time, Rubber Ring and Asleep as the best songs that Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce wrote during their short five year career.
“Amongst others,” quipped Noel, who has recently welcomed Johnny Marr on stage with him at some of his solo shows, at the end of the list.
The Smiths, who released four albums between 1984 and 1987 and had more than a dozen hit singles including Panic, How Soon Is Now? and This Charming Man, often top reader polls as the Manchester band most people would like to see reform - alongside Gallagher’s own Oasis.
In the same chat, on website Reddit, Noel also confessed a guilty admiration for 1980s pop band Tears For Fears and said he’d love a chance to duet with Pink Floyd’s Dave Gillmore, Yardbird’s guitarist Jeff Beck and Davie Bowie.
“If he (Bowie) would even shake a maraca for one tune, that’d be great,” he said about the 1970s superstar.
On classical music, Noel expressed an admiration for celebrated conductor Ennio Morricone - famous for his soundtracks to films such as A Fistful of Dollars, Once Upon A Time In The West, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.
“I’ve seen ’im twice in the last five years,” Noel said. “And his music does bring a tear to my eye. I think he’s a genius.
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