Noel Gallagher has shared his thoughts on this year’s Oasis documentary film Supersonic.
Gallagher explained that he thinks the film has struck a chord because “it’s all about the glory” of Oasis’s imperial phase and doesn’t delve into the band’s messier later years.
“The thing why people have responded to the film so well is this: it finishes at the right point,” he told Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6 Music. “So it doesn’t discuss the long, protracted fall-out, which nobody wants to get into. So it’s kind of this rise to the biggest gigs there ever was at that time. So it’s all about the glory.”
Gallagher added: “I think Liam comes out of it quite well, as some kind of mad drunken mystic from another time. If only that had lasted, you know…”
Gallagher went on to explain that he hopes the film will inspire a new generation of musicians to make guitar music, because it shows what people who form bands can achieve even if they aren’t a “genius”.
He continued: “When I finished watching it and I had to sign off of it, I was saying, ‘Honestly, if this doesn’t inspire people to pick up guitars, I don’t know what will.’ Because no one in that band was a genius – no one, not even me, and I wrote all the songs.
“It’s quite sad in a way because it kind of shines a light on the way the music business was, particularly for guitar music, which hasn’t got a presence on national radio any more. And it makes you feel kind of happy that it happened, but kind of quite sad that it’s not like that any more.”
During the same interview, Noel Gallagher also revealed that he was asked to appear on two very high-profile BBC TV shows.
Meanwhile, he told NME recently that he is “halfway” into work on his next album and hopes to release it next year.