August 3, 2021

Oasis Division is the reason we are “at the height of the greats”

Noel Gallagher He argued that the breakup of Oasis was not a decision he made “lightly”, but that leaving everything helped consolidate his legacy as one of the best british bands of all time.

During the Sky Arts program Noel Gallagher: Out Of The Now, the Oasis composer said audiences had grown bored with the band in the months leading up to its disbandment.

“It’s not a decision I made lightly,” he said of his decision to leave. “And I had written all the meaningful songs that Oasis had ever recorded. And it was my life, I directed it, and creatively it was my thing. With the benefit of hindsight it was the best for me and the band.”

“Because the band now, Oasis in 2009, was not lauded as one of the greats of all time. There was a kind of undertone of, ‘well, they really should end it.’ That’s what I felt anyway,” he noted. .

“And I felt like people had stopped listening to the records and came to see us pull off the hits and it’s a position I never wanted the band to be in. But now, of course, we are considered to be at the height of all the greats.” said the Oasis leader.

The Oasis documentary

The group disbanded in 2009, and Gallagher He resigned after a confrontation with his younger brother Liam at the Rock en Seine festival near Paris.

Fans have long been asking for a reunion of Oasis, Y Liam He has openly said that he would be willing to do so. But Noel has made it clear that it’s not something he wants, although he recently joked that he would do it for £ 100 million.

In May, it was revealed that both Noel and Liam will be executive producers of a documentary on Oasis’ most famous performances: Two Nights at Knebworth, which was attended by 250,000 fans in August 1996 and came a year after the release of their second. album, What’s The Story (Morning Glory).

The film is intended to be “a crucial document of the moment that defined an era and a cultural revolution,” which was part of a pivotal moment in British culture, amid the rise of New Labor, Euro ’96 and the Britpop phenomenon.