Noel Gallagher, guitarist
Songwriter ~ Guitarist

Noel Gallagher

May 29, 1967, Manchester, England

Noel Gallagher has claimed responsibilty for ruining music in the 1990s. In an interview for this month's Q magazine, the former Oasis guitarist, whose formulaic, derivative indie helped to lure a generation away from electronica and fuelled a boom in guitars, shaggy haircuts and Britpop, reveals he was once a regular at legendary Manchester acid house club the Hacienda in 89/90 and still enjoys a rave: “One of the best nights I’ve had out recently was at Coachella. We were up till 7 o’clock in the morning, listening to those classic house tunes, going, Why did music have to change? Why couldn’t it have stayed like this? Then someone said, It’s because of *you*! And I was, 'Yeah, sorry about that'.” ~ Mixmag: Noel Gallagher Says Sorry For Ruining Dance Music ~ September 21, 2012 © Mixmag

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As the lead guitarist, main songwriter, and occasional vocalist for Oasis, Noel Gallagher played a tremendous role in shaping British rock music during the 1990s and beyond. ~ Allmusic: Noel Gallagher ~ retrieved June 11, 2013 © Allmusic


It's hard not to be impressed with the way Noel Gallagher has managed to turn Oasis' apparently permanent state of musical stasis into a matter of class pride. “It's a working-class thing … I'm not an experimenter,” he recently remarked, as if making interesting music was an unacceptable capitulation to bourgeois mores, like joining a snooty golf club. ~ The Guardian/Rock review: Oasis/Dig Out Your Soul ~ October 3, 2008 © The Guardian

Oasis ~ Ranked #10 Q Magazine 50 Bands You Must See Before You Die in 2002.

In 2008 two Oasis albums made it onto the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die ~ Definitely Maybe (1994) ~ What's The Story/Morning Glory (1995)

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