Noel Gallagher Describes Oasis’ Prime Time As ‘Brilliant’ In A Resurfaced Interview
In a recently released MTV UK interview, Oasis icon Noel Gallagher remembered when the band was at the top of their success, saying it felt brilliant.
Oasis was formed more than three decades ago, and they performed their first gig on August 14, 1991. Noel Gallagher joined the band that year as the fifth member and finalized the lineup. Although Oasis underwent several lineup changes, the Gallagher brothers, Liam and Noel, remained the staple members.
Two years after their formation, Oasis released their album ‘Definitely Maybe,’ which became a huge critical and commercial success. They recorded the 1995 album ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ The album spent ten weeks at the top of the UK Albums Chart, and it also became a global chart success.
Following the release of ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ the Gallagher brothers found themselves featured in tabloid newspapers, and Oasis’ success continued to grow rapidly. However, Oasis’ popularity declined after the departure of McGuigan, Arthur, and White. In August 2009, the band disbanded after Noel Gallagher’s departure.
In an interview with MTV UK, Noel Gallagher recalled when Oasis was at its peak. He stated that he remembers the big gigs, parties, and outrageous statements. Moreover, Noel said there were brilliant times, selling almost a million albums every six months. According to Noel, they weren’t afraid of asking for more at that time.
During the conversation, Noel Gallagher said the following:
“I don’t remember the finer details, but I remember the big things that I’ve got, like the big gigs, the mad outrageous statements of f*cking parties. ‘They’re all on drugs, all of them!” The pope, he’s a f*cking smackhead; he knows it. I mean, all that, I remember all that.
They were brilliant times because the whole thing, the whole ‘Morning Glory’ thing, was running away with the songs. We sold almost a million albums every six months. We were holding on, but we weren’t scared of it; it was brilliant. I was like, ‘I want a bigger house, a bigger car, and bigger shades!”
You can watch the interview below.