Speaking in a recent interview, Noel Gallagher has opened up about his views on his Oasis bandmates, calling them “conservative in their views of rock music”.
The musician also offered insight into why fan-favourite The Masterplan was initially relegated to B-side status.
Noel Gallagher has shared his feelings towards fellow Oasis bandmates, revealing he felt restricted by their conservative views on rock music.
“There was a responsibility to everyone else, and some people in the band were very conservative in their views of rock music,” Gallagher described in an interview with Music Week. “The longer you stay in a band like that, the more you become institutionalised – the way things are done is the way things are done.”
“You’re making music for your surroundings, so you just make music to fill stadiums and, when it’s great, it’s the greatest thing ever,” he continued. “But it got to the point where I’d said it all and done it all.”
Continuing on, he revealed the backstory behind The Masterplan.
“The singles had to have three B-sides and I was always coming up two songs short,” Gallagher described. “I remember writing ‘The Masterplan’ at home in Camden and then going to Maison Rouge [Studios] in Fulham the next day and playing it on an acoustic guitar to silence.
“I’d write ‘The Masterplan’, ‘Talk Tonight’ or ‘Half The World Away’ and nobody would say, ‘Do you want to hold that back?’” He continued. “It’s only as the years have gone along that I’ve realised that was mental. But we were all mad in the 90s – Alan McGee was off his tits and he was running the label.”
Recent drama between the brothers has seen Liam Gallagher claim that Noel turned down £100 million for a potential Oasis reunion, which Noel denied.