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Noel Gallagher says Oasis "will never do a Radiohead," but gives band backhanded compliment

It seems Oasis' Noel Gallagher is not done starting beef with his peers. Just after his Glastonbury tiff with Jay-Z boosted Oasis' chart sales, Gallagher gave an affirmative "no" to the BBC over whether the band would be interested in using something like Radiohead's pay-what-you-will model in the future:


“I didn’t spend a year in the most expensive studio in England, with the most expensive producer in America, and the most expensive graphic designer in London to then give it away. Fuck that.”

One problem with this point is that while Oasis may have used the most expensive studio and producer, they have not released a critical acclaimed album in over a decade, while In Rainbows was on just about every critics list at the end of 2007.


Still, Gallagher claims that he has no ill will towards Radiohead for what he sees as primarily a marketing decision:

“To be honest, to me it looked like marketing. Y’know? A great way of getting a load of marketing for free really, but good for them. That’s what they do, they’re rebels and outsiders.”

Lazy praise, or passive-aggressive cheap shot at the Radiohead's sincerity? I guess with Noel Gallagher, no one can ever really tell. [Gigwise]

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Coming from Noel that's high praise.

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Don't Believe the Truth was widely acclaimed , go research it....


"Don't Believe The Truth" was critically acclaimed.


Don't Believe the Truth was fantastic whether it was critically acclaimed or not (it was).

Noel cracks me up. I LOVE Radiohead and I love Oasis, but he's just the can't slag him for not being honest.


From a few major publications, so was

Steve L

I can't believe the BBC bothered to ask Oasis/Noel Gallagher that question

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Don't Believe The Truth was already, but I'd certainly call these reviews mixed:

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f*ck radiohead, you cant even understand what the guys saying, some jiberich un-synchronized bullsh*t, its like those paintings that are nothing but a big splash of colours, but they're considered 'brilliant' - f*ck that, most of their songs sounds like a really bad remix or something, sounds coming out of nowhere that dont even go together.. there unique ill give them that, but thats why they get the medias attention- hense the free promotion .. what a dumb question to ask noel anyway


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