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Noel Gallagher: 'I'd have eaten Bastille alive in an afternoon' | Music | The Guardian

During an interview for the BBC Master Tapes show, via NME, a member of the audience questioned the Oasis founder about the health of the current British music scene. "You only have to look at the charts, what happened at the end of the 90s, all those bands used to be in the top 10, like us, Manics, Pulp, the Verve, Suede and Blur, and I think bands like that have been marginalised and sidelined," he said. "There's X Factor and all that kind of thing, but you name me the last great band that came out of this country? There's not really been any great bands in the last 10 years."

Specifically lamenting the lack of exciting bands (adding that One Direction were "not a band" but a group), Gallagher said that Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian had done little in the last decade to expand the variety of musicians operating in an increasingly middle-class music industry:

Shame on those two bands for a start because they didn't inspire anybody else. The working classes have not got a voice any more. There doesn't seem to be a noise coming from the council estates, you know what I mean?

I'd have eaten Bastille alive in an afternoon in the 90s, one interview, destroyed, gone, never to be heard of again. Easy, had 'em for breakfast. My bass player summed it up - we're constantly saying: `Where is the next band coming from?' and he rightly says: `Never mind the band, where are the people?'"



*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Fri Dec 12th, 2014 at 04:03:03 PM EST
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