Noel Gallagher is preparing to release his first live DVD International Magic Live at the O2 next week. The Seattle Weekly published an interview with Gallagher in advance of the release and true to style, Gallagher offered entertaining commentary on a variety of subjects.
On not wanting to be interesting:
"Do you know what the enemy of music is? Interesting. Elvis wasn't interesting. The Sex Pistols weren't interesting. The Beatles weren't interesting. They had something that was fucking real and dealt with emotion. Do you know who's interesting? Bjork. Interesting is fucking ridiculous. It annoys me."
On recording long songs:
"The more drugs I took, the longer the songs got. They reached their crescendo on Be Here Now, where every song is seven and a half minutes long...If you can get a song in under three and a half minutes, you're doing pretty well."
On releasing his own music independently:
"I don't have a record company. I front all this myself...I'm in charge of everything. Every single thing is paid for by me and it stands and falls by all my decisions."
Read the full interview with Noel Gallagher over at Seattle Weekly.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds release International Magic Live at the O2 on October 15th. Pre-order the DVD here. Watch the official trailer, three teasers, and the full performance of "Everybody's On The Run" from the DVD.
Trailer International Magic Live at the O2
Teaser Part 1
Teaser Part 2
Teaser Part 3
"Everybody's On The Run"