Talks about working with Peter Blake on the 2001 album Stop the Crocs (Oasis, 2006)
Noel: It was an honor and a privilege to work with Peter Blake. As you know he is one of the greats and we spent the day in the studio building that collage with him. good. Because at first we wanted to work with him to do a ‘best of’ or a little weight or something like that, but he was just starting to do something digital, and he did this. We sent it in and we were all like, ‘Oh no.
VERNON: How do you say ‘oh no’ to Sir Peter Blake?
Noel: And what happened was everyone was like, ‘Yeah, I’m going to have to go see him.’ But I did something… I said, ‘Look, Peter, that’s not me, I love it, I think it’s great.’ does not have any And he was like, “Oh!” and, [I] “You’ll have to do something else,” he said. And there you go, and there you are.
Vernon’s daughter, who turns 30 next year, is listening to ‘Definitely Maybe’
Noel: It’s such an honor to have an anniversary like this coming up and the kids still going crazy. We made that sound for something. You know, it wasn’t thought out, we were real, we were just a bunch of guys who created this noise and the songs were great and it still continues. I can’t believe it’s still going. It’s unbelievable…a lot of it has to do with kids, but teenagers don’t really have that anymore, and probably the same as when we look back at The Beatles, The Stones, etc. So, it’s kind of a shame – no shame, because it’s obviously great for me – that no one came to replace us if you wanted.
VERNON: Now that you’re successful, do you take that for granted?
Noel: No, no, no, no, I don’t take it for granted. I don’t take on composing, no, I don’t take on writing at all. As you know, we go on tour. We still put everything into rehearsals and put everything into making the record as good as possible. That’s all you can do, try to be the best it can be.
Vernon: You seem very talented and have a strong work ethic.
Noel: Well, yeah, I’m not interested in anything other than music and football. I don’t collect anything else, I can’t drive, I’m not interested. this is what i do
Listener Question from Colin – As a performer and punter, what are your favorite Manchester live venues past or present?
Noel: Main Road was great for Oasis and ETIHAD was great. But when I see them live, I think Apollo is pretty good and pretty iconic. That’s the picture that’s left on the inside cover of my album, where I saw my first gig, The Damned, in 1980. And I’ve seen everyone there. Well, it’s a pretty special place. The Beatles were playing there, so I’m guessing Apollo. Well…I loved going to gigs and still do. I still go there sometimes.
Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, who played in the last Piano Room, asked Noel what was the first song he heard on the radio and what was the first song or album you owned?
Noel: Well, I don’t know what the first song I heard on the radio was, but I know the first song I requested or asked to buy. That was Leo Thayer’s song, and that was “I Won’t Let The Show Go On.” If I remember correctly, he dressed as a clown in Top of the Pops, and I wanted that, but I don’t actually have a 7-inch, but this The song is great. Yes, have you heard that song?…Honestly, it’s a song. Since childhood, I have had a wonderful sense of taste. But the first album was ‘Never Mind…’ by the Sex Pistols. Even though it’s so cool.