295 - Noel Gallagher

A carreira do Oásis terminou da pior forma possível, com uma briga entre os irmãos Noel e Liam Gallagher. Speak Up entrevistou o brilhante Noel, em tour com sua nova banda, e retrata sua visão de mundo bastante peculiar...
by Marcel Anders.

When The Beatles {yootooltip title=[ split up ]} split up: se separaram {/yootooltip} in 1970, John Lennon and Paul McCartney went solo. A similar thing has happened to a band which has never denied its debt to The Beatles, {yootooltip title=[ namely ]} namely: isto é, a saber {/yootooltip} Oasis. This time the split is even more {yootooltip title=[ bitter ]} bitter: amargo {/yootooltip} as the two main members are brothers. Liam Gallagher has formed the group Beady Eye, while his brother, who left Oasis after a {yootooltip title=[ backstage fight ]} backstage fight: briga nos bastidores {/yootooltip} in 2009, has formed Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.
Both groups have released new albums last year. Beady Eye’s Different Gear, Still Speeding came out in February 2011 and went in at number 3 in the UK charts, while Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds’ eponymous album came out last October and went straight to number one. Yet Noel Gallagher didn’t seem particularly enthusiastic:

Noel Gallagher
(Standard English/Manchester accent):

I’m not really that excited about it. {yootooltip title=[It’s a bit of a pain in the arse for me]} it’s a bit of a pain in the arse for me: é meio que “um saco p’ra mim” {/yootooltip}, do you know? {yootooltip title=[I don’t mean to sound all down on it]} I don’t mean to sound all down on it: não quero soar pessimista {/yootooltip}, but {yootooltip title=[ I’d rather this album be ]} I’d rather this album be: eu preferiria que esse álbum fosse... {/yootooltip} the next Oasis album. I’d rather still be in that band and looking forward to playing stadiums all over England and South America and Germany and wherever. It’s a {yootooltip title=[ shame ]} shame: pena, lástima {/yootooltip} that it ended when it did. I got in my head that, after the last tour, Oasis wouldn’t do anything for five years. And it’s just a shame, because {yootooltip title=[they could have gone off and done Beady Eye]} they could have gone off and done Beady Eye: eles poderiam ter rompido e formado Beady Eye {/yootooltip}, I could have gone off and done this. And then, two years from now, we could have been, you know, meeting up to re-form and do Oasis. As it’s worked out, that’s never going to happen, so... Liam said it’s never going to happen, so there’s... I don’t need to add anything to that. He said that the thought of it makes him “want to vomit!” So we’ll leave it at that!

Noel Gallagher admits that it’s difficult “being 44 and pretending you’re 24.” He also admits that he only discovered the promotional benefits of the Internet relatively recently:

Noel Gallagher

{yootooltip title=[I never, for the life of me, realised the wealth of stuff that’s on there]} I never, for the life of me, realised the wealth of stuff that’s on there: eu nunca me dei conta da avalanche de informações {/yootooltip}, from your entire life! From interviews from 1993 all the way up to interviews that you did fucking 10 minutes ago! It’s incredible, {yootooltip title=[it’s mind-blowing]} it’s mind-blowing: é uma doidice {/yootooltip}! But it’s made me kind of realise: “Yeah, all right, OK, we can use that kind of thing, do you know what I mean?” So, instead of people now trying to have to… “Oh, well, this thing about the internet.” And I’m always going: “Fuck the Internet! You know. The Beatles never used it, I’m not using it!” So I respect it a bit more now. But what it does, it seems to me there’s a load of people on there {yootooltip title=[arguing]} arguing: brigando, discutindo {/yootooltip}. {yootooltip title=[They all argue between themselves about shit]} They all argue between themselves about shit: brigam entre si por qualquer droga {/yootooltip}!

Not surprisingly, he isn’t a great fan of social networks:

Noel Gallagher

I’ve got enough friends: six! {yootooltip title=[That will do me]} that will do me: isso me basta {/yootooltip}. I don’t need followers. It’s a new form of religion, you know, people have followers. I don’t understand it. I guess, in its {yootooltip title=[inception]} inception: começo {/yootooltip}, it’s like everything, you know, the Internet was started {yootooltip title=[ for the noble purpose of shifting information ]} for the noble purpose of shifting information: para o nobre propósito de trocar informação {/yootooltip} between people in different continents around the world. So maybe, you know, the world is all connected. And then celebrities take over and then {yootooltip title=[celebrities turn it into a fucking means to sell shit to the people]} celebrities turn it into a fucking means to sell shit to the people: celebridades pegam e usam como uma porra de maneira de vender porcaria para as pessoas {/yootooltip}, you know. So you get celebrities tweeting about what kind of fucking shit they’re eating for breakfast, do you know what I mean? And footballers tweeting about what boots they’re wearing, and all that {yootooltip title=[nonsense]} nonsense: absurdo {/yootooltip}. But I guess that’s just the way of the world, ain’t it? That’s just the way it is. We live in a commercial world.

In addition to their music and their colourful private lives, the Gallagher brothers were also famous for supporting Manchester City Football Club and voting for the Labour Party.
They still support Roberto Mancini’s Man City, but Noel Gallagher is disillusioned with Labour:

Noel Gallagher

Well, you know, everybody should just fucking accept – you know what I mean? – that Labour and Conservative don’t exist. There’s just one force moving forward, and the people are getting left behind, you know. That’s just the way it is, I’m afraid.

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