Monday, 23 April 2018

The First Time With... Series 9 - 1. Noel Gallagher

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 9 - 1. NOEL GALLAGHER (320kbs-m4a/131mb/57mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 30th January 2018

Noel Gallagher shares the musical milestones with Matt Everitt in a programme first broadcast in 2015.

He remembers his first exposure to music (country and western and Irish bands such as Dermot Hegarty and Big Tom & the Mainliners) and the way football terrace anthems inspired him. He chats about the impact of the Sex Pistols, the Dammed, Leo Sayer (honestly) and his passion for the holy trinity of the Smiths, the Stone Roses and the Jam (and he may well mention the Beatles)

He also looks back on the very first Oasis rehearsal ("Mindblowing") and gig ("Great"), the difficult birth of their debut album Definitely Maybe and the all-important issue of what length your guitar strap should be. He also recalls his visit to Paul McCartney's meditation bubble, what it's like becoming so famous that when you get a haircut it ends up on the front pages of the tabloids ("the whole business is one huge joke"), as well as his realisation that Oasis had come to the end of the road and his feelings about stepping up to become a solo artist.

And, as you would expect, he's as charismatic, honest and funny as ever.

Oasis - Cigarettes & Alcohol [Creation]
Oasis - She's Electric [Creation]
Dermot Hegarty - Love Is Teasing [Harp]
Big Tom & The Mainliners - Before I Met You [MCA]
Leo Sayer - The Show Must Go On [Polygram TV]
Adam And The Ants - Stand And Deliver [Columbia]
Sex Pistols - Bodies [Shout! Factory]
The Damned - Neat, Neat, Neat [Big Beat]
The Stone Roses - Sally Cinnamon [Revolver]
Oasis - Live Forever [Big Brother]
Oasis - Columbia [Creation]
The Smiths - What Difference Does It Make? [Rhino]
The Beatles - She Loves You [Apple]
The Smokin' Mojo Filters - Come Together [Go! Discs]
The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset (Radio 1 Top Gear, 1 Jul 1968)
Oasis - Morning Glory [Creation]
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds - The Death Of You And Me [Sour Mash]
Real McCoy - I Get So Excited [Sanctuary]

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