Noel Gallagher has spoken about the life-changing impact the The Haçienda, rave culture and acid house had on him in a new interview with Tim Jonze in the Guardian.
In a discussion about the themes of collective unity in Oasis tracks, he said: “Acid house changed my life. You look at the words to those songs ... it’s all about unity, ‘us’, the whole communal thing. So when I started writing songs, instinctively, that’s how I did it. It was never about me, it was ‘you and me’. It was never ‘us versus them’ because there is no them!”
He added: “So when people go on about Oasis, they miss the point. It wasn’t about snarling and shouting and gobbing in the street. It was inclusive. That’s why so many people turned up to the gigs. And that’s why if I got up tomorrow morning and said: ‘Let’s do it’” – he clicks his fingers – “the world would change again. Because people never forget the way you made them feel.”
In an interview I did with Paolo Hewitt, I asked him about the impact Acid House had on Noel Gallagher and he said: "Acid House was about big choruses. Everyone was on ecstacy. And Oasis had big choruses. Noel used to go a lot to Acid House clubs and you had the football culture too.And there was a dance element to Oasis. Acid house was very important because it bridged that gap.I mean the Stone Roses wouldnt have been that successful without Acid house or the Happy Mondays".
You can watch below an old interview I did with NG where he talks about casuals, football and more