Noel Gallagher on BBC.
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Everyone knows the story. As the creative force behind Oasis, Noel Gallagher changed the face of British music.
Their sound and his songs swept the nation up in their wake and helped inspire a whole genre, but will far outlive the world of Britpop that they helped define.Here Noel talks about his very first exposure to music (Country and Irish bands like Dermot Hegarty and Big Tom and The Mainliners as it happens) and how the anthems of the football terraces inspired his childhood.
Noel Gallagher also chatted 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 issues of what length your guitar strap should be.
Regarding the Damned, Noel Gallagher said: "The first gig I went to was the Damned at Manchester Apollo 1979...1980 the only reason I went was because one of my mum's friends was the doorman. I was very young I was 11 or 10. The Damned were amazing I didn't realise at the time. It was great. I loved the Damned.I love them." And The Damned led by Dave Vanian was the first gig Stone Roses bassist; Mani ever went to. The Damned were the first punk rock band from the United Kingdom to release a single, "New Rose" in 1976 .
A while ago , I talked to Noel Gallagher about City, football and more.
What was the first gig you went to?
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