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Noel Gallagher: Radiohead "have been making the same record since Kid A"

Noel disses, but with love
Noel disses, but with love

When Noel Gallagher disses you, it means he really likes you. Well, not all the time, but it's true in the case of Radiohead.

Oasis's main songwriter and lead guitarist was giving an interview recently, during which he offered praise for the Oxford band but also said, "The biggest criticism that the music press have against us [Oasis] is that we're not Radiohead."

Gallagher added: "Correct me if I'm wrong, they've been making the same record since Kid A, have they not?"

"They constantly make difficult electronic records" - Gallagher on Radiohead

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Turning positive, Gallagher explained what he sees as the main differences between the two groups: "I like them. Every time I see them live they blow me away, but you know, it's kind of [like] we make very accessible rock 'n' roll music and they constantly make difficult electronic records."

On the subject of 'difficult' records, Gallagher revealed that Oasis's approach is strictly off-the-cuff: "It's not a conscious thing where we're like, 'Right, we must write something avant-garde here.' If it happens naturally then we'll do it. If it doesn't then we won't. We do like sitting around strumming acoustic guitars."

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.