Modern day musicians, take note. If you score a coveted number one in the UK charts, it “automatically means you must be s**t”, according to Noel Gallagher that is.
The former Oasis guitarist, 47, spoke to NME about the state of the music industry and attacked the charts for being “all the f**king same”.
“Bands now go cap-in-hand to the industry and the industry has already decided what it wants for the f**king chart stars,” he told the music magazine.
“Every single song in the Top 10 is the same s**t with a different voice. If you’re number one in the charts now, it automatically means you must be s**t.” Gallagher reckons Nineties band Oasis would have no chance in today’s climate were they to start tomorrow, as “Radio 1 judge you on how many f**king followers you’ve got on Facebook”.
1990s nostalgia: The top 10
1990s nostalgia: The top 10
1/9 Number 10: Not being able to change plans using mobiles
Don't you miss the time when plans never changed at the last minute because they were made on a landline? 22 per cent of people agree with you.
2/9 Number 9: Renting videos from the local shop
A quarter of people surveyed said they missed renting videos from the local shop. So much more of an event than going on Netflix.
3/9 Number 8: 90s toys
Troll dolls, Beanie Babies and friendship bracelets were among the toys that 27 per cent of people want back.
4/9 Number 7: Saturday night television
Gladiator's, Noel's Houseparty and Blind Date were among the classics of Saturday night television. 28 per cent of people said they missed watching it with their families.
5/9 Number 6: Waiting for photos to be developed
We're taking more photos than ever but the hundreds of pictures are rarely printed. Almost 30 per cent of people missed waiting for their holiday snaps and making an album.
6/9 Number 5: Hand-written thank you notes
Almost a third of people miss sending and receiving hand-written thank you notes.
7/9 Number 4: Buying singles on cassette or vinyl
Records might be fashionable again but the humble cassette never made a comeback. 32 per cent of people missed buying singles on cassettes or vinyl.
8/9 Number 3: Top of the Pops
Cancelled in 2006, TOTP was an institution for more than 40 years. 34 per cent of people would still rather watch it than trawl YouTube for music videos.
9/9 Number 2: Having pen pals
Pen pals from school could last for years, especially with the time it took to actually write and post letters. 35 of people think email just isn't the same.
“Music is very middle class,” he told BBC Radio 4 last month. “I'd have eaten Bastille alive in an afternoon in the Nineties, one interview, destroyed, gone, never to be heard of again.”
Supergroup Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will play the Royal Albert Hall in March in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, before heading to New York for the Governors Ball in July.