Noel Gallagher says Oasis bandmates were creatively “conservative”
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Noel Gallagher wants The Stone Roses guitarist John Squire to play on his next album

Former Oasis man has stated that he wants to enlist former Stone Roses guitarist John Squire to play on his next album.

Gallagher, who is currently working on his fourth album, made the admission about that The Stone Roses guitarist during an appearance on Matt Morgan’s Radio X Funny How? podcast. Noel last released a full-length back in 2017 with Who Built The Moon?, he then swapped the album format behind for his next project which saw him release three EPs over the course of twelve months rather than delivering a traditional full-length record. However, he is now back in the studio cooking away on a new album and he wants John Squire to get involved with the fun.

“He’s a great guitarist, I’m always threatening to get him to play on one of my records, but I never get round to asking him. I will do. He’s a bit aloof,” Gallagher told Morgan, who has famously previously worked extensively with Noel’s best man at his wedding, Russell Brand.

“He’s a great artist, so he’ll be selling art if he’s got any sense,” Gallagher then continued. “He used to work for an animation studio before he was in The Stone Roses. There was a kids TV programme, like a puppet thing, kind of like Trumpton, he worked in the studio that made that. He was an animator and model maker. He did all The Stone Roses art work.”

Morgan also managed to squeeze more information about the upcoming record from Gallagher and the High Flying Birds man revealed that one song he’s made has a Tarantino feel to it. “I’ve got a song that I recently wrote that sounds fucking great, it sounds like a spaghetti western, and it would be great in a Quentin Tarantino film, it’s brilliant, but the verses are really low and the chorus is really high.”

“I’m doing this album on my own. I’ve got a feeling that it will be very heavily guitar-based. They’ll be pop songs but they’ll be a bit edgy,” Noel added.

Check out when Squire joined Oasis at Knebworth in 1996, below.

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