Grandissimo in questa intervista con quei scassacazzi marxistelli di Quietus, che da poveretti quali sono poi ci appiccicano il titoletto stizzito:
The Apolitical Party: Noel Gallagher Interviewed
NG: ...That's where it's ended up, and that's what the working classes aspire to now, is to be on X-Factor.
But that's the idea of social mobility through musical talent – something they say is bullshit.
NG: Yeah, and I'm not knocking it. It's a good TV show, my daughter enjoys watching it and we have a shared experience watching it, althougg it doesn't mean anything – and it won't mean anything to her when she's 23, I can assure you of that. My point is, there is a debate going on at the minute, which I was asked about, and I don't think there's too many posh people in the arts. I just think there's not enough working class people in the charts. I only look at music; I don't give a fuck about what's going on over there. That doesn't concern me. I was brought up reading Smash Hits and the NME and Melody Maker and Sounds, and what was in the charts, from the Smiths and the Jam and the Specials. When I listen to the radio now, I don't hear the voice of the working class. I don't hear a Richard Ashcroft or a Bobby Gillespie or a Liam.
But there are working-class kids. There are rappers, young kids making electronic music…
NG: Yeah, I'm not talking about that, because I'm not a hip hop urban dude as you might have worked out [touches jacket], although I do like some of that music. I'm not an expert on that field. To say "it doesn't solve anything" – of course it doesn't. It's an opinion. We're all entitled to opinions, I do believe.
They think bands should make an impact politically because they're in a position to have a voice – you're saying that's the job for somebody else, are you? They say "we've made him look naff and lazy."
NG: What I'd say to that is, write a fucking decent chorus. The end.
Do you think musicians shouldn't talk about politics?
NG: I'm not interested.
So if musicians talk about politics, is that OK?
NG: Look – Billy Bragg never interested me in the slightest. It never interested me. Morrissey interested me more, because when you were listening to his music, he wasn't beating you over the head with his political views.