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Oasis not even thinking of ‘doing a Radiohead’

In an exclusive interview with 6 Music, Noel Gallagher explained that he has no plans to follow in Radiohead’s footsteps when it comes to Oasis’ new album Dig Out Your Soul, as he has no intention of making the record free for fans to download.

Noel expressed his opinion on the honesty box policy of Radiohead’s In Rainbows where fans could pay as little – or as much – as they wanted. “I wouldn’t have thought so. That’s not our bag,” He explained. “I didn’t spend a year in the most expensive studio in England, with the most expensive producer in America, and the most expensive graphic designer in London to then give it away. F*** that.”

“To be honest, to me it looked like marketing. Y’know? A great way of getting a load of marketing for free really, but good for them. That’s what they do, they’re rebels and outsiders.”

Noel also discussed Oasis’ ground breaking new record deal with Sony, which involved a worldwide profit-sharing arrangement for their next three albums and their back catalogue. Check BBC 6 Music for the full story.

18 Comments

  • Wow! “they’re rebel and outsiders”

    I think that’s the nicest thing a Gallagher has said about Radiohead….or anyone really.

  • err….

    oasis who?

  • Forget about selling it or giving it away – Oasis would have to pay me to listen to their music.

    I’m both happy and disappointed that he didn’t insult Radiohead this time. It’s nice to see Radiohead being respected but the Gallaghers’ random unprovoked insults amuse me. Maybe Noel is getting soft in his old age.

  • Noel is the nicer one, i’m sure if that was Liam he would have talked about kicking their fucking head’s in like he did in the past lol

  • i like noel more now, he didnt insult radiohead at all then.
    He must’ve learnt his lesson from last time, when thom posted that scathing reply on DAS haha.

  • “Forget about selling it or giving it away – Oasis would have to pay me to listen to their music.”

    hahahaha love it

  • umm if you dont see how that was a shot at radiohead you’re really dumb.

  • Oh, I’m not that naive. I figured it was said with a sneer.

  • Yeah but again people are getting the wrong idea. The IR free download was simply a band-organized leak. I paid £40.00 for the discbox. How is that RH giving away IR for free? They made money from the record, end of story.

    Oasis’ album will leak and Noel will make no money from people downloading it. RH made SOME money from the leak that they setup by asking people to pay what they wanted.

    I know for a fact that I’ll be downloading the Oasis album and probably buying it, unless it’s shit, which it better not be considering what Noel said about them spending a year in and out of Abbey Road. I’ve always liked them.

  • “I paid £40.00 for the discbox. How is that RH giving away IR for free?”

    Because you could pay what you wanted and most didn’t pay jack or shit for it. That’s giving it away for free the last time I checked. You didn’t have to pay your 40 pounds for Discbox. That a massive luxury item for diehard fans stupid enough to pay for it thinking they were getting exclusive songs. Disc 2 will be released as an EP or a 2nd disc double dip inside of a year.

  • “performingmonkey” hit the nail bang on ther head there…

    Radiohead controlled the release of the LEAK of their disc -and in doing so – made A BIT of money. even 1 dollar from any downloaded music is better than 0 dollars from downloaded music. Yes, all the fanboi’s (like me) paid £40 for the disc (and i was GLAD to pay that) – but when I downloaded the ENTIRE ABBA BACK CATALOGUE last week – ABBA got f**k all from it!

    Ill download the OASIS album, for free, burn it to a CD, then chuck the thing in the bin – cos thats all its worth!

  • “the ENTIRE ABBA BACK CATALOGUE”

    I’m guessing that’s a joke. But we all have guilty pleasures, I guess.

  • Most expensive studio, most expensive producer, most expensive graphic designer…

    Too bad for them they didn’t have any money left to buy the most expensive SONGWRITING ABILITIES. :(

  • Isn’t Oasis a fruity drink?

  • Liam was interviewed too:
    “Rehdioohhead? Booncha wankhers innit! Go Man city!”

    I mean, I’m Dutch, but my English is better than most English folks nowadays. We get your TV shows here, and I’m serious: some of you’ve been on that island for way too long…

    No pun intended :)

  • Ouch!

  • [...] Noel Gallagher praised the band for a change (for the ‘In Rainbows’ release: ‘they’re rebels and outsiders‘), brother Liam is at it [...]

  • Really, I can not understand his problem mean to be. It’s not exactly what we expect in recent times

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