Monday, March 9, 2009

Potent Quotables

(An erratically maintained feature in which we share resonant quotations and pay homage to the most durable of all SNL-"Jeopardy" categories)

"This writer, he was going on about the lyrics to Champagne Supernova and he actually said to me: 'You know, the one thing that's stopping it being a classic is the ridiculous lyrics.' And I went: 'What do you mean by that?' And he said: 'Well, 'Slowly walking down the hall/ Faster than a cannonball' - what's that mean?' And I went: 'I don't fucking know. But are you telling me, when you've got 60,000 people singing it, they don't know what it means? It means something different to every one of them.' "

-Noel Gallagher, interview with Times Online, 2009

1 comment:

  1. In case anyone is wondering the interview he is referring to is a 4-page spread he did with SPIN last fall. The writer also attacked "The Masterplan" and "Don't Look Back in Anger" which I thought was really bizarre, not only because those songs have generally excellent lyrics, but because there are DOZENS of better examples of Noel's nonsense, cliches or sheer laziness. Also, "it highlights the American Indie Rock Establishment's obsession with lyrics-as-spoken-word-poetry blah blah blah blah blah"