Noel Gallagher has never really hidden his dislike of music videos, saying in a recent DVD commentary of Oasis’ videos:
“I fucking hate videos. I hate the fact they cost a fortune. I hate the fact you’ve got to be there at 8 in the morning. I hate the fact you don’t leave until 8 the next morning. I don’t like the fact that the people who’re making them think they’re making Apocalypse Now and everything is the most important – ‘this the really important shot’ – fucking bollocks.”
The Chief revealed the video for new single Ballad Of The Mighty I today, and it has a very strong anti-music video message!
Noel is seen dealing with your typical self-absorbed ‘trendy’ music director, and then walks off the set after the first take to get ‘back to the music, man’.
Watch the full clip below:
Ballad Of The Mighty I is the second single taken from Noel’s upcoming second solo album ‘Chasing Yesterday’ – which follows his debut self-titled ‘High Flying Birds’ album in 2011.
The song features fellow Mancunian guitar legend Johnny Marr on guest duties. Speaking of getting the former Smiths man involved, Gallagher said:
“I tried to get him to play on the last album but it never happened. So when I put this track together and knew he would be perfect for it I called him and asked if I could send him the rough mix. He said: ‘No, I don’t want to hear it. I’m just going to react to it on the day.’ He didn’t even want any pointers. Well, that was brave of him. He just arrived with two guitars and a bag of effects pedals. And I have to say, he’s unbelievable. He’s way up there, on another level to the rest of us. The result is a burst of energy that helped make Mighty I one of the best songs I’ve ever written.”
In other Noel news, the former Oasis man has been talking about those Glastonbury headliner rumours again.
Noel was on XFM this morning and, when asked about the prospect of playing Glasto, he suggested he was going to be there anyway so may as well take his guitar and put on a show regardless of whether he was officially booked or not!
“It’s still very much up in the air as far as I know. If I’m not playing, I’m going! So I’ll be there. I always keep that weekend free if I can. I will state again I’m available, I’m gonna be there, shall I bring my amp and guitar? Shall I?”