Noel Gallagher has spoken to NME about his love of The Remedy, and the way Robert Smith got here to remix his latest single ‘Pretty Boy’.
Again in March, Gallagher shared Smith’s “spacey remix” of the Johnny Marr-featuring single, taken from his acclaimed new album with The Excessive Flying Birds, ‘Council Skies‘. Now in a new interview with NME’s In Dialog collection, the previous Oasis guitarist and songwriter has mentioned how they got here to collaborate.
Gallagher defined: “Because the song [‘Pretty Boy’] sounds like The Cure I was like, ‘Does Robert Smith do remixes?’ I got hold of his email, the first line was, ‘Hi Robert, it’s Noel Gallagher’. I thought at that point he’d go, ‘Fuck that c**t’. He emailed back with ‘Send me the track’. I did and fuck me – if I thought it sounded like The Cure when it went, it certainly did when it came back!
“It wasn’t until I played it to a few people when someone said, ‘That’s one of Oasis, one of The Smiths and one of The Cure on the same fucking track’ and I was like, ‘That’s far out! What a mad idea!’ I’d never met him but I’ve been such an admirer of his tunes since ‘Boys Don’t Cry’.”
It wasn’t till lengthy after receiving the remix that Gallagher and Smith got here to fulfill, with the previous revealing his fandom of The Remedy.
“When I eventually met him, I told him I remember buying their singles album ‘Standing On The Beach, Staring At The Sea’ at HMV in Manchester,” Gallagher advised NME. “When I told people they were like, ‘You like The Cure?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, just because you like The Cure doesn’t mean you have to fucking wear lipstick!’ Do you know what I mean? But I have subsequently met him and he’s a very funny man. He’s very funny on email too, actually.”
Gallagher added: “He sends all his emails in shouty capitals and when I got the first one I was like, ‘Oh wow’. I didn’t have my glasses on at the time – sorry to break your hearts girls, but I do wear glasses – and I thought he was telling me to fuck off. I could just see shouty capitals and I was like, ‘Oh I didn’t realise he was that vehemently against the idea’.”
This comes after Paul Weller known as Smith a “fucking fat c**t” final yr when a journalist advised him that one among Gallagher’s new tracks had a resemblance to The Remedy.
“I can’t fucking stand them,” stated Weller of the band. “Fucking fat c**t, with his lipstick and all that bollocks. He is my age as well, isn’t he?”
Gallagher was just lately photographed backstage with The Remedy on their ongoing US tour and seen watching the band aspect of stage. Followers are hoping that they may quickly announce launch particulars of the lengthy overdue ‘Songs Of A Lost World’ – the group’s first new album since 2008’s ‘4:13 Dream’.
Having lengthy teased the album – after telling us that two new information had been on the way in which on the NME Awards 2020 – Smith revealed to NME final yr that one among them could be “real very soon” and could be known as ‘Songs Of A Lost World’. Discussing the themes and character of the long-awaited album, Smith stated that it “doesn’t have very much light on it” and that it sounds “more like ‘Disintegration’ than ‘Head On The Door’”.
The new interview with NME additionally noticed Gallagher focus on the making of his new album, the issues on each report he has ever made each with Oasis and as a solo artist, the AI-generated Oasis album, Britpop reunions, Brexit Britain and his ideas on trendy rock and The 1975.
Gallagher’s ‘Council Skies’ is presently neck and neck with Foo Fighters’ ‘But Here We Are’ within the race for this week’s UK Quantity One Album. He’s presently on tour within the US with Rubbish and Metric earlier than returning for a run of UK and European dates and a headline tour within the winter. Go to right here for tickets and extra info.