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Noel Gallagher: “Acid house changed my life”

He made the revelation in an interview with The Guardian

Noel Gallagher has spoken about the impact of growing up in Manchester, and the impact of acid house and the Haçienda on his life.

In an interview with The Guardian, Gallagher says, "Acid house changed my life. You look at the words to those songs... it’s all about unity, ‘us’, the whole communal thing. So when I started writing songs, instinctively, that’s how I did it. It was never about me, it was ‘you and me’. It was never ‘us versus them’ because there is no them!"

He continues, "So when people go on about Oasis, they miss the point. It wasn’t about snarling and shouting and gobbing in the street. It was inclusive. That’s why so many people turned up to the gigs. And that’s why if I got up tomorrow morning and said: ‘Let’s do it’. The world would change again. Because people never forget the way you made them feel."

As ever, he also had some choice words about his brother, Liam, when asked about the possibilities of an Oasis reunion ever happening. "I reckon if I put my two sons in a room – one’s nine, one’s 11 – for about 45 minutes, they could probably muster up something better than that new single of [Liam's]," he says.

Late last year, when speaking at a Q&A at Kings Place in London, Noel said that he was planning to produce some music akin to "'70s disco" on his next album, which he revealed would come out sometime this year.