Noel Gallagher has branded the new Oasis documentary “a Snapshot of a band at their zenith”.
The Oasis songwriter was at the premiere of the new Oasis Knebworth 1996 documentary in London tonight, but there was no sign of his brother Liam who is currently on tour.
Speaking at the Picturehouse Central cinema, Noel, 54, said: “I don’t remember it being overwhelming. Although it was a mad trajectory we didn’t feel that overwhelmed by it. I was more concerned about Sky working in the dressing room. It was a new thing.”
Although he was not at the screening Noel's brother Liam did answer fans questions on Twitter today, telling one the new documentary was “biblical”.
When another asked about a comment Noel made on radio saying Liam allegedly was “nervous” before big gigs like Knebworth, he replied: Leave it out. I never get nervous I’m an animal he’s the one that used to be s***ting it pacing up and down asking what time it is how long ooh ooh I’m scared.”
Speaking about the weekend he said: "There was one arrest all weekend, someone let the side down, probably a f**king scouser!”
Noel also said “Liam looks virtually the same” but admitted he looked better himself.
Asked about the hit songs from the Morning Glory, Noel said: “If I thought writing Don’t Look Back In Anger would become what it became, I would still be fiddling with it now. I was living in the moment, get it out and move on, get it out and move on. It’s incredible what the songs have become.
"Champagne Supernova is f**king nonsense, drug nonsense. I was just living in the moment getting it out there. I was in a moment I never got back to where every song you write became as famous as the band. They were very special times and I’m glad I didn’t realise it as I would be more insufferable as I am now.”
Thousands of Oasis fans around the world will watch the documentary about their famous gigs in Knebworth in cinemas next week when it is officially released.
Announcing news of the film in July, frontman Liam Gallagher had said: “Knebworth for me was the Woodstock of the 90’s. It was all about the music and the people. I can’t remember much about it, but I’ll never forget it. It was Biblical.”
And Noel Gallagher joked: “I can’t believe we never played Rock ‘n’ Roll Star!”
The film is directed by Grammy Award-winner Jake Scott and told through the eyes of the fans and never before seen archive footage.
The largest concert of the 1990s, over 2% of the entire population of the UK had attempted to buy tickets.
Speaking about it on The Jonathan Ross Show in May, Noel admitted it was "emotional" looking back at Oasis' legendary 1996 Knebworth gigs for the new documentary.
At the time he said: "It's actually quite emotional watching it. That amount of people, pre-internet with no phones, nothing, the fans in the moment with the band.
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"I can see what all the fuss was about now. You're so close to it at the time. I couldn't perceive it like other people.
“But yesterday listening to it - Liam was at his absolute peak and the band was.
"I was like watching it thinking we were amazing, we really were. It's something I don't think of on a day-to-day basis. When I was watching it yesterday I was like, it really is amazing."
Oasis’ two record breaking nights at Knebworth took place on 10th & 11th August 1996, with over a quarter of a million young music fans from all over the world converging on Knebworth Park, Hertfordshire to see the legendary sets.
Tickets went on sale on 11th May 1996. Queues formed outside local record shops and ticket offices overnight, and fans around the world spent the day on their landline phones trying to get through to constantly engaged booking lines.Read More Read More