Whatever you may think of his music, and I am a massive fan who lost faith in them, it’s hard to deny that Noel Gallagher is one of the most intelligent and funniest musicians out there. His music may be dull but he rarely is.
As if to highlight these two facts some bright spark has collated the best commentary from a DVD collection of all of Oasis’ videos and it makes for hugely entertaining videos. If you haven’t seen it yet I can’t recommend highly it highly enough. I’ve watched it about 5 times now and it still makes me laugh.
Whilst his proclamation that no-one watches videos any more is as mistaken*, as are his views on hip-hop at Glastonbury, the rest of it is funny, honest and true. Some of my favourite lines include:
I look like…Columbo
Is that how easy this is? You just go and randomly suggest nonsense and people go and film it?
The missus wouldn’t let you do a video like that now would she?
Look how pissed I am there. That’s me really pissed.
It is a good song to jump up and down to, drunk.
That wasn’t an actual record player by the way and that’s not a real clown.
Do you want me to..stare at you like a…serial killer?
This is fucking nonsense
Look at the size of Bonehead’s shirt, that’s…insane
Is that Phil Mitchell?
If you need four guys to walk around in slow motion…we were the best at that.
So there’s a death in the video, that’s nice.
If anyone’s listening to this at home you’d probably be advised to go and mow the garden because this goes on for ages. And ages.
They are really ill-fitting suits aren’t they?
Robbie Williams based his entire…career on this song.
Is that a man with legs made of sausages?!
Why didn’t somebody…stop me at that point and say you need to go on a holiday?
That’s supposed to be a space-ship taking off, it looks like a load of scaffolding sinking.
Can we listen to this with the sound down?
Walking and playing is basically what (we) do. And standing still. And look bored.
I fucking hate this next tune, I really fucking hate it.
That last comment is followed by a sigh of such disgust that it really had to be heard to be believed. Just like Karl Pilkington was always the best thing about Ricky Gervais’ radio shows so it seems that the best things about Oasis’ videos is the man who starred in them all slagging them off.
*The video of him talking about videos has already notched up nearly 225,000 views whilst the likes of Sy, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga would probably have something to say about whether or not anyone watches videos any more.
Dig Out Your Soul image by Jose Francisco Del Valle Mojica on flickr