Noel Gallagher has claimed responsibilty for ruining music in the 1990s.
In an interview for this month's Q magazine, the former Oasis guitarist, whose formulaic, derivative indie helped to lure a generation away from electronica and fuelled a boom in guitars, shaggy haircuts and Britpop, reveals he was once a regular at legendary Manchester acid house club the Hacienda in 89/90 and still enjoys a rave:
"One of the best nights I’ve had out recently was at Coachella. We were up till 7 o’clock in the morning, listening to those classic house tunes, going, Why did music have to change? Why couldn’t it have stayed like this? Then someone said, It’s because of *you*! And I was, 'Yeah, sorry about that'."
Next month, Noel's new band, High Flying Birds, release their second single, 'What A Life', which Noel says is his danciest work to date. "It’s taken me twenty years to write a song which could’ve actually been played in the Haçienda!" he reckons. The full interview is in the next issue of Q, out September 21st.