Noel Gallagher: Mushrooms are better than music

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 November 2014
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher believes hallucinogenic mushrooms are superior to music because they provide a longer high than a three-minute pop song

Noel Gallagher thinks taking hallucinogenic mushrooms is better than music.

The former Oasis star admits he was more interested in taking drugs as a youngster rather than becoming a rock star, especial 'magic' mushrooms that make you have weird visions.

Talking about the suburb of Burnage in Manchester where he was raised, he explained: "Where I come from, it's not musical at all, although Manchester is, obviously.

"I don't say it to be cool, but we were more into taking drugs and banging around in the park [than listening to music]. Music's great and all that, but it's not as good as mushrooms."

The 47-year-old musician - who will release his second solo album, 'Chasing Yesterday', on March 2, 2015 - added: "Pop songs are three minutes long. You get a good six hours out of mushrooms."

Noel also spoke about his performance with former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr last month at The O2 Brixton Academy, London, admitting that he was suffering on stage after having consumed too much alcohol the previous evening.

Speaking at the 'XFM presents An Evening In Conversation With Noel Gallagher' event, he confessed: "I don't think I've ever been so f***ing hungover on stage in all my life.

"I was getting a back rub from his wife about two minutes before going on. If somebody had come up to me and said 'You don't have to do this' I would have been, like, 'F***ing, yes.'

"It was my wife's birthday the night before and we'd smashed the arse out of it."


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