In an interview with Noisey, Oasis frontman, Noel Gallagher was asked how the music industry had changed in the past 20 years, answering that “it’s spinning out of control.”
“It fascinates and infuriates me that people are more willing to sit in a coffee shop and spend a tenner on two coffees and talk about the weather to their friends, and that coffee will last 45 minutes; yet they will physically get angry at you for asking them to buy an album for a tenner which will last a lifetime and might even tell you something about yourself, and might even change your life, or how you dress or the outlook on everything.”
“And it’s a strange moment that we’re in when people will spend money or are willing to spend money on shit. People spend a lot of money on shite apps. Frivolous nonsense, you know, like an app on your phone that makes farting noises. Who has less than 50 apps on their phone? Shite games; video games consoles that cost 500 quid. Do you know how many albums you can buy for 500 quid? I can’t do the maths, but it’s a lot of music innit?”
Gallagher was also asked to give his opinion on Russell Brand and whether he would overthrow the government, Britpop stars and politics, and tells a story of a night out with Morissey.
Watch the video from 1.25 mins to hear his thoughts on album sales.