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Noel Gallagher loves the books about the Nazi period

Let's go on with the "top 5", now books. I knew, as Manchester City fans have a Nazi as idol (the German goalkeeper Trautmann), the Gallaghers are two Nazis, lol joking. Also because it seems (but just seems) they hate everyone. Liam with his military clothes, tattoo and Elvis philosophy accused of nazism, Noel with all his opinions about politics against communists, environmentalists, pacifists. The last main Oasis video, "The shock of the lightining" had German iron crosses, that are used in videos and videogames to mean a swastika.

"Elvis and the Memphis mafia" - Allana Nash, Billy Smith, Marty Laker and Lamar Fike

"This is a product of Elvis's childhood friends sitting around and reminiscing on everything from high school in Memphis to Elvis traveling around the fairgrounds and doing the hayrides, through to Vegas and up to his death. He had a pet chimp. They trained it to look up girl' skirts. Then Elvis got bored of the chimp and they put him outside in a cage. The chimp froze to death".

"Agent Zigzag" - Ben Macintyre

"Eddie Chapman is a low-level crook in 30s London he goes to Jersey to rob a hotel, is caught, and gets put in nick just as the Nazis invade. The Nazis discover this guy is an explosives expert, so they train him up and out on a mission to blow up a factory in England. In the end he becomes a double agent and goes back to Germany, dining at the top table with the Nazis, and this is just a shitkicker from South London. I love books about that period. It was only 50, 60 years ago that there was a proper war on".
[Noel, it wasn't 50 years ago, but at least almost 70]. Nazi period even in Noel's favourite films.

"Life" - Keith Richards

"I never bought into the myth of Keith Richards. All right, he's done a bit of gear and written a few tunes. That's what we do, we're fucking rock stars. But I've got to say, after reading this, what an absolute dude. His take on music is incredible. How he's got all his faculties together to remember half the shit is beyond me but he went right up in my estimations. I don't like the way he's always having a go at Mick Jagger though. People do have a pop at Jagger and I don't know why, because he's great. Look at the words to 'Sympathy For The Devil'. That is heavy shit".

"One minute to midnight" - Michael Dobbs

"This is an hour-by-hour account of the 48 hours leading up to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and it's staggering. At midnight, nuclear war was going to start. Kennedy woke up the next morning and realised that there were good people on the Russian side as well. The army were pushing Kennedy towards war, and likewise with Khrushchev, and it very nearly happened".

"Shakey" - Jimmy McDonough

"There's a quote in it that changed my life, he's asked why he's been in Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse and all these other bands and he replies, "No one band is big enough to hold what I've got." At the time of reading it, I felt like that. In the last few years of Oasis I was only writing half the album, so I put out 15 songs in 10 years. I must have written 60 a year. I kept going back to that quote. Here's this guy that does whatever he wants. No one will ever be like Neil Young.

My top 5 books, briefly:

"Look back in anger" - John Osborne
One from theatre. I wrote a post about this. Full of unforgettable quotes, also about myself :)

"The picture of Dorian Gray" - Oscar Wilde
This one too, full of unforgettable quotes. Also, reminds me of myself "staying young" :).
I like the classics, I would have hundreds to add, also from the theatre of Shakespeare, or "The betrothed" (I promessi sposi), the main Italian love story from Milan and the North of Italy, a story that is in our culture. Very complicated and long book.
I had read them mainly because of school, so when you must read a book, usually you don't like it. It's not as when you read for pleasure.

"The Da Vinci Code" - Dan Brown
Ok many people don't like it, they can say what they want but I really appreciated it. Even if they say there are some wrong, invented things, it's interesting and involving. The evening I finished to read this book, the Pope died.
There are many sarcastic quotes against the french :).
Even Noel read it, a few years ago said he read only 2 "normal" books in his life, by Dan Brown, and the rest about music.

"Nelson, the man who defeated Napoleon" - Terry Coleman
One about my favourite character in history, the English hero. Although suffering from seasickness, he defeated my least favourite character in history, the french thief and criminal. Who also stole so much art especially in the North of Italy.
I chose history, but I'd like to add something from philosophy, by Schopenhauer.

"Getting high: the adventures of Oasis" - Paolo Hewitt
I wrote a post about this. One about music, and it must be this funny one by Paolo of Italian origins.
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30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel


16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.


new tour


3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)

8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland


Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)



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