This Just In: Noel Gallagher Thinks The Beatles Are The Best Band Ever

noah | September 3, 2008 8:53 am

Perhaps taking a cue from his tourmate Ryan Adams, Oasis’ Noel Gallagher has started a blog, although for some reason (well, probably a reason that’s rooted in some marketing initiative or another) it’s registration-only. So you’ll only be able to hear about Noel’s irritability with autograph-seekers and all-night vodka/Neu! parties if you give up your e-mail address and a few other identifying markers. But if you do, oh, what treats await you! Like this glimpse into Oasis’ dressing-room debate over the 10 best bands of all time, ever. Sure, he went the “list-as-content” route early, but c’mon, if there’s one thing Noel Gallagher probably knows, it’s that the Internet loves nothing more than to argue over semi-meaningfully quantified groups of artists, songs, and other cultural curios. I bet you can all guess who took this list’s top spot…

In the dressing room the traditional debate has started about “The Top 10”. This means the top 10 bands of all time. No solo artists allowed. No female artists allowed. No collectives allowed (Public Enemy etc.) This is the 1,000th time we’ve been here with this. It never gets any less interesting for me. For the record, THE DEFINITIVE top 10 is this..

1. The Beatles

2. The Rolling Stones

3. The Who

4. The Sex Pistols

5. The Kinks

6. The La’s

7. Pink Floyd

8. The Bee Gees

9. The Specials

10. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac

End of.

Why am I not surprised that someone who stipulates “no female artists” would have a top 10 that includes Pink Floyd?

TALES FROM THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE [Noel Gallagher’s Blog] [Photo: Getty]