Noel Gallagher has explained why his guitar is “crucial” when he’s on stage.
The former Oasis guitarist previously recalled the stress he felt preparing for his first concert with the band because he had “never played a guitar standing up.” Gallagher believes that the way he first held his guitar was “crucial”.
During an interview on Gibson TV’s ‘Icons’ series, the singer-songwriter said (via Rolling Stone): “Where you hold the guitar for the first time is crucial. If it’s too high, it doesn’t fit. you for the birds, mate… If it’s too short, she gets goth, okay? mirror thinking, ‘It doesn’t look good.'”
He continued: “However, I nailed it, well. It’s clear. Thank God it was before phones and cameras. Thank God it was before phones and cameras, because now it would Some footage is fucking awkward, but you know, an exhilarating experience nonetheless.”
Gallagher recalled how the band were preparing to play an instrumental song called “Columbia” and the sudden realization that he had never played a guitar standing up.
“We have a concert on Tuesday, and suddenly I realize that I’ve never played guitar standing up. Not only that, I don’t have a fucking strap. It’s Sunday night. And I’m broke. I’ve never played guitar. standing up”, a say.
And he continued: “Now it seems like an absurd thought to me. But I can only tell you that Monday is probably the most stressful fucking day of my entire life.”
In other news, Gallagher has revealed that it is now difficult to remember his song lyrics while performing on stage. He explained that he would consider using a teleprompter in the future, saying, “I’m sure I’ll need one at some point.”
Meanwhile, Gallagher will embark on a UK tour this year in support of his latest High Flying Birds album “Council Skies”. You can find the remaining tickets here.