Oasis ruled the world with its songs in the 90s. The English rock band totally changed the rock genre and had a drastic impact on how music operated. With the Gallagher brothers in the front, Paul Arthurs, Paul McGuigan, and Tony McCarroll ruled the world with hit songs like Wonderwall, Champaign Supernova, etc.
Noel, formerly the co-lead vocalist of the band has always revealed his secret influences. He has revealed that Pink Floyd’s The Wall has impacted him more than anything else. He also had a tense conversation about Pink Floyd’s album with Gilmour.
Back in 2011, Noel revealed his 13 favorite albums in an interview with The Quietus. He mentioned many classics such as The Beatles‘ Revolver and Let It Bleed by the Rolling Stones. Also, on the list was The Wall by Pink Floyd. He said, “When I left school, The Wall was the pothead’s album.”
Also, the album The Wall was really influential to him. He commented about how much it impacted his life. He said, “Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here may be overplayed but The Wall I could never get tired of, that track ‘Nobody Home’ just brings back so many memories for me.”
He added, “After leaving school, I just used to go round my mate’s house, skin up, and we’d listen to this. Happy, carefree days.”
Now is the time when Noel had a conversation with Gilmour over his favorite Pink Floyd album. He reflected on the time when he met with Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. He said, “I met Dave Gilmour once at an industry thing and I think I pissed him off,” he kept on going. “I said to him, ‘Dave, I think The Wall is your best album but my wife won’t have it, she prefers listening to Meddle.'”
He said Gilmour was angry with Noel’s comment. He said Gilmour went something like, “Well, clearly your wife has impeccable taste where you have little. I suggest you listen to her, Noel said he was surpried and in awe and recalled. “I was like, ‘What the f*** are you talking about? She hasn’t got a clue! Get out of it …”
The Wall was more successful than Meddle on the charts. In the US The Wall was a huge success and topped the Billboard 200 for 15 weeks. The Wall was No.1 for a longer time than other Pink Floyd’s other albums. While The Wall was a major hit, Meddle was just a minor hit. It only managed to reach number 70 on the Billboard 200 and lasted 74 weeks on the chart.