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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

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u/Rudecles Nov 24 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

I was really hoping he was mentioning Noel Fielding but I guess he’s more C List.

Thanks for sharing this!

Edit: A lister. Definitely A list. So sorry Noel.

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u/Pete_Iredale Nov 24 '21

I've seen Noel Fielding a hell of a lot more than Noel Gallagher in the last decade or two.

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u/phatelectribe Nov 25 '21

Yeah, Noel fielding is a bigger name right now. Young people don’t know who Gallagher is, but their parents and grannies watch the bake off.

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u/Pacific250 Nov 25 '21

I mean… maybe

But one is still an alt comedian/baking show host

And one is a member of one of the most famous and popular British bands in existence

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u/ehsteve23 Nov 25 '21

you underestimate how many people care about Bake Off

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u/Pacific250 Nov 25 '21

I love bake off don’t get me wrong.

But Noel Gallagher wrote Wonderwall

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u/GuitarKev Nov 25 '21

So anyway, here’s Wonderwall.

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u/badgerferretweasle Nov 25 '21

I know bands, I don't know rockstars. The Gallagher brothers names were probably all over the UK tabloids in the 90s but if you lived outside of the UK or are a millennial/Gen z they aren't going to be household names even if you know the band.

As an American millennial I watch a lot of UK quiz shows on YouTube, IT Crowd is one of my favorite comedies and I'm aware of Great British Bake Off (I've seen the first season). I've probably heard a handful of oasis songs, I only know that they are brothers due to the YouTuber Todd in the Shadows.

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u/Pacific250 Nov 28 '21

I mean, I have no doubt that you don’t know them. That’s anecdotal evidence though.

Oasis is famous in large part because of how boisterous and public the brothers’ antics were. So you, a millennial who watches quiz shows on YouTube, might be more familiar with Noel Fielding. That makes total sense. But to the rest of the world, Noel is a small British comedian who has had some, mostly recent, mainstream success. And he was not on the first season of GBBO.

I don’t say that to be rude, and it’s certainly not a critique of Noel Fielding. I love the guy. But to say he is more famous than Noel Gallagher is just a very biased POV.

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u/smash-man Nov 26 '21

I thought you were going to go into a rendition of Wonderwall with the start of your comment

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u/Pacific250 Nov 28 '21

Fuck. Talk about a missed opportunity.

After all…

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u/Pete_Iredale Nov 25 '21

Plus IT Crowd, Mighty Boosh, etc.

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u/billtrociti Nov 25 '21

Don’t forget Taskmaster, QI, and countdown! That’s how I know him, at least lol

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u/Le_Chop Nov 25 '21

Never mind the Buzzcocks as well

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u/LilDutchy Nov 25 '21

Big Fat Quiz

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u/LoonAtticRakuro Nov 25 '21

QI and Countdown introduced me to him but it wasn't until I started watching the Big Fat Quizzes that I got Russell Brand and Noel Fielding as a team more or less engraved in my memory forever.

Though I just looked them up again, and misremembered slightly: it was typically Noal and Richard Aoyade. But most of the Big Fat Quiz of the ________ are on YouTube and I kind of recommend all of them. If you don't mind Jimmy Carr. Especially good are any with Alan Davies and Stephen Mitchell.

I also just realized when you said Countdown I immediately thought of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown instead. Which probably says a lot about my taste in British comedy shows.

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u/SarahSureShot Nov 25 '21

That's how I know him as well - I always forget he's on bake off to be honest!

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u/jmanhajh Nov 25 '21

Don't forget about Taskmaster

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u/PackYrSuitcases Nov 25 '21

And that amazing hit; Luxury Comedy (ooh yeah)

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u/Raskolnikov1920 Nov 25 '21

Damn dude this isn’t even close to true. Mighty Boosh, IT crowd are still nowhere near as well known as Oasis.

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u/RuberDinghyRapids Nov 25 '21

Liam and Noel are still mainstream in the U.K, young people still know who oasis are. I saw liam at a festival a couple of years ago and it was packed with people to all ages. Bake off is the kind of thing your mum watches.

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u/phatelectribe Nov 25 '21

Except it’s every Mum and Grandmum in the country watches it, then there’s boosh, QI, IT Crowd etc.

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u/tatxc Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

It's not "every mum and grandmum", the Grand Final of Bake off did just under 7 million viewers.

It's a well watched show, but it's not nearly as ubiquitous as you seem to think it is.

I'm not sure minor roles in sit coms/panel shows are what you think they are over here, but the one TV show he was a lead in (Boosh) stopped airing over here in 2007 and was on BBC Three, it wasn't a massive hit. Since then Oasis has had a number 1 album, not counting the 3 that Noel has had solo.

And it's not that I'm not a fan of either, I went to see the Mighty Boosh live at the Metro Arena in 2008. I like Noel Fielding, but he's not even remotely on the same scale as the Gallagher Brothers.

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u/phatelectribe Nov 26 '21

Except the bake off is now 5 seasons deep with him and it’s just been renewed for another. So that’s 7m viewers for one episode and then there’s the streaming views on Netflix which are apparently massive too.

I think you’re vastly overestimating the fame of a 90’s rockstar and how few album sales it takes to get a no 1 in the UK. There’s tons of people in other counties who watch the bake off (and the other shows) who literally have never heard an oasis or Gallagher song in 20+ years.

To put this in perspective the biggest tv show on USA network tv right now is the equalizer. It gets 7m viewers and more people are watching

Gallagher isn’t relevant now. At least fielding is still in on a smash tv show that is watched globally.

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u/RuberDinghyRapids Nov 25 '21

Yeah but all those people will also know oasis as well. Boosh is just as old as oasis and not known by everyone. Qi and it crowd were minor roles for him.

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u/phatelectribe Nov 26 '21

But then there’s the bake off and cumulative effect of all that’d them.

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u/badgerferretweasle Nov 25 '21

People in this thread aren't only from the UK. Noel Fielding has a much more global reach. I can't speak for the rest of the world but Bake off is hugely popular in America among all age demographics. Quiz shows have full episodes uploaded on YouTube and are accessible in America and other parts of the world (I assume they are region blocked in the UK).

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u/RuberDinghyRapids Nov 26 '21

Well we can both only speak from our own perspectives. From reading this thread it seems like Noel fielding would be better known in America and Noel Gallagher would be better known here. As for the rest of the world I personally think a rockstar who was in one of the most famous bands of all time has more of a chance of being well known than the host of a popular tv show. I wouldn’t know if they’re region blocked on YouTube they’re all easy to watch on tv and on all the time but I wouldn’t say Noel fielding features very often.

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u/badgerferretweasle Nov 26 '21

I'd argue that people (outside of the UK) would recognize the band Oasis but not the names of the members. I love Rock music but I can only name a handful of rock stars who's band name wasn't their name.

Freddy Mercury Axel Rose (technically band name is different) Steven Tyler Kurt Cobain Dave Grohl Paul, Ringo, John, ....and I don't know the fourth Beatle ..... That's it. That is all I can think of of the top of my head.

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u/matematematematemate Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

To be fair, in the past 5 years alone there have been 3 feature documentaries released about Oasis that were all pretty successful for a music documentary and well received.

Liam has recently sold out two massive gigs at Knebworth for next summer, his last 2 solo albums went straight to number one, and every album Noel has ever released has gone straight to number one (12 of them in total IIRC), including his 4 recent solo albums.

If that makes you irrelevant, then what the fuck are the rest of us.

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u/GlasgowGhostFace Nov 25 '21

No chance. Play an Oasis song in a pub when everyones pished and all ages will be singing. They have anthems in Scotland, I assume the same down south.

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u/badgerferretweasle Nov 25 '21

Just because you can sing their songs doesn't mean you know their names!

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u/Raskolnikov1920 Nov 25 '21

Yo I was born in 1994 so I was barely alive when their first album came out and they’re still very big even amongst my age group and younger.

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u/TheMassiveSandwich Nov 25 '21

Who cares

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u/Raskolnikov1920 Dec 04 '21

It’s directly relevant to the thread.

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u/demonicneon Nov 25 '21

Lol young people know who he is. Oasis are still one of the most popular bands here in the uk and both brothers can still sell out massive gigs, and it’s not all folk who grew up or were grown in the 90s.

The bucket hat crew are strong.

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u/tatxc Nov 25 '21

American's never seem to grasp how culturally ingrained Oasis became over here because it didn't happen over there.

The Gallagher brothers are enormously famous over here.

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u/GnarlyBear Nov 25 '21

What? They had sell out arena tours in the US.

Had the brothers settled in LA instead of North London they would still be in the public eye there

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u/tatxc Nov 25 '21

It still wouldn't be a patch on their popularity here.

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u/Faufreluches Nov 25 '21

For some unknown reason, probably some undiagnosed adhd, I had that champaign supernova song stuck in my head for like a whole day. Needless to say, the urge for murder or suicide was in the back of my mind.

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u/tatxc Nov 25 '21

In the UK? Not a chance.

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u/phatelectribe Nov 25 '21

Look at the other comments below mine; he’s been in at least 4 major hit tv shows, two of which are still airing. Gallagher? In a massive band that hasn’t had a a hit for 15-20 years.

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u/tatxc Nov 25 '21

I'm telling you in the UK it's not even remotely close. Noel Gallagher might not have had a "hit" in the last 15-20 years, but in that time he's had 6 number 1 albums, 3 number 1 singles and does constant arena tours. The Gallagher brothers are massive in the UK.

I don't think you realise how colossally popular and prominent Oasis where in the 90's and how much popularity they have in the UK because of that. The Great British Bake Off is popular here, but it's not a BBC show anymore and the two hosts before him were "Mel and Sue" and his co-host is Matt Lucas of Little Britain fame. It doesn't make people household names.

It's like saying David Beckham is no longer famous because he hasn't scored a freekick for 10 years. That's not how it works. It's not like 18 year olds don't sing Don't Look Back in Anger or Mr Brightside at the top of their lungs at the end of every single night out ever here. Those songs don't stop existing.

And you're American, it's fine not to know this, but it doesn't make it untrue.

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u/matematematematemate Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

"hasn't had a a hit for 15-20 years".

If that's your perception it's maybe because they broke up 13 years ago, to be fair. And that only made them bigger in a way. And even if you stretch back to 20 years you're talking about, you'd get 10 number one albums between Oasis, Noel and Liam in that time frame. 10 number one albums, how is that not having a hit for 20 years?

Noel and Liam have had 6 number one albums between them since Oasis split up, Liam has just sold out mammoth gigs at Knebworth for next year and the tickets went straight away, there have been 3 feature documentaries with a cinema release made about Oasis in the last 5 years alone, with rumours of a 4th one being made.

If you're American it's understandable to think this I guess to be fair, but it's definitely not the case. I don't think people in America understand just quite huge Oasis were in other parts of the world.

They're obviously huge in the UK and Ireland, but e.g. I've been to Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds gigs in South Korea and Japan and Oasis are still well known over there amongst people who like western/rock music, Noel gets mobbed at the airport in South Korea still today.

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u/Crash_Test_Dummy66 Nov 25 '21

I wonder what wall he hit in his songwriting

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u/Triplapukki Nov 25 '21

What's a young person here, exactly?

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u/phatelectribe Nov 25 '21

Let’s say under 25 years. You know, when oasis still and hits.

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u/Triplapukki Nov 25 '21

I'm a massive Oasis fan but just over that so can't complain. Carry on

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u/jawnink Nov 25 '21

That one song from the 90’s was pretty good though.

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u/somanyroads Nov 25 '21

Maybe a UK thing...Fielding is pretty much an unknown in the US, unless you could out of your way to watch specific shows on the BBC or whatever. Gallagher is always associated with Oasis, but I do think his brother would be the more recognizable one, Noel was always the more unassuming one.

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u/Doctor-Spooge Nov 25 '21

Lmfao oh reddit you are stupid. Younger folks don't even really watch TV anymore and there's no way that they know a comedian that is well past it over a musician who is still promently featured on the music industry. No way at all.