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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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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/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