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LIAM GALLAGHER As you were. As you are.

posted by the hanging out team - Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Liam Gallagher

As you were. As you are.


Words: Adina Ilie

Photography: Jack Alexander

Menswear Editor: Kristine Kilty

Grooming: Natalya Chew


FAULT Magazine is proud to present our Issue 27 cover story with non-other than Liam Gallagher. With a career spanning over 25 years and a myriad of stories to tell, we sat down to discuss the ups and downs of his career and get to know Liam Gallagher as he was and as he is. Enjoy.


FAULT: Do you recall the first 24 hours after Noel quit the band? What was going through your mind at that point?

Liam Gallagher: Oh fuck. That very moment I just went– right, there have been certain powers at play. It wasn’t too big an argument; we’ve had worse arguments. What went down was something that was pre-planned.

FAULT: What was the lead up to that point that makes you so sure that it was pre-planned?

Liam Gallagher: Lots of things. A lot of sneaky little meetings. People might say that it’s paranoia. But you can never be too paranoid in life. I kind of knew he was going to map it at some point. It was going to happen at V or it was going to happen at Reading. It only got postponed until Paris. I knew he was going to jump ship at some point. And that’s what made me feel that my paranoia was right. Or maybe I’m clairvoyant; I’ve got 6 senses.


FAULT: Did you feel Noel’s absence while writing this record?

Liam Gallagher: Yeah – because I don’t want to be solo. I don’t want to do it on my own. I’m not a guitar player or a prolific songwriter. I can write a few songs every now and again but I miss being in a band. I miss my brother the way he was back then. I miss singing those great songs that we all made great.


FAULT: Were you disappointed that your former bandmates did not reach out to you in times of crisis? Are you resentful in any way?

Liam Gallagher: My older brother has always been there. I thought I’d at least get a call from Noel, but there was no call. I thought I’d get a call from my other manager, but nothing from them fucking cunts. But then I met Debbie and she’s been there all the way. A lot of my mates are gone; I don’t really have anyone in London and that is fine. The universe is my mate.


Liam Gallagher: I’ve been through a lot of shit, but it was shit that I caused. When you cause shit – you man up and fucking deal with it. Sometimes you have to fucking man up to your shit.

FAULT: Did you ever feel that you were done? That you hit your peak in ’96 in Knebworth and then it was all downhill from there?

Liam Gallagher: I feel like I’ve maintained it without turning into the traps of the business. I’m still outspoken, I’m still wearing my heart on my sleeve and if people like it that’s fine. If you don’t then you don’t. I’m not a ‘yes man’.


FAULT: Did you ever see yourself hitting the top once more by yourself?

Liam Gallagher: The night Oasis split I felt absolutely disappointed and then I felt exactly the opposite when my album went number 1. In this day and age, rock’n’roll has got cobwebs on it. I never actually saw myself hitting the top once more. But if you truly believe, things will happen. I’ve been good to rock’n’roll and I reckon rock’n’roll will be good to me. It saved me twice.


FAULT: Hollywood is ablaze with accusations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein. Have you seen similar occurrences in the music industry?

Liam Gallagher: : Not really, but you know it’s there. The shady little fuckers at the top. It’s not even with just men and women, it’s men and men too. All these pop bands – you hear about it with Take That but I’ve never witnessed any of it. Nobody would come near us. We were caught up in our own bubble. We weren’t hanging about with the record company. We’d go to the awards show and they’d be there, but we’d just get off and do our own thing. And I certainly didn’t see any weird shit.

FAULT: What changes do you reckon we should make to keep things safe for both men and women alike?

Liam Gallagher: That’s a big tough question. Obviously get rid of all the shit bags. Obviously, if everyone took care of their shit – everything would be cool. We all live together under one sky at the end of the day. Everyone just needs to cool the fuck out.


FAULT: Do you think Liam Gallagher has the power to get people to go back to the roots of rock’n’roll?

Liam Gallagher: I’ve got a lot of fans out there and I always have. My oldest kid is 18 and my friends have kids about the same age – so they’re going to bring them to the shows. That’s a good thing. All you can do is make good music and do good gigs. Do good interviews and try to sell it how it is. Stay honest to what you are and don’t get carried away with all the show business shit. That’s all that I can do. I’m definitely not the savior of music, I’m the savior of me.


Liam Gallagher:I don’t get involved with the industry and the business side of it. I let my manager do that. That’s the problem with music today – it’s got no fucking soul. I get being business minded, but it can overpower. You forget about the fucking music.”


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Freddie Notes: Stepping Away From Babylon

posted by the hanging out team - Thursday, January 17, 2013

Freddie Notes: Stepping Away From Babylon is a short, non-fiction documentary by Dean Batty, looking at the life of a prolific musician from a bye gone decade. Fred Peters AKA Freddie Notes formed a group later to be known as Freddie Notes and the Rudies and gained chart success with their cover of Montego Bay. Fred was one of the first West Indian musicians to perform in London and really helped popularize Reggae and Ska music.

The film explores his life from when he was a young boy in Jamaica first discovering music to what it means to him today and how it is still influencing his life in a big way. The film also includes live performances of Fred’s two latest songs unheard by any audience.

The Hanging Out Project caught up with Dean Batty, a young film maker in his early twenties, who produced and directed the film. Dean and Freddie first met at the V&A museum in London June 2012, at the Hanging Out Project event 'Where Did You Hang Out?' that looked at youth culture during the 50's and 60's. Dean contacted Freddie shortly after and production began.

"I saw Fred on the panel alongside the actress Rita Tushingham and Ace Cafe owner Mark Wilson" Dean explains, "I was instantly interested in everything they had to say about the sixties. Being a young film maker still studying at uni, I knew Freddie would be perfect for a short documentary, focusing on Fred's musical career and his long standing relationship with music."

Dean is in his final year at Staffordshire University,  and is looking to make an impact on the documentary film making scene in the near future. He tells us that his film took around three months to make, from conception to completion, and was made on a very low budget. We are definitely looking forward to seeing more output from this talented young individual in the near future!

Freddie Notes came to Brixton, England from Kingston, Jamaica in 1964. He worked in a factory making the VC10 airplane and saved up his money to buy a trumpet and a drum set “they were the only two instruments I could afford at that time.” He decided to form a group and started getting a few small jobs in basements, when the local night clubs decided to work them. Freddie Notes performed at the famous Cue Club in Paddington and the Roaring Twenties night club in swinging London’s Carnaby Street. It was this very music scene that helped establish Reggae and Ska in England, and Freddie Notes was at the forefront.

Freddie Notes for the last 30 years has been running a youth club in Brixton. Music still influences everything he does and he still performs from time to time, now mostly writing new material.

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