Take 5 with Zan Rowe on ABC TV – Noel Gallagher still has his trademark confidence “It’s ok If I never write another song, I’ve written some of the best songs of our f%#&ing era.” After 3 decades his songs with Oasis have withstood the test of time, making this statement not just bravado but a fact.
Now all grown up, Noel Gallagher shows a surprising softer side as he sits down with Zan to share his songs of escape. He talks about his early years in Manchester before becoming one of the biggest rock stars of his generation.
“I don’t think there’s anything more soul-destroying than you and your brother and your dad… all going to sign on at the unemployment office… looking back on it now, it’s like what message does that send? My dad’s got no future, I’ve got no future.”
Luckily for Noel, and for anyone who has ever put their arms around a mate’s shoulders at a pub and sung “Because maybe, you’re gonna be the one that saved me” Noel’s future was pretty bloody bright.
Now a father, still making music and touring with his band ‘The High Flying Birds’, the wild days of the 90’s, trashing hotel rooms and being thrown off planes have passed.
Noel lived fast, but thankfully he is still here to tell the tale. Escape can mean many things, and what an amazing story of escape and success it is.
Production credit: Take 5 is an ABC Production. Created, Hosted and Written by Zan Rowe. Executive Producer Nikita Agzarian. Series Producer Josh Schmidt. Director/DOP Aaron Smith ACS. Producers Zan Rowe, Phoebe Bennett and Tania Doumit.
ABOUT TAKE 5
Take 5 is Zan Rowe’s popular award-winning Double J radio segment and podcast turned critically acclaimed television series. Across six episodes, renowned figures in music and screen join Zan to delve into some of the most personal moments of their lives. They share five songs that have soundtracked their journey through life and invite us to think about our own.
For more Take 5 with Zan Rowe, stream S1 now on ABC iview and listen weekly to Double J on DAB+, the triple j app, or the ABC listen app.
Ep 1, Noel Gallagher: Tues 10 October, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 2, Natalie Imbruglia: Tues 17 October, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 3, Jimmy Barnes: Tues 24 October, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 4, Mark Coles Smith: Tuesday 31 October, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 5, G Flip: Tues 7 November, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Ep 6, Lin-Manuel Miranda: Tues 14 November, 8pm on ABC TV and ABC iview
Take 5 with Zan Rowe on ABC TV and ABC iview – Tuesday 10 October, 2023 at 8pm
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Take 5 with Zan Rowe on ABC TV
Take 5 is an ABC Production. Created, Hosted and Written by Zan Rowe. Executive Producer, Nikita Agzarian. Series Producer, Josh Schmidt. Director/DOP, Aaron Smith ACS. Producers Zan Rowe, Phoebe Bennett and Tania Doumit.