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Noel Gallagher explains his guest scissors player on Later

By | Published on Monday 13 November 2017

Noel Gallagher

If you wondered why Noel Gallagher had someone ‘playing’ a pair of scissors on stage with him during a recent appearance on ‘Later’, well, he’s provided a full and clear explanation. That’s simply what his percussionist wanted to play. Or possibly it’s all she could play. It’s not really all that clear after all, now I come to think about it.

Speaking to ID, Gallagher reckons the inclusion of a scissors player during his ‘Later’ set was “the greatest thing” he’d ever seen. “If you were from Peckham, you would be obliged to intellectualise it”, he added. “You would be at the mercy of intellectualising it. Plus she’s French and she’s eccentric to say the least”.

Explaining how it came to pass, he continued: “I said to her, can you play the tambourine? She said, [adopts French accent] ‘I cannot play the tambourine’. I said, ‘Oh right. Shaker?’ ‘Non. I can play the scissors’. She brought them in and I was looking at my bass player going, if that’s not the greatest thing you’ve ever seen then tell me what is. A French bird in a cape playing the scissors? It doesn’t get any better than that does it?”

And there was me thinking it was simply designed to distract us all from the terrible new music.



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