Noel Gallagher says hes an average guitarist

January 29th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, Jan 29 (ANI): Oasis lead guitarist Noel Gallagher has confessed that he is just an average guitarist and is nothing compared to maestros of guitar playing like Johnny Marr and Paul Weller.

The Wonderwall hitmaker, who has sold more than 60 million albums, feels he is not yet an accomplished guitarist like Marr and Weller.

“It facilitates what I do in Oasis, know what I mean? I”m unfortunate enough that two of my best mates are Johnny Marr of The Smiths and Paul Weller. Those two are virtuosos to me, although neither of them would admit it. On the electric guitar they”re it. So if you”re asking me how do I compare to those two - and I like to compare myself to the greats - I”m average at f**king best”, the Daily Express quoted Noel, as telling Total Guitar magazine.

And former The Jam frontman Weller agrees with his close friend’’s assessment, telling the magazine, “Bless him, but his playing is rudimentary. But Noel doesn”t pretend to be a guitar god. He’’s very good at putting chords together and he’’s got a distinctive style in terms of his chord sequences and his rhythm playing. It’’s recognisable, I suppose.” (ANI)

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