They may have been the bitterest of pop rivals in the 1990s, but that’s all water under the bridge now, if the recent statements of Blur frontman Damon Albarn is anything to go by.
Albarn revealed that he has invited Oasis star Noel Gallagher to collaborate with him on a new track, destined for the Africa Express project which will begin later on in the year.
The exciting prospect of a team up came in an interview with Shortlist magazine, when Albarn was asked if he would ever like to work together with Noel Gallagher. He replied: “Well, why not? He should come on the Africa Express train in September. That’d be a nice chance to collaborate.”
The Oasis–Blur feud was a godsend to music writers in the mid-Nineties searching for a juicy story, with the increasingly catty statements from Albarn and Liam Gallagher providing endless copy and shifting a large number of music t-shirts.
Recalling that time, Albarn told Shortlist that he was always impressed by brother Noel’s behaviour, saying: “I never held anything against him, even right in the middle of it. I just kind of admired them in a way; that they were better at handling it all than me. They didn’t seem to get too affected by the bulls**t.”