Monday 24 July 2017

Ashcroft on Oasis support days

Richard Ashcroft used to have Oasis as his support act
Richard Ashcroft used to have Oasis as his support act

Richard Ashcroft has reminisced about the days when Oasis supported him - and played in front of only two people at a gig.

During an intimate live acoustic session inside the Absolute Radio studio in London, showcasing new tracks from his latest project RPA & The United Nations Of Sound, he told Geoff Lloyd about his past support act.

"Yeah, I remember very early in the tour, I think it was Glasgow, we went backstage and Liam just said: 'I hate being in a band, I hate being in a band', you know, because he just played the whole of the first album to two people, two kids in Adidas tracksuits," the former Verve star recalled.

He added: "I mean, it really does spell out our sheep-like quality that you could play Definitely Maybe and not one person, not one person thought, at the bar, 'Oh actually I love this song, I'm going to go to the front.'"

The 38-year-old musician also spoke about having a mid-life crisis.

"I've plenty of crises, you don't need to be mid-life before you have a crisis," he joked.

"You don't need to be X amount of years to buy a ridiculous American motorbike, which I've not done but, you know, there are tell-tale signs aren't there? There's the classic signs, so Harley Davidson, Ferrari, any of those. I've done the Ferrari."

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