CAPTURING HIS EXPLOITS
NOEL GALLAGHER’S HIGH FLYING BIRDS, ANY ROAD WILL GET US THERE, IS A PHOTO-JOURNAL CHRONICLING THE MUSICIAN’S WORLD TOUR
Many a monobrow was raised when Noel Gallagher announced his first book. Biography gold or literary car crash? Having declared fiction “a waste of f***ing time” in 2013, we’d likely be spared a tome to make Morrissey’s List of the Lost look like Kazuo Ishiguro.
So Any Road…, a photo-journal of NGHFB’S 2018 world tour captured by former official Manchester City photographer Sharon Latham, falls between many stools. Beyond helping choose the multitude of photos of himself playing guitar, Noel’s input is limited to a few brief interview snippets; over 200 pages are dotted quotes far less fiery and substantial than you’d find in any of the Gallagher profiles that have singlehandedly propped up the music magazine industry since 2006. The overall feel is of a tour programme that got severely out of hand.
Insight into Noel’s high flying world is kept strictly to a minimum. We learn