Oasis star: 'The man on the street is a c**t'
Andrew Trendell

16:02 16th October 2013

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Noel Gallagher has attacked Radio 1 for not playing new music from the likes of Temples or Jagwar Ma. 

Last month, bosses in charge of deciding what music gets played on BBC Radio 1 caused controversy when they said that 'Noel's music feels more at home on Radio 2', while also criticising the recent output from Muse and Green Day. 

Now, in a new interview with GQ, the former Oasis turned High Flying Birds star responded to the claims by arguing: "I don't understand it. It's when radio stations start focus groups.

"They literally go outside their building and ask people walking by, 'If I played you this song, what would you think?' and all that. Don't ask the man on the street! He's a c**t! That's why he's the man on the street, not the man in the expensive restaurant eating fucking mini sausages at four in the afternoon!"

When asked about his opinion on overlooked bands ands records, Gallagher replied: "There's great records coming out this year you're not going to hear on the radio. Temples, Jagwar Ma. Great stuff, but it's on a lower level. It's not on the battleground. You have to be in that world to hear it."

Watch the video for 'Man I Need' by Jagwar Ma below

Last month when speaking to Music Week about recent playlist decisions, head of music George Ergatoudis and music policy director Nigel Harding were quizzed on the likes of Muse, Green Day, Noel Gallagher and Robbie Williams.

It seems that the singles from Green Day's recent trilogy 'Uno! Dos! Tre!' simply weren't up to their high standards, while Noel Gallagher's music is viewed as more suitable for an older audience. "I think Noel's music feels more at home on Radio 2," said Harding, "and the last Green Day project simply wasn't good enough."

When asked about 'Panic Station' by Muse not making the cut for the A-list, Harding replied: 

"Muse are approaching a crossroads - their last single was the first one not playlisted by Radio 1 in a decade. The door remains open to them but we'll have to think carefully about their next album."

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