When You’re A Rock Star, You Snort Cocaine Off Space Invaders

Noel Gallagher, the former Oasis songwriter, probably doesn’t remember most of the 1990s. He was out of his mind, doing drugs — maybe even doing them off a glass top Space Invaders arcade cabinet.

In the past, the elder Gallagher hasn’t come off as much of a gamer, blaming the London Riots on video games and once saying Guitar Hero was “better than two goblins trying to fuck a donkey up the arse with a laser beam”. He’s right about that last bit.

In a recent webcast, Gallagher said that while he doesn’t play the Xbox 360 (“it’s f**king nonsense”), he does play Angry Birds, adding, “The music’s quite annoying, but I do like it.”

“I used to play arcade games when I was on the dole in Manchester,” Gallagher continued. “Playing Defender.”

Maybe it was his found arcade memories that made Gallagher purchase a Space Invaders glass top sit-down arcade table.

“I had a table of Space Invaders in the ’90s, which we all used to have a little trick on every now and again — glass top, let’s not take it any further.”

Or maybe it was his love of the white line. Better than sprinkling it on your cornflakes, I guess!

Noel Gallagher webcast with Matt Morgan [YouTube]

Top photo: Tim Ockenden/AP

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