Before their show in River, the band’s guitarist speaks. Plus, everything you need to know before their fourth concert in Buenos Aires.
Prior to joining Oasis, Gem Archer had his shining hour as a head of Heavy Stereo, a band that joined the second line during the 90’s Brit pop. And he also worked with Paul Weller, his adolescence hero.
加入Oasis之前，Gem Archer在Heavy Stereo有過他燦爛的時光，樂團也曾參與九零英搖年代。他也曾和他年輕時的英雄Paul Weller共事過。
Before River, five questions to the guitarist that goes side by side Noel Gallagher in Oasis.
This will be your third visit to Buenos Aires with Oasis. Do you confirm or do you deny the legend of the public’s passion in this part of the world?
People are crazy in Latin America. We know we have awakened something big there, and the feeling is mutual as we love playing for you. I don’t know what they put in their drinks, but something generates between the audience and the band that is hard to explain if you don’t live it.
What you can tell me about your collaborations with Paul Weller?
I grew up listening to The Jam: it was my adolescence band and I am convinced that Paul Weller is one of the greatest. Only being by his side inspires you and frees you to give the best of yourself. And the best part is that he’s always changing direction, trying new things, he never stays still, and he’s fifty years-old. He is the only guy that can be admired by two people as different as Noel Gallagher and Robert Wyatt.
我聽著The Jam長大: 他是我年輕時候的樂團，而我深信Paul Weller是最偉大的人之一。他激發你的靈感，也解放你讓你得到你最棒的一面。最棒的部分就是他永遠都在改變方向，不停嘗試新的東西，他不曾停下過，而他已經五十歲了! 他是唯一能讓兩個截然不同的人(Noel Gallagher 和 Robert Wyatt)欽佩的人。
When you listen to music, what format do you prefer: vinyl, CD or MP3?
當你在聽音樂時，你是聽黑膠, CD, 或是MP3?
Every time I’m at home I listen to vinyl, the sound is insuperable. For example, today I had a very spiritual and soulful morning with Reverend Al Green and Ray Charles, and their voices in vinyl are top.
我在家都是聽黑膠，它的聲音是無法取代的。舉個例子來說，今天Reverend Al Green 和 Ray Charles讓我有一個充滿精神的早晨，他們的嗓音從黑膠播放出來是無可比擬的。
The British press usually boost an artist as soon as they release an album, and then they abandon them. What do think about it?
The press, and even more the English one, always boost an artist, mainly because that’s their job, they always worked that way. ¿Are you telling me a band like Good Charlotte is as good as they say? If at least they’d boost someone like Jimi Hendrix! (laughs)
新聞界，甚至是整個英國，總愛催促歌手，主要原因我想可能因為這就是他們的工作。你告訴我，像Good Charlotte這樣的樂團有像他們說的一樣好嗎? 至少他們應該標榜imi Hendrix! (笑)
What’s true about Noel’s statements on Oasis stopping for five years?
I haven’t talk to Noel about that subject. Please note that the source is The Sun, so you always should doubt about it. But what I do can say is that we are in a time of the tour in which we feel like stopping, missing the kids and all that.