“I didn’t know what had been going on between them. It could have been some small comment that sparked things off.
Liam spent the evening in the bar with endless vodka and oranges.
The MTV awards were being held that evening and there were loads of people arriving — a distraction we didn’t need. We arranged to meet at Noel’s room and when Liam didn’t show up, my heart sank.
He’d gone back to the bar straight after breakfast.
Yvonne McConaghy, who was assisting me, went to try and coax him out but he flatly refused to go anywhere near Noel’s room.
He said he’d do the photo session as long as it wasn’t in Noel’s room, so we got in the bus and he took his drink with him.
We stopped off at this bridge and the first thing Liam did was hurl his glass at the side of the bridge. Noel was furious, but I took him aside and said ‘Look, it doesn’t matter. As long as you stand there, I’ll catch him in the frame.’
But Noel was so pissed off, and you can see it in these photos. He is literally gritting his teeth. The body language is incredible.
It was awful. You can almost hear the air crackle.”
— Jill Furmanovsky with Liam and Noel Gallagher, Paris 1995.
Noel was also reportedly complaining furiously about French people
Oasis performing “Shakermaker” (Naked City, 7th June 1994)
The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain still remains
Within the sound of silence