Let’s be real, there’s a little bit of Noel in all of us.
When he had no vision for his own funeral but was asked about it anyway.
“I'm not really bothered 'coz I won't be there. I don't give a shit.” (Melody Maker, December 1998)
When he had a great car but couldn’t drive it because he doesn’t have a license.
“I had built for me a customized 1967 Mark II Jaguar convertible at a cost of £110,000, and I haven't got a driving license. It's useless to me.” (Blender, August 2008)
When he suspected he was thrown out of a cab, but unable to confirm it.
“Got thrown out of a taxi this morning. At least I think I did. Hard to tell over here. There was shouting and pointing and then the international hand signal for 'get the fuck out of my cab, you western dog!'” (MySpace, March 2009)
When he was no longer comfortable with his place in modern life.
“I don't stay up for two or three days on end, fuckin' talking shit about aliens, but I'm becoming more of a belligerent old man, you know what I mean? It's the usual. When you get to a certain age you find that other people's opinions don't really matter anymore, and you get kind of uncomfortable with your place in modern life.” (The Clash, October 2008)