Noel Gallagher Admits Oasis Should Have Never Made 'Be Here Now'
Published Oct 14, 2016It's been more than a little busy for the Oasis lads recently, what with the band celebrating their Supersonic documentary and reissuing their Be Here Now. But you might just want to skip out on the latter, as Noel Gallagher himself has now even admitted that Oasis should have never made that album.
The band have just recently uploaded a new interview with Gallagher about the newly re-released album, and he doesn't exactly paint it in the most positive of lights.
"I only say this now, looking back on it after 20 years.... we should never have made that record then," he says in the video, which you can watch below. "'Cause we came off the back of that American tour which was, again, the third tour in a row that we never completed. And I came back to the airport and the fucking world's press was there and instead of going, 'Right, we should just go our separate ways for a year or two,' we decided like idiots to go straight into the studio."
He then goes on to add this: "That maybe wasn't the best idea, you know what I mean? 'Cause Morning Glory hadn't really run its course then. It was probably still Number 1 in England it was definitely still Top 5 in the States. And yet, there we were, going into the studio, effectively trying to to make another album to kill it, which was ridiculous."
A bit amazingly, though, Gallagher then basically passes the buck on the whole thing, laying blame not on Oasis but those around them.
"I often think, looking back, the people around us who were in the music business for 20 years before we got there should really have said something," he said.
You can watch the entire interview for yourself below. You can also read Exclaim!'s extensive Oasis Timeline here, while Supersonic will play screenings across Canada on October 27. Also feel free to test-drive our very own Noel Gallagher Insult Generator.
Thanks to NME for the tip.