Noel Gallagher admits he doesn’t like ‘Wonderwall’
Noel Gallagher said Oasis’ classic song “Wonderwall” was one of his “least favorite” tracks in the band’s catalog.
The songwriter noted that he risked the band’s reputation with his approach on occasion, but it was a valuable learning experience.
“It doesn’t mean anything,” said Gallagher Mojo on the 1995 track hit. “’Wonderwall’ is one of my least favorite songs because it’s not finished. If I could somehow change the weather and go back to it, I would probably choose a different song for our business card. Probably “Some might say so”. “
He said he was unhappy with all the recordings on Oasis’ second album, (What’s the story) Morning Glory? “It’s the only album we’ve never done demos for,” he explained. “I was writing on tour and planned to finish the songs when I got into the studio, and we never made it. ‘Cast No Shadow’ is half-written. ‘Wonderwall.’ Morning Glory. ‘ “
Gallagher recalled how he wrote “Champagne Supernova” in a London hotel after a party. “I was out of my fucking mind,” he said. “Typical ’90s scene – everyone was gone, bottles of champagne, carnage on the coffee table – and the song fell from the sky. Songs fell from the sky every fucking day in the 90s. “
But he regretted some of his later works after telling himself it was “time to get serious.” “I started writing about fame and drugs, blackheads from drugs and other people who get fucked by drugs,” he recalls. “The melodies have abandoned me. When I hear [1997 album] Be here now, I always think of the missed opportunity. Not many people get to be the only songwriter of the world’s greatest band and that’s your statement to the world. And I just said, ‘Fuck this will be fine.’ “
He argued that his decisions “did not ruin” Oasis, although they sent the group “into a lower orbit. It all makes character, he said to himself.