Noel Gallagher: We should never have constructed Be Here Now then

Oasis songwriter says the bands 1997 album was recorded too soon after their enormously successful second LP, Whats the Story( Morning Glory )?

Oasis should never have stimulated Be Here Now when they did, according to Noel Gallagher.

Despite being bullish around the time of its release, the Oasis songwriter now claims that the bands overblown 1997 album was recorded too soon after their tremendously successful second LP Whats the Story( Morning Glory )?

During a video interview with Vevo, Gallagher told: I merely say this now, looking back on it after 20 years we should never have constructed that record then. 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 worlds press was there and instead of going, Right, we should just go our separate styles for a year or two, we chose like idiots to go straight into the studio.

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He added: That maybe wasnt the best notion. Morning Glory hadnt really run its course then. It was probably still number one in England, it was definitely still top five in the Country. And yet, there we were, going into the studio, effectively trying to make another album to kill it, which was ridiculous.

Gallagher also claimed that the band should have been talked out of making the record when they did. He told: I often suppose, looking back, the people around us who were in the music business for 20 years before we got there should really have said something.

Be Here Now obtained rave reviews at the time of its release, and watched fans queuing outside record shops to buy it. But it had now been gained a reputation as being an act of cocaine-addled folly, full of overlong ballads and nonsensical lyrics.

A remastered reissue of the album is out now.

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