Released: July 1997
Ah, the ‘90s. Oasis’ stock was so high following ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory’ that they were able to get away with one of the most arrogant and overblown comeback tracks ever. Endless feedback! Morse code! Helicopters and grenades in the video! "I can't believe I wrote it, it's going to blow people away," said Noel at the time, though he later admitted it wasn’t his finest hour. It still sold 720,000 copies, and remains one of the standout tracks from Oasis’ not-as-good phase - a titanically self-assured work of blustery-bollocks brilliance. (LL)
How We Wrote 'D'You Know What I Mean'
"I was going to make up some profound statement in the chorus but I couldn't come up with anything that fitted. then I just thought 'All my people right here, right now. D'You Know What I Mean? Yeah, Yeah'. Very vague, very ambiguous. Look in the mirror and wink while you sing it and it's quite saucy. The morce code in the background was inspired by The Beatles' 'Strawberry Fields'. If anyone can tell me what it means, please let me know."
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