Oasis ‘used toys to record ‘Dig Out Your Soul”

'It looked hilarious' says Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher has revealed that the sitar used on ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ album track ‘To Be Where There’s Life’ cost just £12.50.

The Oasis guitarist joked that the instrument wasn’t even a genuine sitar – it was a child’s toy.

Speaking on Oasis‘ new ‘Gold & Silver & Sunshine – The Making of ‘Dig Out Your Soul” documentary, Gallagher said of the sitar: “You know it’s not a real one? It’s a toy electric one, a plastic one.

“They’re shaped like a sitar, and they’ve got a speaker on the front. You switch it on and you pick the key, and you leave it there!”

Speaking about the techniques used to record the instrument during Oasis‘ time in the famous Abbey Road studios in north London, Gallagher explained: “We had it in The Beatles‘ echo chamber, which is like this tiled room where they’ve got all the reverbs.

“It looked hilarious. In this really famous room is this little tiny plastic sitar with this massive mic that’s worth about £50,000. And the sitar’s worth about £12.50…”

Click below to watch an exclusive preview of ‘Gold & Silver & Sunshine – The Making of ‘Dig Out Your Soul”.