Noel Gallagher on scrapped Amorphous Androgynous album: ‘I couldn’t be arsed’

Singer said mixes on collaboration album 'weren't right' and will 'never see the light of day'

Noel Gallagher has revealed that his collaboration album with psychedelic producers Amorphous Androgynous will “never see the light of day” because “the mixes weren’t right” and he just “couldn’t be arsed” to put out another record.

In the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, Gallagher discussed the ill-fated album, which was announced at the same time as his debut solo album.

“Initially when they delivered it they managed to pull off the trick of recording the quietest CD of all time,” he said. “When I got it I couldn’t hear it and was like, ‘Is it broke?’ But for all the great ideas on it… I was in the middle of a tour, that last album had blown up, the mixes weren’t right. And by the time I got back off tour I was just like, ‘I’m not fucking putting out another record, I can’t be arsed’. I was frazzled and had glandular fever. I was fucked.”


The former Oasis man added that track ‘The Right Stuff’ from his upcoming album ‘Chasing Yesterday’, which began its life on the Amorphous Androgynous album, is “vastly different from the first one.” He said: “The [song] in this record is vastly different from the first one, which had a lot of noodling and fucking about. It’s become quite psychedelic, jazz, fucking whatever you wanna call it.”

Meanwhile, it was previously reported that Paul Weller is against the idea of a future Oasis reunion, after Gallagher stated that the former Jam frontman would “put my fucking windows in” if it happened. “He threatens me that if I ever go back in Oasis that’ll be it between us,” Gallagher said. “He always says ‘You fucking heard all these fucking things about your fucking reunion?’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I know’ and he goes ‘You’re not fucking do it?’ and I’m like, ‘No’, and he’s going ‘Good good good’.

“Basically, if Oasis ever did get back together, which is highly unlikely, I’d have to leave London and move back to Manchester… because he’d put my fucking windows in.”

Gallagher’s High Flying Birds release ‘Chasing Yesterday’ on March 2. The album features the single ‘In The Heat Of The Moment’ as well as Johnny Marr collaboration ‘Ballad Of The Mighty I’.

Noel Gallagher: Everything we know about his new album ‘Chasing Yesterday’

Ed Sheeran has responded to Noel’s remarks that he couldn’t live in a world where Ed Sheeran headlines Wembley, stating: “I can live in it, it’s really enjoyable.”


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