Noel Gallagher has shared a new video interview in which he looks back on the making of Oasis’s 1997 album ‘Be Here Now’.
During the 30-minute interview posted on Oasis‘s Vevo channel, Gallagher says that he wishes the band had waited longer to record their follow-up to 1995’s enormously successful ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’.
“I only say this now, looking back on it after 20 years…. we should never have made that record then,” he admits. “‘Cause 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 world’s press was there and instead of going, ‘Right, we should just go our separate ways for a year or two,’ we decided like idiots to go straight into the studio.”
Gallagher continued: “That maybe wasn’t the best idea, you know what I mean? ‘Cause ‘Morning Glory’ hadn’t really run its course then. It was probably still Number One in England it was definitely still Top Five in the States. And yet, there we were, going into the studio, effectively trying to to make another album to kill it, which was ridiculous.”
Admitting that the band could have benefited from some external advice at the time, Gallagher said: “I often think, looking back, the people around us who were in the music business for 20 years before we got there should really have said something.”
The band’s remastered reissue of ‘Be Here Now’ is out today and streaming now. Watch Gallagher discuss the album below.