Noel Gallagher: ‘Oasis had to pay for last album sessions in cash’ – video

Guitarist speaks about recording of 'The Shock Of The Lightning'

Noel Gallagher has revealed that Oasis had to pay for the recording of their last album ‘Dig Out Your Soul’ in cash.

The guitarist, speaking in a new video interview which you can watch on the right, said that they had to fork out the cash because they had previously been banned from Abbey Road studios, where they made the album.

“We decided to go back to Abbey Road, after being kicked out during the [1997 album] ‘Be Here Now’ sessions for being a bit wild,” he said. “They let us back in, but we had to pay in cash. If they threw us out we lost all the money.”

He added that he hit a rich vein of songwriting form at the time, saying: “We were in the studio for five weeks or something. I wrote ‘The Shock Of The Lightning’ and ‘Falling Down’ in one weekend just sitting at home.”

Oasis‘ singles compilation, ‘Time Flies… 1994-2009’, is released on June 14.