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Oasis’ ‘Digsy’s Dinner’ was a Blur ‘piss-take’, says Alan McGee

The Creation Records founder says Noel Gallagher has never admitted to it

Oasis song ‘Digsy’s Dinner’ was written as a Blur ‘piss-take’, Creation Records founder Alan McGee has said.

Speaking on XFM, McGee said: “I think it was a piss-take of Blur. I don’t think Noel’s ever admitted to that. It’s a piss-take of that Britpop thing. It was Noel proving that he could do that in his sleep.”

The song features on Oasis‘s classic 1994 debut album ‘Definitely Maybe’, which is being reissued to mark its 20th anniversary today (May 19). The reissue includes rare and unreleased recordings. The reissue is the first in the new Chasing The Sun series from Big Brother Recordings, with Oasis’s follow-up albums ‘What’s The Story (Morning Glory)?’ and ‘Be Here Now’ to also be reissued later this year.

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Among the bonus content included in the reissue is a disc featuring the band’s stand-alone single ‘Whatever’, unheard acoustic versions of the tracks ‘Live Forever’ and ‘Shakermaker’ recorded in Paris, an early demo of ‘Half The World Away’ recorded in Noel Gallagher’s Tokyo hotel room, a demo of the extremely rare song ‘Strange Thing’ and a live recording of ‘Sad Song’ show at Manchester Academy.

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