The lead guitarist and co-lead vocalist of the British rock band Oasis, Noel Gallagher has talked about the band’s groundbreaking 1995 album, ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’ and complained about the overwhelming attention upon his 20-years-old daughter because of Oasis.
During his recent conversation on SiriusXM, the iconic guitarist, Noel Gallagher, has opened up about the enduring success of one of the most popular songs of the 20th century, ‘Wonderwall.’
Produced by Noel Gallagher and Owen Morris for the band’s second studio album, the song was released as the third single from the album in October 1995. According to Gallagher, ‘Wonderwall’ describes an imaginary friend who’s gonna come and save you from yourself.
The song reached the top ten on more than ten charts, including Canada and the United States at number 5 and 8, respectively, as well as No. 2 on both the UK Singles Chart and Irish Singles Chart.
Within his latest chat, Noel Gallagher was asked how he and his bandmates received the worldwide popularity of their work. While referring to the whole album as a ‘weird record,’ Gallagher explained that all things happened very quickly during the production process and no one’s got a really great deal of recollection about any of it.
He revealed the fact that Oasis was booked in for six weeks, but they finished the album only in three. So they had one of those weeks off because everybody fell out, he added.
The great musician also touched upon the problematic issue that how his family was affected by this unexpected success. Gallagher said that his daughter is now 20 years of age and she gets people coming up to her, saying, ‘No way! Did your dad actually write the song ‘Wonderwall’?!’
Noel Gallagher went on to explain that his daughter can’t have a normal life and gets mobbed over her relation to Oasis. He described the situation as really strange because they didn’t even perform that song for a long time.
Here’s what Noel Gallagher said about the success of ‘Wonderwall’:
“‘Morning Glory’ – it’s a weird record to talk about because it happened very quickly and no one’s got a really great deal of recollection about any of it.
I mean, I was talking to my manager the other day and I was saying, ‘Do we know why it was so quick?’ and he said, ‘Well, you were booked in for six weeks; you finished it in three, and you had one of those weeks off because everybody fell out.’
So we did it in essentially 12 days, which is crazy when you think about it. We didn’t know what the album would become or what it would mean today.”
“My daughter is now 20 years of age and she gets people coming up to her, saying, ‘No way! Did your dad actually write the song ‘Wonderwall’?!’
And she’ll say, ‘Yeah,’ and she gets mobbed over it and she wasn’t even fucking there. It’s a strange thing because we didn’t perform that song for a long time because we could never get it right.
And like I said, Liam hated it; I’m not sure the rest of the band were too keen on it. You know, why that song took hold on the planet the way that it did is crazy; there’s no rhyme or reason for it – it just is.
It’s mad when you think of it, and I try not to think of it, you know – it’s just one of my songs.”
You can check out the rest of the conversation below.