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Noel Gallagher: “Liam hated ‘Wonderwall’, he said it was trip-hop”

Noel Gallagher: “Liam hated ‘Wonderwall’, he said it was trip-hop”

Noel Gallagher has claimed that Liam Gallagher hated ‘Wonderwall’, before the track later became one of Oasis’ defining hits.

Speaking in the latest edition of MOJO magazine, Noel also said that his estranged brother thought the track had its roots in trip-hop – the genre popularised by Bristol artists such as Massive Attack, Tricky and Portishead in the 1990s.

Asked whether he always knew if “a song would be sung by you or Liam”, Noel replied: “The only time I laid down the law was ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’.

“I was so fucked off with him walking off stage and me having to take over and do the gig. I remember thinking, if I’m going to do this, I want a big fucking song to sing.

“I said, ‘You’re singing one or the other, but not both.’ He hated ‘Wonderwall’. He said it was trip-hop. There speaks a man who’s never heard trip-hop.”

Noel added: “He wanted to sing ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’, but it became apparent during the recording that Wonderwall was going to be *the* tune. If I’m being honest, I shouldn’t have sung either of them because I wasn’t really a singer then.”

He went on to discuss the creation of Oasis’ 1995 album ‘(What’s the Story) Morning Glory?’, and admitted he doesn’t like “any of the records” on the seminal record.

Source: NME