Noel: ‘Hello’ starts off with the intro to Wonderwall. We decided we were gonna record the acoustic guitar for Wonderwall on top of this massive 10-foot-high brick wall outside the studio, like, to get the vibe, man, cos it’s called Wonderwall.
So I climb up to this massive great wall, there is all this recording equipment out in this yard, and all these sheep and geese and cows looking through the fence going: ‘Fucking hell, look at him!’
The lyrics in Hello are just saying ‘Well, it’s never gonna be the same for us anymore’
Noel: ‘I think our music is quite universal. I wouldn’t consider myself a great lyricist. I’m not a poet or anything. I write like an average person would write. Cigarettes & Alcohol means the same to some kid in Brooklyn as it would to someone in Belfast. Go out and get drunk, have a good time. That means the same in any language’.
"I always wanted Liam to grow up and be like me, to be all nice and normal and not so much a f*****g head case. And he always wanted me to be like him. He’s going,’You’re a boring old man,’ and I’m like,’You’re a f*****g psycho nutcase’.
Int: When you took over the band, did you think of throwing Liam out? Noel: No, because I needed a singer for my songs. I’m alright now singing with me acoustic guitar, but with the band, Don’t Look Back In Anger, for instance, I’m only getting used to the idea of being a lead singer. If I try to do Supersonic or Acquiesce it’s a joke. He stamps his authority over everything he sings. It’s his. I can’t even come close. In the same way Liam couldn’t sing Don’t Look Back In Anger because he’s too John Lydon.