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Noel Gallagher unearths long-lost solo album ‘in sock drawer’

It appears that Noel Gallagher, the slightly smarter side of the brothers Gallagher who led Oasis to glory in the 90’s and beyond, has found a thought to be lost solo album in his sock drawer.

Yep. The man’s talent knows no bounds as he is seemingly the best ‘hider’ in the world, having kept the album from himself for years. The record was made in collaboration with production duo shortly after leaving Oasis, deeming it a ‘space rock’ album. He later claimed he had destroyed the master copy.

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“I did find a copy of it recently in a sock draw, the masters, somebody has them, the masters have not been destroyed – but it won’t be coming out any time soon.” Gallagher tells Matt Morgan in a recent interview.

“It might be nice to go back and revisit it in years to come, because ‘Shoot A Hole Into The Sun’ is fucking great and there might be more stuff like that in there. Best to give it a bit of distance though I think.”

He added: “It just wasn’t right for the time,”

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In the interview he goes on to say about the record: “The album got finished. We spent a lot of time working on it, but the way that they work is that they get me in and I play all day then they take it away. Then the next thing you hear, you go ‘Well, that’s not what I was thinking’. It became apparent that they weren’t making a record for me but I was making a record for them. You know me, that’s not going to fucking work.”

“There’s no bootleg because I own the master and I destroyed it. My manager’s not even heard it. I wouldn’t play it. It was so underwhelming to me that I never played it to anybody. I’m not going to put records out to please people and their imagination, then they hear it and go ‘Actually, it’s a bit shit’. I know it’s shit that’s why it’s not coming out and that’s the end of it.”

So there.

Watch the full interview below.

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