Noel Gallagher has revealed that he thinks that Oasis should have never released their album 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants'.
In a recent interview with Grantland magazine, the former Oasis member said that the band were not in a good place to write their fourth album.
''We should have never made 'Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants'. I'd come to the end. At the time, I had no reason or desire to make music. I had no drive. We'd sold all these fucking records and there just seemed to be no point,'' Noel said.
He added: ''I went ahead and did it, even though I had no inspiration and couldn't find inspiration anywhere. I just wrote songs for the sake of making an album. We needed a reason to go on a tour. But at the time, I wasn't thinking like that. We all thought the song 'Go Let It Out' was good.''
Gallagher also said he believed that Oasis' career went backwards after the success of their second album '(What's The Story?) Morning Glory?': ''At the end of the cycle of '...Morning Glory', I was hailed as the greatest songwriter since Lennon and McCartney. Now, I know that I'm not, and I knew I wasn't then. But the perception of everybody since that period has been, 'What the fuck happened to this guy? Wasn't he supposed to be the next fucking Beatles?'
''Let's say my career had gone backwards. Let say this new solo album had been my debut, and it was my last two records that sold 20 million copies instead of the first two records. Had this been the case, all the other albums leading up to those last two would be considered a fucking journey. They would be perceived as albums that represent the road to greatness.''
Gallagher's first solo album is due to be released on on October 17.
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