Thirteen years after the fact, [lastfm]Noel Gallagher[/lastfm] is speaking out on [lastfm]Oasis[/lastfm]‘ 1997 release Be Here Now.
“I can’t listen to any of that album, it’s too long. I wish I’d have exercised a bit more quality control on that and edited the songs down,” Gallagher told NME.
A handful of the album’s songs stretch past seven minutes, including the nine-minute “All Around The World.”
Regardless of Gallagher’s stance, Be Here Now became the fastest-selling album in Britain at the time, helping solidify the band’s place in alternative rock history.
Gallagher Adds: “On the flip side of that . . . it was a f*****g great time to be alive in that band. I’ll tell you what man, it was the best time ever. Ever!”