Noel Gallagher thought Beady Eye song ‘The Roller’ would be a “mega” hit for Oasis.
The 44-year-old rocker believed the track – which reached number 31 in the UK singles chart after being released by his brother Liam Gallagher’s new band, who are also made up of Noel’s former bandmates Gem Archer, Chris Sharrock and Andy Bell – would be a big hit for the Manchester group, but it never became more than a demo.
He said: “‘The Roller’, yeah, I always thought was gonna be a f***ing mega, mega hit for Oasis, but it never got past the demo stage.
“I remember playing drums on a version of ‘The Roller’. I’ve always liked that song. So there’s a version of that with me on it somewhere in the vaults.”
The former Oasis guitarist recognises a number of tracks from Beady Eye’s debut album ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’, including ‘Millionaire’, which he had to reject as an Oasis song because he thought it made the group sound like The Charlatans.
Noel added to NME magazine: “‘The Morning Son’ has been around for the best part of five years. I’d heard a few of those tunes [on ‘Different Gear, Still Speeding’] before.
“‘Millionaire’ was gonna be on the last record, but I just cringed at the line, ‘You’ve just got to know yourself’. I was like, ‘Nooooo, not f***ing having that.’ I thought it sounded like The Charlatans.”
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