Noel: ‘Go Let It Out’ and ‘Fuckin’ In The Bushes’ are the two redeeming features on Standing On The Shoulder Of Giants, the rest of it was kinda forced. ‘Go Let It Out’ came quite quickly: I was in New York, the line in the song ‘The right time is always now’ was on a billboard in Times Square. I wrote it in the Mercer Hotel, on a 12-string guitar. Sonically, it’s one of my favourites, it sounds like a modern Beatles, I think. I’d lost all inspiration, I had nothing left to write about.
You know, Definitely Maybe was written about being young, and about looking at the world like a huge great big fucking playground. Morning Glory was about being in that playgroun, and like ‘it’s all actually kinds rotten here’. Those first three albums all deal with the same sort of things.
For the middle two, I had nothing left to write about, ‘cos I had everything that I wanted. I had a big house in the country, I had money. I wasn’t going to write about getting divorced. Let’s not confuse anger with fucking misery. Great pop music - apart from the odd masterpiece, like ‘Ghost Town’ or ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ - is generally uplifting!