Noel Gallagher has hinted strongly that he is going to scrap the much mooted second album with Amorphous Androgynous.
AVC: Unlike Oasis, the High Flying Birds is a project youâve financed yourself. Are you coming out ahead in the deal? Are you done with the old way of doing business?
NG:Â Oh, yeah! Iâm coming out ahead. Itâs all gone very much according to plan. The second album [with Amorphous Androgynous] ended up having to be scrapped. That cost me a fortune. I made a tour film, which cost me a fortune, which I also scrapped.
AVC: You just said the album you made with Amorphous Androgynous is scrapped. Is that official, or are you still considering releasing it?Â
NG:Â No, I donât think it will come out. Iâm pleased with theÂ songs. The songs that I did when I was in the studioâIâll probably re-record them. But the moment has passed, I think. Do you know what I mean? When you have records, thereâs a window before their moment passes. Iâve already moved on from that Amorphous Androgynous thing. Iâve written a bunch more songs since then, so Iâm afraidâunfortunatelyâthe success of this album killed that one. I wasnât planning on being on tour for 15 months.
AVC: Whatâs wrong with it? What donât you like about it?
NG:Â Well, it was a record that contains songs that werenât conventional songs. It wasnât verse-chorus-verse-chorus. Theyâre a bit trippy and a bit floaty. My songs, in general, they donât really rely on the mix. Theyâre all written on acoustic guitar. Theyâre as good with me just singing them into the microphone in the style ofÂ Bob DylanÂ as they are with a full band. The High Flying Birds album didnât rely on the mixes. The songs were there. This was a record thatâabsolutely, 100 percentârelied on the mixes, because they werenât songs, so to speak. They were grooves and, you know, there werenât many chords in them. And the mixes werenât fucking right. And unfortunately, I didnât have time to go back in and remix it. And now Iâm too fucked. Iâm fucked. Iâve been on the road for 15 months. I amÂ fucked.