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  • Black Sheep Hit: "Wonderwall" is the band's best-known song, yet it doesn't have the Beatles-influenced sound that most of their work has.
  • Creator Backlash: Noel hated "Roll With It", later describing it as "appalling".
  • Creator Breakdown: Noel suffered from this in Autumn 1994 while on tour in America, in the process of writing songs for this album. Depressed and sad (a fight with Liam earlier during the tour probably didn't help), he thought about breaking up the band and moving on. However, he met and went home with a woman named Melissa Lim, who convinced him that he should continue on. His few days spent with Lim would go on to inspire the song "Talk Tonight".
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  • Cut Song: 24 songs came out of the sessions for this album, 10 of which were used (11 if you count the excerpts from "The Swamp Song"). Some of them saw their release on the b-sides compilation The Masterplan. Many of the cut songs were fan favorites, so much so that three of them were put on their best-of compilation Stop the Clocks in favor of any songs from Be Here Now. Out of all of them, Noel has expressed regret for not putting "Acquiesce" or "The Masterplan" on this album, or even releasing them as singles.
  • Troubled Production: This album was a much easier experience compared to Definitely Maybe. Even the sacking of original drummer Tony McCarroll didn’t hurt proceedings too much. The main trouble occurred when Noel decided he wanted to Step Up to the Microphone for a song ("Don’t Look Back in Anger") which annoyed Liam so much that the younger Gallagher attempted to drunkenly interrupt his brother while he was recording his vocal take, and then (depending on who you believe) apparently trashing Noel's equipment.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Noel presented Liam with two songs and told him to pick one to sing, and he would sing the other one himself. The songs? "Wonderwall" and "Don't Look Back in Anger". Imagine how the latter would sound with Liam's vocals...note 
    • The vinyl version features a bonus track titled "Bonehead's Bank Holiday", which was supposed to be sung by Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs. However, he got nervous, so Liam took him to a pub to have a drink or two. Naturally, the pair returned completely drunk, then attempted to record vocals. Noel eventually did the lead vocals. Bonehead's and Liam's hilariously off-key la-la-la's and drunken attempts at singing were used as backing vocals.


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