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Noel Gallagher releases ‘lost’ Oasis demo

By | Published on Thursday 30 April 2020


Who else has used lockdown to do some de-cluttering? Only to now have a massive pile of clutter in the middle of your living room because there’s no way to get it out of the house? Noel Gallagher, that’s who! But in amongst the stuff he’s been sorting through he’s found a long lost Oasis demo. So that’s better than the old trainers I’ve got (yours if you want them).

“Like the rest of the world, I’ve had infinite time to kill lately”, Gallagher wrote on Twitter. “So I thought I’d finally look and find out what was actually on the hundreds of faceless unmarked CDs I’ve got lying around in boxes at home. As fate would have it, I have stumbled across an old demo which I thought had been lost forever”.

He went on to say that the only other recording of the song on that demo disc, called ‘Don’t Stop’, was recorded during a soundcheck in Hong Kong – a bootleg of which, under a different name, has become a favourite among some fans.

“I know some of you love this tune, so we thought we’d put it ‘out there’ for you to enjoy/argue over”, he added. Who’s the “we” he refers to there? Well, not him and his brother. Liam tweeted this morning: “Well there’s something missing in this god almighty stew and it’s your brother, your brother, don’t forget your brother”.

Listen to ‘Don’t Stop’ here: