A book full of unseen early Oasis lyrics was lost by Noel Gallagher.

On Matt Morgan’s podcast, ‘Funny How?’ he admitted:

“I did lose a load of lyrics early on in Oasis. We got slung out of a hotel in Manchester – The Britannia, The Midland… one of those – by the police and a lyric book went missing.”

He explained that he had been writing a ton of material when they were putting together “Definitely Maybe”, their 1994 debut album. So who knows how full that notebook is.

“It has not surfaced, and it was in 1993 or 1994, so somebody has just launched it in a bin haven’t they?”

In the podcast, Noel Gallagher also looks back on how Oasis might’ve ruined their chances of breaking the US.

“It was the start of our big crack at America and our first gig was an absolutely f***ing shambles of drugs and booze.”

You can listen to the full episode of the podcast HERE.

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