Noel Gallagher recently explained how he came up with the name for his new solo album, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, due in October. Apparently it was partially inspired by Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac.
He told XFM, “I thought, Ah! What if I was Noel Gallagher’s... something. And then maybe a month passed and I was looking through something and there’s a song by Jefferson Airplane called ‘High Flying Birds.’ And that name jumped out. I had a bit of a eureka moment, so I wrote it down. I thought, that looks really cool. It doesn’t mean anything, you know?”
In the same XFM interview, Gallagher admitted that his new wife is not a fan of all his songs. “I’ve got to say, my missus is not the biggest fan of anything I’ve ever done ever. She’s a bit like... meh. It’s not Kasabian, is it? Do you know what I mean?”
Mrs. Gallagher is especially not keen on the last song on the album.
“There’s one on the new album she really doesn't like,” Gallagher said. “The last track. When she saw the track listing, she said ‘Oh, you’ve not included that bloody song, have you?’ Someone might like it. She’s from Scotland, I know my place. She’s more Northern than I am.”