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Champagne Supernova by Oasis
Album: (What's the Story) Morning Glory?Released: 1995
Noel Gallagher got the title when he misheard the name of the Pixies album Bossanova. He was watching a documentary about champagne at the time.
Noel Gallagher has a house in North London that he named "Supernova Heights."
Paul Weller, former frontman of The Jam, played guitar on this.
This was one of the few Oasis songs released as a single in the US. It went to #1 on the Modern Rock chart, and for a while it looked like Oasis was going to break through in the States.
Noel came up with the phrase "Caught beneath the landslide" when he saw a sugar jar in his girlfriend's kitchen. You can see this peculiar jar in the disk booklet where the lyrics are printed. (thanks, Alfonso Perez - Queretaro, Mexico)
Critics have been habitually sniffy about the incomprehensibility of some of Noel Gallagher's lyrics, a prime example being this song's "Slowly walking down the hall / Faster than a cannonball." Gallagher recalled to The Sunday Times March 8, 2009 that a writer was going on about the lyrics to this song, "and he actually said to me: 'You know, the one thing that's stopping it being a classic is the ridiculous lyrics.' And I went: 'What do you mean by that?' And he said: 'Well, 'Slowly walking down the hall / Faster than a cannonball' - what's that mean?' And I went: 'I don't f---ing know. But are you telling me, when you've got 60,000 people singing it, they don't know what it means? It means something different to every one of them.'"