AKA... Broken Arrow

Album: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (2011)
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  • Gallagher unsuccessfully tried to get the former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to play on this track. He told NME: '"As this one went on, I thought, 'It sounds like The Smiths, I f---ing love it.' And of course it doesn't really sound like The Smiths to me. I tried to get Johnny Marr to play on it. I thought he would have put on a really incredible Johnny Marr guitar on it. But I called him, we exchanged messages for a week or two, and when he was in LA I wasn't, and when I was in LA he wasn't and it never quite happened. But I love it."
  • The song is titled after Neil Young 's Broken Arrow ranch in La Honda, California, which is named after a song that he wrote for Buffalo Springfield's 1967 album, Buffalo Springfield Again. Gallagher has cited Young as a major inspiration and he covered "My My, Hey Hey (Into the Black)" on the Oasis live album Familiar to Millions.
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