Oasis guitarist-songwriter Noel Gallagher remembers the spontaneous creation of the band’s breakout single “Supersonic” in a trailer for upcoming band documentary Oasis: Supersonic. “Someone had sent out for Chinese or fish and chips or something – or Chinese fish and chips,” Gallagher says. “I went in the back room, and as bizarre as it sounds, wrote ‘Supersonic’ in about however long it takes six guys to eat a Chinese meal.”
The band recorded and mixed “Supersonic” that same night during sessions for their 1994 debut LP, Definitely Maybe. Released as a single, “Supersonic” became a minor hit in the U.S. and U.K. – and fans immediately latched onto the track, singing the lyrics during concerts.
“We’d done gigs before that and there were people coming along because they’d read about us in the press, but nobody knew any of the songs,” Gallagher says. “On the day that ‘Supersonic’ came out – bang, the crowd were right there. And I remember people singing the lyrics to ‘Supersonic.’ They’re singing your words back that you’d nonsensically wrote down at fucking three in the morning.”
Oasis: Supersonic, directed by Mat Whitecross, will hit American theaters only on October 26th. The film blends archival footage with newly recorded interviews, as showcased in a pair of previously released trailers. “Oasis was like a Ferrari,” singer Liam Gallagher declares in the first clip. “Great to look at. Great to drive. And it’ll fucking spin out of control every now and again.”