(As Long as They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell

"Go Let It Out"
Go let it out.jpg
Single by Oasis
from the album Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
B-side
  • "Let's All Make Believe"
  • "(As Long as They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell"
Released7 February 2000 (2000-02-07)
Recorded1999
GenrePsychedelic rock[1]
Length4:38
Label
Songwriter(s)Noel Gallagher
Producer(s)
Oasis singles chronology
"Acquiesce"
(1998)
"Go Let It Out"
(2000)
"Where Did It All Go Wrong?"
(2000)

"Go Let It Out" is a song by English rock band Oasis, written by the band's lead guitarist, and chief songwriter, Noel Gallagher. It was released on 7 February 2000 as the first single from their fourth studio album, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000), as well as their first following the departure of rhythm guitarist Bonehead and bassist Guigsy. The song peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart and was later certified Gold for sales and streams exceeding 400,000. It also reached number one in Ireland, Italy, and Spain, as well as on the Canadian Singles Chart.

Background[]

The song samples the drums from Johnny Jenkins' version of Dr. John's "I Walk on Guilded Splinters." Noel described the song as "the closest we came to sounding like a modern day Beatles" in the 'Lock the Box' interview found on the DVD in the special ion of Stop the Clocks (2006). Due to the departure of guitarist Bonehead and bassist Guigsy in the early recording sessions for Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, the track features only Liam Gallagher (vocals), Noel Gallagher (guitar, bass guitar, mellotron), and Alan White (drums). It also contains a drum loop. Oasis were looking for replacements for founding members Bonehead and Guigsy and while Bonehead was replaced with fellow Creation signing and former Heavy Stereo frontman Gem Archer, Guigsy proved harder to replace. Thus the video for "Go Let It Out" had to be filmed with Noel on bass, Archer in Noel's role as lead guitarist and Liam in Archer's role as rhythm guitarist.

The B-side "Let's All Make Believe" was placed by Q magazine placing at number one on its list of the '500 best lost tracks' and at number four on its list of songs to download for the month of January 2006. Q magazine said in the description, "If Standing on the Shoulder of Giants had contained this track, it would have probably got another star." The song featured on the Japanese release of the album. In the "Lock the Box" interview, Noel considers "Go Let It Out" to be "head and shoulders" above any other songs he had written during this time, and "up there with some of the best things I've ever done."

Music video[]

The video was filmed on location in Surrey, England by director Nick Egan in November 1999.[2] It features Liam singing on a double decker bus, before disembarking it and entering a field where Noel, Gem and Alan are and performing the rest of the song there.

Track listings[]

UK CD and 12-inch single, Australian CD single (RKIDSCD 001; RKID 001T; 668522 2)[3][4][5]

  1. "Go Let It Out"
  2. "Let's All Make Believe"
  3. "(As Long as They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell"

UK 7-inch and cassette single (RKID 001; RKIDCS 001)[6][7]

  1. "Go Let It Out"
  2. "Let's All Make Believe"

Japanese CD single (ESCA 8114)[8]

  1. "Go Let It Out"
  2. "(As Long as They've Got) Cigarettes in Hell"
  3. "Helter Skelter"

Personnel[]

Charts and certifications[]

Release history[]

Region Date Format(s) Label(s) Ref.
United States 18 January 2000 (2000-01-18) Epic [34]
United Kingdom 7 February 2000 (2000-02-07)
  • 7-inch vinyl
  • 12-inch vinyl
  • CD
  • cassette
Big Brother [35]

See also[]

References[]

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  4. ^ Go Let It Out (UK 12-inch single sleeve). Oasis. Big Brother Recordings. 2000. RKID 001T.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  5. ^ Go Let It Out (Australian CD single liner notes). Oasis. Helter Skelter Records. 2000. 668522 2.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  6. ^ Go Let It Out (UK 7-inch single sleeve). Oasis. Big Brother Recordings. 2000. RKID 001.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  7. ^ Go Let It Out (UK cassette single sleeve). Oasis. Big Brother Recordings. 2000. RKIDCS 001.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  8. ^ Go Let It Out (Japanese CD single liner notes). Oasis. Epic Records. 2000. ESCA 8114.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
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