The Shock of the Lightning

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"The Shock of the Lightning"
Song by Oasis
from the album Dig Out Your Soul
B-side"Falling Down" (Chemical Brothers Remix)
Released22 September 2008 (Download)
29 September 2008 (Physical)
GenreAlternative rock, neo-psychedelia
Length4:59 (album version)
4:13 (radio/video edit)
LabelBig Brother
Songwriter(s)Noel Gallagher
Producer(s)Dave Sardy
Oasis singles chronology
"Lord Don't Slow Me Down"
"The Shock of the Lightning"
"I'm Outta Time"

"The Shock of the Lightning" is the first single off English rock band Oasis' seventh and final studio album Dig Out Your Soul. The song was released in 22 September 2008 as a download and on 29 September 2008 as a physical copy.

Lead guitarist Noel Gallagher said of the song: "If 'The Shock of the Lightning" sounds instant and compelling to you, it's because it was written dead fast. And recorded dead fast. 'The Shock of the Lightning" basically is the demo. And it has retained its energy. And there's a lot to be said for that, I think. The first time you record something is always the best"[1]

NME ranked the song #96 on their list of 100 Tracks of the Decade.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Oasis Announce New Album Details". Gigwise. Retrieved 2014-07-05.
  2. "100 Tracks of the Decade". NME. Retrieved 2014-07-05.

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