Oasis star Noel Gallagher is hoping the current global financial crisis gets worse - because the band produce their best work during times of economic strife.
Gallagher first began writing music in the early 1990s and claims the troubled climate in Britain at the time helped them put together their hit 1994 debut album Definitely Maybe.
And the guitarist claims the current international recession could have a positive effect when the rockers head back to the studio to record their upcoming ninth record.
He says, "I hope the financial crisis gets a bit worse - at least we'll get a few good albums out of it. When we started in the early nineties it was a pretty grim time when the Conservative (party) was still in power. Times of crisis usually bring out the best in music and fashion and politics and things like that."