Embedded in the Gallagher blood, floating alongside an abundance of piss, vinegar and alcohol, is the congenital ability to pen and perform a calibre of music few modern UK rock acts could hope to match.
It stands to reason, then, that given their history (five years of somewhat forgettable releases, notwithstanding) and apparently "dead fast," expeditious circumstances, instincts would guide Oasis to record a track as instantly and brutally alluring as The Shock of the Lightning, the lead release from the upcoming album Dig Out Your Soul.
As was the case with Pete Townshend's achievement with the swiftly written Pinball Wizard, Noel has shown that he has the rare and special ability to quickly throw together material that is, at once, both fresh and familiar.
The Shock of the Lightning has the pounding energy and rock swagger exhibited by the Oasis of old on classics such as Rock n' Roll Star and Morning Glory (and, in similar fashion, effectively continues to kick around the mind long after the kinetic four and a half minutes have passed).
So intoxicating is the track's vigour that minor annoyances - such as the eye roll-inducing references to >b>The Beatles ("love is...a magical mystery"), or the electrified echo tailing the word "shock" - can be forgiven.
Whether or not the sins of Be Here Now, Standing on the Shoulder of Giants, and Heathen Chemistry will be further redeemed (they were, in part, by Don't Believe the Truth) by the rest of Dig Out Your Soul remains to be seen.
All in good time...