I know it sounds petty, even a bit odd for a hardened indie fan, I’m pretty on the fence in regards to Oasis. They undeniably had some great tunes but I always side swerved them for one big reason; Liam Gallagher.
Ego isn’t a new thing in Rock ‘N’ Roll, but Liam took all the elegance and grace away from the scene. His promotional methods consisted of slagging off every other band; coincidently more and more as the band’s output got worse. I’m not saying that Liam used it as a method of taking attention away from his worsening material, but I am.
What was even more grating was the fact that his contribution to Oasis was his voice. Literally, just his voice. Look at every hit by Oasis. Who wrote it? 95% of the time the answer was Noel. Liam’s contribution pretty much boiled down to aping John Lennon and elongating the last word in every line.
When Oasis split up Noel’s material was all the more appealing, Oasis minus the knobhead frontman. Liam supposed he’d have his time in the “sunsheeeiiine” too, but Beady Eye’s two albums are as musically and culturally significant as the Las Ketchup Song. Noel, on the other hand, is still at the top of his game, bringing interesting new tracks with each release.
So yeah, I hate Liam Gallagher, and I think he might just hate me too. Long story short, in the early days of Twitter this cocky young writer spotted a tweet by LG and decided to take him down a peg, by doing the only thing a teenage git from Hastings can: writing a profoundly dumb and pointless reply to one of his tweets.
Above is the tweet that sparked our beef. With some rather tiredly predictable context, the tweet was aimed at Noel Gallagher. I decided to respond with this comedic gem. How yours truly didn’t get invited onto Have I Got News For You I’ll never know.
So that’s the end of it, right? I’d have reckoned so too. But then come to the release of Beady Eye’s 2nd album this interview appeared.
The interview was typical hyperbolic promo crap. Put down Coldplay, check. Insult Noel, check. “My New Album Will Blow Minds,” you guessed it, check. However, one line stuck out to me.
“Maybe I’d just sail off into the distance and enjoy my life, instead of worrying what some spotty little twat from Hastings thinks about the record.”.
I’m not saying there’s a connection between my tweet and my quote, but I am.
Let’s get a couple of things clear. First, I had no fucking spots! Granted, judging my photo of myself at 17/18 that may be because I was yet to age to the level of anything other than a 12 year old pre-pubescent, but that’s a pretty clear complexion.
So there you have it, evidence that our hatred for each other is mutual. Anyway, I don’t want to offend him again as he’s promoting his new material and what’s to stop him from mentioning me again in an interview. Before I leave you guys, and Liam if you’re reading this, Wall Of Glass is a complete “shitbag” of a tune.
If want to see how obnoxious Liam really is, check out Noisey’s recent short documentary below.