Ex-Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has got a solo record coming out in just under two months, so he’s been making a few live appearances, conducting a few interviews, and just being plain ol’ Liam Gallagher. A recent interview however, has seen Liam air many of his usual grievances, in addition to accusing his brother Noel for ‘stitching him up’ following Oasis’ split, and resulted in calling him a “working class traitor”.
In a recent interview with Noisey, Gallagher spoke at great length about his recent music career, and his upcoming debut solo album, and touched topics including his hatred of the sea, and how plenty of current English bands should “be ashamed of the shit the put out”.
“They’ve got the tools to make guitar music great and they’re just fuckin’ doing it half-arsed,” Gallagher said. “They’ve got one foot in the fuckin’ dance world and one foot in the fuckin’ guitar world and they’re just seeing which one fuckin’ bites. They’re there with their fuckin’ keyboards and whistles and shit. If you’re going to do ‘guitar music’ you have to put a fuckin’ guitar on a record. Put the fucker in. Stop wearing it like it’s a fuckin’ necklace.”
Liam also went on to talk about his brother Noel, as he usually does, and ended up accusing him of being too obsessed with other famous people, before discussing the issues between the two. “He’s like a fuckin’ stalker him, man,” he said. “‘Quick! Grab me a famous person!’ Fuckin’ cringe, man. Bradley fuckin’ Cooper and shit like that? Fuckin’ sit down, mate. Working class traitor.”
“Listen, he’s got his issues and I’ve got my issues. He don’t like me, I don’t like him. Blah blah fuckin’ blah. He stitched me up with Oasis. I was the one left to carry the fuckin’ blame, and that’s it. He went, ‘Fuck this, I want a solo career.’ He fuckin’ set a few booby traps and I got fuckin’ collared with it. So as far as I’m concerned, you can fuck off.”
“He didn’t just end it because we were in Paris and we had a ding-dong,” he said. “You stitched me up and you can fuck off, you cunt. I’m your fuckin’ brother. People go, ‘Oh you’re jealous.’ I’m not. I’m living in the fuckin’ real world. I’ve got my kids, I’ve got my rock’n’roll, I’ve got my vibe. You’ve got Bradley Cooper, you cunt.”
The topic then shifted on to whether or not Liam misses his brother, which briefly showed his sentimental side, before going right back to his usual language. “[I miss him] without a fuckin’ doubt. I miss the one that I was in a band with, but the one that I see now? Getting selfies with this one and that one? He doesn’t know whether he’s coming or going,” he said.
“For a geezer who bangs on about how his favourite band is U2? I was in a band with that kid for 20 fuckin’ years. And in those 20 years we had a party every fuckin’ night after pretty much every gig and we had tunes on. I never heard him play one fuckin’ U2 song. And believe you me, I was there at the beginning and the fuckin’ end. He’s full of fuckin’ shit, mate. I’m just here to fuckin’ shine a light on the fuckin’ fakes, man. And he’s one of them.”
Of course, this is all basically par for the course when it comes to Liam Gallagher, whose anger and tendency to bust out an expletive from time to time are well-documented. Of course, we can only wait and see whether or not we’ll end up seeing Liam and Noel reuniting in any way for more music.
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