Wrong, Liam: I was ugly way before I’d even heard of Radiohead. The notoriously blabbermouthed Oasis frontman gave a freewheeling interview to the Times over the weekend in which he went after not only the “mellow” music of Coldplay and Radiohead, but also the physical attractiveness of the fans who love it:
“I’ve mellowed, but not in the sense of liking Radiohead or Coldplay. I don’t hate them. I don’t wish they had accidents. I think their fans are boring and ugly and they don’t look like they’re having a good time.” Liam doesn’t like any contemporary bands. “Not interested. I play the Beatles, the Stones, the Kinks, Neil Young, the Pistols. Maybe a bit of the Roses. Don’t like modern bands.”
He doesn’t wish they had accidents? Boy, he has mellowed! Although I will say that someone with a mug like that one (above right) shouldn’t, you know, throw stones.
It’s hard to read some of this interview for all the swearing-induced asterisks: one paragraph includes 13 variations on the F-word. At least one can say that his “f*** it” attitude extends to his own band as well: when asked about the new Oasis album, Gallagher exclaimed, “Buy it or don’t f****** buy it, I’m not mithered either way.” Mithered! How adorable! Don’t you just want to muss his hair?