Liam Gallgher Explains Why He Keeps Calling Noel A Potato

The two former co-leaders of Oasis, the brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, are currently embroiled in a deeply entertaining feud with one another, and the best part is probably that Liam keeps referring to his older brother as a “potato.” That’s pretty great and all, but why? It can’t be an Irish thing, can it? If they’re both Irish? Well, as NME points out, Liam recently spoke to the UK newspaper Metro and explained why he keeps using that great little great-school insult: “‘Cause he looks like one.” Oh. OK, then. Liam also had more to say.

It’s a bit refreshing, perhaps to learn that Liam is not taking the whole blood-feud all that seriously, and that he still loves his brother and knows it’s all in fun. On the possibility of an Oasis reunion, Liam says:

Who knows? It certainly wouldn’t be for money. I guess it would be nice to put it all to bed for me mam’s sake. I miss hanging out with my brother. I fucking love him. But at the same time he’s treated me like a bit of a cunt. We’re having a stand off, but it’s a funny one, we’re not putting in each other’s windows or messing with each other’s tires, trying to kill each other.

He’s like, “He can’t sing.” Fucking do one, potato. It’s stupid and childish, and we should know better, but we don’t.

Liam also went in on what he’d do if he found out his kids had gone to see Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds live:

If I ever caught them at one of their gigs, there’d be trouble. I’d stop their pocket money, or I’d dish out loads of old photos of them with nappies full of shit and put that on the internet and say, “Cop that, dickhead.”