You know Liam Gallagher. You know he loves to talk shit about other bands, and it hasn’t ended with the end of Oasis. Gallagher shared his opinion on Radiohead’s The King Of Limbs in a recent Quietus interview with Gallagher and Andy Bell about their new band Beady Eye:
I heard that fucking Radiohead record and I just go, ‘What?!’ I like to think that what we do, we do fucking well. Them writing a song about a fucking tree? Give me a fucking break! A thousand year old tree? Go fuck yourself! You’d have thought he’d have written a song about a modern tree or one that was planted last week. You know what I mean?
Compare that to what Noel Gallagher said about Radiohead a couple years back in Spin:
Correct me if I’m wrong, they’ve been making the same record since Kid A, have they not? Every time I see them live they blow me away, but you know, it’s kind of we make very accessible rock and roll music and they constantly make difficult electronic records.
Too far? Not far enough? Compare that to what Liam said about Radiohead’s fans around the same time, in The Times:
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.
So if you liked King Of Limbs (and it looks like many people did), maybe it’s time to take a good look in the mirror, if you can stand it.