Liam Gallagher Tosses Some Four-Letter Words at Radiohead

Beady Eye with Liam Gallagher (far right)

You can take the man out of Oasis, but you can’t make him shut his trap: Liam Gallagher, currently frontman for the Oasis reboot Beady Eye, has laid into Radiohead for their recent rush release The King of Limbs. The reason? Their album title references a thousand-year-old tree.

Gallagher told TheQuietus.com (via NME): “I heard that f***ing Radiohead record and I just go, ‘What?!’ I like to think that what we do, we do f***ing well. Them writing a song about a f***ing tree? Give me a f***ing break! A thousand year old tree? Go f*** yourself!”

When they were in Oasis, Gallagher and his brother Noel made a second career out of slamming other bands (when they weren’t slamming each other, of course). In the mid-’00s, they feuded with the openly intellectual UK indie band Bloc Party: Liam said they sounded like “a band off [the British quiz show] University Challenge.” Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke managed to actually put the Gallaghers in check, saying that Oasis “made stupidity hip.”

Somehow I doubt Thom Yorke and company will respond to Liam’s criticisms.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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