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.