CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Liam Gallagher and Producer Andrew Eaton attend "The Longest Cocktail Party" Photocall at the Terrazza Martini during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Liam Gallagher;Andrew Eaton
Radiohead listeners have poked, prodded, and downloaded the band’s unexpectedly released eighth album, The King of Limbs.
This week, the Quietus interviewed former Oasis singer Liam Gallagher about his new band, Beady Eye, which includes the full erstwhile lineup as Oasis minus his contentious brother and chief singer/songwriter Noel. Their debut, Different Gear, Still Speeding, comes out soon (which, uh, some of us in particular were indifferent about), which Liam talks about in full id rant, as per usual.
The best bit of the interview comes toward the end, though, when Quietus asks about his musical influences.
Egged on slightly by Beady Eye guitarist Andy Bell, Liam blurts out:
We just like what we do. I heard that f***ing Radiohead record and I just go, 'What?!' I like to think that what we do, we do f***king well. Them writing a song about a f***king tree? Give me a f***king break! A thousand year old tree? Go f*** 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?
No, Liam, we never really do. That’s why we like you.