By Russ Espinoza
A punk himself at times, former Oasis lead singer Liam Gallagher made headlines again with another pugnacious public remark. This time popping off not at his own brother, Noel—a familiar target and Oasis’ chief songwriter until the bitter end—but at Daft Punk and their No. 1 single “Get Lucky.”
English tabloid The Sun quotes the petulant front man as saying he could’ve written the jaunty opus in “an hour.” Continuing: “I’d write that in a fu***** hour. I don’t know what the fuss is about, you know what I mean?”
Also in his craw was an objection to the French duo’s proclivity for dressing in robot costumes. “I am not going to have people wear disguises. Take your f****** helmet off. Let’s see what you look like sans helmet, whatever you’re called.”
Nearly four years since Oasis’ dissolution in 2009, the junior Gallagher brother currently voices Beady Eye—a Manchester-based five-piece featuring former Oasis guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell.
Beady Eye recently debuted the video for their current single, “Second Bite Of The Apple.” Contrast it with Daft Punk’s latest hit to see if the Liam Gallagher has a point; or if he’s full of it again.
Russ Espinoza is a Texas-based writer and new contributor with Reverb.