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Liam Gallagher On Beady Eye, Oasis, His New Music And More

A few of the questions and answers from Liam Gallagher's interview that features in the new issue of MOJO.

It's available now in stores and digitally.

Why do you think Liam Gallagher sells out arena tours when Beady Eye couldn’t?

Hmm. I think some of the songs I wrote in Beady Eye were great. And I think the songs I’m doing [now] are great as well. Maybe it was too soon after Oasis. And people needed a breather from me. Maybe the name didn’t connect. But maybe we just weren’t good enough. I dunno. ’Cos I’m not doing anything different. But I’m into cycles, and maybe in that four years off, music changed
a bit. Maybe it’s just luck.

Maybe Oasis had run their natural cycle?

I guess so. Listen, who fucking knows? I still think we could have banged out a good album, but… how long were we together? It’s like anything, it does become tiresome at some point. Noel had
calmed his partying down a bit, turned into a bit of a Victor Meldrew, whereas we were all still having it… So maybe he’d just had enough and needed a break. Y’know, we weren’t that fucking
great anyway. We were all right, y’know, we were better than a lot of shit out there, but we weren’t pushing the boundaries, we weren’t Pink Floyd or The Beatles. We didn’t make really great
records, we were just a good band.

Given all the bad blood that’s been shed, would you even want to do Oasis again?

Ohh, I’d fucking love to, mate. Oasis is in my blood, that’s what I am, that’s what I do. Listen – I’m quite happy doing what I’m doing. I’m buzzing off it. But if it happens, and he comes to
his senses, I’m ready to go. We’ll see. I think he’s snookering himself now anyway. The geezer’s puddled. Even if he did wanna do it, he can’t do it. If he makes a record that sounds remotely like Oasis he’s gonna get stick for it – people are gonna go, “Why don’t you get your brother back?” So he’s got to veer off and do something that’s totally nothing like it. But I’m ready to go, man, any time he fucking comes to his senses, we’ll have it.

Do you get the same excitement making ‘Liam Gallagher’records you had making‘Oasis’records?

Yeah. With Oasis, you’d be in there and you’d be watching the song grow. You wouldn’t have much input, except when you were singing. If you ever piped up to say,“Eh, how about this?”, Noel would give you the fucking death stare. But now, I’ve got a bit more input doing my tunes with the lads in America. I’ve always got a few ideas knocking about. Mainly verses .And I have good titles,I give
myself that".

Do you have the final say?

Oh, I’m not putting anything out  that I’m not feeling. If I’m not
digging it,we bin it off. ’Cos I’m one who’s got to put it in the back
of the net.

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