Noel Gallagher famously hates everyone, including his own brother, so it’s no surprise to hear him unleash his negativity on huge pop acts like Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire. However, when it comes to the one person everyone else loves to hate, the former Oasis frontman is shockingly generous with his praise.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Gallagher was blunt about his likes and dislikes of 2013, and had nothing but praise for Kim Kardashian’s baby daddy.
“…Somebody told me to watch this interview he did in England, so I watched it, and I thought it was one of the best interviews I’ve ever seen. I f****** loved it! Especially the bit about the leather jogging pants or whatever he’s going on about, f****** claiming he invented them.”
“I was at a party quite soon after that, and that track ‘Black Skinhead‘ came on. I didn’t know who it was — like I said, I’m not wised up on that kind of s***,” he explained. “I was like, ‘What the f****** hell is this?” And turns out it’s off that new album. So I got the album, and it’s f****** great. I really like it. Particularly that track — it’s f****** out there, do you know what I mean? It’s got a great low-fi, punk vibe to it.”
But before you get too excited about this kinder, gentler Gallagher, read what he has to say about Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Arcade Fire.
“I think there’s a trend, unfortunately, in the game, at the minute, of girls desperately trying to be provocative or desperately trying to… ‘start the debate’ about some old s*** or other,” he said of Cyrus. “Because, really, they’re not very good. Do you know what I mean? We have it in England regularly, and you have it in the States. I feel bad for ’em. It’s like, ‘Write a good song. Don’t make a provocative video — write a good f****** song. That’ll serve you better, I think.’ She was on TV recently, Miley Ray Cyrus, and it was just like, ‘What the f*** is all this about?'”
“It’s just embarrassing,” he ranted. “Be good. Don’t be outrageous. Anybody can be outrageous! I could go to the Rolling Stone office and f****** s*** on top of a boiled egg, right? And people would go, ‘Wow, f****** hell, that’s outrageous!’ But is it any good? No, because, essentially, it’s just a s*** on top of a boiled egg.”
“Lady Gaga for me is all about that first album, because my daughter and my wife loved it,” he continued. “I’ve never heard of her since. What does that say? That speaks volumes, to me. She’s another one. In fact, she’s probably doing a s*** on top of a boiled egg right now. And somebody will f****** freeze it and call it art.”
As for Arcade Fire, “Anybody that comes back with a double album, to me, needs to pry themselves out of their own a******,” he opined. “This is not the Seventies, OK? Go and ask Billy Corgan about a double album. Who has the f****** time, in 2013, to sit through 45 minutes of a single album? How arrogant are these people to think that you’ve got an hour and a half to listen to a f****** record?”
He also thinks the band’s request for fans to dress in formal attire at their shows is ridic. “Do you know what the point of that is? That is to take away from the s*** disco that’s coming out of the speakers. Because everybody’s dressed as one of the Three Musketeers on acid. ‘What was the gig like?’ ‘I don’t know, everyone was dressed as a teddy bear in the Seventies.’ ‘Yeah, but what was the gig like?’ ‘Ah, f*** knows, man, I have no idea. I was dressed as a flying saucer.’ ‘Yeah, but what was the gig like?’ ‘F*** knows. I don’t know. Seen Cheech and Chong, there, though.’ Not for me.”
Read the complete interview with Noel Gallagher on RollingStone.com.