12.06.2013 12:20 PM

“Shit on top of a boiled egg”

My God, my God, I love reading interviews with the Gallaghers.  Here’s Noel:

How about Miley Cyrus? Are you a fan?
I think there’s a trend, unfortunately, in the game, at the minute, of girls desperately trying to be provocative or desperately trying to – in inverted commas – “start the debate” about some old shit or other. 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 fucking song. That’ll serve you better, I think.” She was on TV recently, Miley Ray Cyrus, and it was just like, “What the fuck is all this about?” I don’t know. It’s a shame, because it puts all the other female artists back about fucking five years. Now, Adele and Emili Sande – that music, to me, is like music for fucking grannies, but at least it’s got some kind of credibility.

It’s just embarrassing. Be good. Don’t be outrageous. Anybody can be outrageous! I could go to the Rolling Stone office and fucking shit on top of a boiled egg, right? And people would go, “Wow, fucking hell, that’s outrageous!” But is it any good? No, because, essentially, it’s just a shit on top of a boiled egg. That’s all it is. If I was to go to your office and play you a song that I’d just written that was amazing, that would be better, wouldn’t it?

I think that would be the preferable option there, yeah.
Right. So, you know, I feel bad for the girls. The sisters are not doing it for themselves.

Did you see that [Arcade Fire] have asked people to wear formal wear or costumes at their shows?
[Sighs] Well, what’s the point of that? Do you know what the point of that is? That is to take away from the shit 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, fuck knows, man, I have no idea. I was dressed as a flying saucer.” “Yeah, but what was the gig like?” “Fuck knows. I don’t know. Seen Cheech and Chong, there, though.” Not for me.

What a genius he is. I must interview him before I die. It’s on my writing bucket list.



  1. Jon Powers says:

    For the record, I’ve been going into peoples offices for years and shitting on top of a boiled egg. That’s my thing. He’d better not try to steal it.

  2. Mark says:

    Shit on top of a bolied egg applies to most of the visual art world, too (here’s looking at you, Damien Hirst).

  3. james Smith says:

    Totally there. But the posers have always there too, even the posers who could write a good song….
    Bowie anyone?

  4. Geoffrey Laxton. says:

    I was at a party in Manchester in July. I imagine that the Gallaghers know dismal when they see it!

  5. No one gives a better interview than the Chief. Thanks for posting this. Loved it!

  6. Philippe says:

    Gimme a break, this coming from the king of outrageous shennanigans himself. The brothers are known more for their antics and outrageous comments than anything else.

  7. Kirk Pedersen says:

    Learned how to play guitar by playing his songs. I wish I were that witty.

  8. steve says:

    Oasis had a real modern beatles vibe when it first came out, now I can hardly stand listening to it. Cheap Shots at Arcade Fire, IMHO they sound like Neil Young in his prime.

  9. Hammer Dom says:

    Noel is a fucking prophet, I’ve said it for years. Winkie, post a link to ’10 things I love/hate’ from you tube for both noel and Liam. Fucking side splitting.

    The Hammer

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