At this point, it would be impossible to list all the insults Noel Gallagher has dished out over the last few years. Just read Prefix’s Noel Gallagher and Oasis archives in case you’ve missed them. In sum, Noel Gallagher is at it again, this time with Radiohead drawing his ire. First, he criticized Radiohead’s business model, then brother Liam insulted Radiohead’s fans. Now, Noel has hit Radiohead where it hurts the most: their music:
"The biggest criticism that the music press have against us [Oasis] is that we’re not Radiohead," Gallagher said.
"Correct me if I’m wrong, they’ve been making the same record since ‘Kid A’, have they not?"
That’s a pretty good zinger, an one based at least partially on the truth. Nonetheless, Noel still admits he likes the band’s live shows, but still managed to throw in another jab in the process:
"I like them. Every time I see them live they blow me away, but you know, it’s kind of [like] we make very accessible rock and roll music and they constantly make difficult electronic records."
There’s a distinct chance that Noel Gallagher could be remembered as the George Bernard Shaw of his generation. Would that make Thom Yorke Oscar Wilde? Puh-leeze.