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Monday, February 21, 2011
Liam on Oasis: "...now that's over and there's no need to write a morbid album".
Liam Gallagher says he won't talk about the end of Oasis, or his fractured relationship with brother Noel Gallagher, on his new band's album.
Beady Eye - essentially Oasis minus Noel - release their debut Different Gear, Still Speeding next Monday (28 Feb), and Liam's been talking to Steve Lamacq about it it.
"We're all in good moods," he said.
"We had a great time in Oasis, there's no time to be going around moping about it with your head between your legs.
"It was great, and we're proud of it, but now that's over and there's no need to write a morbid album."
The band kick off their first tour in Glasgow on 3 March at Barrowlands.
" I think that's the best thing about being in a band, that moment when you are new," Gallagher said.
"Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian, now things are expected of them and you fall into that thing...It's great to be able to make music so they're lucky, but there's nothing better than playing small gigs.
" Before you know it you are massive and the fun goes out of it."
Liam added that fans shouldn't expect to hear Oasis songs if they came to a Beady Eye show.
"We have got to get this into people's heads. It would be schizophrenic going from one to the other. And once you do one [Oasis song], you have to do the lot of them.
He's not worried about heckling, either: "Let them shout," he bristled.
"I've got a microphone. I'll be louder. I'll just go 'No!' really loud. 'Not happening, get over it!'"
Asked about criticism of the band name, Liam - who previously boasted that people would be calling their children 'Beady Eye' by Christmas - said he wasn't too bothered:
"The name's a funny one. A lot of people don't like it, which is fine by me. There's a lot of things I don't like - but people will get into it. We like it. It looks good on paper."
And the singer said Beady Eye was more democratic than Oasis, with each of the four band members bringing their own songs to the table:
"We're all into the same kind of things, pretty much. and if a certain song needs to be brought into the ring a bit more, then we do it. "If there are some things that need to be changed to suit the singing, then we do it," he added.
Hear the full interview with Steve Lamacq here.
via L4e / bbc.co.uk
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