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Breaking News: Oasis Not Original Says Liam
The Quietus , January 12th, 2011 10:52

Liam Gallagher has confirmed what a few members of the avant garde community have been starting to suspect over the last few months, that Oasis weren't that groundbreaking.

Dropping the bombshell in this month's UNCUT magazine the singer said: "Oasis weren't groundbreaking, it had all been done before. There are a few songs on our (Beady Eye's) album which will remind people of Oasis, and why not?

"It was a good fucking band. But you'll hear some new bits."

If, as has been suggested by industry insiders, Beady Eye are essentially Oasis minus the talented one then they could be in trouble. An industry big wig (someone in the Quietus office pretending to be someone else) told us: "They are being watched by a lot of people in the same way that one would watch a fawn trying to run across the M25 at during rush hour.

"Imagine Danny Glover beating up someone in a wheelchair dressed sports casual... that's how fucking unpleasant it's going to be."

In the interview, the singer insists his approach to songwriting is to leave the pretensions behind and "just to go for it", which is borne out by new single 'Great Balls Of Fire'.

He told UNCUT magazine: "I’m winging it, mate. You won't get me talking about Oscar Wilde or all that bollocks. I'm just writing the first thing that comes into my head.
 "Gem does his thing, Andy does his thing and I do my thing. Then we all demo them and work on the songs together. I write on guitar, or, I barely write on guitar. I've got a guitar in the house on its last legs, man. I sit around and play the guitar 'til I get bored. Then I go for a walk. Then I try and get some lyrics down and away we go."

It is rumoured that WIRE magazine are very interested in the band's unorthodox writing process and are considering giving them the next cover.

Elsewhere in UNCUT this month: bear discusses laxative effects of forest fruit. Pope finally admits to a "certain fondness" for Catholic mass.

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