Liam Gallagher brands Oasis not 'groundbreaking'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 9 January 2011
Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher - who now fronts Beady Eye - has admitted his former band Oasis were not ''groundbreaking'' in their creativity

Liam Gallagher says Oasis weren't "groundbreaking".

The singer accepts his former band didn't push themselves enough creatively, despite becoming one of the biggest groups in the world before their demise in August 2009, when his guitarist brother Noel Gallagher quit.

He 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 f***ing band. But you'll hear some new bits."

Since the end of the 'Wonderwall' hitmakers, Liam has formed new group Beady Eye with his former Oasis bandmates Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock.

The 'Bring The Light' singer insists his approach to songwriting is to just go for it and not be pretentious.

He told Uncut magazine: "I'm winging it, mate. You won't get me talking about Oscar Wilde or all that b******s. 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."

Liam Gallagher

Former Beady Eye front man and the other brother from Oasis.

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Britpop demi-gods Oasis head North with their seventh album 'Dig Out Your Soul'.

Beady Eye

Liam Gallagher and the rest of the Oasis line-up who are not Noel strut their stuff.

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