Liam Gallagher's Lennon praise
- Bang Showbiz
- 20 September 2012
Liam Gallagher prefers John Lennon to Sir Paul McCartney because he was madder then his Beatles bandmate
Liam Gallagher prefers John Lennon to Sir Paul McCartney.
Although the Beady Eye rocker is a huge admirer of both Beatles legends he says his alliances will always be with the late John, because he was so "mad".
Liam - who used to be in Oasis with brother Noel - told NME magazine: "John Lennon means everything to me. I wouldn't say he's a better songwriter than McCartney, I'd say they're both different but great. But I like Lennon's stuff more because it's a bit more beautiful, and it's more mad.
"McCartney's like Noel - he's too nice. Lennon was twisted and I like that kinda shit. His voice is the main thing I love. I like his speaking voice! That's pretty fucking mega. But his voice when he sings is the one. Political voice? Don't give a shit, couldn't care less about politics. But everything else - his singing voice, his songs, and his words - means the world to me."
Liam says nobody has ever managed to touch John when it comes to songwriting but thinks The La's' Lee Mavers has come closest.
He added: "As a songwriter, I don't think anyone's touched Lennon and I don't know if they ever will. Lee Mavers could have got near but he went down another road. Our kid's good but he lacks that fucking madness that Lennon had. He's a normal chap who writes decent songs, and Mavers was too mad.
"But Lennon had all that and more, and then he went somewhere else with it too. It's a constant thing with him, and I don't think I could ever get bored. You get bored of Lennon and you get bored of yourself, don't you? And I ain't getting bored of me."