Noel Gallagher: My cat is more rock than Radiohead

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 November 2017
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher doesn't think Radiohead rock as much as his "demon" cat named Boots

Noel Gallagher still thinks his cat Boots is more rock 'n' roll than Radiohead.

The former Oasis guitarist previously mocked his Britpop rivals' credentials as a rock band, and though he says the 'Creep' hitmakers have done some "great" songs since, he still doesn't think they live up to his "demon" cat.

When asked if he stands by his insult, he said: "Absolutely. Boots is a f***king demon."

He added: "Listen, they have done some great stuff."

The singer - who releases his third solo record 'Who Built The Moon?' on Friday (24.11.17) - says he and his wife Sara MacDonald will "never be in the mood" for Radiohead, especially when frontman Thom Yorke sings.

When asked if they are a "party band", Noel told The Irish Independent newspaper: "No. This is the one thing that I am always going to hold against them.

"My wife has a physical reaction to them, when she hears them. It's like: 'No - can't do it. Once he [Thom Yorke] starts singing. Can't do it.'

"No, they're not a party band. But I've got some of their tunes on my phone.

"But I'm never in the Radiohead moment where I'm thinking, 'Oh, a bit of modern angst will do her!.'"

In a previous interview in 2015, Noel said Radiohead - also comprised of Philip Selway, Ed O'Brien and Jonny and Colin Greenwood - would probably still get top reviews if Yorke "f**king sh*t into a light bulb".

He said at the time: "I'm aware that Radiohead have never had a f**king bad review. I reckon if Thom Yorke f**king shit into a light bulb and started blowing it like an empty beer bottle it'd probably get 9 out of 10 in f**king Mojo. I'm aware of that."

And on trying to give them "one last chance" when he and Sara went to Coachella festival in California in 2012, he added: "Me and my missus, we were at the Coachella festival a couple of years ago [2012] and Radiohead were headlining.

"We were like, 'Right, let's give them one more chance. Let's go and see them.' Beautiful, sunny night.

"We walked out through the crowd as they came on, and they were playing this post-techno: 'de-de de de'. We were a bit p***ed. F**king great. And then he started singing. No. Not for us. We're party people."

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