I've spent most of my evening catching up on magazines. While I did read some non-Oasis items tonight (did you know that Beck's wife is Giovanni Ribisi's sister?), I spent most of my time devouring all the interviews and positive praise for the new Oasis CD. I may be the only person on the planet who still cares, but here are some of the highlights from the ever-bickering, ever-quotable, together-till-death-do-they-part Gallagher brothers:
"Some stuff got damaged, a fire extinguisher got let off in the house. As rock'n'roll as I am, you can't be making record with foam all over the fucking place."- Noel Gallagher, in a Mojo article talking about a 1995 fight between he and Liam in their studio that ended with the 'doors kicked off, the kitchen wrecked, fridges overturned', the guitar player locking away air rifles and both of them 'rolling in the grass, hitting each other with a cricket bat'.
"For such a pale and mild-mannered people, the British do go on and on about their bloody bands, don't they? It's like after the Beatles took over the world, they do mile-high jumping jacks every time a remotely good UK band comes down the pike, in hopes to recapture that past glory. Their music weeklies have headlines to rival what the New York Post does with actual news. Stuff like, 'Kaiser Chiefs More Important Than Anything Else Ever To Exist On Any Planet Where Evidence of Water Found, And God.' It's like their wee island will once again be the center of worldwide awe, if only Bloc Party would get it together long enough to reverse the events of 1776."- Writer Gregg LaGambina in Filter
"Name one good-looking rock star out of the lot of 'em! There's none! None of 'em swear, none of 'em drink - they're all fucking soft, if you ask me. I'm not saying it's cool to swear and it's not always cool to drink, but it is if you're a rock star, innit?"- Liam expressing his displeasure in Filter with Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand and the like
"How's it gonna come back and bite me? What, I'm gonna be stuck without a Bloc Party ticket, trying to get in?"- Liam in Filter again, answering the question "Do you ever feel like something you say might come back to bite you? Do you believe in karma?"
Filter's word association discography of Oasis, with single-word commentary by Liam and Noel:
Definitely Maybe (1994)
Liam: Classic. Noel: Young.
(What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
Liam: Classic. Noel: Big.
Be Here Now (1997)
Liam: Classic. Noel: Fat.
Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (2000)
Liam: Classic. Noel: Dark.
Heathen Chemistry (2002)
Liam: Classic. Noel: Grey.
Don't Believe the Truth (2005)
Liam: Classic. Noel: Technicolor.