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Face Off: Noel vs Liam, 20-34

MILAN - As Liam said we should do, I see many people are comparing and taking sides in the Liam vs Noel Gallagher war, it's gonna get worse in the next months... "your eyes are telling lies (dear Noel), so much storm is on the way, but it's so nice" (guess which Oasis song is :) ...it's not by Noel...
All the people close to the situation (including their brother Paul, who was there, I even include myself, 'cause I live for Oasis :) are calling bullshit on Noel's sordid tales. He's a liar. 

Votes from 0 to 10, where 5 is "not enough".

MUSIC 

Liam
The songs he wrote for Oasis are underrated, I love them (I'm outta time, Boy with the blues, Pass me down the wine, etc.)
He was the first one to venture out, creating the new band Beady Eye. The album was well received by critics, and even the worst review said they have something new.
Liam said that a second album will be released in 2012. Meanwhile the band published really good b-sides & covers. They’re “democratic”, every member writes something, and their songs rock. They're doing it.

Vote: 8

Noel
Conversely, Noel typically has been largely inactive (but now he’s speaking too much and saying bullshit) and has only just released a song. But the music is from his own The importance of being idle (that was not really “pure” itself), easy lyrics, also from the Lovin’ Spoonful, name of the band and album from Jefferson Airplane. His “theres-only-God-Jesus-Genius-Noel” fans are impressed, but then you find out they’re 20 years old or even less, so during the 2004 era song where Noel took the single from, they were 13 and probably not listening. Not really impressive for a fan since 1994.
He said he’s releasing another album in 2012 as Liam, but said that both of his albums are not rock music.
More than “democratic”, he’s egocentric. And he didn’t realise it’s years that some of his new songs are on the internet.
Overrated, disappointing.

Vote: (so far) 4


STYLE

Liam
He admitted to have no fashion knowledges but his fashion brand, beginning March 2009 in Milan and officially on my birthday :), won the Menswear of the Year Award after just one year, in 2010. The clothes he wears are always the top. Since the beginning of Oasis, the people imitate his style and hairdos.
Noel: "The thing about Liam and his hairdos is when he gets a new one you think 'That looks absolutely rubbish' then six weeks later everyone on Oxford Street has got one."

Vote: 9

Noel
If Liam has no fashion knowledges, Noel has no fashion sense at all, sometimes he comes out with terrible jackets or shoes and he even said something like "fashion is for gays" (!)
Liam on Noel's sense of style: "Noel's got an old man vibe going on, our kid. Big woolly jumpers and cardigans... Terry Wogan, Val Doonican shit."

Vote: 3


FOOTBALL 

Liam
He surprisingly knows much about football. He likes Balotelli a lot, attended the semi-final won vs Manchester United and the FA Cup final won. There are photos of him with the Cup in a Pretty Green shop. With Beady Eye he recently published Manchester City anthem Blue Moon, and then wearing the new shirt.

Vote: 9

Noel
He often spoke about football on TalkSport radio, and it seems he knows more than Liam, but maybe just because he speaks more, and sometimes says some bullshit. He attended the semi-final vs Man Utd as Liam, but not the final. Big mistake.
He supported the “Back the bid, England 2018” but England lost. Unlucky bugger.
He had to write a song for the World Cup and one for Man City, and to be at City celebrations. Nothing.
Liam about him: he's a poor City fan.

Vote: 5


QUOTES

These brothers are no shrinking violets and have been known to have an opinion or two eh. There are whole books just on the controversial things they have said about everything, They’re often very funny, we've decided to choose only some for each brother in history.
Tabloids and everybody say it’s Liam the Bad but the one often exaggerating is Noel, as when he wished Blur to die from Aids or that Oasis were bigger than Jesus (and Liam always said about things as these: it's Noel saying this shit... 'cause people always accused Liam of saying those).

Liam
about Coldplay and Radiohead: “I don't hate them, I don't wish they had accidents. I think their fans are boring and ugly and don't look like they're having a good time.”
"Chris Martin looks like a geography teacher. What's all that with writing messages about Free Trade? If he wants to write things down I'll give him a pen and a pad of paper. Bunch of students."

Speaking at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs): "Alright, this party's shit and we're here to liven things up a bit. You know you're not havin' a good time but you're all too scared to say it, ya know mate."

On Twitter after Peter Kay called him a knobhead at the final Brit Awards: "Listen up fat fuck as a real northerner I was brought up 2 say shit 2 people's faces not behind their back. Live forever LG."

On being a sex symbol: “I'm into the girls fancying me, mad for it. Get a bit worried if boys started fancying me. I've got nothing against gays - as long as they don't pinch me on the bum or whatever."

"Birds are all right. They're all pink on the inside. Any bird who's fit is all right, unless she's nicked or ugly and she speaks back to you. If she thinks I'm boss, then thumbs up. Chicks in Japan don't even ask your name, just 'Can I sleep with you tonight?' 'Certainly, my dear'. I like American birds till they open their mouths. Then they annoy me, but if they're fit, they're fit."

"Americans want grungy people, stabbing themselves in the head on stage. They get a bright bunch like us, with deodorant on, they don't get it."

On going out to gigs: “Fuck that. What’s the point? The bands are all shit, aren’t they? Go out to socialise and have some student stand on your fucking shoes?”
"I live for now, not for what happens after I die. If I die and there's something afterwards, I'm going to hell, not heaven. I mean, the devil's got all the good gear. What's God got?"

“always wear 3 condoms: 2 for your cock, 1 for your head”.

"I don't see how the tabloids could get any worse for me unless they claimed I'd had anal sex with an alien. 'Liam Gallagher was caught last night bending an alien across a pool table and poking his bottom.' What more can they say about me?"

"John Lennon would probably hate us, then again who gives a fuck? He's a Scouser."

"I really despise this new fucking disease of indie fucking shit, fucking student music, the likes of Bloc Party and all that fucking nonsense. They don't keep me awake at night, but it's just shite, and they can fucking have it mate.
The thing is, man, you can make your clothes look like they've been worn in and look as if they've had a bit of character, but underneath you've got to have a fucking wash. Those fuckers wear the clothes all the fucking time and they don't wash, so it's like, 'Where's the fucking bench?'
I've heard plenty of bands that can write a decent enough tune then you see them and I go, 'Thank fuck - they look like shit.' If you look good and you've got the tunes, you're away man."

The “fucking women” (as he calls them :). “We said it from Day One, we were the ones who were real, man. We’re just honest, man, and we’re not a bunch of women.”

"Nice jacket" (embracing me :) and the quotes praising the Milan crowd "the best one".

Vote: 8

Noel
He ignited a feud between Oasis and Blur when he told The Observer that he wanted Blur members Damon Albarn and Alex James to ‘catch AIDS and die’.

He famously nicknamed Robbie Williams the “fat dancer” of Take That.

Among his best quotes, those praising Milan (time ago...) and the Italians, plus about politics: against the environmentalist Greens "fucking hippies" and kidding them, the "fuck me them communists", "fuck Wenger and his socialist football", "a good politician is a rich one", "more police on the streets", etc.

"I could put my professional hat on and I could say that it's really important to come and play for these people for the social aspect of Rock in Rio. Or I could be honest and say it's really fucking cold in England and it's really warm here."

"I'm not sure about this Live8 thing. Correct me if I am wrong, but are they hoping that one of these guys from the G8 is on a quick 15-minute break at Gleneagles and sees Annie Lennox singing 'Sweet Dreams' and thinks, 'Fuck me, she might have a point there, you know.' It's not going to fucking happen, is it?"

"Liam, of course, who is like a woman who's on a fucking permanent menstrual cycle all the time about everything, he's either way up in the clouds or way down in the gutter."

To U2: "sing One, shut the fuck up about Africa." 

To Liam: "If you're proud of getting thrown off ferries why don't you go and support West Ham and the fuck out of my band and go and be a football hooligan. We're musicians, right."

On Oasis live: “This is rock 'n' roll, not a charity handout. I don’t care who you are, why you’re here, what you expect. If you buy the ticket then you’re going to get the show we put on. And if you don’t like it, you know what you can do.”
And now that you’re not rock’n’roll anymore?

On Kaiser Chiefs 'being wankers': “Well, they are, though. The worst thing about them is that they’re not very good. They play dress-up and sit on top of an apex of meaninglessness. They don’t mean anything to anybody apart from their fucking ugly girlfriends.”

“I still tell people that the Be Here Now album is the best advertisement against taking cocaine. It goes on too long, it's smothered by its self of self-importance - the same as coke users are.”

Reacting to the news that Jay-Z was going to headline Glastonbury 2008, he said: 'I'm sorry, but Jay-Z? No chance. I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong.'

“I wouldn’t go out and buy a Bloc Party record ’cos I know it would be shit.”

Vote: 8


total: Liam wins 34-20, easily
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Beady Eye gigography and next tour dates

2000

30 May - Forum, Milan, Italy (the first "Noeless" gig since 1991 when he didn't join Oasis yet)

summer tour without Noel

2003

16 November - Andy Bell unplugged - Debaser, Stockholm, Sweden (bootleg)

2011


3rd & 4th March - Barrowland, Glasgow, Scotland +here and here + bootleg
6th & 7th March - O2 Apollo, Manchester +bootleg 1 +bootleg 2
9th & 10th March - Troxy, London +bootleg 1
13 March - Casino de Paris, Paris, france
14 March - E-Werk, Koln, Germany
16 March - Alcatraz, Milan, Italy +dvd bootleg
18 March - La Riviera, Madrid, Spain +bootleg
19 March - Bikini, Toulouse, france
21 March - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (bootleg)
22 March - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium (bootleg)
14 & 15 April - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland here a bootleg image
17 April - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
20 April - O2 Academy, Newcastle (a photo here)
23 April - Centre, Newport (photo and bootleg)
30 May - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
+a photo here + win tickets here
8 June - Saschall, Firenze, Italy +my story here +bootleg here +win tickets here
11th June - Papillons de Nuit Festival, Saint Lo, france
12 June - Isle of Wight festival +story here and here +interview here +videos here +interview and bootleg here
25th June - Theater of Living Art, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
30 June - Rock Werchter, Belgium (bootleg)
1 July - Main Square Festival, Arras, france +a photo here
7 July - BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, Spain
9 July - Oxegen Festival, Naas, Ireland
26 August - Reading Festival (win tickets) +videos here +review&video here +bootleg here
3 September - AX Hall, Seoul, South Korea
14 September - Twinkle Rock Festival, Taipei, Taiwan
7 October - Atlantico, Rome, Italy +main bootleg here +another bootleg here
+win the concert here
11 October - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland (postponed)
13 October - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria (postponed)
31 October - Theater Caupolican, Santiago, Chile
2 November - Teatro de Verano Ramon Collazo, Montevideo, Uruguay
3 November - Teatro Colegiales, Buenos Aires, Argentina
4 November - Personal Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5 November - Planeta Terra festival, Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 November - O2 Academy, Sheffield
14 November - O2 Academy, Birmingham
17 November - O2 Academy Brixton, London
2 December - The Warfield, San Francisco, U.S.A.
3 December - Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles, U.S.A. +another complete review here +win tickets here and here
5 December - First Avenue, Minneapolis, U.S.A.
6 December - The Rave Ballroon, Milwaukee, U.S.A.
9 December - Terminal 5, New York, U.S.A.
10 December - House of Blues, Boston, U.S.A.

2012

new tour

2013

3 June - Abbey Road, London (acoustic) +bootleg here
7 June - McClusky's, Kingston (album launch acoustic gig)



8 November - Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

2014

Noel Gallagher solo gigography, and Low Lying Turds tour dates

(although his blinded fans say he's a "new solo artist", it's 20 years he's around and already played "solo" gigs previously (the first one in 1994), with the help of other people of course, as the Unplugged 1996, the gig for Tibet, the tour in 2006-2007, London, Milan, Manchester, Moscow, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, Australia, etc.)

2010


25 March - Royal Albert Hall - London

2011


28 November - Alcatraz - Milan, Italy + review here +video bootleg here +audio and video bootleg here

2012


lost interest... even Noel got bored of himself

10 April - Auditorio Banamex - Monterrey, Mexico (cancelled)

END OF THE HIGH FLYING BIRDS

2013

fans leave the gig again and ask for Liam again
..... € 10 = £ 8

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