Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher has said Paul McCartney and his brother Noel are ‘too nice’, adding that the ‘madness’ involved in John Lennon‘s songwriting is one of the reasons why he is a bigger fan of the late Beatles legend.
Speaking in this week’s NME after the publication’s readers crowned Lennon as the ‘Biggest Musical Icon Of The Last 60 Years’ – a list on which Liam himself was voted into second place – he remarked:
“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.”
“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.”
With Lennon and Liam in first and second, David Bowie, Alex Turner and Kurt Cobain completed the Top 5.Just Published: