Star says it should have replaced Be Here Now
Michael Baggs

09:40 9th January 2013

Liam Gallagher has showered his upcoming second Beady Eye album with huge praise, claiming that the record is good enough to stand up to Oasis' best best work.

Gallagher claims to have taken more risks on the band's second album, and also claims that the album should have been released by Oasis during their heyday - instead of their critically divisive release, Be Here Now.

"This is the record Oasis should have made after (What's The Story) Morning Glory?" Liam says in a new interview with NME, although unlike brother Noel, declines to criticise Be Here Now, saying that he is still proud of the record.

"I'm not saying it's better than Be Here Now or it's going to be this or that - I love Be Here Now, I won't have a bad word said about it but when you're selling 20 million records, you've got people there going, 'Oh let's just chuck out that formula again'.

"So I'm a bit disappointed we didn't ever do it. But this f**king record: we've booted the door off the hinges and steamed right in there, into this other world."

He also speaks of his disappointment at poor sales of Beady Eye's debut album, adding: "Maybe it was too quick after Oasis... But you can blame it on this, you can blame it on that... at the end of the day people just didn't f**king buy it, they didn't get it, it didn't connect, so back to the drawing board."

Beady Eye live at Brixton Academy in 2011

Beady Eye's manager has previously stated that he believes the new Beady Eye album is some of Liam's best ever work.

It's probably the most exciting record I've worked on for as long as I can remember," said Scott Rodger of Quest Management.

"Everyone thinks they know exactly what record Beady Eye are going to deliver, but they've completey turned it on its head."

The band are working with Dave Sitek of TV On The Radio, and have promised the new record will be more risky than their debut.

Below: Liam vs Noel - the best ever Gallagher insults

  • Liam on Noel: "We had a ding-dong in the airport and I think he started crying then - that was it - doesn't travel with me [on tour] any more."

  • Noel on Liam: "Liam''s gotten all religious. It''s quite disturbing. He thinks he''s Abel for some weird reason. He wrote a new song called ''Guess God Thinks I''''m Abel.'' And I thought, "Right, so you think you''''re Abel. That must make me Cain. Doesn''''t Cain kill Abel?"

  • Liam on Noel: "Shitbag."

  • Noel on Liam "The guy I''ve been in a band with for the last 18 years is a f***ing knobhead."

  • Liam: "Noel Gallagher can be a little bitch."

  • Noel on Liam "He''s the angriest man you''ll ever meet. He''s like a man with a fork in a world of soup."

  • Liam on Noel: "I''m a better singer than him. I''m the man, man."

  • Noel on Liam: "I do all the work so it’s only right that I should get the most money. Plus I am the most handsome."

  • Liam on Noel: "I''''ve heard his fucking new record cos I fucking sung on half of it. Fucking nonsense. When I was in America for ''Dig Out Your Soul'', he swiped some off because he obviously knew he wanted to do a solo album."

  • Noel on Liam: "Well, Liam talks a lot, doesn't he? ... Unfortunately for Liam, he's a born liar."

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