Oasis’ Gallagher brothers don’t seem to like one another very much. The idea that they ever thought their relationship was stable enough to start a band together now seems baffling, since their public dysfunction, seemingly usually sparked by Liam Gallagher’s more famously unpredictable tendencies, stretches back to the early 90s and continued a bit on Twitter today. In 1994, Noel Gallagher left a tour due to feuds with his bro, and the two (and particularly Liam) then continued a legacy of dropping out of shows (when Liam dropped out of MTV Unplugged, he allegedly heckled the band from the audience), apparently because of said dysfunction. In an interview with Noisey in 2015, Noel said:
If I think back to it now….my argument is ‘Be a cunt all you want… but let’s do the gig first and then be a fucking dick’. His argument is ‘I’m just being a dick all the time’. Repeat endlessly until fucking 2009. I remember countless gigs where three songs in he’d just pop his fucking headphones out and just get off. You’d be doing a guitar solo and you’d get to the end of the song and think ‘It’s not that mad for him just to disappear during the guitar solo and not sing the rest of the song – he’s obviously gone back to fix his sunglasses or something’.
Noel left the band in 2009 after a fight between the two of them resulted in one of his guitars being ruined (and a plum being thrown — read a full account by Noel here), and he’d said of Liam that he’s “He’s like a man with a fork in a world of soup.” Well, now, NME reports another, pithier food comparison has been unleashed by one of the brothers. This time, it was Liam launching a food metaphor, simply tweeting the word “potato” with a photo of his brother.
The potato, and another relatedly embittered Tweet, came apparently in response to the producer of Noel Gallagher’s upcoming album calling it “fun.” The full quote was:
People are going to be surprised. I think people love Noel and they’re desperate for him to make a really big, bold, uptempo beast of a record – a lot of Noel’s music is quite mid-tempo. This one is quite fun.
And thus, accompanying the remark of spudling rivalry, Liam Gallagher also said:
The only thing that might lead us to think that this particular comment wouldn’t be related to Noel Gallagher is the fact that, at least to my knowledge, he is not a ginger (if that’s what it means), though perhaps since Liam also called him “potato,” his insults generally air on the surreal side, so this could be short for gingivitis, as in “that GINGIVITIS.”
There was also this: