“As the fight broke out all I remember was it was a bit Benny Hill," Liam says.
A new clip from Oasis documentary Supersonic features Liam and Noel Gallagher reminiscing about their infamous drunken ferry brawl.
The boozy scuffle on a boat to Amsterdam resulted in the band’s arrest and deportation back to the UK on what would have been their first gig overseas in 1994.
“The drink of choice for a few hours was Champagne and Jack Daniels (during the trip),” producer Mark Coyle recalls in the clip.
“The next thing, sporadic fighting is breaking out all round us and Liam got very excited by the prospect of a lot of chaos going on and he goes and joins in,” he continues. “You can see him running through the windows along the deck. He’s having a great time. It looks like he’s in a school playground chasing leaves. The next time I see Liam he’s still running up. He’s got policemen running after him.”
“As the fight broke out all I remember was it was a bit Benny Hill,” Liam adds. “It was fucking mayhem man, I loved it. It was punk rock man.”
Noel then recalls: “I called (Alan) McGee and I’ll never forget this and this is another reason why I love McGee, I said: ‘Are you sitting down? I’ve got some news, everybody has been arrested’. The only word he said was (adopts Scottish accent) ‘brilliant’.”
Watch the ferry fight clip below, via Noisey.
“I really like the film. I talked to Noel about it last week,” McGee told NME. “He said ‘what do you think of it?’ I told him ‘I think it looks amazing if you weren’t there’ and he went ‘that’s what I think too’, but the fucking ’90s were mental’. They fucking were. They did a good a job as anyone can do, but I don’t know if anyone can really capture the insanity of that time.”