Russell Brand has revealed that Noel Gallagher uses the ‘Parklife’ meme to mock him.
The 1994 single was used to mock Brand earlier this year after one Twitter user originally compared a long, impassioned passage from the comedian’s book on revelation to the spoken word part of ‘Parklife’ provided by actor Phil Daniels.
Appearing on Alan Carr: Chattyman, in an episode that will air this evening (November 28), Brand reveals that as well as the public, even his friends use the joke to mock him.
“He [Gallagher] finishes his texts with it now,” Brand says. “He’ll go, ‘Alright Russell, how’s it going? ‘ then say something offensive about my hair or my private beliefs, and then go ‘Parklife’. I secretly think, ‘I remember when there was a race to be Number One and Blur won it against Oasis, so fuck you, in a time machine.'”
This is the latest occasion on which Noel Gallagher has poked fun at his friend, having more recently said that he believes the comedian’s so called revolution “might be as short-lived as his acting career”
When the Brand Parklife meme began a series of Vine videos emerged, splicing Brand’s views with a sample from ‘Parklife’. See a selection of those below. Brand subsequently released his own ‘Parklife’ cover, teaming up with Irish comedy rap duo The Rubberbandits. Watch the video beneath.
Brand’s political views were recently criticised by Sex Pistols singer John Lydon. “The likes of Russell Brand coming along and saying something so damn ignorant is absolutely spoon-feeding it to them… What he’s preaching there is a lifestyle of cardboard boxes down by the river. He’ll make you all homeless. He’s preaching all this from the mansion. Lovely innit,” Lydon said. He also called Brand “arsehole number one”.