Oasis singer offers Alex Turner and co some career advice
Liam Gallagher has offered Arctic Monkeys some free advice for dealing with being the most talked-about band in Britain.
The Oasis singer recalled his own band’s meteoric rise in the mid-1990s, and offered the Sheffield group a few pointers.
“Everything just felt right. Everything that we’d worked for,” he said in Mojo of Oasis’ rapid climb. “Nothing felt weird – it felt deserved, and I didn’t feel uncomfortable with any of it. I fucking loved it. And I think you were able to tell I fucking loved it.”
He then went on to advise the current generation… “I look at bands now, Arctic Monkeys, and they’re uncomfortable, and I think, “Where’s your head at, man?'” he asked. “I love ’em, but it’s just like, ‘en-fucking-joy it.’ They’re embarrassed by fame? Yeah, it’s embarrassing being fam… well, it’s not embarrassing being in a rock’n’roll band.”
He added: “If you’re embarrassed about your dream then God fucking help you. I’d be more embarrassed to call myself a poet. Fucking right!”