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The Hoff comes to Noel Gallagher’s defence

By | Published on Monday 9 October 2017

Liam Gallagher

If you thought the never-ending battle between Liam and Noel Gallagher was starting to swing in Liam’s favour, his older brother’s team just got a lot stronger. Noel now has The Hoff on his side.

Currently touring the media organisations of the UK to tell them just how much he dislikes his brother (not sure if he’s doing anything else at the moment), Liam was recently moaning about Noel’s new solo albumĀ on Radio X. What he’d heard of the new Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds record was “designer psychedelia”, he reckoned.

“If you’re gonna do psychedelic music, at least take mushrooms”, he said. “I hate the kind of people who sit there and read a book on how to do psychedelic music. You’re meant to take loads of mushrooms, start dribbling and see what happens. Designer psychedelia is not what it’s about”.

In illustrating what someone reading a book on psychedelia might look like, Liam picked up a flyer for David Hasselhoff’s upcoming cruise (a genuine thing that is happening), causing him to note: “He’s more psychedelic than Our Kid”.

To be fair, he has a point. But then, David Hasselhoff is more psychedelic than anyone. The existence of David Hasselhoff is the nagging doubt in all of our brains that we all took too many mushrooms once and have never come down again. Still, the man who may or may not be a collective hallucination got wind of this incident and had something to say about it.

“Why trash your brother Noel Gallagher of all people and then include me”, he wrote in a tweet to Liam. “If Oasis had done a cruise I would have gone”.

The tweet’s now been deleted. Possibly because The Hoff decided he didn’t want the fight. Or possibly because he realised he didn’t need to clarify to Liam Gallagher who his brother is. Or maybe even because the retort about the cruise doesn’t make any sense. Either way, nothing has been resolved between anyone. As you were.