May 24, 2013


Liam Gallagher: "I Could Write Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' in an Hour"

Alan Chapman
Alan Chapman

Perpetual curmudgeon, disparager of souls and sometime musician Liam Gallagher has, in recent years, gone from semi-astute cultural observer to indiscriminate troll. If there's a cultural "moment" happening, chances are some journalist will ask him about it and, even better odds, he will say something quote-worthy and outlandish, even if it means stretching the truth by a few miles.

And so we have Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," one of the biggest songs of 2013. Nile Rodgers' funk guitar, Pharrell's '70s-era falsetto and the robots' dancefloor-ready rhythm have appealed to disparate music fans, making the track arguably the most popular song of the year. But not for ole Crabby McBeadyeye.

"I’d write that in a f-cking hour," Gallagher told the Sun in typical King's English. "I don’t know what the fuss is about, you know what I mean? It’s like f-ck off, give me a f-cking break."

Gallagher also expressed displeasure at the duo's penchant for helmet-wearing because, hey, why not, right? "I am not going to have people wear disguises," Gallagher said, answering a request no one asked. "Take your f-cking helmet off. Let’s see what you look like sans helmet, whatever you’re called."

Gallagher released the accompanying video response below: