In an interview with Dave Berry for the secret Absolute Radio gig at London’s Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club earlier this week (where one fan fulfilled his request to peel a potato throughout the show),
Liam once again spoke of his respect for Skepta – hoping that he can add to the ‘danger’ of his upcoming outdoors show in London next summer.
Looking back on the last time Oasis headlined Finsbury Park, Gallagher said: “I loved that gig, man. It was really fucking dangerous and I liked it. So hopefully we’ll have a bit of the same.”
Asked about who else would be performing across the two stages, Gallagher replied: “It can’t all be 90s stuff, man. We’ve got to mix it up a bit. I’d like to get Skepta playing, have something a bit different.”
“My kid Gene is bang into Skepta,” Gallagher told NME earlier this year. “I like the look of him. He looks a bit odd and kooky. He’s a bit funky.”
He continued: “He looks cool, man. Odd and cool. I can’t wait to meet him.”
Speaking about his respect from grime, Liam added: “Anger’s an energy, mate. It’s where it’s at, man. I’d rather that than some f**king watered-down f**king guitar band.”
“I feel like the Earth is a re-print of a re-print of a print of a re-print,” Skepta told NME when asked about Liam’s comments. There are people who take on different objectives and missions in life. When you grow older, there’s a a void – and right now I’m filling a space where a lot of old rock, grime, hip-hop, punk artists left a vacant space. Everything has gone about the internet, everything has gone about the likes, everything has gone about social networking. I still have that…I can’t even put my finger on it, but I still have it.
“I like that these places I’m taking of the people that I respect and these people before me…Of course they’re respecting – they’re in touch. Liam’s in touch, bro. You can see. Not everybody really knows what’s happening. It’s a presence, it’s apparent, I’m here. You can see it in there eyes, you can see it in Bowie’s eyes when he takes a photo, rest in peace. There are so many of them.”
He added: “We get it, and when we see people who get it, we know that they get it as well. I’m happy that I represent that. Thanks to my mum and dad for giving me the right tools of life to get to this point.”