Noel Gallagher still thinks his cat Boots is more rock ‘n’ roll than Radiohead. The former Oasis guitarist previously mocked his Britpop rivals’ credentials as a rock band, and though he says the Creep rockers have done some “great” songs since, he still doesn’t think they live up to his “demon” pet.
Asked by The Irish Independent if he ever said the insult, he said: “Absolutely. Boots is a f***king demon.”
He added: “Listen, they have done some great stuff.”
The Fort Knox singer – who releases his third solo record Who Built The Moon? on Friday (24 November) – says he and his wife Sara MacDonald will “never be in the mood” for Radiohead, especially when frontman Thom Yorke sings.
When asked if they are a “party band”, Noel told the newspaper: “No. This is the one thing that I am always going to hold against them.
“My wife has a physical reaction to them, when she hears them. It’s like: ‘No – can’t do it. Once he [Thom Yorke] starts singing. Can’t do it.’
“No, they’re not a party band. But I’ve got some of their tunes on my phone.
“But I’m never in the Radiohead moment where I’m thinking, ‘Oh, a bit of modern angst will do here!.’”