Thursday, March 29, 2007

Kele: Oasis are stupid, overrated, and not even good at copying The Beatles

Kele Okereke has effectively patted Liam Gallagher on the head and said "quiet now, son" in response to Gallagher's suggestion that Bloc Party are "like a band off University Challenge."

To be fair, Kele's response would have been a bit sharper if he hadn't taken two years to respond, but even so, it's a lovely thing to behold - on a par with Homer Simpson's "I give you: your moron":

"Why is it bad to better yourself? It is really daft to reinforce the idea that there is something cool about being dumb."

Okereke responded by saying Oasis were "overrated", although he admitted the University Challenge comment was "quite funny".

"It probably would have been a lot more funny had he not used exactly the same words to describe Travis a couple of years ago," he added.

But it's in his destruction of Oasis's claims to be the heir to The Beatles that he really hits home:
"They claim to be inspired by the Beatles but, and this so saddens me, they have failed to grasp that the Beatles were about constant change and evolution," he said.

Of course. The message is: if you want to be the new Beatles, better make sure your band isn't led by a pair of Ringos.