Gordon in the morning: Robbie Williams so desperate to be in Oasis he's trying to start a war with Blur
Does anyone really care what Robbie Williams thinks about Blur? Really? Tell us then, Gordon:
he singled out Alex for criticism after accusing The Sun columnist of “not being very nice to him”.Let's not pause to reflect that being in Take That is a job so simple, Howard Donald is able to hold the role down, and just probe this further.
Robbie said: “Alex is the bassist in Blur — my nan could do that. All she needs is a new haircut.”
It turns out that Williams is carrying a grudge:
He explained he first met the band during a TV show appearance in Manchester with TAKE THAT when he was just 16. Robbie said: “From what I now know, looking back, they were suffering from a little bit of middle-class angst.There's a bit of confusion between class angst and artistic angst there, and there's the other possibility that maybe Take That, and Robbie in particular, were annoying back then. ("Back then".)
“I did feel like I was part of the s*** beneath their shoes for being in a boyband.”
It all ends up with Robbie wailing that he's the victim here:
He said: “There is a lot of snobbery towards pop music, to me and pop in general — it’s kind of a despised art form.Actually, Robbie, pop doesn't need you to defend it; it's like KFC defending Fast Food: might be from the field, but not the best placed to argue the value of what they do.
“There’s a lot of ‘Check out that fat ****, he’d be nothing without GUY CHAMBERS.’
“I’m coming from a place of, ‘Hang on, I’m being picked on here, I don’t like it.’”
And put your mind at rest, Robbie. Nobody says you'd be nothing without Guy Chambers. They also acknowledge that you'd be lost without Gary Barlow, too.