Former Auteurs and Black Box Recorder man Luke Haines has launched a series of scathing attacks on some of Britpop's biggest stars, including Oasis, Radiohead and Blur.
The accounts are published in Haines' new autobiography, called 'Bad Vibes: Britpop And My Part In Its Downfall'.
Despite admitting that Noel Gallagher once congratulated him on the quality of his own songs, Haines dismisses Oasis as "mindless northern bluff" in the book, reports The Times.
Blur, who Haines labels "habitual bandwagon jumpers", are summed up by the singer-songwriter as "a masterclass in media complicity".
However, Haines is most bitter about Radiohead, who he calls "that most heinous of creatures, a heavy rock outfit, fright-wig and all".
The book also sees Haines lay into Nirvana's Kurt Cobain for inadvertently starting Britpop by committing suicide. "Without the abrupt end of Nirvana there would have been no light entertainment battle for Number One between Blur and Oasis," he said.
"Not only did Cobain kill himself, he went and left the bloody door open on his way out."
'Bad Vibes: Britpop And My Part In Its Downfall' is out now.
As NME.COM previously reported, Black Box Recorder recently announced their first headline gig in five years, to take place at London's Luminaire venue on February 18.
Since tickets for that gig sold out so quickly, the band have announced a further show at the Luminaire, to take place on February 24.
wat does he prefer?? nirvanna singing about how shit being a famous rich rock star?? that is everyones dream and at least oasis appreciate what theyve got
Couldn't agree more, but the media would have preferred it if Noel Gallagher blasted his brains out with a shotgun after Knebworth and left a death note saying how 'shit life was'. Only then would pricks like Haines appreciate him.
Post by Teotihuacan on Feb 28, 2012 4:47:06 GMT -5
Noel even said a lot of the lyrics were random stuff he came up with while drunk ('the sink is full of fishes'), they were from the north (though not compared to Scotland) and didn't Noel say that he 'bluffed' McGee that he'd written 50 songs when they first got signed but they only had about three good ones, so it's pretty accurate but not in the way the author intended.
Keeper of: Slide Away from TCT 2007 The What a Life Convertible Champagne Supernova Liam's Hair in the Hindu Times Noel's HFB lyrics notebook from the videos Rhys Ifans moves in TIOBI video Rhys Ifans hat from TIOBI video
Post by theyknowwhatimean on Feb 28, 2012 12:24:03 GMT -5
I'm not joking I actually have no idea who this is, how can this ignorant fuck diss Oasis and why did he have to bring the North into it, same old Londoner who thinks London is the best city in the world or something
Luke Haines is a LEGEND. A great musician and lyricist, fronted one of the greatest bands of the 90s "The Auteurs". He s a real artist, a weirdo, an anarchist, I still follow his music journey, one that all these artists will never dream of...
even if i dont agree with everything he says, i strongly recommend everyone to hear "The Auteurs". amazing band, music and discography.