Liam Gallagher would “much” prefer to be in a band.
The ‘Everything’s Electric’ hitmaker has enjoyed huge success as a solo artist since Oasis disbanded in 2009, but he finds the process of recording and changing songs written for him by other people “boring and would prefer to have bandmates around him to collaboratively produce new tracks.
He admitted to MOJO magazine: “It’s boring as shit, to be fair. It’s not what it’s supposed to be.
“I would much rather be in a band, all together. But as long as it sounds good, that’s all that matters.”
The 49-year-old star doesn’t ‘rethink’ the lyrics of his songs too much and while he’s happy for people to analyze the tracks, he’s not sure there’s much appeal.
Speaking of ‘More Power’, the opener from Liam’s upcoming album ‘C’Mon, You Know’, he said: “I don’t wish I had more power. It’s just a song. no more power!
“I know who I am, I’m very happy with what I’m doing. It was probably directed at someone else. Maybe they want more power? I don’t know.”
He then added, “I’m glad other people are digging in there, pulling out their shovels, but to me a song is a song.
“I don’t think about it too much. If it sounds good and I sound good when I sing it, then that’s fine with me. If it sounds forced, I fuck it.” I know a lot of people want this shitty muso but I’m not interested.”
The ‘Wall of Glass’ singer still wants to make a “real punk record” one day and so thinks he should “stop” listening to his usual influences before starting work on his next album.
He said: “I still want to do a real Stooges record. No keyboards. No Beatlemania. A real punk record.
“That’s what this one was going to be, but I’m a sucker for a ballad and a beautiful melody…
“I have to limit myself to guitar, bass and drums. 10 songs, in your face – but good songs. Stay away from twee melodies.
“But that’s totally up to me. I have no discipline once I hear a beautiful flowery melody. I need a total ban from the Beatles. And a ban from the Stones.
“Next time I’m just going to go into the studio with a band and have it come out. Not even mix it. Just have it like it comes out of the office.”