Liam Gallagher, former Oasis frontman and singer in some other bands nobody cares quite as much about, alternates between abrasive and downright abusive in public appearances. For decades, it’s seemed impossible to even get him to make a cup of tea without moaning and cursing. But Noisey has managed to identify a media opportunity that can draw some warmth out of Gallagher: being interviewed by a bunch of little kids.
Watch as Gallagher fields the kind of questions that set his tortured mind at ease. “What’s your favorite Disney movie?” one girl asks. “I like Finding Nemo,” he replies, barely a trace of his trademark anger rising in his voice as we imagine the calming influence of a cartoon clown fish floating through his brain. A boy asks “What’s your favorite fart?” with a mischievous look on his face. “Oh, it’s got to be the loud ones,” Gallagher answers, probably considering the vast rock and roll potential of a young man willing to break classroom convention with such an outlandish question.
It’s not all sunshine and roses, of course. Gallagher, very much aware that he is being filmed, takes an opportunity to make fun of his older brother Noel, referring to him in the past tense and saying he has small feet (which is very funny because it suggests that he has a small penis, too, you see). He also seems slightly irritated that one little girl, very likely a Blur fan in hiding, thinks Oasis is a song he sang and not his band. Gallagher keeps it together, though, and manages, for once, to get all the way through an interview without acting like a jerk.
Perhaps Noisey has figured out the key to humanizing even the prickliest of interview subjects. Maybe, with a room full of kittens and puppies, an Oasis reunion could be brokered yet.