Noel Gallagher has never been one to shy away from stating his opinions, whether about Katie Holmes ("top Scientologist"), his new solo album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds ("It's just a good record, what can I say?"), social networking ("I don't need a million friends; I've got six friends and I'm f---ing trying to get rid of one of those") or innumerable other topics. This is just part of the reason why, in addition to being a genuine rock god, he's also a bit of a New Age guru.
So when Gallagher stopped by the MTV newsroom earlier this month to promote High Flying Birds — and dispel rumors that he was about to bury the hatchet with his brother Liam and re-form Oasis — in addition to talking all about the album, we had to ask him for his take on various other high-soaring members of the Avian family. And, of course, he didn't disappoint.
From his take on Rüeppell's griffon — "sounds like a German tank commander from the Second World War" — to the whooper swan — "tastes great" — to his wholesale dismissal of Canadian geese and the South American condor as "idiots," Gallagher had plenty to say about the birds that dare to fly high.
And so, in celebration of not just his really great solo album, but his unfettered hatred for all flying creatures, we'd like to present to you "Noel Gallagher's Guide to High-Flying Birds." Watch the embedded video and be amazed at the genius this man possesses. And no, despite the fact it's Thanksgiving, he didn't mention turkeys. Turns out they can't get high enough for his liking.
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