Wibbling Rivalry

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"Wibbling Rivalry"
Wibbling Rivalry cover.jpg
Single by Oas*s
FormatCD, 7"
RecordedForte Crest Hotel, Glasgow
7 April 1994
LabelFierce Panda

"Wibbling Rivalry" is a single released under the name "Oas*s" by the Fierce Panda record label in 1995.[1] It is a recording of John Harris (working for NME at the time) interviewing brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis in early 1994, on the verge of their commercial breakthrough.[2] The interview is famous for featuring a curse-laden argument between the brothers over an incident that occurred a few months prior in which Liam incited a drunken-brawl on board an overnight ferry to the Netherlands which resulted in the entire band (apart from Noel, who was not involved) being arrested and deported.[3][4] The title is a portmanteau of the expression sibling rivalry and the word wibble.

The single contains a 'Liam Track' featuring predominantly Liam's use of profanities and a 'Noel Track' featuring Noel.[2] "Wibbling Rivalry" holds the record as the highest charting interview release in the UK, reaching number 52 on 25 November 1995.[5]

The single's cover features English underworld figures Ronnie and Reggie Kray.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Noel Side... (A lot of swearing and cussing)"
  2. "Liam Side... (Even more swearing and cussing)"


  1. ^ "Fierce Panda Records". www.fiercepanda.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-11-11.
  2. ^ a b "Noel and Liam's Wibbling Rivalry - A history of music's most argumentative brothers - NME". NME. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2017-11-11.
  3. ^ "Wibbling Rivalry Transcript". www.oocities.org. Retrieved 2017-11-11.
  4. ^ "Oasis recall drunken ferry fight in new 'Supersonic' clip - watch - NME". NME. 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2017-11-11.
  5. ^ "wibbling-rivalry | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Retrieved 2017-11-10.