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McGee argues with Eno?

By | Published on Wednesday 4 March 2009

Alan McGee has been insulting Brian Eno, or probably someone pretending to be Brian Eno, on Twitter. Which is, er, nice. The argument apparently began after McGee suggested that Eno’s production work was only good for lulling people to sleep. He then asked, “Was it your idea to dress up Coldplay as the Beatles?”

‘Eno’ responded yesterday with a simple, “Fuck off, wanker”. To which McGee responded: “Morning Brian, wondered when you would wake up. When are you going to make a decent record again it was 1972 was the last one cunt”.

Eno refused to respond again, despite a barrage of insults from McGee. Although whether or not Eno ever responded in the first place is in some doubt.

Calvin Harris recently revealed that he had asked Eno which of a number of Twitterers claiming to be him was real at the recent Music Producers Guild Awards, where the former picked up the Best Remixer gong and the latter picked up the Joe Meek Award for Innovation in Production.

Eno replied that he was not signed up to Twitter and that all of them were fake. Something Harris pointed out to McGee following his tirade. Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite also called the authenticity of Eno’s account into question, but McGee insisted that it really was the producer he was lambasting.

McGee has now gone back to regularly announcing how much swearing he’s done on Twitter.