Gallagher believes Kapranos' voice resembles that of gay vocalist RICHARD FAIRBRASS, who topped the UK singles chart in 1992 with DEEPLY DIPPY.
And WONDERWALL hitmaker Gallagher claims he is going easy on his chart rival in public as his private his opinion of the TAKE ME OUT star is even more cutting.
He says, "I don't hate them (Franz Ferdinand). I just don't like the music and I think he sounds like the guy out of Right Said Fred.
"And that's it. If that's what you call a slagging off, then f**k me.
"You don't want to know what I really f**king think of them."