Peter Doherty - Flags of the Old Regime [official video]
Pete may be the ultimate poster boy for fuck ups across the world, so it’s easy to forget what a touching songwriter he can be when he’s not making headlines in British tabloids. At least they care in the UK; over here, his latest album--Babyshambles’ Sequel to the Prequel--didn’t even get a domestic release. Too bad, because it’s solid.
Hopefully this is all a good sign for the impending Libertines reunion recordings, happening now in Thailand where Doherty has completed yet another stint in rehab. Maybe I’m foolish for hoping he can keep it together long enough to make a worthy successor to the first two Libs LPs, but his most recent material certainly suggests he hasn’t yet smoked away all of his talent and charms.
With all the creepy videos, drugs, models, and jail time it’s easy to forget that Pete Doherty is still occasionally capable of kicking out some decent rock and roll. Video: Babyshambles – “Delivery” (live at SECC) Taken from the upcoming live DVD and CD Oh What A Lovely Tour!, out June 2 in the UK. … Continue reading Babyshambles – Delivery (live)→
Pete Doherty is going back to the slammer. Judge Davinder Lachar handed him a 14 week sentence at a court hearing in west London for violating his parole and using drugs. Doherty had been given a suspended sentence last October for possession of illegal drugs and driving illegally. It appears he was unable to meet … Continue reading Pete Doherty Back in Jail→
According to the NME, Pete Doherty and Carl Barat are to begin writing a musical: Babyshambles’ Pete Doherty and Dirty Pretty Things’ Carl Barat – formerly bandmates in The Libertines – will begin writing a musical together next week (March 10), for a new show scheduled to begin in early 2009. Barat told NME.COM last … Continue reading Pete Doherty + Carl Barat = TLA→
Babyshambles – Shotter’s Nation (Astralwerks) It seems producer Stephen Street got ahold of Pete Doherty and shook the shit out of him, and the result is a decent album from one of rock’s most poetic and broken performers.
Jonesin’ for some new Babyshambles and can’t wait for the release of new gear next month? Check out Pete’s new site and the Babyshambles MySpace page for demos, ramblings, and pics. Pete’s been pretty great about posting material online, especially acoustic demos, which are too often better than the officially released stuff. Anyhow, check out … Continue reading New Babyshambles Online→