Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Libertines hold a press conference

The best place to keep an eye on the still-unfolding Libertines comeback press conference is the @Libertines stream:

Carl - it's something I've been dreaming about six years that I can go onstage and say we're the Libertines

Hmm. Really?

I wish I could be more excited about the idea of the Libertines reuniting, but have a nasty feeling it's going to be more like the revival of Monster Munch. Actually, scratch that - the Pickled Onion ones are as good as ever - so it's more like the bringing back of Arctic Roll; the only thing really going for it was that it was of its time, and has become surrounded in a slanket of nostalgia.

Had Dirty Pretty Things had the breakthrough they deserved, and/or Babyshambles been a bit more baby, a lot less shambles, maybe this would look a little more like a reunion driven by affection. Instead, there's a feeling that this might not be happening if petrol hadn't got so expensive recently.


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

jesus, you're obvious fondness for carl(...!) must have seirous impact on your hearing. dpt were fucking rubbish! at least babyshambles had a fair few great, grea tunes.even if they did mess up the recording of them

simon h b said...

Babyshambles' best songs sounded like the band round the corner trying to sound like The Libertines. Dirty Pretty Things sounded like a man trying to move on.

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