Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Spinning around firing wildly like a dalek with his control switch buggered, Pete Doherty has now attacked the Libertines for being 'manufactured':

"Apart from the Sex Pistols, The Libertines were probably the most manufactured band ever. It was, 'Let's get the best looking people and be as much like The Strokes as possible.'"

Really? They didn't have much luck seeing as they ended up with an Ian Brown retread like you singing and sounding nothing like The Strokes; more to the point - why does that matter? You might have been in the Pizza Hut toilet trying to find a vein while we had the meeting, but it's been accepted by all but two churches in Minnesota that it doesn't matter if a band is manufactured or not, providing the process produces something worth having.

Interesting, though, that Doherty's claim echoes his ex-girlfriend's recent claims that he was little more than a chancer trying to emulate everyone else he'd ever heard of.

But, really: you were trying to be The Strokes? In what way? And, more importantly: Why?