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The Libertines

The Libertines joined the pop fray of 2002, competing with the likes of the Strokes, Hives, Vines, and Doves with their debut single, "What a Waster." The Bernard Butler-produced track entered the U.K.'s Top 40 in June, leaving NME to crown the Libertines as the best new band in Britain. The double-A-side song "I Get Along" earned Single of the Week on BBC Radio 1. The London-based band, who inked a deal with Rough Trade in December 2001, features Carl Barat (guitar/vocals), Pete Doherty (guitar/vocals), John Hassall (bass), and Gary Powell (drums). Up the Bracket was released stateside in March 2003 while the single Time for Heroes gained momentum on the U.K. charts.

The group's Coachella Festival appearance later that spring, meanwhile, introduced their kinetic live act to the States. In June 2003, the band's playfully volatile chemistry began to go awry when Doherty didn't show up for a tour of Europe. The rest of the Libertines went ahead with the dates while Doherty formed another group that he initially also called the Libertines before changing the name to Babyshambles.

The following month, while the remaining Libertines were on tour in Japan, Doherty was arrested for breaking into Barat's apartment and stealing items including a harmonica, laptop computer, and antique guitar. In August -- around the same time that the band's single Don't Look Back Into the Sun became one of their biggest hits -- Doherty pled guilty, and also confessed to addictions to heroin and crack cocaine; in September he was sentenced to six months in jail. However, his sentence was reduced to two months on appeal, and with time off for good behavior, he was released from jail in early October and the complete Libertines lineup performed at the Rough Trade 25th anniversary show later that month. In November, Doherty played two shows in his own apartment that featured a mix of Libertines and Babyshambles songs. The band closed out 2004 with a string of local dates, and began 2004 by writing and recording new songs in France.

Their first U.K. dates of that year, a three-night residency at London's Brixton Academy, unfolded in a typically chaotic fashion when Doherty smashed his guitar and left the stage in the middle of the band's final performance. As the band continued to record, Doherty and Barat also appeared on "For Lovers," a single by their friend Wolfman; it became a surprise hit and the biggest Libertines-related release yet. Meanwhile, in April 2004, Babyshambles released their self-titled, limited-edition debut single. Later that month, the band were joined on-stage by Peter Perrett of the legendary new wave band the Only Ones, and performed "Don't Look Back Into the Sun" and the Only Ones' classic "Another Girl, Another Planet" with them.

But by May the Libertines' future looked grim again: Doherty was in and out of rehab clinics, such as London's Priory, in rapid succession. His ongoing troubles led the Libertines to cancel their performance at the Love Music Hate Racism concert that June; the event was subsequently canceled altogether. The band's appearances that month at Glastonbury, the Isle of Wight, and Morrissey's Meltdown festivals were also canceled and Doherty went to the rehab program at the Thamkrabok Monastery in Thailand; after a few days there, he left for Bangkok. Just after returning to London in mid-June, Doherty was arrested by London police, who detained him for a traffic offense and found a switchblade in his possession. The rest of the band carried on with their obligations for July and onward, saying that Doherty was welcome to rejoin the band once he had his addictions under control.

The Libertines recruited guitarist/vocalist Anthony Rossomando for their upcoming gigs, which included a performance at the T in the Park Festival. Doherty, meanwhile, set up a string of solo shows and dates with Wolfman, but failed to appear at several of the performances in early August. "Can't Stand Me Now," the debut single from the Libertines' self-titled second album, entered the U.K. charts at number two; in mid-August, Doherty appeared in court and pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of an offensive weapon. The Libertines arrived late that month, and the band -- minus Doherty -- toured the U.K. and the U.S. that fall in support of it. Doherty, meanwhile, put his efforts into Babyshambles. Carl Barat formed Dirty Pretty Things, named after a club night he founded, with former Libertines drummer Gary Powell, Anthony Rossomando as second guitarist, and Cooper Temple Clause's bassist Didz Hammond. After releasing two albums, 2006's Waterloo to Anywhere and 2008's Romance at Short Notice, Dirty Pretty Things disbanded. In 2009 Barat and Powell reunited with Pete Doherty for a Libertines reunion at a tribute show for promoter Johnny Sedassy at the London Rhythm Factory, and a year later, the full band reunited for gigs at the Leeds and Reading Festivals. In 2010, Barat released his self-titled solo debut. ~ Heather Phares and MacKenzie Wilson, Rovi
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Comments

Try Dear and the Headlights- Run in Front, Daysleeper or The Weeks- Buttons, Sailor Song. Music that needs to be brought to the attention of the mass population for the good of the world. Please pass this wave of truly great unrecognized music onward!!!!
I read about Pete Doherty on Wikipedia (I'm aware it might be fabricated) but that dude knows how to party...
Bill W is an idiot. U should have your pandora program taken as well as anything else related to music. You're clueless!!!
The Libertines is an awesome band. Compared easily to Arctic Monkeys in my book, (which I also Love), this band is still definately worth listening to.
the band Libertine is better.
YEAH THIS GUYS ARE LIKE THE SHARPEST THING IN THE WORLD KINDA OF LIKE A F ART CUS THEY RIP THREW PANTS WITHOUT LEAVING HOLE BEEN A FAN SINCE 1999 SAW THEM LAST WEEK BLEW A LOAD IN THE LEAD SINGER G/F FACE IT WAS GREAT
i disagree with bill w, the libertines are very good.
bwaltz82
They really arent that good. I like the Kinks, though i dont love the kinks, and they werent on that level with the kinks, but not many are.still they are overrated.
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll.. It all goes hand in hand and the Libertines will always be great!
Pete had the world wrapped around his little finger until the drugs pushed their way into town and destroyed a career that was being compared to the Beatles/Oasi s . Too bad. They both have their own bands now, but there are no Libertines no more.
msheydayi
i love their smiths/clash / p u n k roots, the libertines are f**king great. pete's quite obviously the sid vicious of our generation, and if you remember sid couldn't even play bass. pete's got him beat on that, the guy's got a good voice.
drugs? psh. They ruin every band. However, I feel that The Libertines aren't original enough. They sound like all those little wannabe classic indie bands that suck. And they aren't exactly very catchy, either. Pandora tried to play them on my Fratellis station. I was like, hell no! This is crap.
Thought he was just a drunken fool-I like their style.
Would you like to include something about The Libertine's music?, what they contributed to the British rock scene, their vision of Albion and their intelligent, poetically inspired lyrics? No? Let's just recant the exterior story and Peter's repeated drug addictions? What good does this do anyone in learning about what role the Libertines play in the "genealogy of music"?

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