“If you’ve lost your faith in love or music oh the end won’t be long…” -The Libertines
My faith in love and music is always strong. Sometimes I lose my faith in the internet and then something like this comes along. The Beeb (BBC) did a wonderful service to the music enjoying public by taping The Libertines comeback show at Reading Festival. They are available on youtube, vimeo and other music blogs. A review of the show can be found here courtesy of the NME .
I was lucky enough to see The Libertines live in about 2004. Pete did not make the trip but it was great with Carl, Gary & John. I loved their debut album and live I didn’t miss Pete at all. It was definitely my album of the year for that year and their concert was my concert of the year in 2004. It is surprising that Pete is not dead the way he treats himself. Pete’s solo stuff (Babyshambles) and Carl’s solo stuff (Dirty Pretty Things) never hit the same high mark as when they are battling back and forth as The Libertines. Pete will probably never be able to tour America with all the drug possession charges that he has. This is what makes the BBC recording and the internet delivery so wonderful and regains my faith in the www. I can sit here at my desk and see the old lads singing about the good old days.