Carl Barat: 'Up the Bracket' anniversary stirs up mixed
Libertines guitarist, Carl
Barat has been speaking with NME on the 10th anniversary of their
debut album, 'Up the Bracket' revealing that the
celebration stirs up "mixed emotions" for him.
Barat explained that he feels "happy and sad in equal
measure" when he thinks about the band's debut album.
"It's like a time capsule, bristling. I feel beatific joy
twinned with deep sorrow, which was what wrote the songs back
Barat also reveals in the Libertines birthday
issue of NME that he had "a bit of a shock" when he was
told of the album's 10 year anniversary believing it to be
"only five at a push."
Commenting on the tribute CD which comes with the latest issue of
the magazine, Barat said:
"There's definitely some pride there. Really, the first time
I'd listened to it in about 10 years was when I heard the cover
mount CD you lot made. And I couldn't even list the original
tracklisting. I've got a lot of memories of it though."
The Libertines 'Up the
Bracket' - NME Tribute
'Vertigo' (covered by Peace)
'Death On The Stairs' (covered by Spector)
'Horrorshow' (covered by Eyes On Film)
'Time For Heroes' (covered by The Milk)
'Boys In The Band' (covered by Stealing Sheep)
'Radio America' (covered by Mystery Jets)
'Up The Bracket' (covered by Howler)
'Tell The King' (covered by Tribes)
'The Boy Looked At Johnny' (covered by Marybell Katastrophy)
'Begging' (covered by The Cast Of Cheers)
'The Good Old Days' (covered by Tim Burgess)
'I Get Along' (covered by Splashh)