Friday, 13 April 2007
A TIME FOR WASTERS.
An evening with Pete Doherty, ermm.....what to expect ? A chair on the stage with Pete gouging out in it, Pete having sex with Kate Moss in a bed on the stage or just watching a TV on stage, picking his toe nails and smoking them. I'd have settled for any of 'em, just to see the looks on the faces of his 'adoring young fans.' Alas, no, what we got instead was a guy on stage painting a picture of the evening and acoustic Pete and some friends; Alan Wass and Bert Jansch. Pete played some numbers with 'em both and did some by himself. All good stuff, but what I didn't expect and judging by the looks on their faces and the noise they made neither did the 'adoring young fans' was for Pete to bring on Carl Barat for a 13 song reunion. From What a Waster to Time For Heroes, Pete and Carl played a blinder and showed they were the best British songwriting partnership since Joe Strummer and Mick Jones. To their 'adoring young fans' it was like their Clash had reformed. To a older music lover it was a great night out watching the talent that is Pete Doherty, but it was a special night with an undescribable atmosphere. Here's 5 tracks from 'the reunion' procured from Albion Arks Forum: http://www.sendspace.com/file/bxh368
and the most recent Pete recordings: Stookie and Jim-The Bumfest Demos : http://www.sendspace.com/file/szxgz0