Carl Barat: 'Up the Bracket' anniversary stirs up mixed emotions'

Published 10 years ago on October 12, 2012

By Guitar Interactive Magazine

Carl Barat: 'Up the Bracket' anniversary stirs up mixedemotions' -

Libertines guitarist, CarlBarat has been speaking with NME on the 10th anniversary of theirdebut album, 'Up the Bracket' revealing that thecelebration stirs up "mixed emotions" for him.

Barat explained that he feels "happy and sad in equalmeasure" when he thinks about the band's debut album.

He explained:

"It's like a time capsule, bristling. I feel beatific joytwinned with deep sorrow, which was what wrote the songs backthen."

Barat also reveals in the Libertines birthdayissue of NME that he had "a bit of a shock" when he wastold 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 ofthe magazine, Barat said:

"There's definitely some pride there. Really, the first timeI'd listened to it in about 10 years was when I heard the covermount CD you lot made. And I couldn't even list the originaltracklisting. I've got a lot of memories of it though."

The Libertines 'Up theBracket' - 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)


Up The Bracket


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