If you hadn’t already heard, The Libertines reunited this weekend for the Reading and Leeds festivals. Reported to be getting a fee in the region of £1million for showing up, the shows were never going to live up to the hype were they?
Sadly, I was not there, and am very hopeful that Pete and Carl and Gary and John (yes, I do know there are more than just Pete and Carl in the band) make it over here at some stage.
Anyway, BBC recorded the show at Reading and most of the videos are below. ‘What Became Of The Likely Lads’ has a gigantic chorus, something you don’t realise on record. The crowd looked well up for it too. Have a look at some of the videos below, and see for yourself whether you like them or not. A lot of people don’t….
Steady on Edith…
They go a bit weird for a bit in this one…
This is the complete set list, via NME:
‘Last Post On The Bugle’
‘Tell The King’
‘Boys In The Band’
‘Music When The Lights Go Out’
‘What Katie Did’
‘What Became Of The Likely Lads’
‘Can’t Stand Me Now’
‘Death On The Stairs’
‘The Ha Ha Wall’
‘Don’t Look Back Into The Sun’
‘Time For Heroes’
‘The Good Old Days’
‘Radio America’/'Up The Bracket’
‘What A Waster’
‘I Get Along’