Libertines: Up The Bracket

The Libertines: Up The Bracket
Title: Up The Bracket
Label: Rough Trade Us

Two CDs. Digitally remastered and expanded 20th Anniversary edition. Up The Bracket arrived like a raging bull in a tired post-Britpop China shop and introduced the world to The Libertines, a new gang of London bohemians, whose ragged tunes, red military tunics, opiated poetry and 'live now pay never' lifestyle came to define the millennial angst of the early noughties. At the heart of the band is the blood bond bromance between the ramshackle Music Hall Jagger/Richards, Peter Doherty and Carl Barat, ably assisted by the rock solid rhythm twins John Hassall and Gary Powell. Any bookie worth his salt would have given you short odds on this quartet surviving more than a month or two, given the teetering on the brink lifestyle they chose to lead, but here we are two decades later and our Byronic heroes, though older and wiser, are still fighting the good fight and making music every bit as vital as their debut. The belief, talent and fervour that Doherty spoke of in their earliest manifesto has stood them in good stead. Up The Bracket, justly considered one of the greatest albums of the noughties, was originally released on October 21st 2002 by Rough Trade Records. The album, a heady stew of indie rock, skiffle, blues, dub and English bucolic pop, was a huge shot in the arm to a largely redundant music scene and helped to inspire the rebirth of guitar music, going on to influence countless artists who followed in it's wake. Up The Bracket, which was produced by Mick Jones of The Clash, takes you on a wondrously poetic journey into the band's mythical world and their fevered dreams of Albion, a land of squalid glamour, liberty, equality, fraternity, gin palaces and chip shops.

1.1 Vertigo
1.2 Death On The Stairs
1.3 Horrorshow
1.4 Time For Heroes
1.5 Boys In The Band
1.6 Radio America
1.7 Up The Bracket
1.8 Tell The King
1.9 The Boy Looked At Johnny
1.10 Begging
1.11 The Good Old Days
1.12 I Get Along
2.1 Horror Show (Live At The 100 Club 04/10/02)
2.2 Vertigo (Live At The 100 Club 04/10/02)
2.3 The Delaney (Live At The 100 Club 04/10/02)
2.4 What A Waster (Live At The 100 Club 04/10/02)
2.5 Begging (Live At The 100 Club 04/10/02)
2.6 Time For Heroes (Live At The 100 Club 04/10/02)
2.7 Death On The Stairs (Live At The 100 Club 04/10/02)
2.8 Boys In The Band (Live At The 100 Club 04/10/02)
2.9 I Get Along (Live At The 100 Club 04/10/02)

Libertines: Up The Bracket

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