The next serving from DMC's Under The Influence comes from a song writing extraordinaire in the making, The Libertines front man, Carl Barat. Following in the established footsteps of Morrissey, Ian Brown, Paul Weller, Super Furry Animals and Paul Heaton, Barat's selection of songs is a blend of punk, new wave, ska and the finer moments of Britpop.
Barat formed The Libertines together with Pete Doherty after meeting and bonding over a shared passion for music in the late nineties. The rest is well-documented tabloid history of punch-ups, burglaries, prison sentences, drug addictions and guerrilla gigging. Amongst all the drama The Libertines more importantly released two stunningly crafted albums ﾖ 'Up the Bracket' and 'Libertines'. Living and creating music that sits perfectly in between the urban assaults of The Clash and the arch romanticism of The Smiths, The Libertines has become the voice of a new frustrated generation.
Both references, The Smiths (Big Mouth Strikes Again) and The Clash (Remote Control) are featured here; along side other obvious song writing inspirations such as the New York Dolls (Personality Crisis), The Jam (Eaton Rifles), David Bowie (Oh You Pretty Things), and Small Faces (The Universal).
You'll also find gems such as The Mama's And The Papa's cover of Dream A little Dream, Bob Dylan (Hurricane) and The La's (Son Of A Gun) which are all standard features of his (and The Libertines) notorious acoustic gigs as well as whiskey fuelled all night sessions back at the flat. Classic tracks from The Specials (Too Much Too Young), Pulp (Sorted For E's And Whizz), The Stranglers (No More Heroes) Moldy Peaches (Whose Got The Crack) and The Streets (Fit But you Know It) are also included here.
01. Mama's And The Papas 'Dream A Little Dream'
02. David Bowie 'Oh You Pretty Things'
03. Bob Dylan 'Hurricane'
04. Small Faces 'The Universal'
05. The Las 'Son Of A Gun'
06. Supergrass 'Sitting Up Straight'
07. New York Dolls 'Personality Crisis'
08. Clash 'Remote Control'
09. Jam 'Eton Rifles'
10. Stranglers 'No More Heroes'
11. Specials 'Too Much Too Young'
12. The Smiths 'Big Mouth Strikes Again'
13. Mouldy Peaches 'Whose Got The Crack'
14. Pulp 'Sorted For E's And Whiz'
15. Streets 'Fit But You Know It'