Personalities | Babyshambles | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocal/instrumental group, 2004–present)

In every way a vehicle for ex-Libertine Pete Doherty (vocals), Babyshambles – Adam Ficek (drums) and Drew McConnell (bass) – continually teeter on the edge of greatness but more often than not fail dismally, often as a result of their singer’s criminal misdemeanours. A shame, as debut Down In Albion (2005) had some fine moments – most notably the track ‘Pentonville’, a stirring reggae melody sung by an ex-inmate of Doherty’s from his time in the London prison of the same name.

Styles & Forms | Twenty-First Century | Rock
Personalities | Badly Drawn Boy | Twenty-First Century | Rock

Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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