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Babyshambles

Babyshambles songsMost popular Babyshambles songs (see all 93 songs)
1Albion lyrics4,698
2Half Cocked Boy lyrics
3Unbilotitled lyrics
4New Love Grows On Trees lyrics
5Only Love Can Break Your Heart lyrics
6To The Bone lyrics
7I Got Sweets lyrics
8A Fool There Was lyrics
9Pipey McGraw lyrics
10I Wish lyrics

Babyshambles albumsMost popular Babyshambles albums (see all 6 albums)
1Shotter's Nation [2007]
2The Blinding EP [2006]
3Down in Albion [2005]
4Fuck Forever EP [2005]
5Sequel To The Prequel
6Sequel To The Prequel


Biography
Babyshambles are a British band formed by Peter Doherty as a side-project to (and later full time after departing) The Libertines.

The band's first single, Babyshambles, was released in April 2004 on High Society Records. Fewer than 1,000 copies of the CD and 7" were released and both can now be found changing hands for more than £50 on internet auction sites such as eBay.

The band underwent several changes of line-up before finally stabilising during Summer 2004 with Doherty on vocals, Patrick Walden on guitar, Gemma Clarke (who has now left the band to re-join The Suffrajets) on drums and Drew Mcconnell on bass.

During September and October 2004 Babyshambles embarked on a UK tour culminating in two sold-out shows at the London Scala. Despite claims that the band were only touring to raise money to support Doherty's drug habit the tour sold-out and received critical acclaim. The band's second single "Killamangiro" was released November 29 2004 on Rough Trade Records and reached number 8 in the UK charts. The band embarked on another tour in December amid increasing concern about Doherty's drug use. During a gig in Blackpool the band walked off stage as it became clear Doherty was too intoxicated to perform and a riot broke out at the London Astoria when Doherty failed to turn up for a gig.

In January 2005, Gemma Clarke quit the band, citing disagreements with the management who she considered irresponsible for failing to address Doherty's obvious drug problem. She was replaced with Adam Ficek, Patrick Walden's former bandmate in The White Sport. In February 2005 Doherty, along with fellow musician Alan Wass, was arrested on suspicion of assault and blackmail. It was alleged that Doherty assaulted Max Carlish, a documentary maker, in a London hotel, a charge he strenuously denied. Carlish had made a documentary about Doherty, from which clips were used for the channel 4 documentary 'Stalking Pete Doherty'. After allegedly assaulting Carlish, Doherty spent several nights in prison until £150,000 bail could be raised. After being released on bail Doherty spent several weeks in a recording studio in Wales working on Babyshambles' debut album. All charges against him were dropped in April 2005.

On October 1, 2005, the Babyshambles tour bus was raided by police. Pete Doherty was charged on suspicion of possession of class A drugs and bailed until December, although Pete Doherty claims that the substances were related to his Naltrexone implant.

Work on Babyshambles' debut album continued throughout April and May 2005 with Mick Jones, who worked with Doherty on the producing of The Libertines' albums. The album, "Down in Albion" was released on 14th November, having been leaked onto the internet on 19th October. It came 10th in the Radio 1 Album Charts. The single 'Albion' was released on the 28th November and came 8th in the Radio 1 Single Charts. Another single "Fuck Forever" was released on August 15th, reaching #4 on the UK Singles Chart.

Peter Doherty appeared on Newsnight at the end of 2005, and played a few secret and personal gigs to fans at the end of the year. At the start of 2006 the band announced that they would play 3 small club shows in London, Sheffield and Stoke. To fans' surprise, Babyshambles performed at the first of the London dates without guitarist Patrick Walden. Instead of Walden, Doherty played guitar at the London date. The band have since made an announcement that Walden quit the band to pursue other projects.

December 2006 saw the release of a new EP, featuring 'The Blinding', the July single 'Beg, Steal & Borrow' and new single 'I Love You (But You're Green)'.
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95 Comments
0 likes - like | 27-05-2012 22:43 AamandaF 
AamandaF
 
36 posts
@ song: Babyshambles - Albion

Aw Pete, why so amazing?
0 likes - like | 25-01-2009 16:57 johndavid 
 
3 posts
@ song: Babyshambles - You Talk

muy buena rola, le verdad con esta cancion los conoci e inmediatamente pense que es una muy buena banda.
0 likes - like | 13-09-2007 19:34 unearthedxxlust 
 
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@ song: Babyshambles - Albion

Woo for Oldham!
Brilliant song from a Brilliant man and his amazing army of Shambles =D
0 likes - like | 15-08-2007 22:25 purple_hippo 
purple_hippo
 
18,016 posts
@ song: Babyshambles - Up The Morning

This song is so underrated.
0 likes - like | 07-03-2007 19:20 emoranger 
 
23 posts
@ song: Babyshambles - La Belle et la Bête

i thought it was Kate Moss that sang on this? Maybe not
0 likes - like | 07-03-2007 19:20 emoranger 
 
23 posts
@ song: Babyshambles - La Belle et la Bête

i thought it was Kate Moss that sang on this? Maybe not
0 likes - like | 04-03-2007 17:29 babyshamblesss 
 
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@ song: Babyshambles - Beg, Steal Or Borrow

great song
0 likes - like | 04-03-2007 17:25 babyshamblesss 
 
5 posts
@ song: Babyshambles - The Blinding

3*
0 likes - like | 04-03-2007 17:24 babyshamblesss 
 
5 posts
@ song: Babyshambles - The Blinding

i love this song, babyshambles 3
0 likes - like | 25-01-2007 12:21 indiechick_ 
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@ song: Babyshambles - Beg, Steal Or Borrow

great new song.
0 likes - like | 25-01-2007 12:19 indiechick_ 
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@ song: Babyshambles - Albion

pete rocks my socks
0 likes - like | 17-01-2007 15:25 indiechick_ 
indiechick_
 
14,945 posts
@ song: Babyshambles - La Belle et la Bête

can't stop listening to this one
0 likes - like | 17-01-2007 15:23 indiechick_ 
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@ song: Babyshambles - Albion

great song
0 likes - like | 17-01-2007 15:20 indiechick_ 
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@ song: Babyshambles - Fuck Forever

if only i could get this song out of my head. i'm always humming it.
0 likes - like | 17-01-2007 15:15 indiechick_ 
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@ song: Babyshambles - The Blinding

this gotta be my favorite song from their latest EP

it's got a little bit of ska.. it's a little bit reggae-ish...
but still it's great and has a foot-tapping melody.
0 likes - like | 30-12-2006 12:03 Kajzing 
 
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@ song: Babyshambles - Who's Got The Crack

Is'nt this a lib song? Becuse it was recorded during the Babyshambles sessions, and in the original version you hear Carl and Pete laughing togheter...
0 likes - like | 30-12-2006 11:52 Kajzing 
 
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@ song: Babyshambles - Loyalty Song

Love Pete on this song...
0 likes - like | 30-12-2006 11:51 Kajzing 
 
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@ song: Babyshambles - Back From The Dead

Didn't Carl played guitarr on the first version of this song?
0 likes - like | 15-10-2006 19:27 katie_rose 
 
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@ song: Babyshambles - Albion

I loooove pete and babyshambles and also libertines. nice to finally meat others who feel the same. most people can't handle pete.
now i'm only looking forward to the 7th of november. live consert babyshambles. i've waited forever, missed it the last time they were around here.
0 likes - like | 08-10-2006 21:57 chop 
 
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@ song: Babyshambles - Back From The Dead

really love this song, love pete!
0 likes - like | 24-08-2006 15:05 pellie 
 
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@ song: Babyshambles - What Katy Did Next

my god, LOVE the song!! and I LOOOOVE PETE!!! so amazeing!!!
0 likes - like | 24-08-2006 14:52 pellie 
 
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@ song: Babyshambles - In Love With A Feeling

the song is so great!! LOVE Pete!!!!
0 likes - like | 24-08-2006 14:42 pellie 
 
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@ song: Babyshambles - Fuck Forever

Woooh!!! I LOOOVE babyshambles & PETE!!! sooo amazeing!! pete has the greatest music & spirit! how can u not love him!? this song rocks!
0 likes - like | 23-08-2006 00:11 libsinshambles 
 
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@ song: Babyshambles - The Man Who Came to Stay

Honestly one of my top five pete songs!! Its defs about carl ehh? what do you guys think?
0 likes - like | 21-07-2006 16:08 linamor 
 
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@ song: Babyshambles - Albion

I love the bas in this song