July 16, 2009 12:24

Mick Jones reveals desire to produce new Libertines album

Former Clash man says 'Yes please!' to reunion rumours

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Mick Jones has said he is keen to produce another album by The Libertines, should the band reunite.

The former Clash guitarist produced both 2002's 'Up The Bracket' and 2004's 'The Libertines' by Pete Doherty and Carl Barat's band, as well as Babyshambles' 2005 debut 'Down In Albion'.

When asked if he'd be interested in working with The Libertines – who Doherty recently vowed will reform – on a future project, Jones answered "Oh yes, please, you know?"

The legend added that he hasn't been in contact with anyone from The Libertines recently, though he is keen for the band to reunite.

"I haven't heard anything from them, but I hope they do [get back together]. I love them. If it's meant to be it's meant to be, and if it's written then it's written. I hope it happens," Jones told The Quietus.

Later, speaking to NME.COM at the launch of his Rock & Roll Public Library exhibition in west London last night (July 14), Jones addressed the criticism levelled at 'Down In Albion', which received mediocre reviews at the time of its release. Jones says he stands by the album and believes it to be a lost classic.

"I don't worry about it," he said. "People don't know now, but in 20 years time they're gonna go 'Fucking hell!'"

Jones' exhibition, which is open to the public, features thousands of items the guitarist has hoarded since his childhood. He has filled several rooms – including one called 'Mick's Office' – with memorabilia from his Clash and Big Audio Dynamite days, along with books, magazines, clothing, toys, vintage cameras, videos, board games and records.

He is also inviting bands to use the exhibition's studio space to record music.

"You'll come in, and as part of the exhibition they'll be actually recording and you'll be able to walk into the control room and hang out while bands are recording," he explained.

Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, who was also at the launch, told NME.COM that many of the artefacts on show brought back memories of his childhood.

"It's like stepping back in time, for me," he explained. "All the stuff he's got up there is what I had as a kid, but Mick's kept it."

The exhibition takes place from July 18 until August 23. It is situated underneath the Westway at 2 Acklam Road, just off London's Portobello Road and a short walk from Ladbroke Grove undergound station.

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