Libertines : What A Waster
A new dawn has come, brothers and sisters...
Whatever your take on the novelty plastic soul of this record (encapsulated in lines like "[I]What a divvy/What a fuckin’ div/Talking like a moron/Walking like a spiv[/I]" and the bits where they go all wobbly-cockney like Madness in a tumble drier), there’s no denying that it’s a brilliantly invigorating no-wave racket [a]Libertines[/a]make. Raw, raucous and indecently spunky, it’s ‘Going Underground’ in an infant school playground bundle and the perfect foil to The Eighties Matchbox’s dark-eyed portent, having more tunes in it than it’s capable of supporting without massive benefit fraud.
A new dawn has come, brothers and sisters, and ‘What A Waster’ is its Breakfast Show jingle.
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