Under the Influence

Under the Influence

by Carl Barat
     
 

A collection of some of the songs that inspire him, Carl Barat's Under the Influence (which has a totally different meaning than former bandmate/professional addict Pete Doherty's "under the influence") is hardly shocking, given the sound of the Libertines and his solo work. His mix focuses on classicSee more details below

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A collection of some of the songs that inspire him, Carl Barat's Under the Influence (which has a totally different meaning than former bandmate/professional addict Pete Doherty's "under the influence") is hardly shocking, given the sound of the Libertines and his solo work. His mix focuses on classic British music that, whether it's punk (the Stranglers' "No More Heroes," the Clash's "Remote Control"), glam (Bowie's "Oh You Pretty Things"), Brit-pop (Supergrass' "Sitting Up Straight," Pulp's "Sorted for E's & Wizz"), or garage/2-step (the Streets' "Fit But You Know It"), puts as much emphasis on memorable melodies and well-chosen words as it does on energy and attitude. However, Barat's picks from American artists are more interesting, or at least less conventional: Dylan's "Hurricane" is more of a cult favorite than a standard. The slightly skewed, moon-in-June sentimentality of the Mamas & the Papas' "Dream a Little Dream" can be heard in Barat's own ballads, while the lo-fi cheek of the Moldy Peaches' "Who's Got the Crack" reflects the Libertines' most shambolic moments. Some music geeks might be disappointed that Under the Influence includes songs as well-known as the New York Dolls' "Personality Crisis" and the Smiths' "Bigmouth Strikes Again," but it takes a certain kind of confidence to choose well-loved songs that sound good together, instead of relying on obscurities to impress people.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/13/2005
Label:
UNDER THE INFLUENCE
UPC:
0689783000720
catalogNumber:
7

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Carl Barat   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

David Bowie   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
David Johansen   Composer
Joe Strummer   Composer
Lou Adler   Producer
Fabian André   Composer
Nick Banks   Composer
Jet Black   Composer
Jarvis Cocker   Composer
Jerry Dammers   Composer,Producer
Don DeVito   Producer
Candida Doyle   Composer
Dave Greenfield   Composer
Dave Jordan   Producer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Jacques Levy   Composer
Steve Lillywhite   Producer
Paul Weller   Composer
Martin Rushent   Producer
Wilbur Schwandt   Composer
Ken Scott   Producer
Russell Senior   Composer
Johnny Thunders   Composer
Sam Williams   Producer
Vic Coppersmith-Heaven   Producer
Hugh Cornwell   Composer
Michael Quinn   Composer
Mark Webber   Composer
Lee Mavers   Composer
Jam   Producer
Carl Barat   Liner Notes
Jean Jacques Burnel   Composer
Chris E. Thomas   Producer

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