Pete Doherty | Pete Doherty recalls having ‘vocabulary battles’ at 4am
Pete Doherty and Carl Barat used to have drunken “vocabulary battles” at 4 a.m.
The 43-year-old singer and Carl, 44, founded The Libertines in 1997, and Pete recalled the early years of their successful partnership.
He shared, “Carl used to go on these drinking missions, who could give a fuck the most and I would question that and the lack of artistic pursuit, and Carl was always up for the challenge and was like, ‘I can drink anyone at the table and still be a poet” and all that.
“So we’d have these weird vocabulary battles. It’d be four in the morning and we’d have a dictionary each, and then we’d throw words at each other to see who had the most vocabulary.”
Pete was also inspired by what Carl could do while drunk.
Speaking on the ‘Up The Bracket – 20 Years of The Libertines’ podcast, Pete explained: “Sometimes you pull out the guitar and it’s like a sacred moment for me to see someone who could play guitar. so naturally. I learned a lot just by watching him, I would go out and train like crazy.”
Les Libertines are currently celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album, “Up the Bracket”.
And Carl can finally enjoy the success they’ve managed to achieve together.
He said: “I’m more blessed now than I’ve ever been by all of this. I’m finally starting to…I think I’ve spent so much time doing this thinking it’s going to be taken away. I always thought it was going to be taken away from me.
“I’ve finally gotten to a point where I can look at all of the work that we’ve done together and I can say ‘It hasn’t been taken down.’ It’s there now, it’s locked.”