Those little monkeys. I have to admit, the album is brilliant. Musically, it's got all of that Libertines-Clash energy, but frankly better tunes than either of those bands ever had. Lyrically, it's extremely smart and witty:
and anyone who references Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em in song is alright...
"He talks of San Francisco, he's from Hunter's Bar / I don't quite know the
distance / But I'm sure that's far" (FAKE TALES OF SAN FRANCISCO)
"And I'm so tense, never tenser / It could all go a bit Frank
Spencer?" (YOU PROBABLY COULDN'T SEE FOR THE LIGHTS BUT YOU WERE STARING
STRAIGHT AT ME)
That's my phrase of the moment.
For once - do believe the hype!