Originally Posted by jackiedollheart
its not really about 'playing' the big bad ****ed up rockstar routine, he has a drug addiction and its not like hes asking to be arrested. Libertines were popular when hardly anyone in the mainstream knew about them.
whether he has an addiction isn't the point, he exploits it to get into the headlines because he knows he wouldn't do it based on his current musical ability. hence all the theatrics with syringes and stuff, he thrives on noteriety. the libertines were never really that underground, and once carl had enough of him i think pete probably realised he wasn't going anywhere on his own. babyshambles are a poor, poor effort at a band and i dont think anyone would be interested in them if it wasn't for the mystique that pete drums up through his behaviour. he's too lucid and too intelligent to not know exactly what he is doing. i'm not saying he isn't genuinely an addict, just that he uses that