Published on September 2nd, 2011 | by Lewis Donovan
Peter Doherty Exclusive Interview
Giving his first interview since his release from prison and since the tragic passing of close friend Amy Winehouse, Peter Doherty found time in his busy schedule to sit down with Lewis Donovan for this exclusive interview backstage at Reading Festival.
Pete went into detail about his decision to cover Amy Winehouse‘s ‘My Tears Dry On Their Own‘ during his Reading & Leeds sets, as well as his experience of the riots from where he was staying in Camden, North London.
“I’ve got this tag thing when I came out of prison because I have to stay on a curfew so I literally wasn’t allowed outside my front door. But at the same time all down Camden High Street where I was staying there were police vans, people running around with baseball bats and masks, and I stuck my head out and it was like: ‘What the fuck is going on?‘.”
He also placed the blame for the violent scenes that swept the nation on a ‘consumer society’.
“We do live in a material world and we have it dangled in front of us all of the time. What got me is the people getting into bookmakers leaping up the walls trying to get the LCDs and screens. It’s insane. It’s not that it’s not on, it’s almost like the perfect reaction to the consumer society we live in – it’s like they’ve been asking for it.”
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