Anglo For Your Ear: The Libertines’ “The Boy Looked At Johnny”

Not the best Libs song, but “The Boy Looked at Johnny” is probably the most fun with its pub singalong chorus (“La dee die, la dee die, la deedy). The ’77-esque abandon of this song surely inspired everyone from Kaiser Chiefs to Hard-Fi. Pete Doherty has rarely sounded more sloshed, which is really saying something. From 2002′s landmark album, Up the Bracket.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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