A Look at the Libertines

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Sanctuary Records

The Libertines are Britain's hottest dysfunctional band, and their music is produced by the Clash's Mick Jones. New Musical Express called them the most important band of its generation. Yet theirs is a troubled story — of breakups, break-ins, and drug addiction. From London, Matt Cowan reports.

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