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Rich

Patrick Walden speaks to NME

Ex-Babyshambles guitarist Patrick Walden has broken his silence about life in the band during their darkest times, and announced his new musical project, Big Dave.

Walden formed Babyshambles with Doherty in summer 2004 then officially left the band in December the following year – a month after the band’s debut album, ‘Down In Albion’, was released. He has played guitar as their guest sporadically at live shows since.

“The band had become a circus. There were so many snakes – we’d be in the studio and there’d be people taking pictures of Kate Moss doing coke,” Walden said, indicating the reasons why, along with his previously-spiralling heroin addiction, which he has since beaten, he left.

Walden was scheduled to reunite with Doherty and co at the Manchester MEN Arena last November, where he was set to play guitar during Babyshambles’ encore. “I had gone to Windsor to rehearse the night before,” he said. “There were drugs about, and it was supposed to be a drug-free tour. I wasn’t happy.”

Walden spoke about his new band, Big Dave, which he formed with Acoustic Ladyland’s Seb Rochford and Ruth Goller.

“The Big Dave sound is melodic and hard – there’s elements of Sonic Youth and or Nirvana,” he said. “We’ve got songs better than ‘Fuck Forever’ and ‘Pipedown’. We’re going to record an EP by mid-February."

For the full interview with Walden, see the new issue of NME, on UK newsstands from Wednesday (January 21).
Rich

Also a review of the babyshambles paris gig in this week's NME.
Quadrophenia

Drugs, Kate Moss...nothing I haven't heard before.
music666

I miss Walden, glad to hear he's getting back on track. No good talking about snakes though when he's telling NME about drugs on a 'drug free tour.'
powermonkey

Fair play to Pat... it wasn't just the drugs that got him off the tour, it was the 'Pete calling him up in tears because Mick didn't want Pat back with the band' thing, I think.

Hope they can work together in the future at some point, but I wish Pat all the best with Big Dave, they're class.
Rich

music666 wrote:
I miss Walden, glad to hear he's getting back on track. No good talking about snakes though when he's telling NME about drugs on a 'drug free tour.'


He might have referring to Mik, Pete seems pretty together on the night I saw him and on the powermonkey recorded gigs.
powermonkey

The first night at the RF in December Pete was probably the most sober person there. Not sure about the other nights, but he did have the flu and whatnot.
Rich

Full interview, thanks to somebody


Pat’s NME interview


NME 26 January 2008

"Pete and I were heroin and crack addicts...It got pretty dark. We weren't making any music. Mick Jones (The Clash) said at the height of their fame The Clash rehearsed five hours a day, but we weren't doing that."

He said his relationship with his former bandmates came to head when he was remanded for nine days in Pentonville prison in April 2006 while an 'on-off' member of the band. He was accused of assaulted his girlfriend after five policemen broke down his door and invaded his flat. Police forced the case to court, where Walden''s girlfriend confirmed that she had not been assaluted and he was found not guilty.

"They went on tour without me...That pissed me off. And the band had become a circus. There were somany snakes - we'd be in the studio and there'd be people taking of Kate Moss doing coke. I went to see Pete in his flat and said I was going to pop out. Pete asked if I was relaly coming back,and I said, 'Yeah'. But I didn't go back."

Instead Pat became a recluse and his drug addiction worsened. "I'd been doing the thing I'd been dreaming of my whole life - being in a rock'n'roll band. But fucking it all up...I felt that 27 my life was over."

He left London and slowly got clean. To mark his return to music he was due to reunite with Pete and co at the Manchester MEN Arena last November. But he decided not appear despite travellign up on the tour bus. "I had gone to Windsor to rhearse the night before...There were drugs about and it was supposed to be a drug-free tour. I wasn't happy."

Pete phoned a few days later with a view to inviting him to play at another show, but his relationsip with Mik Whitnall proved a stumbling block. "Pete was crinig, saing that Mik didn't want me to play."

"Mik's insecure. He had his eye on my job from the beginning."

Pat has since concentrated his musical efforts on his new band, Big Dave, which he formed with Seb and Ruth.

"I know Seb from the first Babyshambles sessions...We recorded in a little stuidio in east London and it felt so comfortable, so inspiring . A massive cloud was lifted from my head."

"Big Dave's sound is melodic and hard - there's elements of Sonic Youth and Mars Volta in the guitars, but with huge meldodies like Oasis or Nirvana....We've got songs better than Fuck Forever and Pipedown. We're going to record an EP by mid-February."

About Babyshambles:

"I would love to work with them...And I'd love to work with Pete again. But I want to establish myself with Big Dave first. We'll do some fucking damage, man."
Quadrophenia

He's fucking huge in the picture in NME
enditall

neeshambles wrote:
Full interview, thanks to somebody


Pat’s NME interview


NME 26 January 2008

"Pete and I were heroin and crack addicts...It got pretty dark. We weren't making any music. Mick Jones (The Clash) said at the height of their fame The Clash rehearsed five hours a day, but we weren't doing that."

He said his relationship with his former bandmates came to head when he was remanded for nine days in Pentonville prison in April 2006 while an 'on-off' member of the band. He was accused of assaulted his girlfriend after five policemen broke down his door and invaded his flat. Police forced the case to court, where Walden''s girlfriend confirmed that she had not been assaluted and he was found not guilty.

"They went on tour without me...That pissed me off. And the band had become a circus. There were somany snakes - we'd be in the studio and there'd be people taking of Kate Moss doing coke. I went to see Pete in his flat and said I was going to pop out. Pete asked if I was relaly coming back,and I said, 'Yeah'. But I didn't go back."

Instead Pat became a recluse and his drug addiction worsened. "I'd been doing the thing I'd been dreaming of my whole life - being in a rock'n'roll band. But fucking it all up...I felt that 27 my life was over."

He left London and slowly got clean. To mark his return to music he was due to reunite with Pete and co at the Manchester MEN Arena last November. But he decided not appear despite travellign up on the tour bus. "I had gone to Windsor to rhearse the night before...There were drugs about and it was supposed to be a drug-free tour. I wasn't happy."

Pete phoned a few days later with a view to inviting him to play at another show, but his relationsip with Mik Whitnall proved a stumbling block. "Pete was crinig, saing that Mik didn't want me to play."

"Mik's insecure. He had his eye on my job from the beginning."

Pat has since concentrated his musical efforts on his new band, Big Dave, which he formed with Seb and Ruth.

"I know Seb from the first Babyshambles sessions...We recorded in a little stuidio in east London and it felt so comfortable, so inspiring . A massive cloud was lifted from my head."

"Big Dave's sound is melodic and hard - there's elements of Sonic Youth and Mars Volta in the guitars, but with huge meldodies like Oasis or Nirvana....We've got songs better than Fuck Forever and Pipedown. We're going to record an EP by mid-February."

About Babyshambles:

"I would love to work with them...And I'd love to work with Pete again. But I want to establish myself with Big Dave first. We'll do some fucking damage, man."


Blasphemer! Know what he means but you'd think he would know better.

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