Shotter's Nation

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Shotter's Nation
Babyshambles studio album


October 1, 2007 (UK)
October 23, 2007 (US)

Label (s) EMI , Parlophone (UK)
Astralwerk (US)

Genre (s)

Indie rock , post punk revival

Title (number)


running time




Stephen Street

Studio (s)

Olympic Studios , London , England

The Blinding EP
Shotter's Nation Oh What a Lovely Tour

Shotter's Nation is the second studio album by the English rock band Babyshambles around Peter Doherty. The album was produced by Stephen Street , best known for his work with The Smiths , Blur and The Cranberries .

Almost two years after the first album Down in Albion , Shotter's Nation was released on October 1, 2007 in the UK and in the United States on October 23.

Kate Moss , Peter Doherty's fiancée until the summer of 2007, served as the secondary copywriter for some of the songs .

Origin of name

Shotter is a slang term for drug dealers. In fact, there are many references to drugs on the album , if Peter Doherty is not himself considered a heavily drug addict.


  1. "Carry On Up the Morning" ( Peter Doherty , Michael Whitnall ) - 2:57
  2. "Delivery" (Doherty, Whitnall) - 2:41
  3. "You Talk" (Doherty, Kate Moss ) - 3:30
  4. "UnBiloTitled" (Doherty, Peter Wolfe , Adam Ficek ) - 3:52
  5. "Side of the Road" (Doherty) - 2:09
  6. "Crumb Begging Baghead" (Doherty, Whitnall) - 3:43
  7. "Unstookie Titled" (Doherty, Whitnall, Ficek) - 4:30
  8. "French Dog Blues" (Doherty, Ian Brown , Moss) - 3:32
  9. "There She Goes" (Doherty) - 3:36
  10. "Baddie's Boogie" (Doherty, Whitnall, Moss) - 3:55
  11. "Deft Left Hand" (Doherty, Whitnall, Moss) - 4:04
  12. "Lost Art of Murder" (Doherty) - 4:38



Shotter's Nation reached the top position in the British album charts at number 5. In Germany it reached number 18, in Austria number 14 and in Switzerland number 29.


The singles Delivery and You Talk , also released in 2007, reached the highest positions 6 and 54 in the UK charts.


The reviews were mostly good or even very good. However, there was also criticism of the entirety of the album, the history of its creation and Peter Doherty, such as B. from the Sunday Times . The Irish Independent , on the other hand, recognized Doherty's maturity compared to the previous album Down in Albion and even placed it above the albums of its predecessor band, the Libertines .


Shotter's Nation album cover was painted by Alizé Meurisse . The model was based on the painting The Death of Chatterton by the English painter Henry Wallis from 1856. Originally Kate Moss was to be shown on the cover, but ultimately a similar-looking unknown woman was used for the cover.

Individual evidence

  1. Review of the Times online edition of Shotter's Nation
  2. The Irish Independent's Critique of Shotter's Nation