Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Gallon Drunk - The Rotten Mile (2008)

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After a hiatus of five years Gallon Drunk came back with, in my opinion, their best album for over a decade. If you aren't familiar with Gallon Drunk yet, than is 'The Rotten Mile' a damn good introduction to their aggressive, sleazy and dark blues sound (most standout track are 'All Hands Lost at Sea, 'Christmas', 'Down at the Harbour', Put The Bolt in the Door' and my favourit 'Running Out of Time'). If you dig Nick Cave's Grinderman, than you will adore this as well, that's for sure.

Here's a short biography: formed in London in 1988, with a sound characterised by a swamp rock sound, is noted for its dark subject matter. The lead vocalist is James Johnston, who is also a member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Faust. He has played and toured with the Bad Seeds since 1993's 'Let Love In' album and contributed electric organ (a trademark element of the Gallon Drunk sound) to the 'Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus' album and tour (2004).
Gallon Drunk's popularity and visible profile arguably peaked in 1992/1993 with the release of their second album 'From The Heart of Town'. In their twenty-year career they have released six studio albums, which 'The Rotten Mile' was te last one.

Gallon Drunk on Myspace Download The Rotten Mile Here


Pascal Thunder said...

Kill Kill Kill Pascalito!!!
Merci beaucoup

icastico said...

One of the most unappreciated bands working today.