From page 68 of Classic Rock Magazine October 2007
The Rotten Mile
The (piss-streaked) streets of London.
Many bands have had a love affair with London, but few have portrayed her shortcomings as eloquently as Gallon Drunk. Seventeen years since their formation, the capital's gig circuit has bred further contempt in vocalist James Johnston, and on The Rotten Mile he sketches a city paved not with gold, but slaked with piss and tears, This is London afterthe sun sets on Waterloo, a bloodshot world of rattling tubes (Give Me Back What's Mine), cholera outbreaks (Down At The Harbour) and loneliness under the neon lights (Bad Servant). Helped along by a manic swamp-blues backing, this is unsettling stuff, but also pretty fantastic as long as you don't work for the tourist board. ••••••••