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5.0 out of 5 stars Enough..., 15 Dec 2008
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Enough of the waffling, just buy it and the watch out for The Gaolers on tour. Some great tracks, smart lyrics with catchy choruses and great garage rock. Listening to this, or any other Graham Day album you have to ask yourself 'why are these guys not famous?'
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4.0 out of 5 stars There's still some things you can rely on, 22 Feb 2011
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If you listened to "Triple Distilled" back to back with "Soundtrack to The Daily Grind", the previous album, you'd struggle to tell where one ended and the other began. But that isn't necessarily a criticism - like its predecessor, TD is chockfull of great, raucous, garage classics-in-the-making, and again very close to Day's Prisoners songbook.

I'd agree with a previous reviewer that "Lost Without My Dignity" is the stand-out track, with simply one of the most amazing intros (and guitar parts generally) I've heard in quite a while.

I think the lyrics on this album are perhaps a bit more diverse, with everything from the smoker's lament about the smoking ban ("Wanna smoke"), to the tongue-in-cheek and self-explanatory "Glad I'm Not Young". Funny thing is, for a few moments listening to this album, I thought I was.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 'Just Some Songs', 27 Feb 2010
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'Triple Distilled' sounds far too much like early Jam for it to be ever considered a 5-star classic, but it has enough original raucous inclination and fraught cohesion to be judged favourably in its own right.
'Lost Without My Dignity' is the standout song; dipping soulfulness accompanied by twanging Fripp-style guitar, while the fearsome opener 'Glad I'm Not Young' kicks the set off in rampant fashion: strident garage lyrics harnessed to tight, crashing backing-riffs.

Thematically, 'TD' is concerned with the Great Rock 'n' Roll Dream, arrived at via Townshend, The Kinks, Crimson and our old Mr Influential himself - Paul Weller. There's nothing wrong with pulling influences as long as they're of a quality - a lot of the modern lovers boast fab record collections only to miss the point completely, and sometimes even misinterpret their own thinking.
You can listen to every great song ever recorded (and not even I'VE done that!), but it doesn't mean you've got even one in you. Day's ok on that score. He's not hiding anything - even an occasional Paul Jones impression - his stuff's on his cuffs. 'TD' has a decent percentage of winners despite the over-reverential obviousness of a cut or two.

The eternal trinity of sex, drugs and raunch 'n' roll will always be of interest to Joe Public, but stretching that over a whole album is perilous. That Day avoids the pitfall shows an understanding uniqueness that squeezes 'Triple Distilled' into the pros - leaving unabashed garbage like The Truth well in the cons.
Day even does a song lambasting the ludicrous smoking ban recently forced upon the already (some would say deservedly) long-suffering, apathetic Brits; hey, he's a man of the people as well...
Maybe he's a mod....(laughs).
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5.0 out of 5 stars He's done it again..., 23 Nov 2008
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The legend that is Graham Day continues apace with this fantastic slab of garage rock par excellence. If you like your music down and dirty, with a dollop of melody and soul then check out this CD and, indeed, all of Mr Day's back catalogue. He is truly a musical genius whose talent has been sadly ignored by the mainstream. It should be noted that the CD contains 13 songs, rather than the 12 listed. Track thirteen, 'The Most Expensive Sleep' is actually the standout track of the CD - pure adrenalin, knees a trembling, hips a shaking garage rock'n'roll - but played with a complete punk attitude. Mr Day, we salute you and may your talent eventually find its reward in rock'n'roll heaven.
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