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The Prisoners: The Last Fourfathers

Paul Moody, Uncut, March 2008

IN 1985, GRAHAM DAY WAS 21. His band, The Prisoners, had already made a name for themselves as part of The Milkshakes-led Medway Scene — including a memorable slot on The Tube sporting Star Trek outfits — but the future looked shaky. Despite releasing two fine albums (Better In Black and The Wiser Miser Demelza) their hard- drinking image had earned them a reputation in the industry as trouble. Maybe they were better suited to the bearpit of the Hammersmith Clarendon than a major label.

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