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Solas — The PoisonJester's Mask
Album: The Edge of Silence
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6.7

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Total ratings: 842









Released: 2002
Length: 7:58
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There was tear gas in the poisonjester's mask
Shed a tear, dear, for the clown
Tried to fight fire with water
It went down on the ten o'clock news

I bought the paper and walked back to where I'd parked
The man on the movie theater steps
Can always find his needle
But I wonder where's the thread?

Chorus:
How much more can we bare
'Til the way is paved?
For the revolution
There'll be nothing left unchanged

Tonight I'm tired and I'm worn, so I consent
To cede control to the remote
To wrap me in its airtight void
And keep me from my own

(Chorus)

For the revolution
There'll be nothing left unchanged

We fight just wars and we build just walls
We raise cities and make cities fall
We raise children and we write their names
On granite walls, we don't like losing games
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 Jmr1371 wrote:
She sounds like Natalie Merchant.
 
Yes!
Rambling and noisy.
Sub-... give me a break.
For a moment when the song started I thought I heard Jeff Buckley's version of Hallelujah... That said, I'd love to hear some Jeff Buckley again :)
She sounds like Natalie Merchant.
Gosh, that took a long time to die didn't it.
the lyrics :
'How much more can we bare'
INDEED !
Nice slow-building groove . . .
Like this and their other stuff too.
I recently re-visited a disk of theirs I forgot I had. After a painful listen I cannot remember why I bought or how I acquired it  - and why. There was very little of this style on it...
Y A W N ! ! ! !
 Bozo wrote:
Anybody hear Renaissance?  Would like to hear this next to "Mother Russia!!"
 
Yes!  Good call, though also of course reminiscent of Dolores being Irish and all...very nice
Anybody hear Renaissance?  Would like to hear this next to "Mother Russia!!"
 Cynaera wrote:
Some pretty heavy lyrics here - I like this group!{#Mrgreen}
 
I think they're insipid.
 sporkster wrote:
afreelunch wrote:


Nha Trang, Philadelphia—what's the difference?
 

Hey, that is 30th Street Station! How many hours have I wasted sitting on those benches waiting for my train late at night... (Main room always nicer and warmer than the SEPTA tracks!) Memories!
 
I was just there for the first time a month ago.  I've seen this photo before but now that I have some reference, it's seems cooler for some reason.


Wiki sez: "Solas has previously recorded five of Duvekot's songs: "Black Annis," "The Poisonjester's Mask," "Erin," "Reasonland," and "Merry Go Round.""
afreelunch wrote:


Nha Trang, Philadelphia—what's the difference?
 

Hey, that is 30th Street Station! How many hours have I wasted sitting on those benches waiting for my train late at night... (Main room always nicer and warmer than the SEPTA tracks!) Memories!
 ziggytrix wrote:
Makes me think of the Stones' Salt of the Earth.  Especially in the chorus.  That just me?
 

Yes, Ziggy! Fortunately!
BEST SONG IN A LONGER TIME!
             10


PS
8 listeners voted this to be a "1"
LOL!!!

Makes me think of the Stones' Salt of the Earth.  Especially in the chorus.  That just me?
These guys are cool.  Will have to pick this up.
WOOOW!
Incredible guitar work!
That's a beautiful and moving piece. Mature songwriting that made me feel good inside and out.
 Old_Pat wrote:

seems that they are......
 
Well, this is a sort of hybrid Old/New World group, with American and Irish components. The Celtic influence reaches lots of places.
 Cynaera wrote:
Some pretty heavy lyrics here - I like this group!{#Mrgreen}

I swear I heard something like "i can't use the remote".  Story of my life.{#Whistle}

Some pretty heavy lyrics here - I like this group!{#Mrgreen}
 prickelpit96 wrote:
Background looks like the trainstation in Nha Trang.
 

Nha Trang, Philadelphia—what's the difference?
 xkolibuul wrote:

And what pray tell is the REAL Celtic genre? That is just silly.
 
Quite. Celtic music is that music which is produced by Celts, which includes folk in Ireland, Scotland, Brittany, Nova Scotia, New Zealand, and for that matter the US. There is no celtic genre, but instead an incredibly wide variety of music from a host of backgrounds, which in Scotland in particular fuses into all sorts of weird and wonderful combinations (Salsa Celtica, Red Hot Chilli Pipers, Runrig, Capercaillie, to name but a few of many bands in the Scots musical renaissance). If yer man means 'hi-diddly-eye' music then that'll be Oirish, I reckon, but Solas or Cranberries sure don't fit into that genre. 

 manzanitafire wrote:
Thought these guys were just Celtic.
 
seems that they are......

Wow, like that a lot!
Excellent song !
Somebody kick the MP3 player.  It's stuck.  Bad.
This is actually one of my least favorite songs off this album... I guess I'm just more of a fan of the more celtic stuff they do.
{#Yes} Not that bad...a little Cowboy Junkies, a little Steeleye Span.
DBCinCA wrote:
Have you ever noticed something about Cranberries lyrics?
Have you ever noticed?
Have you ever noticed?
Ever noticed? Listen to any of their songs and you'll hear it.
Any of their songs.
Any, any, any of their songs.
Their songs, their songs.

A+++++++!!!! Would definitely do business again!

What an incredibly wonderful song. Thought these guys were just Celtic. I stand corrected.
My coworker just said that this sounds like snake charmer music.
DBCinCA wrote:
Have you ever noticed something about Cranberries lyrics? Have you ever noticed? Have you ever noticed? Ever noticed? Listen to any of their songs and you'll hear it. Any of their songs. Any, any, any of their songs. Their songs, their songs.
:clap: I will never be able to take the Cranberries seriously again. Thank-you.
EPIC
I love these guys.
Background looks like the trainstation in Nha Trang. :eek:
Hotpress says "it's not often that Irish music sounds that much fun". This was not fun. I guess we need to listen to other tracks. The Cranberriness is annoying on this one. Even though I like them.
Late night there, bokey? bokey wrote:
yawn
DBCinCA wrote:
Have you ever noticed something about Cranberries lyrics? Have you ever noticed? Have you ever noticed? Ever noticed? Listen to any of their songs and you'll hear it. Any of their songs. Any, any, any of their songs. Their songs, their songs.
that is making me LMAO!!! And then I look at it again and it happens again. Too funny!!
DBCinCA wrote:
Have you ever noticed something about Cranberries lyrics? Have you ever noticed? Have you ever noticed? Ever noticed? Listen to any of their songs and you'll hear it. Any of their songs. Any, any, any of their songs. Their songs, their songs.
HAHAHAHAHA! Oh, that's rich.
NeilBlanchard wrote:
Greetings, I'll admit this is the first time I have ever heard a Solas song -- pretty good! Neil
neil ... you're killing me with your proper posting ... if you haven't noticed, we're not very formal 'round here ... think casual friday ... all the time.
DBCinCA wrote:
Have you ever noticed something about Cranberries lyrics? Have you ever noticed? Have you ever noticed? Ever noticed? Listen to any of their songs and you'll hear it. Any of their songs. Any, any, any of their songs. Their songs, their songs.
:lol: one of the best comments i've seen on RP.
rubenbeagle wrote:
count me in on this one........... :music:
Me too! Great tune! :bananajam:
count me in on this one........... :music:
Old_Pat wrote:
It do drag on a bit towards the end, dunit?
Indeed it do.
I like...
yawn
Greetings, I'll admit this is the first time I have ever heard a Solas song -- pretty good! Neil
ROTFLMAO!!! DBCinCA wrote:
Have you ever noticed something about Cranberries lyrics? Have you ever noticed? Have you ever noticed? Ever noticed? Listen to any of their songs and you'll hear it. Any of their songs. Any, any, any of their songs. Their songs, their songs.
This is why I contribute to your effort, Bill... you keep me coming back with bands like Solas. Don't listen to the narrow-minded naysayers; you're doing a great job.
wonderful song - wonderful voice - great guitar!! Some magic in the air.... STINGRAY!
It do drag on a bit towards the end, dunit?
tony99 wrote:
Watered-down Cranberries? I didn't think anything could be worse that Whiny Dolores and the crew ... Awful fake Celtic cr*p, this .... and the less said about the Whieberries the better
Well, since you appear to be an expert in whining... And what pray tell is the REAL Celtic genre? That is just silly.
cptbuz wrote:
to me this sounds like The Cranberries, only watered down and sweetened...maybe they should have called themselves Oceanspray or Cranberry Juice Cocktail...it's not horrible, but just kind of gives me that 'I've heard it done with more intense feelings' tone to it...just my opinion...
Watered-down Cranberries? I didn't think anything could be worse that Whiny Dolores and the crew ... Awful fake Celtic cr*p, this .... and the less said about the Whieberries the better
cptbuz wrote:
to me this sounds like The Cranberries, only watered down and sweetened...maybe they should have called themselves Oceanspray or Cranberry Juice Cocktail...it's not horrible, but just kind of gives me that 'I've heard it done with more intense feelings' tone to it...just my opinion...
Have you ever noticed something about Cranberries lyrics? Have you ever noticed? Have you ever noticed? Ever noticed? Listen to any of their songs and you'll hear it. Any of their songs. Any, any, any of their songs. Their songs, their songs.
Darrooon wrote:
The thing I like about Solas is their willingness to explore the boundaries beyond Trad-Irish. Hat's off to Seamus & Mick & the gang!
... :cheers: ... Tip o' the hat! ...
Good sound. :cool:
Not a CD I'd buy - but OK'ish I suppose - but is it only me that finds the quality of this upload to be really nasty?
to me this sounds like The Cranberries, only watered down and sweetened...maybe they should have called themselves Oceanspray or Cranberry Juice Cocktail...it's not horrible, but just kind of gives me that 'I've heard it done with more intense feelings' tone to it...just my opinion...
The thing I like about Solas is their willingness to explore the boundaries beyond Trad-Irish. Hat's off to Seamus & Mick & the gang!
anyone else hearing merchant's wonder? vocal style and backing guitar are almost identical.
Essbee wrote:
Not all of us listeners are black-t-shirt-wearin', Jar-Jar-excusin', graphic-novel-thumbin,' no-sex-havin' latter-day hippie wannabes, so enough of the Joan Baezy, Sandy-Denny-ey flowery interminable medievel-soundin' wailings.
I'm going to memorize this one so I can use it the next time someone cuts me off in traffic. That Jar-Jar-excusin' bit will put those bad drivers in their place for sure! Enjoyable track, in any case.
alniebel wrote:
Not all of us are... erm... whatever it is you are... either. Why are so many people angry at genres other than what they are accustomed to listening to? This is the problem with our world today. Chill out.
Exactumondo. BillG, don't pass on Solas.
Essbee wrote:
Not all of us listeners are black-t-shirt-wearin', Jar-Jar-excusin', graphic-novel-thumbin,' no-sex-havin' latter-day hippie wannabes, so enough of the Joan Baezy, Sandy-Denny-ey flowery interminable medievel-soundin' wailings.
Not all of us are... erm... whatever it is you are... either. Why are so many people angry at genres other than what they are accustomed to listening to? This is the problem with our world today. Chill out.
Essbee wrote:
Not all of us listeners are black-t-shirt-wearin', Jar-Jar-excusin', graphic-novel-thumbin,' no-sex-havin' latter-day hippie wannabes, so enough of the Joan Baezy, Sandy-Denny-ey flowery interminable medievel-soundin' wailings.
:rolleyes:
Not all of us listeners are black-t-shirt-wearin', Jar-Jar-excusin', graphic-novel-thumbin,' no-sex-havin' latter-day hippie wannabes, so enough of the Joan Baezy, Sandy-Denny-ey flowery interminable medievel-soundin' wailings.
Pretty good, but it sure does suffer from following Fairport Convention's Tam Lin. I like this singer, but she's no Sandy Denny. Then again, no one is anymore. Sigh....
Ahhh, good song for Halloween!
Helchat wrote:
:puke:
This song is doing the same for me.
out of all the ones i've heard off this album, this is the only one i really like. of course it might just be my mood. a 6.
So that's the best you can do? I'm siding with the others: Solas is luminous, one nice groove after another. GREAT! Helchat wrote:
:puke:
:puke:
really well done!
A wonderful selection.
I love that Solas breaks out of the parameters of what "Celtic" music usually is. I love Celtic music in general, and Solas in particular, and it's wonderful to hear these extraordinarily talented musicians stretching limits.
I remember seeing Solas back in the day locally in Nashville. Speaking of, look for a great Nashville collaboration project with Solas contributing a song or two: https://www.handsacrossthewater.com
I rated this song back in July and I like it even more now!
excellent :bounce: :bounce:
nice jam at the end, sounds good with the bass cranked
:clap: This is what RP is all about. I'd never heard this band until this song.... its totally captivated me. Fantastic :clap:
I don\'t know anything about the band, but this tune really caught my ear. I\'ll keep listening for more!