The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely
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Release date: 25 March 2008
Consolers Of The Lonely
As talented, rich and famous as he is, many people have Jack White down as a very good plunderer rather than a bona fide musical pioneer. He’s made a career from referencing the past, and admittedly doing it (for the most part) magnificently. And let’s not forget that in most interviews we hear him coming across as a well-meaning Luddite when it comes to talking about making – and...
- Mar 26, 2008
Tracklisting click track to read more
- Consoler of the Lonely
- Salute Your Solution
- You Don't Understand Me
- Old Enough
- The Switch and the Spur
- Hold Up
- Top Yourself
- Many Shades of Black
- Five on the Five
- Pull This Blanket Off
- Rich Kid Blues
- These Stones Will Shout
- Carolina Drama
Many Shades Of Black
- Jul 11, 2008
Jack's back with the Racon...who? The Cannery Ballroom, Nashville (April 14)
- May 2, 2008
Salute Your Solution
- Apr 11, 2008
Jack White and co will release a live film of their 2008 jazz festival appearance on June 18
Jack White and co are due to kick off US comeback dates tomorrow (September 14)
Jack White's band to headline MI Festival
The Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely: Wikipedia Album Entry
Consolers of the Lonely is the second album of The Raconteurs. It was released on March 25, 2008 on Warner Bros. Records in most parts of the world, and a day earlier on XL Recordings in the UK.
The band did no promotion before the album's release, and its existence was only confirmed a week before. Even so, the record was accidentally leaked by iTunes, and some fans managed to purchase the album early. It is available on all formats including CD, vinyl, and MP3. A video for the first single from the album, Salute Your Solution was released on the same day.
Critique of Consolers of the Lonely was largely positive; much of it centered on the chaotic sound and diverse nature of the album as well as its reminecense to albums by Led Zeppelin and The Who.
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Haven't seen the sun in weeks
My skin is getting pale
Haven't got a mind left to speak
And I'm skinny as a rail
Well, you've impressed me so completely
I start obsessing to hear from you
Whatever you do, you do sweetly
It takes a lot to not take from you
Been having bad times and I've been paying dues
Got shoes and money and good friends, too
Always play to win but always seem to lose
That's why I think I got a rich kid's blues
Pull this blanket off of me
Maybe it'll help me see
The things I believe to be true
Now that you have my attention,
What are you gonna do?
You might have good intentions
It's a decision that was made between you and me
And the division that was lately this odyssey, believe me
I'm bad enough and I guess, we're doing fine
But I'm scared of something more that is on the line
Go ahead, go ahead
And smash it on the floor
Take whatever's left
And take it with you out the door
How you gonna top yourself
When there is nobody else?
How you gonna do it by yourself?
'Cause I'm not gonna be here to help you, yeah
Hold up, hold up, hold up, hold up
Hold up, hold up, hold up, hold up
Had enough of these modern times
In the heat of the desert sun
On the blistering trail
An appaloosa and
A wanted man sprung from jail
You look pretty in your fancy dress
But I detect unhappiness
You never speak so I have to guess
You're not free
You don't understand me
But if the feeling was right, you might comprehend me
And why do you feel the need to tease me?
Why don't you turn it around?
I seem to think, I think I got a little situation
So listen to me sister, listen maybe you can help
I think I gave a lot of problems my consideration
But not for me they always seem to be for someone else
I'm not sure if there's a point to this story
But I'm going to tell it again
So many other people try to tell the tale
Not one of 'em knows the end