Solomon Eagle

Album: Trick (2016)
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  • Jamie Treays is warning us here that if society carries on with its violence and police brutality, it could lead to Armageddon. He takes the persona of the 17th century Quaker prophet Solomon Eccles, also known as Solomon Eagle, who during the Great Plague of 1665 went about denouncing judgment upon London with a pan of burning charcoal on his head.
  • Treays has said this is his attempt at a song that Wu-Tang Clan's RZA could have produced.
  • The spoken-word section is an excerpt from Daniel Defoe's semi-fictional account of the Great Plague of 1665 titled A Journal of the Plague Year.
  • Solomon Eagle is also depicted in the Trick album art, which is an 1843 painting by Paul Falconer Poole.

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