Ireland has always been a troubled country and from her troubles has come much of her music and song. There is scarcely a tragic event which has not been recorded in song — songs of great beauty and songs of great sadness: but throughout their troubled times the irish have retained a sense of humour and still have the ability to laugh at events having first had a good cry at them: The internment policy and the resulting raids on homes gave rise to the bin-lid rattling alarm system which has saved many an innocent man from capture. Yet tragic as the actuality is, the "Lid Of Me Granny's Bin" takes a different and laughing look at the situation. But as they say — "who's laughing at who?" The bravery of seven internees in swimming the icy waters of belfast lough to escape from the prison ship maidstone is in no way lessened by the humour in the song "The Magnificent Seven" for again — "who's laughing at who?" and so it is with all the songs on this album. Somebody takes a knock — usually the establishment be it the organised (sic) government, the press or the individual politicians. Oh yes, and if you do hear the bins when you're playing this they're probably coming to lift your record.