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Triage

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Triage

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
David Baerwald
Producers:
A&M
genre:
Rock

We gave it an A-

”The time is ripe for pure dissent,” snarls David Baerwald, as guitars screech and drums pound. Throughout Triage, his second album, Baerwald is ferociously without hope — a guy who reads the newspapers too closely, who thinks too much about corruption and war. The result is carefully crafted singer-songwriter material played at full rock & roll blast. ”I dream assassination/I hallucinate cash,” he yells on ”AIDS & Armageddon,” ”I’m afraid of my own future/I’m disgusted by my past.” Raucous, worldly, bitterly funny, this is the sound of one man outraged that there’s so much cruelty in the world. ”Am I alone in this? Am I alone?” he howls over and over on ”The Waiter.” Hope not, Dave. A-

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