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Triage''The time is ripe for pure dissent,'' snarls David Baerwald, as guitars screech and drums pound. Throughout Triage, his second album,...TriageRock''The time is ripe for pure dissent,'' snarls David Baerwald, as guitars screech and drums pound. Throughout Triage, his second album,...1993-04-09
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Triage

Genre: Rock; Lead Performer: David Baerwald; Producer (group): A&M

”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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