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on 25 December 2016
Excellent
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on 10 June 2014
I heard one of David Baerwald's songs in a film and Googled it from the lyrics, then purchased this CD. The album is phenomenal.
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on 12 July 2013
Selected the CD because heard a track on a film I was watching; enjoyed that and 2 other tracks. Disliked the fact that each track seems to feature a different "noise" effect. Second hand - and was in excellent condition.

Service was reasonable, but took much longer to arrive than normal Amazon orders.
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on 8 March 2006
I was unaware of who David Baerwald was when I bought this -- I can't even remember why I bought it, it was pure chance and I don't regret it for a moment. This is one blistering, beautiful album, full of rage and bile and wondrous visions. Lulling you, at first, into a false sense of security with a gentle tune that is, however, full of sinister overtones. After that, it's "hold on to your hat" time as he loads up four shots to the head and heart in a row. Baerwald, employing sound effects, samples and pure adrenalin, rips through a series of scenarios and identities, railing against complacency, politics and urban life with a commitment and anger that's hard to question. It's not easy listening, but it has raw drama and Baerwald is to be congratulated for confronting not only his own demons, but many others. The album settles down after this, but the mood is far from easy as the songs drift through yearning, regret, hope and despair. This is one of the most powerful albums, political or not, I've ever heard, and I deeply regret that, for Baerwald, this seemed to be a one-off. After this, he seemed to think he was John Mellencamp.
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on 4 June 2009
WARNING - Don't expect to like this album on your first listern ... All good albums take 10 Listerns ... This will probably take you 20 listerns to love it as it is an exceptional album. David Bearwald pure genius, Infact, I'd recommend you buy The Bedtime Stories album first or even David & Davids 'Boomtown' which are both more main stream. There is some radical stuff here, but if you like singer songwriters, amazingly clever lyrics (that put Springstein to shame) and composition, you will learn to love this. Track 1 - Secret Silken World is excetional, 'Aids and Armageddon' is genius ... 'Postman' and 'I am your Waiter' are oh so clever ... I could go on & on. This album will haunt and intrigue you for years. But buy Bedtime Stories first (cause it's equally as exceptional).
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on 31 October 2005
When this cd came out i had heard bedtime stories & liked it (except for one track "dance"...) Listening to the swedish radio one night suddenly mr Baerwald was there. Talking about conspiracies, about his father, about america.
I bought the cd & was soo dissapointed. The first half almost unlistenable. I read the reviews of the cd, reviewers remarked that Baerwald forced unpleasant material upon the listener. Like in "taxi driver"? Or "american psycho"? Perhaps.
Aids & armageddon is that about a secret plan to kill people in africa? Baerwald is angry. But try to listen to it from time to time & it will grow on you. Is there more a more beautiful song than "china lake"? Will "aids & armageddon" win you over, although it is not a beautiful song? I think so.
Baerwald is quite overlooked, derserves a chance, if you can take honesty & a critical view of what america can be.
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