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David & David
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: DAVID & DAVID Title: BOOMTOWN Street Release Date: 01/01/1987


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All Artists: David & David
Title: Boomtown
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fontana a&M
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075021513426, 082839513425


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Media Type: CD
Street Release Date: 01/01/1987

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Rajeev P. (RockinRaju) from CORVALLIS, OR
Reviewed on 9/25/2022...
This is one of the best albums to come out of the 1980s, and I hold the opinion that this is one of the greatest albums of all time. Unfortunately it is also the only album to come out of the collaboration of David Baerwald and David Ricketts. The songs all have catchy, accessible hooks, but hide pain, anguish, despair, longing underneath that veneer in a way that, nearly 35 years later their relevance has not diminished.
David & David could be singing about the couple my wife and I noticed the other day sitting across from each other at dinner, but completely engaged on their mobile devices with "Being Alone Together". "Welcome to the Boomtown" highlights how easy it is to go astray, especially with easily accessible big-city addictions. "Swallowed by the Cracks" talks about how big dreams can fall by the wayside....and be swallowed by the cracks. "Ain't So Easy" is about relationship struggles with lyrics that really capture that sinking feeling. I could go on and on. While maybe not as remarkable as Prince playing all the instruments on his initial albums, it should be noted that the Davids basically played all the instruments here. This probably let them harmonize the lyrical emotion and content with the music in ways few artists can - and the result is, I maintain, one of the greatest and most criminally underrated albums of all time.

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The Stunning Surprise of 1987.
dev1 | Baltimore | 04/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"David Baerwald and David Ricketts seemed to appear from thin air in 1987 with their victorious debut titled Boomtown. The album depicts the hopeless struggle of two close friends to overcome their obstacles and reach their goal; which is, complete an artistic work of tender and stirring compositions. Plagued by alcohol and drugs (Swallowed By The Cracks, A Rock For The Forgotten), and bending under the burdens of daily existence (Being Alone Together), David & David delayed their ambitions. Failed relationships also enter the picture: `Ain't So Easy' pits affection against possession, and earthly pleasure temporally cures the trials of survival in `All Alone In The Big City.' The only optimistic cut is the final `Heroes' where David & David vow to bury their past failures, and concentrate on the venture ahead. The result is the majestic Boomtown.Musically, Boomtown is sensuous and intense. Their ability to create dramatic compositions (Welcome To The Boomtown, River's Gonna Rise, All Alone In The Big City) is superb .These cuts bring to mind the percussive rhythms of Peter Gabriel and the romantic sheen of Roxy Music's Avalon. The CD is produced by Davitt Sigerson who also worked with and The Bangles and Tori Amos. Boomtown is a triumph - the stunning surprise of 1987."
Time tested
baseballdoctor | Indy | 05/21/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard "Boomtown" on a local College station in Bloomington Indiana. I was hooked and picked it up that same day.
What a shame they never went past the one album.I have what is available of David Baerwald and it also is very good.But Boomtown
is by far one of the best I have ever owned.Strong lyrics ,catchy
melodies, and instrumentally tight.A must have for any solid music collection.My 18 year old son has a copy and plays it on a
regular basis and rates it one of his favorites.Pick it up and I
promise you it will be in heavy rotation on your system."