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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 11, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Chunksaah
  • ASIN: B000UVPA86
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #158,504 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Peter Lorre's Overture
2. With A Good Criminal Heart
3. "M" is for Morphine
4. And Embarked On a Life of Poverty
5. Ich Erinnere Mich An Die Weimarer Republik
6. I Just Make Faces
7. Everybody Comes To Rick's
8. Cathy Catharine
9. Thumb Cinema
10. Addicted to Bad Ideas
11. Heart Attack '64

Editorial Reviews

THE WORLD/INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY: your circus-related, punk-rockety orcestra gang from Brooklyn, New York! You knowÑoverdressed boys/girls, double digits, capable of startling aggression, making punk a treat again for more than 10 years now? More a tribe than a band, really. Well, they've worked out this mathematical equation reconciling bravery, idealism and fun, and they'd like to show you an example. Punk rockers armed with orchestra elucidate the 20th century through the life of world-battered, morphine-crazed, tragi-comic character actor Peter Lorre, from whose laconic idealism WORLD/INFERNO seems to have taken most of their career cues. The manically beautiful song "Spiel" trips through vampires, Berlin, strings, horns, anti-fascist action, '40's Hollywood, piano, guitar, drums and heroism with a good criminal heart and a smile for which to die.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 23, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Imagine a Weimar-era klezmer band that has decidedly, totally out of the blue, to play cabaret punk... on Halloween.

Oh yeah, that's the general sound of World Inferno Friendship Society's latest -- gloriously crazy, catchy and based on the movies of the master of creepiness, Peter Lorre. "Addicted to Bad Ideas" starts off a little limply, but quickly gets into its bouncy cabaret-punk groove.

It starts off with the "Peter Lorre Overture," a stately smooth waltz of plucking strings, twittering clarinet, and rumbling cello. It's a nice little song, but somehow it just isn't a very enticing introduction.

That is left to the second song, a dramatic sweep of piano and jagged riffs, with Jack Terricloth singing equally dramatically: "He without sin, leave home/Licking my lips, running stoned... With a good criminal heart/Hinting at things best left unknown/The spine of the world is rusting/but rusting to gold!"

It's followed by equally colourful, catchy tunes -- the gleefully evil piano-rocker "M is for Morphine," creepy little cabaret waltzes, rollicking jazz-dance, kooky bouncy indiepop, sinuous electro-punk, and somewhat flat punkpop song. It finishes up with a chipper, mellow little finishing ballad, which informs us that it's a "wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful world."

It's kind of hard to put a particular genre tag of the World Inferno Friendship Society -- mostly they're cabaret and punk, but with indiepop, classical, and a bit of gospel woven in like colourful threads. At their best, this band is all about the cabaret Halloween punk.

Sure, they have jagged riffs, growling bass and some drums that can ratatat like a machine gun, or thump with the piano.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catseye on February 10, 2014
Format: MP3 Music
Please note that at least HALF of the reviews here refer to a totally different song and a totally different artist. I haven't done the full album download but I know this is not a one song album download because I've downloaded most of the songs individually. Perhaps someone else could confirm.

If you are new to the The World/Inferno and are NOT looking for Slique, I recommend finding full tracks and listening to them before you buy. This band does not really limit itself to repeating hooks and a 30 second clip doesn't give a good representation of the full song itself. If you chopped the album up into 30 second chunks, you'd swear there were many more songs on the album. This band is a really fun time but they're not lacking in substance either. If you're a fan of Dresden Dolls or Gogol Bordello, give them a try.
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Format: Audio CD
This album has proved to me a timeless favorite. It is a wonderful representation of cabaret, gypsy jazz, and punk. It's everything I ever wanted from one band and never knew existed in one musical outfit. The lyrics range from thoughtful to cheeky, and the music runs the spectrum from heart wrenchingly beautiful to edgy and energetic. This album is now in my regular rotation and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't listen to it.
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By Tywanna Greene on December 8, 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I like this cd alot. Good song and the product was in perfect condition. I play this pretty often it hasn't had a chance to just sit yet. Thanks to Amazon I'm able to get all that I need.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Yarrington on June 7, 2010
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I was also more than disappointed when I received my Addicted CD only to find 1 song on it for the price of a full CD. I also returned it. Amazon should've let us know that there was only 1 song on the CD and I can't see how they are selling it for the full amount. I like Slique...but I refuse to pay that for that one song.
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