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Dada

February 27, 2007

$8.91
  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
DaDa
4:45
2
Enough's Enough
4:19
3
Former Lee Warmer
4:06
4
No Man's Land
3:50
5
Dyslexia
4:25
6
Scarlet And Sheba
5:18
7
I Love America
3:47
8
Fresh Blood
5:53
9
Pass The Gun Around
5:46

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 27, 2007
  • Release Date: February 27, 2007
  • Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 1983 Warner Bros. Records
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  • Total Length: 42:09
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  • ASIN: B00122V48M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,486 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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59 of 60 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DaDa... DaDa... May 7, 2004
Format:Audio CD
Released at one of the lowest points in Alice Cooper's career -- he had resumed drinking with a vengeance, his recent albums had not been well received, and Warner Brothers was itching to drop him -- DaDa had almost everything going against it when released in the fall of 1983. The central players on the album are Alice, Bob Ezrin, and guitarist Dick Wagner. I'm of the understanding that Warner Brothers was caught by surprise when Producer Bob Ezrin delivered the finished product. As such, there was absolutely no promotion. And Alice, in horrible shape at the time, checked himself back into to rehab to get his life together, so there was no tour.

And this is a shame, because this album in my opinion is one of the best he ever put out. You have the horror ("DaDa," "Fresh Blood," "Former Lee Warmer"), the humor ("I Love America," "No Man's Land") and the reflective ("Pass the Gun Around"). All of it top-notch. And the album's cover, based on Salvador Dali's 1940 "Slave Market with Disappearing Bust of Voltaire" has been modified to include Alice face on the two seated merchants. It truly makes you long for the days of LP art.

The spookiest intro Alice Cooper has ever done opens this album -- a little girl's voice (Sara Ezrin) behind throbbing, menacing music, repeating the word "Dada." Try that on a dark night with all the lights out! Behind the music is a Psychiatrist and his patient:

[Doctor] "Tell me about your son."

[Alice] "My son, yeah well, he took care of me. He's took care of me for a long, he still takes care of me. She takes good, and she takes care of me. She takes, she takes good care of me. He takes care of me, Do you believe it? I have a daughter too.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Unique Album, An One of Cooper's Best! July 15, 2004
Format:Audio CD
You know you are in for a different type of album from Alice Cooper when it starts off with an instrumental. "DaDa" is like a great Halloween treat from Cooper. The opening instrumental is genuinely creepy, and really sets the tone of the album. The haunting little girl voice echoing "Dada" is spooky. But the centerpiece to "DaDa" is the song "Former Lee Warmer". I am not sure if "DaDa" is a concept album like "Goes to Hell", but it could be...just imagine you are hearing the story of one seriously dysfunctional family! It almost seems like all of the song's revolve around the "Former Lee Warmer" character who is locked away in the attic room. In "Enough's Enough" the singer asks his father "Hey Dad, why'd you hide your brother?" possibly Former Lee Warmer? And in the song "Fresh Blood" you hear Coop state "He gets Hungry...I go hunting", is "He" again Former Lee Warmer. Who knows for sure, but man it is cool to think about. This disk is packed with so many great songs, that showcase why Alice Cooper has managed to hang onto legions of fans. "I Love America" and "Scarlett & Sheba" showcase the witty lyrics fans have enjoyed from Alice in the same vein as "Cold Ethyl". The album does end on a sobering note (pun intended) with a tribute to Alice's struggle with his personal demons in "Pass the Gun Around", which feature some of Dick Wagner's best guitar work on the album. This isn't a metal album, and it's not a pop album. You just can't pigeonhole this CD into one catagory. But if you are a fan of Cooper's then this is a must have!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Forgotten gem December 10, 1999
Format:Audio CD
Perhaps due to his physical and mental health, even longtime Cooper fans were unaware of this album upon it's late 1983 release. Too bad; "DaDa" is actually one of Alice Cooper's most consistent and inventive albums. This is certainly one of his very finest albums. The album is loosely conceptual, technically innovative and well-played and produced. He indulges his patented creepiness to excellent effect on 'DaDa' and the woefully overlooked 'Former Lee Warmer'. The creepiness is lightened with genuine humour too ('Enough's Enough', 'Dyslexia' and 'No Man's Land'), making for a perfect balance for Cooper's odd vision. The best two tracks are as good as anything he's ever done: 'I Love America' is a hilarious, classic send- up of bigoted rednecks, and the closing track, 'Pass The Gun Around', is the most affecting song of his career. This album probably is not the one to play for those who don't particularly like Alice, but for those who do, "DaDa" is highly recommended.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unexpected Creepy Genius November 15, 2006
Format:Audio CD
When Alice parted ways with his original band and struck out on his own, he started with the brilliant "Welcome to my Nightmare," and then the nearly as brilliant "Goes to Hell," largely on the strength of the fantastic band he had backing him. Ever since then, his output has rarely had the continuous kind of spark of dark genius he'd had. Nevertheless, from time to time, he kicks out an album that is flat-out jaw-dropping. "Brutal Planet" is one such, and "Dada" is another.

There is quite literally nothing else like this in all of Alice's output, and considering that it was released the same year as "Zipper Catches Skin," perhaps his most novelty-like album, one can hardly begin to guess from what part of his lower psyche this grand galleon of an album became unmoored and sailed into public view. Doubtless, it has something to do with Bob Ezrin, and the return of Dick Wagner on guitar (who'd been instrumental on "Welcome to my Nightmare" and "Goes to Hell").

Whether or not the disc comprises a concept album as a whole, the first three songs are certainly interrelated. "Dada," the opener (written by Ezrin), is a genuinely creepy, even moving and strange combination of heavy percussive accents, keyboards, grand tubular bells, a girl's voice repeating "dada" throughout, and a mumbled, half-comprehensible conversation between a psychiatric patient and his therapist. The patient's monologue, to say nothing of the way it is layered, echoed, and delivered, is a masterpiece of schizophrenic ramble. There's one line, "I have a son," that trebles with almost a catch of sadness in the father's voice that makes the last line, "Where's my boy?" almost painful to listen to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars long time listener
when I bought this on vinyl years ago,I really did not appreciate the tunes like I do now.Cooper was always ahead of his time musically
Published 11 months ago by Cosmic Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars THE DARKSIDE ALICE
I had reservations about ordering this cd. Boy am I glad I ordered the cd. Excellent Alice. Dark Alice. Beautiful Alice.Funny Alice. Read more
Published 22 months ago by JUDAS TREES
3.0 out of 5 stars Lost album from Alice's lost years
Most Cooper fanatics tend to love this album. Esteemed metal reviewer Martin Popoff tends to loath this album. I find myself sitting squarely in the middle of the two camps. Read more
Published on April 27, 2011 by Quinn L. Miller
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Forgotten Masterpiece
People think Alice Cooper is just an heavy metal singer who shows his own decapitation on stage. He's more than that. Read more
Published on February 16, 2011 by Paolo Longobardo
3.0 out of 5 stars a, mix of good and strange
Alice had as been pointed out plummeted into a bottle again here. Even the cover of this one is misguided. Read more
Published on February 2, 2011 by Michael Dobey
4.0 out of 5 stars Da Da, his last good album til' '94.
Alice Cooper's "Dada", is a forgotten album. This I think is his best of the 4 lost albums that came out between 1980's "Flush The Fashion"***, 1981's "Zipper Catches Skin"** and... Read more
Published on September 5, 2010 by ScottE
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Not a bad song on this record at all. Straight up rockin all the way through. Classic Alice! Must have for all Alice Cooper fans.
Published on July 2, 2010 by Fright
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the "lost" Cooper albums.
Probably one of the least heard, and most underappreciated of Alice Cooper's solo endeavors. Sure, Welcome to My Nightmare is a masterpiece and From the Inside lags not far behind. Read more
Published on February 19, 2010 by Richard Church
3.0 out of 5 stars +1/2 - Alice Cooper's last album for Warner Brothers
By 1983 Alice Cooper had fallen back off the wagon and was recording albums that he'd later claim he couldn't remember. Read more
Published on February 17, 2010 by hyperbolium
4.0 out of 5 stars Reissue not remastered..Soundwise slightly better over the import
Edited. I edited my reviews of the other two releases on the Collectors Choice reissues. I did a side by side comparison of the reissues against the imports and here are my... Read more
Published on February 1, 2010 by S. Goodpaster
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