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(1992 – present)

There are at least six artists that use the name Dada: a ’90s USA rock band, an English dance artist named Matti Schwartz, a ’70s Japanese electronic band, and a short-lived Jazz-fusion band in 1970, MC/producer and Lithuanian rapper/

(1) Dada - USA rock band:

In 1992, Dada exploded on the scene with their critically acclaimed debut release Puzzle on Miles Copeland’s now defunct IRS Records. The single “Dizz Knee Land” set the alternative radio movement - just then hitting its stride - on fire, and quickly migrated to mainstream rock and pop stations. Puzzle sold over a half million copies and made a number of critics’ “best of year” lists. September 1994 saw the release of American Highway Flower which had a harder feel both musically and lyrically than its predecessor, reflecting the band’s evolution from a studio to a touring band.

Money problems at IRS cut short promotional efforts in February 1995. Dada fared no better commercially with their third release - El Subliminoso in April 1996 - than they had with earlier releases. IRS Records was on its last legs by this time, and folded just as the band was winding up the first leg of the album tour. The exquisite El Subliminoso was perhaps the group’s most artistically complex and satisfying offering.

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  • Tinnitis1

    I'm looking for the good Dada band, the one that sang "Discussing Missile Size" in 1988, not the horrible '90s band. Aynone know a link?

    2 Jan 3:51pm Reply
  • ddddbbbb

    dudes were high as hell

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • djgizmoe

    Nothing against other Dadas for sure, but the Japanese one is really fun. Sort of a mix of cheesy Tomita psychedelia with Devo-esque new wavisms.

    16 Jul 2011 Reply
  • dzin_z_butelki

    Przynajmniej opis p[prawidłowego zespołu tu.

    20 Feb 2011 Reply
  • RockOfVictory

    The greatest band you've never heard of. LOVE these guys.

    25 Oct 2010 Reply
  • hall0800

    Distincable just like the word itself.

    30 Jun 2010 Reply
  • triipriit

    I can't get enough of dada's unique, distinctable sound and style. They're just so very special.

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Davviid

    LOLLIPOP

    6 Jan 2010 Reply
  • CBondra

    Self-titled is STILL one of my favorite albums of all time.

    26 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Progbear

    For the Japanese electronic duo, use ダダ

    30 Sep 2009 Reply
  • kaffien

    Love these guys, pitty they haven't made it big. then again maybe that's a good thing.

    17 Jun 2009 Reply
  • super-lemon

    BEST!!

    5 Apr 2009 Reply
  • super-lemon

    DAD is at DNA lounge SF on Aprill 11th........who went last night?

    5 Apr 2009 Reply
  • PenMarked

    An old friend of mine introduced me to DADA and for the longest time I never realized Dizz Knee Land was by the same group.l It as always on the radio, but by far it is only scraping the the top of this bands talent. I do Love their work.

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • sidmuchrock

    Today I found an old mix tape that I made in 1993 for someone (or rather the case of it) and I wanted to recreate the mix as an iTunes playlist. I still had all the tracks except two. One is the acoustic version of Dizz Knee Land that was on that radio-only promo single (I worked in college radio from 90-93). I assume someone here has that? Can I pretty please get an mp3 (or similar) of that tune?

    3 Oct 2008 Reply
  • gurple

    Kai_Master, look up Zürich's Dada movement.

    10 Sep 2008 Reply
  • SignalToNoise

    Bah, I didn't listen to THIS dada, but the Japanese ambient group.. Can't people choose better band names? ;)

    8 Jul 2008 Reply
  • coffeecorrupts

    Oh, man, i love After Dinner. This stuff is great

    19 Jun 2008 Reply
  • reapflyer

    What a great band!

    22 Feb 2008 Reply
  • friedfrank

    Never tired of Dada! It never fails to pick me up.

    21 Jan 2008 Reply
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