ALICE COOPER “DaDa” /Ltd. LP/

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The fifteenth full-length studio album by legendary American Shock Rock/Hard Rock/Glam Metal singer.
Cooper’s last album until his sober re-emergence in 1986 with the album "Constrictor". Cooper had relapsed to drinking heavily during the recording of "DaDa". The album was a contract fulfillment requirement for which Warner Bros. was not pleased and consequently made no effort to promote. "DaDa" was Cooper’s final album for his long-time label Warner Bros., and after its release, he took a three-year hiatus from the music industry. In 1996, Cooper said that "DaDa" was the scariest album he ever made, and that he never had any idea what it was about. There was no tour to promote "DaDa", and none of its songs has ever been played live.
This album was very disappointing from a sales point of view, and that is certainly a shame. As Alice Cooper albums go, this one is really far above average. It seems to be one of his albums that tried to merge the older, creepy style with a newer, more Alternative style. From the spooky opening tones of the title track, that horror movie chic that Cooper did so well is quite apparent. Other tracks, such as "Former Lee Warmer", also do well at capturing that sort of a mood. Still, there are lighter-hearted, more Alternative Rock-type pieces such as "Scarlet and Sheba" and "Enough's Enough". One the humorous side, Cooper gives "I Love America" and "Dyslexia". The lyrical pun to the latter cut is absolutely priceless.
The album’s theme is ambiguous; however, ongoing themes in the songs’ lyrics suggest that the main character in question, Sonny, suffers from mental illness, resulting in the creation of many different personalities. The album alludes strongly to the dadaist movement: its cover was based on a painting by Salvador Dalí titled “Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire”.
"DaDa" peaked at No. 93 in the UK but failed to dent the US Billboard Top 200. "I Love America" was released as a single solely in the UK over a month after the album's release.
This album is a rather varied release, showcasing several sides of Cooper's musical tastes, but it is all very entertaining. If you missed it when it first came around, do yourself a favor and give it a try now!
Limited Edition Orange Swirl Vinyl.
Warner Bros. Records Inc./Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company, 1983/2018 (603497860760). Made in EU.


Tracklist:

Side One
1. Dada 4:45
2. Enough's Enough 4:20
3. Former Lee Warmer 4:07
4. No Man's Land 3:51
5. Dyslexia 4:25

Side Two
6. Scarlet And Sheba 5:19
7. I Love America 3:50
8. Fresh Blood 5:54
9. Pass The Gun Around 5:47

Total playing time: 42:18 min.


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